theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer a.k.a. The Luminizer

by lyn on December 28, 2011 · 4 comments

in Bronzer & Highlighter, theBalm

Hello, all! How was your Christmas and can you believe we are almost into a New Year already? Time certainly flies! I am back from sunny ol’ Penang and have had a really wonderful celebration with my family :-)

In recent months, I have started to incorporate highlighters into my routine. I don’t use them every single day but during times when I want a little something to liven up my overall complexion and make me look less tired.

thebalm mary lou

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is an all-over highlighter, which can double up as a shimmery eyeshadow. And can I say again how much I like theBalm’s packaging and actually think they are quite adorable. Instead of the usual cardboard packaging, it comes in a solid metal compact with a mirror. Mary-Lou is part of the “Manizer” duo, with Betty-Lou being her bronzing counterpart. I don’t know why theBalm likes to name their products after “Boys” and “Men” but it’s sort of cheeky.

thebalm mary lou

theBalm describes Mary-Lou as a honey-hued luminizer and to me, it’s a soft, sparkling champagne with a hint of gold and pink tones. It is a really beautiful shade! Like most other theBalm products, this highlighter is very pigmented but it is not heavy or glittery. I really think this highlighter will be a nice touch for that New Year party and will help your complexion look a bit more special and glowy.

thebalm mary lou
* swatch *

The texture is soft and buttery, which is typical of most of theBalm’s powdered cosmetics. I only need to tap my brush in a couple of times and lightly dust the highlighter all over my face and maybe adding a touch more across my cheekbones. It really does work as an all-over eyeshadow wash too and is very pretty.

thebalm mary lou

All in all, I would say kudos to theBalm for producing yet another fantastic product. I purchased Mary-Lou Manizer for RM72 at our local Sasa stores. Each compact weighs 8.5g and trust me, that is a lot of product so it is pretty value for money.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikki December 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM

I am liking this base on your swatch alone!!! Ahhh I have so many illuminizer though!!! Why do I think I needed more when I really don't? Happy Holidays!


lyn December 29, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Thanks, Nikki and Happy Holidays to you too! I think you'll really like this highlighter and honestly, we can never have enough. I did my sisters' and mum's makeup on Christmas day, and this highlighter looked really good on them too.


Rae // theNotice December 29, 2011 at 5:26 AM

Eee! I'm not usually one to get excited about luminizers (um, ever), but you make this one sound really, really tempting. And it look so purdy! :o


lyn December 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

It is a really nice product and I'm glad I got it. I wasn't into using highlighters until recently and nowadays I use them quite often.


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