25 November 2015

The Highlighter That Changed The Game

Mary Lou-Manizer by the Balm cosmetics became somewhat of a cult late last year, since then, every beauty blogger owns this product or wants to own it, and if not at least try it! I was lucky enough to spot one left in stock in my local Superdrug and I picked it and ran to the till so quick that it probably beat the world record of Usain Bolt. Having owned it for a good three weeks now, I can safely say that I truly understand the hype about this highlighter. 

the Balm says: Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

This has become my go to highlighter ever since I got it, I just can't stop wearing it as I know that it will compliment every eye make up or lip look I will wear. Even on days where I can't be bothered with make up at work, I'll wear concealer, bronzer and add a touch of Mary Lou-Manizer on the tip of my nose and above my cheekbones so that I look semi alive! I have yet to use it as an eyeshadow, mainly because I feel I own far too many eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes as it is and I dare ditch them all for this beauty!

It gives off such a beautiful golden glow as you can see by the swatch and the pigmentation is incredible, so be very careful with a heavy brush or hand as you can see in the picture... oops. I truly believe this colour highlighter is the perfect shade to suit all skin tones as it's pale enough for lighter skin tones but has that amazing glow to really compliment olive tones and darker skin tones.

Unfortunately, there is one big major flaw with this product that everyone fears,and that is that it breaks so easily, so if you are a big traveller, this highlighter is probably best left at home safely unless you want to bubble wrap it about 100 times... So be careful! Although, the pan is flimsy and easy to break, it looks as it will last for a long time as a three weeks daily wear and there is barely a noticeable dent in it, hooray!

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