the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer Review & Swatches

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer5

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer is a new peachy pink highlighter that the Balm has introduced for Spring 2014. This powder can be used as an eyeshadow, highlighter, and on the right skin tone a blush as well!

Take a peek!

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer6

I loved Mary Lou but I must admit that Cindy Lou Manizer is even better suited to my skin tone.

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer ($24) is a highlighter that comes housed in a cute whimsical packaging featuring Cindy Lou’s “wanted” poster. Inside you’ll find a generously sized mirror and a dark rose gold powder with a frosty finish. I was a little scared of the frost and I had right to be as if Cindy Lou isn’t properly blended well she can cling to my drier areas rather baldy.

Her texture runs powdery to me as swipe by my brush into the powder does kick up a good deal of product. However, she isn’t dry and has a softer, velvety consistency. She’s a frosty little devil as well but she has a lovely high sheen on cheeks and face when blended out well. For this review I used her on my cheeks and my eyes. Her color is more obvious on my lids with a softer rose gold finish. On my cheeks she has a peachy bronze element with a subtle glow that isn’t completely obvious under regular lighting but can easily be seen in sunlight.

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer swatches

The color is very pigmented even though it is a lighter shade so a little goes a very long way. I admit I loved how natural and pretty the color looked on both my lids and cheeks.

Just be careful with this one if you have drier skin as it tends to cling badly to drier areas in my experience so blend, blend, and blend some more for the smoothest finish and of course, prep well!

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer fotd

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer2

I loved the shade and enjoyed this one.

Muse Approved.

Get her now at



This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 1/20/14 20:46 TLE:

    Oooo, thanks for the swatches! I was on the fence about this one, but now I must have it!!


    • 1/21/14 9:23 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure tle :)


  • 1/21/14 7:35 lyn:

    It looks lovely on you! I can’t wait for it to arrive in Malaysia :-)


    • 1/21/14 9:06 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks lyn! hope you get it soon!


  • 1/21/14 12:19 Claudia:

    This is so pretty. THanks!


    • 1/21/14 12:29 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure!


  • 3/5/14 0:25 Desi:

    WOW I love it, you’re so beautiful! and looks perfect on you so natural! thanks for the review cant wait for it in Mexico


    • 3/5/14 10:07 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks desi! Hope it arrives your side soon!


Comments are moderated and won't show up immediately