TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer Review, Swatches & FOTD


TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer


The balm is famous for their cheek products and I’m sure you all must have tried one of their famous blush or bronzer. I have tried almost half of the line and in coming days I will be sharing them back to back here but before that I want to know your favourite cheek product from THEBALM. Today I will be sharing their latest offering CINDY Lou Manizer.


thebalm cindy

Size – 8.5 gm, Price – $24 plus tax, Available at (add link)

About TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer :

An all-in-one essential, this smart shadow, beautiful blush and subtle highlighter is tucked inside a go-anywhere compact. The light-reflecting peachy pink hue adds a splash of colour to your cheeks and a hint of shimmer to your lids, while illuminating your finest features.


thebalm cindy highlighter

Shade – As mentioned in description it is soft peachy pink shade with high frost sheen shimmer which is super fine and is easy to work with. On my NC 40 skin tone it looks very subtle and can be worn without much efforts, on darker skin tone it may appear frostier and on fair skin tone it will be more like a shimmery peachy pink blush. I find this works perfectly on olive skin tone and blends nicely with any shade of blush. I have added pictures here for better idea.


thebalm .cindy review


Texture and Staying power – It has super creamy texture and the finish is frosty but not chunky or chalky. The balm products are so soft overall and are delight to work with even with light hand. I recommend you to use a fan brush as it’s so soft that you may pick more product, I have used MAC 224 eye shadow brush to apply this highlighter. It stays really nicely for 7 plus hrs on my oily skin tone and fades very evenly. AS the powder is finally milled it doesn’t emphasis pores.


thebalm cindy swatch

Pigmentation – The pigmentation is bang on and you barely need second layer, you can see that in swatch , it is awesomely pigmented highlighter and soft too. This can be used on eyes as well for subtle highlighter.

Packaging – One thing The Balm is being loved overall is their vintage looking packaging. This is housed in round plastic round compact with good size mirror and no brush.

Without and with highlighter


thebalm cindy face

Without anything and With Blush and Highlighter


thebalm houndstooth face

What I like about TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer

  • I love the packaging and the size of the compact. It will last me ages am sure.
  • The colour is easy to work and shows nicely without much efforts.
  • The texture is soft and silky.
  • The shimmer is super fine and doesn’t feel chunky at all.
  • It can be used on eyes and cheeks as well.
  • The staying power is also good if not great .

What I don’t like TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer

  • I don’t have any cons for this shade, it is beautiful highlighter overall.

Ratings – 5 /5

Recommendation – Come fall and I start looking for highlighter in my stash but I guess am sorted for now; this is such a beautiful shade and is very flattering on olive skin tone and blends well with any blush effortlessly.

Have you tried TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer ?

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