Do you like highlighters? Personally, I love them. I can do without bronzer or blush, but applying highlighter is the essential part of my makeup. I love the beautiful and healthy glow they give my skin. There are many highlighters in my collection. But today I will tell you about the most beloved, sensational and legendary highlighter- The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer!
Products by theBalm are very popular all over the globe. They are packed neatly in these cute packages in pin-up style, plus they are truly versatile. Mary Lou Manizer is one of their number one bestsellers.
Appearance: it has a very stylish, nice, and coquettish package, which looks almost childish at first glance. Nevertheless, it is of very, very high quality. The highlighter is packed in a solid cardboard box. Its appearance is a pleasant bonus for the buyer as well as a big plus for the brand.
There is a plastic case with the same blonde beauty. The case is silvery and opens all 180 degrees, which is very convenient to use. It can be locked in any position. On the other side you can see the product details. Mary Lou has a very good mirror, which is very useful on the road and during travel. There is no brush or sponge included in the kit, but I always use my own brushes, therefore for me this is not a problem at all.
Hue: cream-milk. Gives a warm, wet beige-golden glow.
Formula: very soft, creamy, and silky.
Application: It is easily picked up with a brush without crumbling. Well pigmented, blendable and can spread over the skin. The highlighter is odorless, soft and not patchy at all. It doesn’t have to be applied in many layers.
The result: Mary-Lou gives my skin the perfect glow! The skin appears healthy, young and beautiful! The radiance is simply incredible, it’s like a soft, beautiful champagne color on your skin!
Finish: If applied with gentle movements, it gives a delicate shining. If you need the effect of "wet skin" - it is enough to use a dense brush and blend the highlighter with it. The finish is amazingly beautiful and wet. Warm gold. You can overdo it, so it's better to use a natural, soft brush.
Lasting power: Mary Lou can last all day.
Consumption: it’s an incredibly economical highlighter. I’ve been using it for a year, and there is only a little dip. The case contains 8,5 g. Believe me, that’s more than enough.
And now I'll show the highlighter in action.
By the way, my skin is normal, prone to dryness, and dehydrated.
Photo shoot in the studio:
On the street:
♧ Mary-Lou is simply gorgeous! If applied carefully, the highlighter is visible on the face well enough, but in a very delicate way! In the sun, it shimmers incredibly. The face looks truly beautiful, healthy, well-cared-for and fresh.
♧ It has a great color payoff. The highlighter is highly pigmented and easily transferred onto the skin, especially with a dense brush. It gives my face a warm golden-sandy glow.
♧ The highlighter would last longer on a creamy foundation;
♧ It looks stunning on tanned skin! Quite a find for evening and holiday makeup;
♧ With Mary-Lou you will not look like a Christmas tree, because it does not contain large sparkles.♧ It’s visible on the face, that’s true. But it doesn’t look like war paint.
Advantages of Mary-Lou:
- Very cute packaging;
- has a cool mirror, which is very practical to carry around;
- a very large volume of the product, which is enough for a very long time;
- very delicate creamy honey hue;
- can be used as eyeshadows, glitters and highlighter;
- gives a gorgeous glow and a wet effect of healthy skin;
- can be evenly applied onto the skin;
- has very silky creamy formula;
- excellent pigmentation and color payoff
- very durable (It lasts a full day on my skin);
- does not contain parabens and is not tested on animals;
- does not clog pores and does not cause new blemishes;
I'm totally thrilled with the purchase and advise it to everyone!
♥ Mary-Lou is the most gorgeous highlighter I've ever tried and it will go with any skin color.
♥ Ideal for both makeup beginners and professionals;
♥ Has a stunning shade - a pure, sparkling champagne. Just perfect. Really. Plus it’s blendable and will last a long time.
♥ Undoubtedly, this is a quite expensive highlighter, which has been on my wish list for a long time.
♥ If you want to buy one high-quality highlighter for several years - choose Mary Lou. It will be your fave and it’s really worth the money.