TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

4.6

549 reviews

85% 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: 25-29

    Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

    Hair: Brown, Other, Other

    Eyes: Brown

    This has always been my holy grail highlighter. I got this maybe 5 years ago or so? When highlighting your face wasn't all the hype. I remember getting it and not even knowing what it is, yet alone what to do with it. I remember watching a beauty guru on youtube and she wasn't a big fan of it. She said that the particles weren't fine enough for her etc etc but for since it was on sale at Hautelook, I went ahead and got it anyway. I did not regret that decision one bit. Although it does have bigger particles, I really don't mind as I find that highlighters with finer particles tend to disappear on my face. This just gives me the right shine without disappearing on my face or it being too much either. This stuff is very, very pigmented and lasts a LONG time. As I said, I got mine maybe 5 or so years ago and I STILL have it. At one point I used this everyday but since you only really need a little bit the lifespan is really worth it despite the hefty price (if bought originally without discount).

    The only thing that I didn't like about it (besides having to pay for the original amount if ever I run out) is the fact that it is very fragile. I dropped mine once and it broke to pieces... I was only able to save some. I find that other cheaper brands tend to be sturdier but I don't mind. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

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    on 4/27/2017 12:41:00 AM

    Age: 19-24

    Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

    Hair: Brown, Other, Other

    Eyes: Brown

    I'm always buying/trying out new highlighters, whether it be high-end or drugstore products but in the end this will forever be my holy grail. It applies so smoothly, and the shade looks perfect against my skintone. A little goes a long way with this product.


    Age: 19-24

    Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

    Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

    Eyes: Brown

    THE BEST HIGHLIGHTER EVER

    I've always love putting highlighter on my face especially on the tip of my nose. I have been using this product for years and years and I can't get enough of it. I like higlighters that are shimmering not glittery and chunky and this is definitely giving me that JLO glow. It's very pigmented and could last me for a year (no joke). A smooth powder that doesn't fall out everywhere and applies great on the face. I don't really think people talk about highlighter being long lasting but just in case anyone wants to know, this highlighter stays on all damn day. It cost 29 bucks for me and I don't think it's as pricey as other highlighters so you get to save that coin girl.

    PEEFECT HIGHLIGHTER FOR ANY EVENT & I WILL REPURCHASE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!

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    on 4/17/2017 11:55:00 AM

    Age: 19-24

    Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

    Hair: Black, Other, Other

    Eyes: Black

    Love it


    on 4/10/2017 12:08:00 PM

    Age: 18 & Under

    Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

    Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

    Eyes: Blue

    This is my favorite highlighter ever and I've actually hit pan with it. To me it's much better than many higher priced ones, and honestly if you own this, I don't see any reason to invest in any more expensive ones, when with the mary-lou manizer's price you can get this kind of quality. It's such a gorgeous highlighter, incredibly pigmented so it goes a long way, and you can decide whether you want to glow subtly yet still visibly, or like a lightbulb in the dark. The glow is best described as white gold, it works really well with fair skin and since it's not completely white it adds a healthy-looking glow. I will definitely repurchase and I don't even really feel like trying many other highlighters and if so, only because I'd like to see how they perform against the mary-lou manizer. I've swatched some higher end ones and none of them have impressed me as much, I feel really comfortable with this one. It's creamy and buttery, blends into the skin perfectly and doesn't leave a powdery finish at all. It never fades off my face either unless you rub your face into something for a long time, which you probably won't with a full face of makeup. I often carry this around with me because of its mirror.

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    Age: 19-24

    Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

    Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

    Eyes: Black

    Beautiful highlight than be both intense or subtle depending on how applied. My favorite, ever!


    on 3/27/2017 6:50:00 AM

    Age: 30-35

    Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

    Hair: Other, Other, Other

    Eyes: Other

    Best EVER!!!!!!!!


    Age: 30-35

    Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral

    Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium

    Eyes: Brown

    I have this in a palette along with the Cindy Lou and Betty Lou-Manizers. I like all three for different uses.

    Actually, I'm surprised at how well this worked on me despite my skintone (NW43). This isn't the one to apply heavily because it can start looking ashy. However, a light-to-medium hand yields a lovely highlight that is between metallic and glittery in a good way.

    I like to dust this on top of my cheekbones, on my browbones, and in the inner corners of my eyes.

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    on 3/13/2017 8:55:00 AM

    Age: 19-24

    Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

    Hair: Blond, Other, Other

    Eyes: Blue

    This was my first ever highlighter and it's still one of my favorites. It has a beautiful color and really pops on the cheeks. Great for light to fair skin!


    Age: 25-29

    Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

    Hair: Other, Other, Other

    Eyes: Other

    I was so excited to try this out as so many people raved about it. However, I am very disappointed that this product is not pigmented at all. It does not really show up on my pale skin with warm undertone even after layering it on a couple of times. I would like my highlighter to pop and look glowy on my skin but this looks flat and powdery. It is a powdery texture with tiny specks of glitter. It is overpriced for it's quality.


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