Queen of Highlighters: theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

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I haven't posted a review in a long time! It's been about three months to be exact. I remember once making a New Year's Resolution about posting more makeup looks but this is a bit ridic. I didn't mean to forgo reviews but I just haven't bought much new makeup in the past year. Most of the products I own I've already reviewed or featured a bunch of times. And this product isn't even one I own myself, two of my best friends do (and I live with one of them so I might as well say I kinda own it!) I'll need to get one for myself eventually because it's my favorite highlighter. I'm talking about theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer.



mary-lou manizer highlighter thebalm review the balm swatches medium tan nc30 skintone fotd
mary-lou manizer highlighter thebalm review the balm swatches medium tan nc30 skintone fotd
mary-lou manizer highlighter thebalm review the balm swatches medium tan nc30 skintone fotd
At one point this product was reviewed and featured to death. It deserves all the hype it got (and still gets). A lot of highlighters have flooded the market and Mary-Lou has kind of migrated to the backburner. I believe it's a timeless product and much better than a lot of the newer powder highlighters in the market. 

Texture: Soft, dense, and buttery-feeling.
Pigmentation: Great payoff. Use it sparingly if you want a "natural" highlight.
Longevity: Mary-Lou wears really well. Definitely lasts over 4 hours and still looks great.

What I love the most about Mary-Lou is that it's not chunky, glittery or overly metallic but it's really noticeable. You can easily achieve that "strobing" look if that's what you want. The pale champagne color is also perfect on a lot of skintones, particularly medium, tan, and deep ones. I highly recommend you try it if you haven't already. Also, theBalm tends to do 50% off sales about twice or thrice a year. Their products also end up on discount sites like Hautelook now and then so you can get Mary-Lou for a very discounted price.

Let me know, what's your favorite powder highlighter? Is it Mary-Lou Manizer too?

xx Coco

24 comments

  1. This was my first ever highlighter and I'm still so in love with it to this day! Oldie but a goodie for sure.

    Wendy xx
    madein97.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, then it goes way back for you! That's a testament to it's quality.

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  2. It looks freaking amazing on your skin tone!

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  3. This is definitely one of my favourites. I've had mine for a couple years now and there's no sign of it ending xo

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    1. Right. It'll probably shatter before it ever hits pan.

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  4. I must admit that I was disappointed when I first got this highlighter because it blended to nothing instantly and drew attention to blemishes more than anything I had ever used, however with a improved state of skin I have been loving this highlighter lately too and I like packing it on. :D x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  5. This is easily my go-to highlighter when I want a super strong glow! It looks lovely on you, Coco

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  6. I'm still minorly obsessed with the Becca Moonstone highlight as it is a beautiful champagney gold color. It's subtle enough for everyday wear and can be packed on for a night out. I've been wanting to give some products from The Balm a go for a while, didn't know they have such big sales! I'll need to look into when and keep my eyes open for those. Thanks for the heads up on that!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. They are really generous with their sales. I highly recommend making a list of what you want and waiting on them to purchase. The savings are worth it x

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  7. It looks incredible on you Coco!

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  8. Mary Lou is great - and I quite like the other two in the range as well! Cindy Lou is good for a really shimmery blush shade. Your skin looks amazing in this photo too!

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  9. I have MaryLou too and I love it! I think it universally amazing on every skin tone.

    It looks amazing on you! Love it!!!

    www.kahfehyen.com

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  10. I LOVE Mary Luminizer, it's my absolute fave drugstore highlighter. This looks stunning o you!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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  11. I own it and it is a classic !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  12. This is such a great product! Probably one of the top 3 highlighters that I've ever tried!

    She Likes to Shop

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  13. I adore this highlight! It seems like its a favourite for many people, because it's so gorgeous and the perfect colour!

    Rebecca | morerebe.com

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  14. my everlasting highlighters <3

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