Being a total sucker for cute, kitschy packaging and shimmery, glowy highlighters I knew that I was going to love The Balm’s ‘Mary-Lou Manizer’, (plus who doesn’t love a good play on words?!)
It is a gorgeous golden champagne colour which instantly gives you amazing cheekbones. It’s definitely on the more shimmery side of the highlighter spectrum, so if you prefer to go for something more subtle this one probably isn’t for you. I’ve shown it swatched and slightly blended so you can tell how shimmery it is. That being said, it won’t leave you looking like a disco-ball but much more glowing goddess, if you are not too heavy handed.
The product itself is lovely and velvety and it is seriously pigmented so be careful not to overdo it with this one. Personally I like apply this with my fingers rather than a brush as I find a brush picks up too much product.
I don’t use this everyday as I do find that it can look a bit over the top. I would save this for nights out or for days when I’m wearing minimal makeup but want to give the illusion that I have super healthy, glowing skin! It also works really well as an eyeshadow or an inner corner highlight!
For anyone who has a slight love affair with highlighter, this one is a must for you! I think the pin up style packaging gets my vote!