MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

I’ve wanted theBalm luminizers  for as long as I remember (and by that I mean since they came out). I have swatched them several times  at the counter but couldn’t make up my mind on which one to get, and I could not justify getting all three considering how many products I already have.

This is why when I saw The Manizers palette  – I simply had to get it. This is a limited edition, as far as I know, so get it while you can. Yes, the single powders come in that gorgeous packaging but this cardboard  one is perfectly fine. It is sturdy and slim.

So what is so special about these powders?

theBalm The Manizer Sisters Palette Review and Swatches illuminators

First of all the texture, it is very smooth, soft and buttery, almost creamy, it melts into the skin. The pigmentation is also brilliant, you only need  one swipe. It is no wonder these babies are so loved by all the beauty enthusiasts.

Let’s take a closer look:


Mary-Lou Manizer

This is a gorgeous warm-toned golden highlighter. And it is not subtle by  any means, it gives you a proper glow,  instantly brightens and perks up the complexion. Use it on top of the cheek bones, upper lip and under the brow bone. It may be too intense for some people for a day time but if you love you some luminosity – it is perfection.

Cindy-Lou Manizer

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If you are interested in contouring but don’t want to spend a fortune on a product – Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette is a great option to consider and here is why.

Maybelline Mascter Sculpt Contouring Palette in 02 Medium Dark Review and Swatches

You get both a contour shade and a highlighter.

If cool-toned contouring shades don’t look good on your skin tone – this would be a great option, as it is warmer than most products but at the same time it doesn’t look orange on the face. It warms up the complexion. The highlighter is   also warm toned and it contains golden micro-shimmer in it.

Great formula

The texture is creamy and soft, you get a

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There are not that many cream bronzers on the market, not that I am the biggest bronzer fan/user, but I do like myself a cream product plus a lot of the readers are!

So I am excited to tell you about the Sienna X Cream To Powder Bronzer And Illuminator which was launched relatively recently.

There are two cream products, bronzer and highlighter.  So here are my thoughts about each.


It is much creamier than the highlighter and I really like the texture of it as it is so easy to blend it into the skin without it looking patchy or streaky, even on my dry skin. While it may look a bit orangey on fair and very light skin complexions, it looks amazing on more tanned/darker skin tones.

It works great for warming up the skin  and, I assume, you could mix it with the foundation to get a sun kissed look, like with Chanel’s Bronze Universel. I’ve just realized that I never tried it that way, although I’ve had this product for a long time already, but will give it a go!


It has a

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Givenchy Antigona bag is currently on top of my wish list so I am totally in love with the brand’s LE PRISME ENCHANTÉ Embellishing Luminous Powder – Face & Blush ( £42 / €65.50) which is a part of their  Christmas collection.

It is like my new favourite “toy”,  I  have been using it every single day ever since I’ve got it.

This is how the design looks like.

You get a makeup brush to use with this powder/blush and four different shades that can be used separately or mixed together.

Some are cool toned and some are warm toned. All shades give a delicate shimmer as they have a finely milled texture, it doesn’t look like you have glitter or shimmer on you face, just a beautiful glow.

I  love using it as a

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I have already written about  Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint and today we will take a look at Jouer’s Concealer,  Cheek & Lip Tint and Highlighter.

Here is how the packaging looks like. And, as you all probably know, you can  lock together Jouer compacts the way that works the best for you.

I like mine this way.

Some details about the products.

Cheek & Lip Tint in Petal, £ 16

This may be my favourite product out of three as it is really amazing. I am a huge fan of cream blushes and I can tell you that this one is really nice! It gives a sheer and natural shade, not greasy at all. It’s easy to blend the Tint and it looks like your real blush,  plus stays on pretty well.

The shade is described as soft rose pink and it’s a great one for girls with fair and light complexion  as the shade is so subtle. Petal is also a great shade for those who are  new to the blushes as you can’t really go wrong here.

Not only you can use it on the cheeks, but also on the lips!

Highlighter in Champagne, £ 16


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