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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Benefit Majorette & #Cheek2Cheek Tag

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and are having an incredible weekend! I rather enjoyed an extra hour in bed this morning, yay for the clocks going back but nay for it getting darker! I know I have been a bit quiet the past few weeks on my blog, social media and everything but I just haven't been feeling myself. There is a lot you guys don't see behind the scenes of my blog and everything else in between and I just needed a little break from everything. I am planning on expressing everything to you guys soon (I think talking about it will make it so much easier) and I have some exciting things coming to my blog the rest of the year. So make sure you keep checking back and follow me on my social medias to keep up to date with everything haha. Well, that was a bit of a sad intro so I thought I would bring a bit of fun to my blog this Sunday and bring you the latest Benefit release with a cheeky  #Cheek2Cheek tag. 


It is no secret that Benefit is one of my all time favourite makeup brands and I have accumulated a lovely little collection over the years. I just personally think they have a wide selection of second to none products with insanely cute packaging. Benefit blushers are some of my favourites and when this glorious surprise package arrived on my doorstep I was extremely excited to give the new Majorette Booster Blush a try. I mean just look at it?! Also, I think we need to take a moment to appreciate this glorious mug...you can't see it all in the picture but there is a pretty hot hunk on the other side haha. 

Firstly the packaging, Benefit have definitely kept in line with their cuteness theme but have decided to mix things up a little in comparison to their classic Box O'Powders. Staying true to it's name the packaging resembles a Majorette's drum with a sturdy card packaging with a plastic scalloped edge. I particularly love the scalloped edge because you will never have to worry about your blush rolling off the side of your vanity or anything. I also like how the Majorette themes was represented across all of the packaging and marketing materials. I wonder what actually inspired them to name it Majorette?! Once opened their is a mirror within the lid, however, their is no applicator like the usual blushers come with. According to Benefit, they recommend you apply the blush using solely your fingertips. It is definitely a good choice for throwing into your handbag for on the go touch ups and it's handy dandy mirror. 

Benefit describe Majorette as a cream-to-powder booster blush which could be worn alone or under your favourite blush for an instant 'prep up'. I would say the cream-to-powder finish is pretty spot on and the texture itself is really creamy and smooth which makes application incredibly easy. The shade itself is a gorgeous peachy shade perfect for a flush of colour on the cheeks all year round which could be worn for a light colour or even for a more intense rosy effect. I love how you get the best of both worlds (singing Hannah Montana in my head now) and can use it alone but also as it's main purpose to boost other blushers. Benefit recommend to amplify your natural flush, twirl your fingertips and blend onto the apples of your cheeks to look pom-pom pretty, however, I really do feel you could use your favourite brush to apply it also. 

Overall, I am really loving this blush and like to apply it both with my fingers and a brush. I love how it has a gores sunbeam imprint on the product itself but I also hate that because I hate ruining products with pretty detailing haha (so OCD). I think Benefit have marketed it in a unique way as I haven't seen any or many booster blushers available to purchase. I hope Benefit release some more shades in the future or even a line similar to their cult classics! If you would like to give Majorette a try you can purchase them online or in store from Benefit Cosmetics, Debenhams, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, Asos and more. 

The #Cheek2Cheek Tag

1. How do you apply Majorette? 
When it comes to cream blushers it depends how I am feeling or on the actual product itself. I do prefer to apply cream blushers with a brush something like the Real Techniques Stippling brush or Buffing brush, however sometimes brushes don't give the product justice so I love using my fingers for a lovely finish also. 

2. What Box O'Powder do you wear Majorette with? 
Like I said earlier Benefit blushers are some of my favourites and in my makeup collection I have Hoola, Sugerbomb, Rockateur, Coralista and Bella Bamba. Each of them looks absolutely gorgeous paired with Majorette and I don't think I could choose between them haha! 

3. What's your top tip for beautiful cheeks? 
I have always said and know from experience that if your base looks flawless and as perfect as it can be then the rest of your makeup will just flow and look just as good. Also, I always love to apply my blush to the apples of my cheeks and then sweep it up slightly near my temples. This way you create the illusion of even fuller luminous cheek bones!

4. What's your cheekiest nail colour? 
I love having my nails done and making them look all pretty. My cheekiest nail colour has to be any of my glitter polishes...when you add glitter to any nail polish it instantly cheeky-fys the look! 

