The second in my 'The Bloggers Made Me Do It!' series: Mary Lou Manizer, the Queen of all highlighters. The Mary Lou Manizer is definitely a firm favourite of mine, I pick it up more than any other highlighter in my collection. It's not hard to see how important highlighters have become in a makeup routine. Recent makeup trends now revolve around 'strobing' and creating a glowy, luminous base. Highlighters are a firm forefront runner of the makeup world. When I first started getting into makeup, highlighters were really not a big thing. But now they are the must have products!
I picked this up onboard my return flight from Florida last September, and I have been loving it ever since. For the longest time, theBalm was quite unaccessible to me. The only offer was through online shopping, which I hate to do as I can't swatch or test the products before I buy. Now, my local Superdrug now has a stand full of theBalm products which means that I can buy to my hearts content.
The compact is actually quite slim, compared to some blushes that I own. The top image is very retro-chic and vintage inspired. I love products with either themed, or super cute, packaging. The compact opens up to reveal a decent sized mirror. The overall packaging makes this very travel friendly; I certainly will be taking this with me on my next Florida trip in June.
The colour is in the middle of a light golden/ champagne/ beige that, as my description shows, is very hard to define. The shade is so universally flattering, not too golden on very fair skintones and no too light for darker skintones. The pigmentation of the Mary Lou Manizer is super strong; one light swipe across the top of the pan and BOOM!! Instant full on metallic golden sheen. As it's so pigmented, I use it very sparingly across the tops of my cheekbones. The texture of this is especially soft and buttery compared to other highlighters that I own. The glitter is not at all chunky, but actually very finely milled.
I am very glad that I listened to everyone with their love of the Mary Lou Manizer. It is such an amazing product; one that I will eventually repurchase again when I hit pan.
Have you tried the Mary Lou Manizer by theBalm?
Louise x x