Saturday 8 March 2014

theBalm Manizer Duo: Mary-Lou Manizer and Betty Lou Manizer*

*Press Sample

I don't know about you but I'm still trying to figure out how to highlight and bronze my face.

thebalm manizer duo mary-lou manizer betty-lou manizer swatches revew

Obsessed Canada recently launched theBalm on their website. To celebrate, they are promoting theBalm's Manizer Duo product which is on sale. I've heard a lot about theBalm's highlighters so I was curious to try these out. The Duo contains the Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizers which can be used for highlighting/bronzing as well as on the eyes.

Mary-Lou Manizer is a great champagne color. I'm finding that I prefer more yellowy champagne highlight colors in general so this was right up my alley. It gives quite a good highlight and the sunlight reflects nicely off it to showcase the tops of those cheekbones I'm trying to fake.

thebalm manizer duo mary-lou manizer swatches revew

thebalm manizer duo mary-lou manizer swatches revew

thebalm manizer duo mary-lou manizer swatches revew

Look at that glow!

Betty-Lou Manizer is a bit of an ambery bronze color. Its a bit much right now in the winter  and it reads a bit too orange for current use but I'm hoping it'll work out better during the summer. I'm going to use it mostly as eyeshadow for now.

thebalm manizer duo betty-lou manizer swatches revew

thebalm manizer duo betty-lou manizer swatches revew

Both products are smooth and quite pigmented. You might need to blend out that bronzer a bit since my brush picks up a good amount of product (in both cases). It does leave a bit of a powder trail when you lift product out of the pan but I think I can deal with that. There's so much in both pans and you don't really need to dip your brush in multiple times so a little product loss isn't so bad.

The quality is really there for both these products. I would recommend them since the price is not bad and there's a good amount in each. The only thing that could be a deterrent is the color. I don't think I would have picked up the Betty-Lou Manizer on my own just because it reads a bit orange but the Cindy-Lou Manizer would have made its way on my radar. It gives a perceptible glow to the face that's quite lovely.

Have you tried either of these products? What are your bronzers or highlighters?

1 comment:

  1. I just ordered Mary-Lou Manizer and can't wait to try it out. It looks lovely on you!