I'm back with a review, this time of theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer (it's a highlighter, so very punny).
|theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer (isn't the packaging so cute?)|
theBalm's Balm Jovi palette comes with a little version of this (called Solid Gold in that palette) but I have my own full size and for very good reason. It's amazing!
|Swatches of theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer with flash.|
The swatch on the left is after 4 swipes of a blush brush and the swatch on the right is after only one swipe.
|Swatches of theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer without flash.|
The swatch on the bottom is after 4 swipes of a blush brush and the swatch on the top is after only one swipe.
- Packaging: It comes in a cute retro compact with a good sized mirror.
- Colour: This highlighter is a warm pale gold. It's absolutely lovely. In these photos is looks like there is quite a lot of glitter. In real life, it doesn't look that way- in person all you see is a beautiful shimmer. You'd have to be scrutinising someone's face from about 5cm away to be able to see any of the glitter.
- Effect: It really does give a lovely glow and it photographs beautifully.You can use it as a highlighter (cheekbones, cupid's bow, tear duct and under brow bone) or as an overall light gold eyeshadow.
- Texture: It's smooth and silky. I don't even feel it on my skin.
- Use: It's a pressed powder. For me, this makes it a lot easier to work with than liquid or creme highlighters, as I always set my makeup with powder and find non-powder highlighters mess with my base or get hidden by the setting powder.
- Longevity: It'll last as long as your makeup base does.
- Cost: It's AUS$34.95 for 8.5g of product. It is a bit pricey, but it's a good amount of product and you use so little of it on each application, it'll last you a long time.
- Verdict: A. I love the colour and I love the shimmer I get with this product.