I've never tried this brand until I got this bronzer. Its a average sized mirrored compact with a shimmery medium gold bronze pan. The color looks very pretty in the compact, but on my medium olive skin, it looks orange. I think this would look better on a darker skinned gal, but its way too obvious and too sparkly for my taste.
It's. So. Pretty. Haha it really is! I got this on Hautelook since I haven't been as lucky as others to find this at TJ Maxx or Ross. I'm warm toned and on the medium tan side, and this looks so great on my skin. It's a nice golden sheen that isn't glittery, but gives off a nice glow. I don't use this as a bronzer though, it's more like a highlight/blush deal that just gives a pretty glowy color to your face. You could use it as a eyeshadow too. It's not chunky at all, and glides on really smooth. And it's huge! I would buy another, if I ran out...but it will probably last me forever lol.
If you want a finely milled, golden-brown highlighter/bronzer in one, you will probably like this. I can see this as being rather dark for fair, fair-medium skin. The shimmer is gentle, not OTT, especially if you use a good brush to apply. The texture is smooth as butter, for a powder, and it melds well with other makeup, rather than looking caked on or powdered. Very easy to build up, should you wish to. It makes a great eyeshadow, too. I love this and it's my new go-to when i wanna look healthily tanned. It replaces blush, highlighter, and eyeshadow on lazy days, and looks nice.
Love this luminizer on my NC42 skin. I have tons and tons of highlighters/luminizers and this one is truly unique. It's a golden, kinda bronzy (but not too bronzy) shade. The shimmer is very fine which I like. You only need a tiny bit to get results. Love this.
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.