Betty-Lou Manizer* is a shimmery bronze shade that can also be used both on the face and eyes. Once again, the incredible colour payoff and silky texture left me in total awe. Since I am very pale at the moment, I have to be careful not to overdo it when applying the powder on my face as I don't want to look like a bronzed up disco ball. However, I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it in the summer months when my skin gets more colour. I think this shade would look absolutely stunning on someone with a deeper skin tone as well.
Here are both swatches compared side by side, as well as how they look applied right above the cheekbones:
|Left: Mary-Lou Manizer | Right: Betty-Lou Manizer|
Mary-Lou Manizer and Betty-Lou Manizer both come in a handy compact with a mirror. The shades are super long-wearing, and do not flake one bit. I have found that the best way to apply them are with a small concealer brush or a tapered eye-shading brush, although using my finger also does the trick for applying just the right amount. Blending is also key for both powders to look subtle. I would highly recommend both of these shimmery powders - they have quickly become my most prized makeup possessions!
The Balm Cosmetics can be bought online from ObsessedLook.com. This recently launched sister site to NailPolishCanada.com is now offering free shipping (no minimum required) on orders within Canada and also very affordable shipping rates on U.S. orders. While Mary-Lou Manizer and Betty-Lou Manizer retail for $24.00 each, you can get them both in the Balm's Manizer Duo Kit for only $36.00 - now that's what I call an amazing deal!
Have you tried anything from The Balm before? Which of their products would you recommend?
*Disclaimer: These products were kindly sent to me and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.