New Fave: theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer

featnewtheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer

Having heard only rave reviews about the queen of all highlighters Mary-Lou Manizer, I was pleased as punch to receive her peachy-toned sister, Cindy-Lou. The Melbourne winter bleakness has been taking it’s toll on my complexion, and resembling the Corpse Bride is really not a look I’m trying to rock right now. A little something to warm my skin back up again is always more than welcome.

theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer* is described as a ‘peachy-pink highlighter with a frosted sheen.’ On my lighter skintone, I’ve been definitely leaning towards using it as a blush rather than as a highlight, and getting a double whammy out of it as a contouring eyeshadow. As a blush it’s just beautiful, adding a subtle, warm glow to wherever you apply it. The texture is soft and buttery, and the formula is uber-pigmented. I use the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face brush swished gently over the pan, and I’ll build up the colour on my cheek little by little. It wears well over the course of the day, and I might give it a little touch up every now and then to keep up the glow. The compact is so damn cute I’m happy to cart it along anywhere, especially given the handy mirror on the inside.

Cindy-Lou Manizer -
Cindy-Lou Manizer -

As I’ve got a couple of gorgeous highlighters in the stash at the moment I’ll probably wait a lil before picking up the famed Mary-Lou just yet, but Cindy-Lou will definitely be on high rotation from now on.  If she takes your fancy, you can pick up Cindy-Lou (or anything from theBalm range) at Adore Beauty.

Have you tried Cindy-Lou Manizer or Mary-Lou Manizer? What do you think?

  • Jacquelyn Cox

    But seriously, I adore Mary Lou.

    Jacquelyn xx | heytherejacquelyn

    • Angie || the maquillage

      Bahahaha well I think I’m going to have to rethink my stance on Mary-Lou, it sounds like I’m definitely missing out by not having her in the collection! x

  • chntl

    I have the Mary Lou highlighter and I adore it! So great for dull gross winter skin! I haven’t tried this one yet though but it sounds amazing. I feel like I’d probably use it as a blush too for some subtle colour or something, so I definitely need it me thinks ahaha

    Chantalle x

    • Angie || the maquillage

      Yep she’s a beauty! It’s so gorgeous as a blush, I’m pretty much obsessed at the moment! x

  • Danielle Smith

    I very very nearly got this but Benefit’s Watts Up won out instead. I probably will end up getting this though, Cindy-Lou is one pretty lady!

    • Angie || the maquillage

      Oooh I just picked up Watts Up over the weekend as well, I’m going a little highlight crazy at the moment! She definitely is! x

    • Angie || the maquillage

      And I just realised you already knew that! doh!

      • KaBOOM! Cosmetics

        I just updated my name on Disqus! How are you liking Watts Up?

        • Angie || the maquillage

          I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, or the liner :( Going to have a proper play very soon!!

      • KaBOOM! Cosmetics

        I just update my name on Disqus! How are you liking Watts Up?

  • Tasha

    Mary Lou is my fave highlighter at the moment – she’s a stunner! Cindy is definitely on my wishlist, the colour just seems so frickin gorgeous. Peachy-pinky-rosey-golds are my weakness!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Angie || the maquillage

      I think I’m going to have to re-think my stance on Mary-Lou, sounds like she’s extremely popular!

  • Brodie Curnow

    I’ve been hearing sooo many good things about theBalm lately, I think it’s about time I hopped on over to DJ’s and actually checked some of it out myself! This looks lovely on you, I really like the warm tone to it!

    Brodie Jay

    • Angie || the maquillage

      Yes definitely do! I tried a product from them yet that I didn’t like.. I’m eyeing off the How ’bout Them Apples palette next, it looks amazing x

  • Angelique. –

    I finally bought this, it came on Monday. I’m a little sad that I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet but I already love it! Thanks for enabling that purchase hehe x