This product doesn't work for my medium warm skin tone. Product appears coppery orange, which I find very strange since TheBalm products usually work perfectly with my skin tone. I think this product would work best for those with fair or dark skin tones.
I only use this on my chest area because it's really shimmery and gold based so it doesn't go well with my undertones but on the body is beautiful!
I love this!!
hands down this is the best until now!
I use it as blush, for me it's too dark to use it as a highlighter.
And there's no way I'm gonna use this all over my face.
I love it as a blush, it gives that pretty glow!
And you really don't need too much!
Purchased this in a set at Marshalls. I've only swatched it on my hand so far but it seems to give a nice glow. I think this would be ok for fair skinned people as long as you apply it lightly. In the kit I purchased it comes with a mini brush to help blend it in.
Well, I have been searching for the perfect highlighting bronzer for my skin tone---one thats not to red but gives me a bit of a glow. I have to say this looks absolutely amazing on my golden nc45 skin!!! I got mine at TJ Maxx on clearance but I would have definitely paid full price for it!!The packaging is great too!! I put it down the center of my nose, on my forehead and on top of my blush and it looks beautiful!!! Glad I took a chance on this!!
OMG!!! This is THE best highlighter EVER!! For years I have sought out the perfect highlighter and for years I have been terribly let down. I came across TheBalm products for the first time at a Rexall Pharmacy. Their packaging reminds me of another product line whose name starts with "B" lol. Anyways, I tried this and was blown away. I couldn't get it out of my head so I rushed back and bought one.
Think of Betty as a smoke of illumination where others are a shower of glitter. The difference between Betty and other highlighters/bronzers I have come across is that you cannot make out ANY glitter particles. It is THAT blended together, like a fog and that is exactly what I love about it. That and the fact that it matches my NW45 skin tone perfectly :). If you are like me and you like the glow but hate seeing or making out the individual glitter particles, you will love Betty. TheBalm makeup may not be for all skin tones but their illuminators are. Betty is darker and more golden where Mary is lighter and faintly pink when applied.
For those of you complaining about this being too dark, why? They have the Mary Lou-Manizer which is a much lighter faint champagne highlighter/illuminator that would suit your taste. Betty is the opposite of Mary. Surely, you are not expecting them to repackage the SAME light pale shade under a different name now, are you? Of course Betty Lou-Manizer is darker and more yellow. It is meant to be darker and warmer than Mary.
I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I'm super pale, NW 5-10, and I generally don't even bother looking at bronzers because I like being pale. But I got this in a set and said, "What the heck" and buffed it on....*swoon* It was like, "Is that my face??" I had color on my skin!
Basically, I think this is gorgeous. It's just so rich and pretty. I read reviews and was positive that this wouldn't work on my skin color/tone because of the deep, warm color. But with a good kabuki and VERY light application, it's just beautiful on my skin! It's very metallic-y when swatched, but it just left a subtle sheen on my face when buffed in...there wasn't even much noticeable shimmer, really, which was totally shocking. My skin tone is neutral-leaning-cool, and this wasn't too orange or too red, just warm and sunny. (Okay, in all honesty it's the *tiniest* bit warm/orange for my skin tone.) I should say that I buffed this onto my cheeks, not my whole face. I think there would be too much of a contrast with my neck if I applied this all over my face, and it's kind of too much to be an all-over bronzer. And it's definitely not a contour shade. I know this can be used as an eyeshadow as well, but personally, I didn't care to bother using it on my eyes, although I'm sure it's a gorgeous lid shade.
I guess a con for some people would be that this still looks like makeup. I would say that, if done right, this bronzer/blush is subtle, not natural. It looks like I put something on my face. Not in an offensive/ugly way, just because the color is not cool like my skin tone is and to me, that makes it obvious that I had help getting the glow. For darker/warmer skin tones, this is probably easier to pass off as natural radiance. But I don't care. This product was a happy surprise for me, and God forbid I hit pan on it (which I doubt I ever will), I would definitely repurchase.
I like this bronzer alot... I can see why fair skinned girls would NOT like it however as it is very deep. I have dark skin (MAC NC50) Or Maybelline Cocoa and I wear a bronzer especially in the winter to bring a "glow"to my skin. This is the perfect tone and it doesn't come out too shimmery. Bronzer always looks sparkly when you're applying it because you're standing 6 inches from the mirror most likely. Once you take a step back and let the natural light hit it you will see a fabulous (non-glittery) glow! I found it on clearance at TJ Maxx where I snag all my Balm cosmetics.
I'd been looking for a new bronzer to perk up my face for winter, and read a review of this on temptalia's website. I wasn't willing to pay full price since most balm products seem to end up at TJMaxx/Marshalls, so when I found this in a set w/a nail polish, l/g and compact kabuki brush for $16 at TJMaxx, I decided to get it. I wasn't disappointed - this is a fantastic bronzer on my NC40 complexion. It gives me a luminous glow (I apply w/a stippling brush) and if I want more color, I apply blush on top. Haven't tried it as an e/s yet, but i imagine it will look great. Thumbs up from me!
I recently got Betty LM from theBalm site at 40% off rate. Its a beautifull bronzer + blush and can also act as a great eyeshadow. It has very fine shimmer throughout which glows beautifully under light and it does not make me look like a disco ball at all. Those who like matte bronzer must check before they buy. Amazing quality, great packaging and ton of product which will definitely last me ever. I am NC 42 for reference.