Mary-Lou Manizer


I find highlighter such an addictive product; I'm always on the quest for perfect glowing skin and so have amassed a pile of highlighters.  The Mary-Lou Manizer (took me about a day to get the play on words) is a gorgeous champagne-colour in the pan, which transfers to a cool-toned pale gold on the skin.  It's silky smooth to apply and a little really does go a long way, meaning this 8.5g compact will last me a long while.

Besides the product itself, I also love the packaging.  It's very kitsch and reminiscent of something that Benefit would make.  The box itself is fun to read (yes, I'm a geek) and the compact is sturdy and comes complete with an always-handy mirror.  On the downside the highlighter pan has come away from the compact itself, meaning it spins around irritatingly when trying to get some on my brush, but this is nothing a little glue won't fix.

Overall I think this a good highlighter which would suit most skin tones.  It would be easy to overdo this product, so blending is the key as it does sit very prominently on the skin at first.  In my opinion it's a little pricey at £17.99 for a relatively unheard-of company, but the powder doesn't have that gritty feeling that some can which means you're definitely getting better quality for your money.  You can purchase the Mary-Lou Manizer from

Does anyone else have any products by The Balm?

1 comment

  1. I have a highlighter addiction also! I love High Beam by Benefit, a nice pinky daytime highlighter, but my all time favourite is a bronze/golden one that must be about 10 yrs old!!! (totally rank! I know.)
    It's by Maybelline and called Cosmic Edge liquid highlighter in heavenly nude. No idea why they stopped making it? Every time I wear it I get asked what it is. :D xx


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