TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

4.6

445 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Mica, Isoeicosane, Polyethylene, Boron Nitride, Polyisobutene, PTFE, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

In all seriousness, this highlighter is STUNNING.

I finally got my hands on this product after pining after it for about a year and it was well worth the wait. First of all, I adore the packaging, it's sleek and fun and feels sturdy in my grip. The highlight itself is a truly gorgeous nude/golden champagne color omg.

I find the powder to be extremely pigmented and soft but not at all crumbly. I use a morphe fan brush to apply it, which is my favorite method, and it sits beautifully on the skin. It's definitely intense but not glittery or excessively shiny. You could definitely build it up to whatever intensity your heart desires but a little does go a long way. It gives a breathtaking glow that isn't too shimmery in my opinion and catches the light in a very flattering way. This also works as a great wash of color on the lids!

I really cannot say enough about this highlighter. You get a ton of product for a great price and it's beyond gorgeous. I find it wears very well throughout the day on my oily skin, even though I get the most oil in the center of my face. It also didn't irritate my sensitive skin thank goodness.

I wear this almost every day and I highly recommend checking this out. It's heavenly!



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I've been reading the positive reviews here about this product for a long time and finally decided to try it. I went to 3 different stores and this was always out of stock so I thought, "Damn, it must be THAT good!" Anyway, I finally managed to get my hands on one, and I've to say that it really is worth the hype. I wasn't big or even that bothered about highlighting/strobing before, but this makes it so easy and enjoyable. The color is the loveliest pale gold, suitable for most, if not all, complexions. I'm quite fair myself but this shows up wonderfully and without looking garish. It's so buttery that you only have to dip your brush ever-so-gently on it to get the right amount. It stays on my lids, cheeks, and chin for hours, despite my oily(ish) complexion. I've dropped it once but thankfully, it didn't shatter. You get a really good amount of product for the price, though I wish they'd make a smaller, more portable version of this--perhaps without the mirror? I think it would take more than 3 years for me to finish this, but if I lost it or this breaks horribly, I'd definitely repurchase in a heartbeat.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Best highlighter ever! It goes great on most skin tones! Seriously I don't even know what to say because its such a great highlighter. The only con is that it broke so easy! I still use it broken and all because its worth using broken or not. Fleekish highlight with this one!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

If you like that golden nude glow, this is the product for you. Cindy-Lou Manizer is pink toned and the Betty-Lou Manizer is a bronze toned more suitable for darker skin tones. I bought all three before but Mary-Lou suited me best.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

IN LOVE. That is all.
This highlighter is such perfection I can't rave on about it enough. It is a soft champagne shade with a beautiful gold sheen. Its a very fine powder so if you hate those highlighters that are pure chunks of glitter on your face then this is definitely a choice for you. Its definitely not a subtle highlighter, but it doesn't go on heavy or too shimmery either.
I'm confident in saying this a pretty universally flattering shade because I think it will work well on everyone. I'm very fair myself and usually I'd say that gold highlighters are reserved specifically for people with darker skin tones than my own, but with the Mary Lou its just simply not the case. It accentuates the areas I need it to whilst looking natural and not too much. Of course if you wanna sparkle you can pack it on no problem.
The next best part about this highlighter is that it is a lot of product for how much you pay! Its £17.50 (around $25) for 0.30 oz which is pretty big compared to most highlighters and blushes. I feel like its going to take forever to use up since you need only the slightest amount to get a beautiful shimmery glow.
Overall, I would buy this again and again. I have sidelined pretty much all of my other highlighters because this is the best one I currently own. Recommend this to all who love to glow!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

AMAZING PRODUCT!!! Best highlighter, such a lovely shiner on your face! Really enhances your cheekbones

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Black

MAC MSF Lightscapde is my absolutely favourite highlighter..until I picked up Mary Lou Mainzer from local Sasa, got it for around S$29 (USD20). Champagne glow, very pigmented. Very different from Lightscapde which is a flat white subtle glow. Totally gorgeous!!

Asian
NC20-25
Chanel Vitalumiere 20 Beige
Diorsnow 020

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm fairly new to using highlighters, having only previously used a sample of Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl and Stila's All Over Shimmer Luminizer, but I liking the effect of both.

I had heard of this highlighter often on Youtube and other social media so decided to give it a try and I was absolutely blown away! I use this on my cheekbones and the tip of my nose and it gives a lovely glow which doesn't make me look oily/greasy but glowing and healthy.

I think the colour is perfect for my Fair/Medium skin as it is subtle enough (not extremely gold or glittery) yet pigmented enough to be noticeable. It isn't overly pricey yet not something I could afford to buy on a regular (although I doubt it will run out very soon).

I would 100% recommend this, particularly if you haven't used a highlighter before as it's so effortless to use, it just does all the work for you :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my first highlighter I've ever bought. I had really high expectations for this product since almost every beauty guru on Youtube swears by this highlighter. What I experienced is a little different. The packaging is pretty, I love the picture and the name, love the big mirror inside. The colour is beautiful. This might be my own seperate problem or the brush's problem but it just does not apply on my face as pigmented as it swatched or as I expected. It's a nice sattle sheen though, not glittery, not chalky, just perfect. I still use this almost every day, it's quite longlasting and can be natural or very dramatic- it's buildable.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my first ever highlighter and I think it's alright. I definitely think the more finely-milled a powder highlight is, the better it looks in person. This one can accentuate pores and make you look like a caked up doll tryna look disco-ey, but it's definitely better than some Youtube MUAs using eyeshadows as highlights. I swear in person, you can see exactly where they applied it, it just doesn't look flattering. This one however, if used with a light hand, and you must feather it out, looks amazing. Especially on the tip of the nose :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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