Sunday, November 13, 2011

theBalm Betty Lou Manizer Review

Once again, I've fallen in love with theBalm packaging! The other day I reviewed Frat Boy, well now I have Betty Lou Manizer for you. A unique bronzer/luminizer in an adorable tin.  This is a very shimmery bronzer that I can't imagine using on my eyes, but on my cheeks only.  I love the silky smooth texture of the product and it won't look powdery.  Of course it contains a nice mirror too. I can't stand when blushes or bronzers don't contain a mirror.

What it is described as:
A silky smooth pressed powder that can be used as a bronzer, eye shadow, and all-over shimmer.

What it does:
This all-in-one bronzer, shadow, and shimmer uses mica to diffuse light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding subtle warmth. The oil-free formula can be layered on your lids for a luxe look, swept on your cheeks for a radiant glow, or used as an all-over finish before heading out for the night.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

Tons of shimmer, you can see the color on my skin is much different then your typical bronzer. I think Betty Lou would look much better on a darker skin tone though, if you  use too much  and have a fair skin tone, (like myself) you might get an orange fake look.

But just the right amount will leave a nice glow on your face, and I always like to add bronzer around my forehead and neck. So I can see this pot lasting a long long time, because unlike a lot of bronzers in my collection, a little goes a long way. I really should stop calling this a bronzer because it's more of a luminizer and shouldn't be used in the same ways  a bronzer should. I would recommend using a tiny amount of this, just to create a little more of a glowing effect.  I can't wait to get a great tan again, so Betty Lou will look fabulous!

Betty Lou Manizer is available for $24 at and of as always, Sephora.

Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.


  1. It looks so good! :D

    I think you might be interested in my nail polish giveaway :) xx


  2. ^ way to blog-spam :|

    just got it a couple days ago; I absolutely lovee this color, although I have to admit I don't really know how to wear it..

    I have light/medium skin, so it definitely shows up as dark--but it's so shimmery and reflective that, depending on lighting, it could almost be a highlighter.


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