Mary-Lou Manizer | Review

If you’re looking for one highlighter to make you really glow, this is it.

One on my favorite summer highlighters, The Mary-Lou Manizer highlighting shimmer by theBalm is the most stunning, heavy-duty highlighter I’ve tried. It has a pretty intense glow in it, which however isn’t too sparkly or too glittery. It contains very slight pink undertones and can give you a very intense brightening effect.

You get great pigmentation pay-off from just one swipe and there isn’t much excess fly away, which is always a plus as you save your money. It goes on really smoothly and doesn’t patch or cake up and especially if sprayed with a setting spray, stays in the place you apply it rather than moving around the face during the day. Applying a setting spray also intensifies the shade even more, if you really want it to stand out.

  

I haven’t used it as an eyeshadow, however to brighten up the inner corner of the eye, this also works extremely well (especially on those days when you got four hours of sleep and three cups of coffee aren’t making you look any more awake).

Overall, I think for the extremely good quality, the price is definitely worth it. This will last a while as a little goes a ling way.

Have you tried it before?

 Love,

Sofia

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37 Comments

  1. February 24, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I really like this highlighter, but I have to admit, I don’t use it often. I find it quite yellow on my pale skin, despite be being yellow toned. So I reserve it for the summer, when I have a little more colour to my face. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 24, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Ah yeah fair enough!!! It would look stunning in summer definitely as well 🙂 xx

  2. February 24, 2017 / 1:51 am

    I’m always looking for new makeup products, this highlighter looks great thanks so much for sharing. Currently I’m using one from tart with three different types depending on sunlight, filtered light and moonlight (I love it) of course theres Becca which is great also.

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 24, 2017 / 2:13 am

      Yeah I really want to try the Tarte ones!!! So good! Xx

  3. February 23, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    I still haven’t tried this highlight, despite everyone raving about how amazing it is! I’ll have to pick it up, although I’m really not a fan of the packaging or The Balm’s branding in general.

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Oh yeah fair enough! I definitely think the balm branding isn’t for everyone but personally I like the vintage feel! But honestly, give it a swatch if you get the chance as this is an amazing white highlight! 🙂 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Thanks! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Ohhhh I haven’t tried that one either!!! Might need to check it out, fair enough about filming though, always need something a little more intense for that!! xx

      • February 23, 2017 / 8:10 am

        I tend to be very low key with my base on a daily basis. Too early in the mornings, I would probably get it horribly wrong.

        • SofiaaDot
          Author
          February 23, 2017 / 8:17 am

          Oh definitely, when I get ready for work really early I try to tone it all down as usually it’s still dark and also, I’m half asleep 😛 xx

  4. February 23, 2017 / 3:48 am

    I used to love this one but after I got my Becca Moonstone highlighter I gravitated towards that because it looked a little more natural because it didn’t have the iridescent finish that Mary Lou does. It is still a beautiful highlighter though, especially for the price. Great review 🙂

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Oohhh I haven’t tried the Becca one!! Might need to give it a go as well 😀 xx

  5. February 23, 2017 / 3:38 am

    I love my Mary-Lou Manizer! Such a good staple highlight that you just can’t go wrong with, so beautiful x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Exactly, it’s such a winner every time!!! xx

  6. February 23, 2017 / 2:56 am

    I would totally be sucked in by the packaging even if the product was terrible (which of course it isn’t going by your review). I mean how amazing is the pretty vintage inspired feel?

    Adrianna xx

    http://mimamochi.com/

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Yesssss, it’s soooo absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Completely agree with you! xx

  7. February 23, 2017 / 1:30 am

    Ooh this looks like such a great product! Thanks for sharing

    Alya / moorizZLA xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 1:32 am

      It’s gorgeous! If you haven’t tried it out, definitely do!! 🙂 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 23, 2017 / 1:26 am

      It’s gorgeous!! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      It’s so so lovely!!! So pretty xx

  8. February 22, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I’m actually in love with the shade!

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      It’s beautiful!!! Xx

  9. February 22, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I love this, it’s like the OG highlighter, thank you for sharing. Great review, I had almost forgotten about it, I have it somewhere, gorgeous photos xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  10. Yiota
    February 22, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I don’t have it but it is definitely gorgeous 🙂

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Definitely try grab it if you get the chance, so worth it 🙂

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks! It’s absolutely stunning! Xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 6:55 am

      It’s so so so amazing!!! Xx

  11. February 22, 2017 / 1:32 am

    Love this highlighter. I recently purchased the Laura Geller highlighter in Gilded Honey and it’s close to same finish, this one is more champagne and gilded honey is golden. Thanks for your review of this product!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 2:58 am

      Ohhhh yes I’ve seen that one around! Really want to try it out as well 😍 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      Author
      February 22, 2017 / 2:58 am

      Thanks! Xx

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