November 6, 2013

Multi-purpose bronzer & highlighter : BYS Sun Bronzer and The Balm Mary-lou Manizer

 I want to share with you these two amazing products I am loving lately!
 Good news is, these are inexpensive and can be used in two ways, as bronzer/highlighter or as an eyeshadow! A great way to save money right?
 Hint: The bronzer is a spot on dupe for the popular Urban Decay eyeshadow. Read on to find out which shade.

BYS Sun Bronzer in Gold and The Balm Mary-lou Manizer


 BYS Bronzing Powder Round Sun Design in Gold (8 grams)
This sun design bronzer by BYS gives a sheer, natural finish that can also be built for desired intensity. This is the ultimate solution for a sunless tan that is easily created within seconds giving you a smooth flawless finish.
Available at Watsons and SM stores.

On my fair NC20 skintone, the shade looks orange and too shimmery when used as a bronzer all over the face.... But when used as a blush, it gives me a healthy sunkissed glow on the cheeks. You need to be careful though coz this baby is super pigmented! You only need to tap your stippling/duo fibre brush when you apply it on the cheeks. This shimmery bronzer reminds me of The Balm's Betty-lou Manizer except lighter in color. 

I like that the powder is soft and easy to blend. When used as an eyeshadow, this is a spot on dupe for Urban decay Half Baked when applied sheerly. On some angles, it looks like Chopper from the Naked 2 palette when applied heavily. Check out side by side swatches below.

 The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (8 grams)
Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.
Available at Beauty Bar for Php 895.00

 Mary-Lou Manizer is a lovely shimmery- champagne shade with gold tones. I use this almost everyday on the bridge on my nose and the cupids bow to highlight. Sometimes I use this as an eyeshadow or to highlight the tear ducts and browbone. Super sulit na for the price right?! So instead of buying a single shade of MAC eyeshadow like Ricepaper or White frost for highlight, I suggest you buy this product instead! hehe

Swatches
 BYS Sun Bronzing powder in Gold | The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

Urban Decay Chopper | Urban Decay Half-baked| BYS Sun Bronzer
 
What's your favorite multi-purpose product?


Till next time, 

1 comment:

hazel said...

I initially wanted to get that The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer when it was awarded by Cosmo best highlighter this year! :) But I'm oily on my Tzone that's why i'm afraid it will make my face extra shiny. :(

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