When The Balm launched the Manizer Sisters palette, I was just like "Oh, okay I could easily skip this since I have all full size already". For you who are still searching for great highlighters, please consider this palette instead of buying all full size.
Why should I say that? Because they are incredibly pigmented and light hand is a must. Therefore this product won't finish that soon. With that many highlighters and bronzers I have, I would definitely go for the palette if I don't have any of them yet.
To help you decide whether to get it or not, I pulled out my old collection of this trio just to show you some swatch. I will not do a super long and detail review since my fellow beautybloggers have raved about them so much that there will not be something new to talk about.
|Each of them contains 8.5g of goodness|
|This is not a new product, sorry for the mess..|
Actually these three are multi tasking products.. But I rarely use them beside for highlighter and bronzer.
|Mary Lou Manizer|
Don't worry, the new product won't look like this. Mine had been broken while shipping and the best I can do is to repress it. I don't use alcohol since I'm afraid it will affect the quality.
Mary Lou is a golden and shimmery highlighter. It is the most shimmery of all three and very pigmented. Just a light stroke of a brush will create a beautiful and bold highlight on your cheekbone. Sometimes I use it in inner corner of my eyes.
|Cindy Lou Manizer|
|Betty Lou Manizer|
Betty Lou for me act as a bronzer whenever I need an extra glow on my face. It also contains shimmer, so I pair it with matte foundation/powder. It is also pigmented and blendable. Sometimes I use this as eyeshadow too.
All three of them are very good in pigmentation texture, blendable and long lasting. It will last more than 6 hours in my easily sweating skin before fading. Remember that lighthand is a must! All of them are soft enough so they will be picked up easily by your brush.
But these three are super fragile, especially Mary Lou. I hope The Balm will include some protector inside the box or maybe a sponge to protect the powder.
No accessories included in the package. To apply Mary Lou and Cindy Lou, I love using my tappered highlighter brush from Sigma and for Betty Lou I love using any contour or blush brush.
Thank you for reading..