RATING : 5/5
H I G H L I G H T E R I S N O T A N O P T I O N
It is a necessity.
I'm a simple girl who adores highlight. If I can step out the house, looking like I'm glowing in the eternal, then I will. When my head turns, the glow must be blinding. I never thought there would be such a highlighter. Then TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer walked into my life.
What a momentous day for highlight it was.
A cult favourite from TheBalm.
Perhaps the packaging played a part in its success. At least, my interest in it. TheBalm's playful packaging of all it's products makes you chuckle, especially theManizer Sisters. Who can deny a pretty blonde? Arrested for being too versatile, if you know what I mean.
For 8.5g for B$36.90 (US$24.00), The Mary-Lou Manizer leans to the expensive side. Though for good reason. Sought after, and bathed in praises. It seems every makeup lover had their hands on this product except me. Buying it on Luxola was difficult, since it always sells out. I bought it the instant it was back in stock, and by next day it was out of stock.
UNBLENDED | BLENDED
Described as 'honey-hued' highlighter, shadow and shimmer. It is a gorgeous champagne shade, with a warm, yellow undertone and golden sheen. This product is suitable for most skin tones since it's so pigmented. One quick swipe is all you need for a luminous glow over your whole face.
This product is all kinds of right. It's smooth, almost silky, texture makes the highlight soft and easy to blend. It provides subtle glows or strong strobes. Because, as stated, this product is POTENT. Bolded, italicised and capitalised for emphasis.
It is easy to go overboard with this potent highlight. More than once did I find myself looking like a glitter critter spewed its sewage all over my face. Which I loved but some might not. If you don't, less is definitely more. Build it up slowly with fragile hands and light dusting. A little goes along way with the Mary-Lou Manizer.
I apply the highlighter with a small fan brush. Tapping the excess and sweeping it lightly across the high points of my face. That's all it takes for a subtle glow. For the intense glows, a damp sponge will provide the most dramatic effect. Seriously, the glow is blinding.
If you're looking for a strong, pigmented highlighter worth the hype, then this is for you. TheBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer is my absolute favourite highlighter as of now. Wearing it every day since I got it in the mail, and complimented every time I do.
Long story short. I love it, go buy it.
So have you tried to TheBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer? What do you think?