Let me start of by stating that I really like Balm products which are of such great quality. This bronzer like other Balm products is super pigmented, easily blend-able, a little will go a long way and will last you a very long time! Because of being super-pigmented, I recommend using a fan brush to apply. You can always add more but this is so rich and luxurious looking that it only takes one brush stroke to get desired look. This is a shimmery bronzer....the color is a mix between dark gold and copper....(definitely different from the Mary-Lou manizer which is a white shimmery highlighter). This looks good as a highlighter, used above blush on cheekbones, inner-corner eyes, above or below brow bone, and above cupid's bow. This looks good on all skin-tones....giving that sun-kissed, tanned-look for lighter skin-tones and that healthy glow for medium/dark skin-tones (I am NC 40/medium skin-tone). I would use this as a highlighter in the above mentioned areas or as part of contour routine on cheekbones only. But since this is shimmery and not matte, I would not use this bronzer as your contour powder to apply on sides of nose or on outline of forehead. I would use more of a matte powder for those areas. I highly recommend and at this price, I would buy again in a heartbeat. This is such a beautiful, natural-looking highlighter....not so noticeable or in your face as a white/pink shimmer...This bronzer gives that healthy glow. This looks lovely for everyday (with a light hand) or for a night-time look (go crazy). Let me state that Overstock's customer service is great! I had an issue with this order and they took care of it with no questions asked. I have ordered different items from overstock....from chandeliers, curtains, art-supplies to makeup, and if I had an issue, a customer rep took care of it asap. Do not hesitate to order from Overstock.
Having been looking at Mary Lou Manizer for a while, I'm 52 years old and it lovely sheen on upper cheeks and upper lip. Don't over do it but worth the investment. Thanks to overstock prices made my decision easy.
The Balm has great products! Very smooth very bendable, this highlighter gives you a bright sheen without being too "in your face". Wonderful price on OS as always! Get this product, you won't be disappointed.
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