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 : ).