U.S. brand theBalm is now available online at Cloud10 Beauty, and its arrival has brought the latest, much-sought after addition to the brand’s revered “Manizer” range of powder highlighters to the UK.  The new Cindy-Lou Manizer sits comfortably alongside the franchise with its rose-toned hue and familiar finely-milled, softly-textured finish.

The packaging, featuring a blonde pinup lovely with porcelain skin, suggests that this latest member of the family is aimed at filling the gap left by its counterparts, a much-needed pinky highlight for those who may struggle with the warmth of the Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizers.

This is exactly what it does, but cool-toned, pale-skinned girls might not be getting quite what they hoped for from this new addition, so read on and be under no illusions!

Cindy-Lou Manizer

Cindy-Lou Manizer Close Up

Cindy-Lou Manizer Ingredients

Cindy-Lou Manizer Swatch

theBalm’s Cindy-Lou Manizer is gorgeous, let me make no bones about it.  The texture is sublime, the highlight-effect is subtle but true and the new shade delivers a stunning rose-gold hued highlight that sits beautifully alongside a warm blush.

My only problem with it is that it just doesn’t fill that highlighting franchise gap that I was talking about!  Of course, this just means that theBalm will have to release yet another shade to appease my highlighting-taste (shame!) because personally, my skintone needs something with a cooler, more silvery-undertone.  Don’t be looking at this one (as I did) and thinking, “oh! it’s a pink-toned highlighter, perfect for me!”, because it’s just too pigmented and warm in hue to be a universal highlight on my skin.

Not that I can’t make great use of it… with a touch of care about which blushes to pair it up with, I’m loving a light sweep across my cheekbones, it’s a beautiful highlighter and if you favour a warmer blush, you absolutely need this highlighter in your collection.  If you’re a cool-toned girl who leans toward the dolly-side of pink… just double check that you’ll be able to get the most out of this before purchasing.

theBalm’s Cindy-Lou Manizer is priced at £16.00 and is available to purchase online from Cloud10Beauty.com, I’m hoping they get the instain blushes in next!

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10 Responses to “theBalm’s Cindy-Lou Manizer, the perfect highlighter for cool-toned girls?”

  1. patuxxa says:

    I suspect the Mary-Lou Manizer (pale champagne) would be better suited for pale and cool-toned skins! Also, feelunique.com also stocks theBalm and they have the whole product line 😀

  2. Abby says:

    This looks beautiful, but I agree with you and I think it is too warm toned for me as well. But it certainly is beautiful and I think it might look nice on the eyes.

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

  3. Coco says:

    Bummer! I’m definitely too fair and too cool-toned for this one.

  4. Sarah says:

    I wish this was more pink toned. I’m on the hunt for a highlighter that’s like Chantecaille’s Rose Petals, but that doesn’t cost £64!

  5. Carly says:

    This does look so nice, but I don’t think I’d be able to use it as a highlighter either! Have you tried the Bourjois Java Rice Powder? I am quite fair skinned, and love using that as my highlight! So subtle, but gorgeous :)

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Icaria says:

    Oooh I think I could have fun with this one! These days I tend to play with cool and warm depending on my mood and like you wrote, depending on the blush I do believe I could make this work. :)

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  10. J says:

    I have this luminzer. Just got it and haven’t used it yet. I believe I’m around and NC42 or something like that. I absolutely love the Mary Lou-Manizer!! She’s gorgeous

    http://sweetandsourmakeuphour.blogspot.com

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