January 20, 2014

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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!

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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.

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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!

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I loved the shade and enjoyed this one.

Muse Approved.

Get her now at www.thebalm.com.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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