The Balm has released a beautiful palette for the holidays called The Manizer Sisters, which includes all three of their popular “Lou Manizers” in one palette. I love palettes like these. It’s a great way to try out several products of a permanent range for a more affordable price compared to buying everything separately. I’m going to review and show you swatches of The Manizer Sisters aka “The Luminizers” palette.
The packaging of all The Balm products are always friggin’ amazeballs. They all have the retro 50’s pin-up style artwork, this palette is no exception. It has the same Lou Manizer artwork of all the sisters from the individual compacts.
The back has some extra cute little details and of course the usual stuff like the ingredients list. The palette also has a QR code which you can scan for a video tutorial, how cool is that?
The palette contains 3 grams of Lou Manizer pressed powders each. A fullsized Lou Manizer contains 8.5 gram of product. The first one in the palette is Mary-Lou Manizer, a Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer. The second is Cindy-Lou Manizer, which is also a Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer. The last one is Betty-Lou Manizer, which can be used as a Bronzer or Shadow. The palette itself is made of durable, high-quality cardboard and also has a sizable mirror on the top part.
From left to right: Mary-Lou Manizer (Light Champagne Shade), Cindy-Lou Manizer (Peachy Pink Shade) and Betty-Lou Manizer (Bronze Shade). All Manizers have are nicely pigmened with a satin/shimmer finish. Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou have the strongest highlighting effect. Cindy-Lou is a bit more softer and muted.
The Balm – The Manizer Sisters: Before/After
My apologies for the lighting, it’s slightly different in the pictures (damn you Dutch weather!). Anyways, you can clearly see the effect of the products in the before/after pictures. I used all of them on my cheeks; Mary-Lou Manizer on top of my cheekbones, Cindy-Lou Manizer on the apples plus the middle part of my cheeks and Betty-Lou Manizer on the contouring area of my cheeks, plus the temples and the top of my forehead. See how all the products give my face more dimension compared to the before picture?
I was afraid that Betty-Lou would be too shiny and shimmery to use as a bronzer, but it doesn’t. It just warms my skin perfectly with a beautiful glow without making it look weird. Cindy-Lou gives me nicely natural looking rosy cheeks. I have Mary-Lou Manizer as a fullsized product, which have been loving for a long time. Mary-Lou gives a gorgeous highlight, which makes my skin look even more glowy and healthy. The products used together are seriously a perfect combination. I didn’t think it would turn out this amazing on my skin, I love it.
The Manizer Sisters palette is definitely worthy to try out, especially if you haven’t tried any of these Lou Manizers yet. The products are nicely pigmented, blendable and easy to combine. I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who has a dark skin tone though.
Do you own any of Lou Manizers?