I am back yet again with a review of The Balm product but this time its their gorgeous Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter. The Balm is known for their creative packaging, funky product names and top quality products! I have tried their Frat Boy blush and loved it! So without any further delays let’s go ahead with the review.
Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. Layer it on your eyelids for luxe-looking eyelashes, sweep it on your cheeks for a sexy sheen or use it as an all over finishing touch before you head out for the night!
My experience with The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer:
Like all The Balm products Mary-Lou Manizer aka The Luminizer comes in cute box packaging and the case itself is round tin containing whopping 8.5 gm of product! It comes with a big size mirror which is very handy for touch ups. Mary-Lou Manizer can be used as highlighter/eyeshadow/shimmer so its definitely a very versatile product. The shade is described as soft champagne gold and is stunning beautiful! For me, I personally love using it as a brow bone highlighter, inner corner highlighter and cheek highlighter.
The pigmentation is fantastic and just a touch of brush is required. It definitely is one of the most long wearing highlighter’s I have used. It stays on for 6 to 7 hours on me without much fading. The texture is extremely finely-milled and soft, blends like a dream. It does not have any glitter or shimmer particles but due to its extremely finely milled pigments it gives this gorgeous sheen which is beautiful! I have used it during day as well as night time and works well for both.
Since it does not contain any solid shimmer or glitter and since the powder is finely milled there are no fallout at all! Also due to its texture it does not accentuate open pores or any imperfections on the face but yes one needs to be careful in the amount , if you use way too much you will definitely end up looking like a disco ball and I feel this is true for all highlighters. Always keep a light hand and it would never fail you! It gives a subtle and healthy glow to face, immediately brighten’s up a dull face.
The shade champagne gold will suit all skin tones beautifully! Over all, a must-have HG highlighter for me! Highly recommended!
Pros of The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer:
-> Beautiful champagne gold color.
-> Fantastic pigmentation.
-> Extremely long wearing.
-> Extremely soft and finely-milled texture.
-> Blends like a dream.
-> No fall outs.
-> Perfect for brow bone highlight, inner corner highlight and cheekbone highlight.
-> Versatile 3-in-1 product – eyeshadow/highlighter/all over shimmer.
-> Cute packaging.
-> Comes with a big mirror.
Cons of The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer:
-> Availability is the only con and I hope The Balm products are made available in India soon 🙂
IMBB Rating:– 4.5 out of 5 |BUY THIS PRODUCT HERE|
Price:– 24$ but I bought from local SaSa stores for 72RM
Do I recommend The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer?
Highly recommend this highlighter! Its a beautiful champagne gold shade which will suit everyone! A must try product!
Hope the review was helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful 🙂
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29 thoughts on “The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Review”
I always loved The Balm products whenevr i saw these in Youtube videos….i literally drool for these…. i find these super cute especially for their packaging…. too bad cant get these in India 🙁 … i too hope we get these soon in India…. 🙂 🙂
I too hope they get available in india soon 🙂
This is simply superb more than the product I love the vintage illustrations on the product packaging. Like I also commented before I realy admire your writing style devie. Well Done !
Thanks a lot Mamta..i too adore the packaging!
i was waiting for you to review this one. I love the packaging, it is so travel friendly. I will find out, if it is available in the UK, i will buy it. Great review 🙂
BTW I love your blog, esp the cakes 🙂
thanks a lot Shweta…i think its available in UK..have seen on UK blogs..do try to find it..def a must have!
Sorry Parita I wrote Devie instead of you. the the message is for you <3 🙂
thanks once again Mamta 🙂 np
Amazing! I was reading about it online! So tempted to buy it! Checked out cabana boy blush too. I have a doubt parita, which blush will suit wheatish skin tone? Fratboy or cabana boy?
thanks shruti..i have wheatish skin tone..i am NC42 in mac and frat boy suits me really well..whenever I wear it my hubby comments it looks very nice 😀 frat boy is peachy pink shade and cabana boy is dusty mauve shade if I am not wrong and acc to me both will suit wheatish skin tones beautifully 🙂 infact i too am eyeing cabana boy next 😀
oh great! I was really hoping for a yes on fratboy! I m soo in love with that color! I have wayyy too many dusty mauve blushes, so I didnt want to get cabana boy anyway..
YAYY!!! Now to find a way to source Fratboy in India..hmmmmmm 🙂
m glad it was helpful 🙂
i want this one so badly! 🙁 greaaaaaaaat review pari! 🙂
me too … blushes bhi.. 🙁
😀 nats <3
thanks aparajita 🙂
Oh dear Lord! This is a product sooooo on my lust list!!! 🙂 lovvvve ur piccys
Nafisaaaaaa u got to get this..you will rock it! 😀
that’s another emilynoel favourite i know… at the moment we can just drool over this… great review Parita… 😀
thanks a lot Nats 😀
i was really wanting to read a review of this product. sounds great. :)) hope sephora brings the brand here. 🙂
hey Rati..Sephora used to stock this brand but as far as I know they have stopped doing tht 🙁
y moderation 🙁
Aww.. loved the packaging!! Am so tempted to have it now..!!
you will easily get it in US na 😀