Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review: Manizer Duo Kit by The Balm

When I was asked by ObsessedCanada.com if I wanted to review the Manizer Duo Kit by The Balm I responded right away with a quick, "I'd love to!" I'm a huge fan of makeup (including The Balm products) and am always on the lookout for new products to try. Below is my review.

The package (which I thought was so cute!) consists of the Mary-Lou Luminizer and the Betty-Lou Bronzer.

The luminizer is highly pigmented and can be used as a highlighter, shadow and shimmer. There is a ton of product here, this will last me at least six months or more. It has a silky-smooth texture, it's almost creamy, and was so easy to apply.

There is a lot of product in the bronzer compact, too, since they are both the same size ; ). This all-in-one bronzer, shimmer and eyeshadow looked a bit dark for my skin when I first put it on to use as a bronzer but once I blended it in with a contour brush, it looked natural.

I used the luminzer on my upper cheeks, my eyelids and on the inside corners of my eyes.

And I used the bronzer to carve out my cheekbones. I was very happy with the result. Both products gave me a natural, glowing look, they picked up well on my makeup brushes and were extremely easy to apply. I have to say I LOVE this duo kit and it's now on my 'Makeup Must Have's' list! And right now it's on sale for $36.00 (regularly $48.00). Perfect products for spring and summer : ).

5 comments:

JennaStevie said...

Love the cases for these products, very cute. I've never tried a bronzer, I find they make me look dirty? This one looks great on you though, maybe I'll have to try it out
xJennaD

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh, those sound great! The packaging is so fun, I'm a sucker for good packaging. Not sure I'd use them though because I barely use anything anymore...just so lazy and I feel like I can't do it right.
P.S. Yea, the Star Wars Rodarte thing is mostly a hate for people, but I can't help but love it since I've grown up loving Star Wars. I think it could have come out much worse (like the Preen collection with Darth Vader, ha ha)
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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

Looks like a GREAT kit! I've been using the NARS Laguna bronzer for forever and feel like I need to change it up a bit!

Courtney Erin said...

I can never seem to get bronzers to work for me but they look amazing on you. I feel like maybe I'm not applying them correctly...

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

204 Park said...

Looks great! We're always trying to find something to warm up our skin during these brutal winter months and this looks like it works really well! Beautiful as always, Marie! XO