theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

I don't have a clue as to why I haven't got my hands on this highlight sooner, I am very disappointed in myself! theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is massively hyped about in the beauty world and everybody seems to love it, myself now included! My heart may have skipped a beat the first time I swatched this..Mary-Lou, I can never be without you.
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Swatch
This is the highlight of all highlights. Mary-Lou Manizer from theBalm is a honey hued luminizer that will catch everybody's eye when you wear it. It can be used as a cheek highlight, eyeshadow or as an all over face powder for a glowy evening look. If this isn't a shade what would suit your skin tone, the Balm also has Betty-Lou, a bronze version and Cindy-Lou, a pinker version. I have my eyes on Cindy-Lou next! When I think of theBalm, this is the product I think of. The packaging is super cute with a police line up theme. The sleek compact itself has a mirror inside and is a very durable feeling compact so I wouldn't worry too much if I took this travelling or in my handbag. The packaging is made out plastic and houses 8.5g of the powder product inside. 

I like to use this mainly on my cheek bones for a glow. What I really like about this highlight is that it isn't glittery, it just adds a gorgeous champagne glow to the cheek bones. I have been applying it with the Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight Brush and it applies it beautifully. You can either have a subtle glow or go for a very intense glow depending on how much you decide to build it up. I like to go somewhere in-between, sometimes I like to have such a strong highlight that you can see it from space. The powder itself is very soft and smooth while blending out so effortlessly onto the skin. I have even applied this to my cheek bones with my fingers when I have been in a hurry and it still looked great. It doesn't look patchy on the skin either. 

This is one of the only highlighters which will actually last for most of the day on my skin. If I have been touching my face throughout the day it will disappear in the early evenings but other than that it will last pretty much all day - very impressive, theBalm! I have pretty pale skin and I love how this looks on me. I am definitely going to try this as a eyeshadow next.

Cindy-Lou...I'm coming for you! The Mary-Lou Manizer retails for £17.50 and is available from Feel Unique - link.

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11 comments

  1. I still have yet to try this product, but I'm so happy to see a review! I absolutely love it! Especially seeing it swatched out it looks SO good! I might have to go out and get this for myself! Love! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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  2. I still need to try this! Everyone who has tried it has said how amazing it is, so I definitely think I need to give it a go x

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This highlighter is a cult classic! Purse friendly and super shimmery - win, win!

    Emily xo
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  4. OMG! I need this, it is beautiful! I actually don't know why I don't own it already as highlighters are my weakness... *Adds to shopping list*

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  5. I have had my eye on this highlight for so long, but have never taken the plunge. I own so many champagne coloured eyeshadows that I feel I would get a similar effect by throwing some Blonde by Urban Decay on a fan brush and dusting it on the tops of my cheekbones. Everyone who talks about Mary Lou raves about it though, I might have to get it . . . I am so excited for Jeffree Star to release his highlight palette though, the swatches look insane!

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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  6. I love to wear an intense highlight, and this is my favourite highlighter to achieve it with! It's so gorgeous!
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love this highlight too - it's so soft & buttery and a dream to apply! xx

    Beautylymin

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  8. This is my fave highlighter! It's so gorgeous! Xx

    www.secretsofarose.com

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  9. This is my favourite highlighter of all time, purchased mine over a year ago, used it near enough everyday and I only hit pan on it a few months ago!!!xx

    www.rebeccaoliviacapel.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Great post! I've always wanted to try this highlighter as I've heard such good things about it but haven't got round to it yet!

    From Megan x
    www.megaaanii.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I recently picked this up as well and I'm in love! Its a great highlighter :) xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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