Saturday, 1 November 2014

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review

theBalm is a brand that I have admired from a distance for so long now, I have no idea why it has taken me this long to even try one of their products!
The packaging and naming of their products has always been something that has caught my eye when browsing sites such as Asos and Feel Unique and along with the fairly reasonable pricing they seem to have got their marketing on point.

I was extremely excited when theBalm recently contacted me and asked if I want to try out a few of their best selling products - of course I leaped at the chance (who wouldn't) and have been in awe of their awesomeness ever since!

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer*
I am such a highlight lover. For years now I have been constantly buying and looking for products to give my skin that radiant look that celebritys seem to rock with ease!

The Mary Lou Manizer (told you the names were genius) is a gorgeous pearly powder highlight which comes in a cute little compact with a handy mirror.

 I have been using this both under and over the top of my foundation to create a pretty honey hued glow for both everyday looks and my full-face "going out" make-up!
My favourite places to put it is on the apples on my cheeks sweeping up towards my temples, down the center of my nose and under my eyebrows!

Giving my skin a slight shimmer and dewy radiant glow this powder is definitely perfect for anyone's complexion, it gives the skin a softer and younger and it has gone straight into my everyday make-up bag to hang out with my other favourite highlighters!

This 8.5g compact is £16 - a middle of the road price overall I'd say but the quality in both product and packaging is much better than anything you'd get on the high street and I can tell this is going to be a product that lasts and lasrs!

If you are looking for a new highlighter or maybe thinking about treating someone for their birthday or Christmas I highly recommend this one! It isn't too OTT and you can build it up so easily - top marks to thebalm babes!

What are your favourite highlighters? Would you like to see my top picks for highlighters?
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  1. That's so good to hear its a great product. I too enjoy the names of their products and am waiting on my first 'The Balm' order to arrive! Very excited now.

    Analesha xx

  2. I really want to try this, almost put it in my latest US order but I'm going to save it for my next one!

    Project Rattlebag x

  3. It sounds like a really reasonably priced product.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

  4. I love this shimmer of this! I would definitely wear it under my eyebrows too. It is nice as it has a little colour to it. I love the packaging too! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  5. I love this highlighter, it is one of my all time favourites. Loving that The Balm products are now available at Superdrug.

  6. Such a lovely colour! Definately want to try out some of their products now xx

    Abi |

  7. I have wanted to give this a highlighter a try for the longest time now. I have heard such great thing about it and I love how cute the names and packaging are! I can't remember If I knew Asos stocked them but now I am all excited because I can use my student discount haha!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  8. Ive been wanting to get my hands on this for a while now, it looks amazing x

  9. I've been tossing up which of the Balm's amazing highlighters I should get and I'm kind of leaning towards this one, it's just so pretty!

    Dani ǀ KaBOOM! Cosmetics

  10. I looovvve The Balm! They are such an underrated brand and I have no idea why! They're products are great! I especially love Bahama Mama (their bronzer). This highlighter is stunningly subtle and it's been on my wishlist for years! And lucky for you for getting it for free! ;)


    Shree | PorcelainShree | A Charming Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  11. I'm yet to try anything by theBalm but I haven't heard a single negative thing! I love Soap & Glory's Glow All Out (I did a review on my blog recently) as an everyday highlighter. It seems similar to MaryLou Manizer except it has more rose gold tones :)

    Jill |

  12. I absolutely love this highlighter! I also bought the Cindy Lou Manizer and I'm less impressed with that. This one is just perfection though, best highlighter I've ever used!

  13. I love this brand and the colour seems really quite natural without OTT shimmer which some people hate xx


  14. This is my go-to everyday highlighter, love it!

  15. I've been desperate to find the Mary Lou Manizer. It looks like the perfect highlighter for every occasion, not too shimmery but just enough to make your skin glow. Ugh, I want it!

  16. In love with the look and sound of this! Sooo stunning!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  17. Ahh I cannot hear anything else about The Balm!! Every single person is raving about their products and I'm so jealous, I really want to try them!


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