5. What is the cheekiest thing you've done? 
Believe it or not but I was such a naughty and cheeky child. To this day we all look back and laugh about everything that I did...oh how times have changed! I sometimes wish I still had that cheeky confidence. On a more current note and on the spot all I can think about is how I have actually never put petrol in my car (maybe twice), I always send my Dad out to do it for me haha. 

6. Who is the cheekiest person you know?
On the spot I would definitely have to say my Mum and Aunty...they are just an overall cheeky pair who are the life of the party! However, if you have met my Yorkshire Terrier Bella then you would definitely think she is a cheeky sort...she is like a naughty child at times! 

7. Who's cheeks would you sneak a peak at if you could? 
Haha this is definitely a cheeky question! Just to name a few (otherwise we would be here all day) I would want to peak at the entire Vampire Diaries & Teen Wolf male cast, Nick Jonas, Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds and so many more haha! 

8. What cheeky movie character do you like most? 
Ohh this is a tough question! I love the characters that really get your laughing like Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, Zach Galifianakis and so on. 

9. Have you ever rubbed cheeks with a celebrity? 
I have actually met quite a few celebrities! One of the first was actually Beyonce, she was shopping at Chanel in Las Vegas with Jay Z (I could;t believe my eyes!). Off the top of my head a few others are the Jonas Brothers (multiple times, I was a hardcore fan back in the day), Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Big Rob, All Time Low, Big Time Rush, We Are The In Crowd, We The Kings...I also saw a few members of the Jackson family whilst on vacation in LA a few years ago, they were having Michaels wake at our hotel. Out of respect we didn't want to disturb them during that time but still being in the same hotel as them just felt so surreal. 

10. Your favourite cheeky song (Basically a guilty pleasure)? 
Sometimes I love just taking it back and singing and dancing to some of the old school tunes like Bananarama, George Michael, Tiffany, Cyndi Lauper and so on. 

11. Who do you 'pass the Baton' to (TAG)?! 
I TAG you all! If you do decide to do the tag pretty please let me know or leave it in the comments below. I would love to give it a cheeky read. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I would love to know what you think about Majorette and if you would give the #Cheek2Cheek tag a try. Everytime I read or hear about the #Cheek2Cheek tag all I think about is the new Lady Gaga song haha. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
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23 comments

  1. Haha we have the same taste in men...and TV shows, I love Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries! xx

    Lipgloss & Lashes

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  2. I'm a recent self confessed Benefit lover, and after finally trying out all their existing face powders and blushes, I'm dying to get my hands on this little beauty! The packaging is on point as always!

    www.alwaysalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Lovely package from benefit! I really want to try this blush.

    Sophie
    Xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  4. It is cute but too bright for me having tried it on in Debenhams x

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  5. oh this looks really gorgeous, It is on my Christmas wishlist! lovely tag to do!! i don't own any benefit blushes though, I think they're a bit to pricey for me.
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  6. The packaging looks so cute! I really want to try this out
    Rachel x Sparkles and Starlight

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  7. That is a really cute tag. hahaha! Benefit Majorette booster blush sounds really nice :)

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  8. Its so cute <3 I'd definitely a Double Thumbs Up if it was little brighter but still its gonna rock for pale skinned beauties

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  9. This is such a great tag Sophia, different to other ones that do the rounds! I need a mug with my name on it too!!! xx

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  10. great post would have appreciated it more if you show the swatches



    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

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  11. This blush looks gorgeous and is a perfect shade for summer <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  12. I love the packaging of it. Hope everything works out in your life - I understand how it can get tough to keep up with it all!

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  13. Obviously not my shade ;) But seen as though the wife has commented saying she didn't like the shade, I am off the hook :o)

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  14. the blush is cute! i love question 7 haha deffo gosling, reynolds and efron ;D

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  15. Great answers, I also love the packaging!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  16. The personalised mug is amazing! :) I've heard great things about Majorette!

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  17. thats a nice colour:)

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  18. I love Majorette and I have been using it all the time since I got it. It looks so pretty underneath Rockateur too. I know what you mean about ruining the patten on the top haha!


    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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  19. I have wanted to try this blush for a while!


    http://bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/wednesday-ramblings-value-sets-under-20.html

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  20. This looks seriously beautiful! I have such a love hate relationship with Benefit, I love some of their products but sometimes I just feel like I'm paying for packaging! But their blushes & highlighters are some of my all time faves. What a lovely little package you got! :) xx

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  21. This blusher looks so pretty and quite wearable as well, I'm a bit wary of bright blushers but these look great! x

    http://www.prettythingsbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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