TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

TheBalm Mary-Lou ManizerArguably one of the most hyped highlighters is now in my possession. And is definitely one of my favourite products of 2016 so far. The Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm. Enough said.

TheBalm Mary-Lou ManizerThe packaging is enough to tempt you anyway. I’ve had my eye on this for a couple of years and I really can’t put my finger on why I’ve waited so long to buy it. Well in the Feel Unique sale, this baby finally became mine.

I love the name of this highlighter, the take on the term ‘luminizer’ and the jail-bird picture really sets it away from ordinary highlighters.

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

The compact comes with its own mirror and 8.5g of highlighter seems a fairly sized amount for me. I’ve been using it over a month now under my eyes, cheeks, forehead and just basically where you’d put your contour. I’m not gonna lie I’ve probably only got less than half of it left now from using it too much. oops.

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

So the shade I’d say is a golden sheen with speckles of white and gold. The buttery like textured powder sets amazing with all kinds of foundation. I’ve tried it with dewy and heavy-duty foundation and both compliment it perfectly. The good thing about this product is its golden glow can be built on. A little swipe of this is subtle but you can build on this if you need to without it looking false and well like a glitter ball basically.

What I’m saying is, whether you use a little or a lot, it just works. Try it with a brush sprayed with setting spray – that looks gorgeous on the cheeks.

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

I’ve even used it as a light eyeshadow in the inner corners. It just finishes a gorgeous smoky eye look. Theres literally nothing bad I can say about this product if I’m perfectly honest, it seems a hit with all girls of any skintone and a product that has accomplished that needs to be raved about.

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Mary-Lou Manizer is a treat to any girls makeup bag and routine and for the fairly mid price of £15, by hell its worth it. At this rate I’ll need to order another one extra soon.

It’s quite frankly fairy dust in a compact. Don’t you think the girl on the front had a slight look of Tinkerbell? Well I think so.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts on it.




  1. 15 February 2016 / 1:24 pm

    This has realllly made me want to buy this ahhh! x

  2. 15 February 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about the balm lately and I’m fairly sure they are in Superdrug now too! I love the packaging, very benefit-esqe. It’s always great when a product an be used for multiple thing too!

    Musings & More

    • 16 February 2016 / 11:55 am

      Yes they are 🙂 I know I thought that too. I know right!

  3. hannah
    15 February 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I need this in my life… and your post has solidified the next that I need it asap!! Love the fact it’s multi purpose too!


    • 16 February 2016 / 11:58 am

      Haha you really do, I know how good!

  4. 16 February 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I want this so bad!! Definitely on my next high head makeup products to buy. I can’t find any drug store highlighters that work for me, any sugestion?

  5. 22 February 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I think I must comment on every single post that includes a review of Mary Lou just to jump in and rave about how much I love it haha. I’ve tried to be fair and use other highlighters but I come back to this one every time because I am yet to find anything that compares! xxx

    • 23 February 2016 / 11:47 am

      Haha I know what you mean! Since I’ve had this, I’ve not found a highlighter that compares too xxx

  6. 23 February 2016 / 11:38 pm

    my favourite highlight is absolutely dead to the bone and i really need a new one that isn’t too bronzey like my others. Had my eye on this for a while def think I’m going to invest!xx

    • 24 February 2016 / 9:34 am

      Oh yeah you should definitely get this next then!! 🙂 xx

  7. 28 February 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I adore my Mary-Lou Manizer! You’re right, it is like fairy dust 🙂 I have so many other highlighters but I always come back to this one! I have Cindy Lou as well, I don’t use it as often as it’s really pink but it’s so beautiful. I feel like I could rave about it forever haha!

    Becki, xo

    • 28 February 2016 / 9:01 pm

      So glad you agree! I think I always will now. I was thinking of trying that next, haha I know what you mean!! xx

  8. 29 February 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I’ve tried a few products from theBalm and have been impressed with how pigmented they are. Manizer looks really lovely! x

    • 29 February 2016 / 10:43 pm

      I definitely need to try more from their collection!! x

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