Friday, 21 March 2014

REVIEW // The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter ♥

It's no secret that I absolutely love highlighters, I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame, it must be the shimmery goodness they posses. Now, I have seen this little baby crop up so many times, it seems all my favourite You-Tube gurus use it so naturally I HAD to have it…we all know the feeling!! I purchased Mary-Lou Manizer for £16 from Feel Unique. 

True to form the packaging for this product is so cute, I love the detailing. I always feel theBalm products look a lot more expensive than they actually are, which of course is a mega bonus. 

As you can see from the photo above the highlighter is housed inside a circular compact, the compact is plastic but feels nice and sturdy nonetheless. There is a mirror inside which makes it perfect for on the go application. 

Mary-Lou Manizer is a champagne coloured highlighter with golden undertones. I personally always steer towards the more champagne coloured highlighters as I feel they are more warming on my skin tone. This highlighter would suit all skin tones I believe, I am very fair and its fine for me.

The texture is so amazing, it's so smooth and buttery which makes application effortless. Mary-Lou Manizer provides a gorgeous glow to the skin without looking overly shimmery/glittery. This highlighter is extremely pigmented and trust me when I say it hiiiiiiiiiighlights. As it is so pigmented may I recommend a light hand when applying it especially for everyday use. There has been a few occasions when Ive got in the car for work glimpsed in the mirror and had to do an emergency finger blend!! However for nights out when your make-up is heavier… GO NUTS!!!

I was using a small fan brush to apply this powder but I have since swapped that for a small tapered powder brush, I found it was easier to apply with this as it gives more control and you can start of lightly and build it up if need be. I have been using this in a multitude of ways, along my cheekbones, nose, cupids bow, inner corners of the eyes and to highlight my brow bone, it really does do it all!! Mary-Lou Manizer has been the perfect addition to my make-up bag. 

If your highlighter obsessed like me you NEED this, even if you not highlighter obsessed you NEED this…simples :) I hope you have enjoyed my post, thank you for reading. Please leave me your thoughts and comments, you can also tweet me over at @Tiffsbeautyboxx. Speak soon lovelies. 

Lots of love xxx 


  1. Never seen this but I do own blush by the Blam and I love it! Very quirky and retro and the products are good. Love your blog hun xx

    1. They really are so good!! :)) aww thank you so much!! XxxxxX

  2. ooohh very pretty highlight!

    1. Sooooo pretty :)) thank you for reading!! XxX

  3. That is very pretty.