Monday, 28 March 2016

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD

Hello all!

I love glowing skin and needless to say, highlighter is one of my favorite makeup items! A good highlighter should be every girl's makeup staple. It is the savior on any dull skin day! A right touch of highlighter on right places can totally glam up the entire look. Today’s review is about the very famous theBalm Mary Lou Manizer, which happens to be a cult classic universally flattering highlighter.

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


What The Brand 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.

Price: USD 24 for 8.5 gm of product

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


What I Say

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD

The product comes in a beautiful cardboard box containing a big flat round pan inside! theBalm products are famous for their quirky packaging and witty product descriptions. The round pan which actually contains the product is quite sturdy and classy! Inside there is a huge good quality mirror which comes really handy for touch ups. There is only one compartment inside the pan and it does not come with any applicator. The lid shuts securely with a click. I quite like the packaging!

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


Coming to the product itself. It is a very soft, almost buttery and refined powder which is very high in shimmer quotient but free from any chunky glitter! As the brand describes, it is a honey toned highlighter with slight hint of golden which can complement any skintone possible on planet earth. Because of the golden hue, it looks absolutely gorgeous on our warm Indian skin!

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD


The texture is an absolute delight to work with! It is insanely pigmented and super duper blendable! I use Kryolan fan brush to apply it! Even a clean fingertip can do the job. Once blended, it reflects light the best possible way creating an illusion that I have naturally luminous skin!

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD

It is a multi-tasking product! It can be used as eyeshadow as well! Just a swipe of this highlighter all over the lid and it instantly makes eyes awake and rested!

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD

Staying power is really commendable! I get full day of wear time even in hot summer days.

Quick Checkpoints:

Thumbs Up:
  • The fun packaging
  • The golden-honey toned shade
  • Super blendable
  • Super soft texture
  • Highlighting effect is strong but not harsh! Makes skin look naturally glowing!
  • Multi tasker!

Thumbs Down:
  • The only con I could think of is that, it is not easily available in India!
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Review, Swatch, FOTD
Wearing this highlighter along my cheekbones, bridge of nose, center of forehead and tip of chin !! Kept my eyes neutral, lips subtle and let the highlighted skin do the talking !!


Final Word:

Not all of us are naturally blessed with flawless luminous skin. But hey! there are highlighters to fake it! As every makeupista knows, this is the big daddy of all highlighters! If you like glowy makeup and if you are into highlighters, you got to try it at least once in this lifetime :)

Rating: 5/5

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