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Average: 5 (5 votes)

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Written on Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pros: a little goes a long way, convenient mirror, gorgeous design, nice texture, quality product

There are loads of the Mary Lou reviews on the Internet, but I want to share my thoughts on the product. It is actually hard to pass it by when everyone is raving about it. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's usually a duck, that is my opinion.

TheBalm is available in 3 ‘Manizer sisters’:

Betty Lou - a glowing bronzer

Cindy Lou - a pink highlighter/eyeshadow

Mary Lou - the bestselling golden highlighter/eyeshadow.

Mary Lou was the first highlighter I’ve ever used. I think it’s the best of both worlds.

I purchased it in 2015 and used it almost every day since. I carry it in my purse instead of a mirror, therefore the packaging looks a little bit shabby in the photos below.

Everybody knows what this criminal hot blonde looks like. The design of the brand is amazing and quite recognizable.

As far as you can see, the sticker has already transferred down and got bubbles and streaks all over.

Weight: 8.5g, which is a lot. I have a dream of using the highlighter up one day.

As I have already mentioned, I carry the product everywhere with me because of the mirror, which is big and very convenient to use. It is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

The texture is powdery, subtle and not dusty. Moreover, there is no big shimmer to it. The product gives a gorgeous dewy glow.

You can impart either a delicate or intense glow. It all depends on the brush you use for the purpose.

I usually apply the highlighter with another brush, but today I’d like to try the Real Techniques No. 300, as I want to get more glow to my skin.

In the photo I have already applied a foundation and blush. There is no sense to apply the product to the bare face, as it won’t stick.

A single sweep of a brush and it’s ready! Magic Smile I don’t have this sharp line in real life by the way Smile

With a sweeping movement I put the highlighter on my cheekbones, a teeny bit to my nose and my lips. Some people often ask me, what I have on my lips, although I think that the answer is quite clear.

Total look:

Hands down, you can buy a more budget-friendly bronzer and feel happy with it, but theBalm Mary Lou Manizer makes the world of difference due to its texture and awesome packaging.


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Staslaska recommends The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

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Brand: The Balm
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