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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Balm Betty Lou Manizer Review & Swatches And Recap of the Manizer Sisters

This week (yes, I know it's Wednesday LOL), I'll cover the rest of the bronzers in my collection (I only have 4 left)! Let's start with bad-ass Betty Lou! The Balm describes its Betty-Lou Manizer as a BRONZER! Well, it's a VERY PIGMENTED & SHIMMERY one! Betty Lou is a BRONZE, COPPERISH-GOLD shade. It's very pretty ... but because of the shimmer, I wouldn't put this ALL OVER YOUR FACE! Below, I used it on my nose, cheeks, lips and as an eye-shadow. It really complimented my medium skin-tone. I'm going to use it more as a highlighter.  I did some comparison swatching of some other bronzers I have in my collection. The only thing that I had, that came close to this was MAC x Mariah Carey's My Mimi. But even it is a little lighter. Betty Lou has some serious pigment-punch to her. A little will go a long way. I contoured my face using Tarte's Tarteist Pro Glow in SCULPT. I'm wearing L'Oreal's Pro Glow Foundation. To sum these sisters up, I think anyone can wear Mary Lou! Mary Lou is just UNIVERSAL. I wasn't too hip on Cindy Lou, but that's because of my skin-tone HaHaHa On someone lighter, it's a beautiful shade (but I still think there are other pink highlighters that are prettier such as; Pixi x Aspyn Ovard Rome Rose; Benefit Dandelion Twinkle and Benefit High Beam). The darker you are, the prettier Betty Lou gets! Realize in the picture below, I am VERY bronzed up! These sisters are also offered in a trio, but of course a smaller pan. So weigh your options. Have a great day!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer is Sweet 



Ashley Sue said...

This is gorgeous on you Kim! This is definitely a stunning Bronzer/highlight!

Linda Libra Loca said...

Wow, you look all summery and glowy that way. I don't think it would work on my paler skin, but it suits you a lot.

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Emmylou MW said...

The Betty Lou looks fab on you, Kim:) Not gonna lie....I hate anything shimmery when I use bronzers, but this looks great on you. And they should have added "Emmy Lou" in the collection...bwahaha

Miss Val's Creations said...

This bronzer is beautiful on you Kim!

Clare said...

mary lou is so pretty! thanks for the comparison :)


Cee said...

Wow! I've only ever seen one other bronze product this light, and it was actually an eyeshadow. I don't love bronze shades on my eyes but I realise now I could probably repurpose that shadow as a bronzer. This shade is gorgeous on you, Kim, and it really does look universally flattering.

Tanya Dufour said...

That looks really nice on you! Not sure how it would look on me right now but might look good with a tan.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Betty Lou gives you the perfect sun kissed glow Kim! Thanks for your reviews and rundown on all of these. If I were to get one I'd probably go for Mary Lou since you said it is universal :D

Eleni @rougenapples said...

Ooooh! Even if the pale pink didn't do the job, these one looks nice on you! I think it'll be dark on my skin, but will check it out when I tan!

Mica T said...

You really know just how to apply these to get the perfect simmer Kim, it's beautiful on you! I love how you add it to your lips too :0

Hope your week is going great so far!

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Emily Hardman said...

This looks like a gorgeous product on your! I think it would be way to dark on me but maybe for a blush topper or something. Mary Lou Manizer will still be my all time favourite of the Manizers. I love it so much and have had it for years!


Shira said...

It looks like a beautiful option for deeper skin tones too!

Yiotou_La said...

Wow Kim, it looks stunning on you, perfect for your skin tone and I really love that you add a metallic lipstick too, looks so nice!!! Need to get my hands on this asap!! x


Amy Evans said...

Such a nice bronzer although too dark for me, it looks fantastic on you! Love the lipstick too.

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Nina Kobi said...

These are gorgeous shades. I especially loved Peachy pink sheen and Champagne-y goodness.

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Jalisa Giron said...

This week's shares all have such super cute packaging, haha! Anyway, the bronzer looks so good on your skin, giving you such a beautiful summer-y glow. I've never really tried shimmery bronzers before, but I should because they really give that sun kissed glow that looks so beautiful with a tan. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



Diva Desle said...

I would use this one as an eyeshadow and blush topper. It's really lovely. I like the sun kissed glow it gives.

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