I'm back with another review and this one is a product I have had my eye on for so long! Today I am reviewing the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighting powder by The Balm cosmetics. This highlighter is quite expensive in Canada. In stores its sold for about $38.
I was on Hautelook one day and for those of you who don't know, Hautelook is a flash sale website that does flash sales every day on various brands. They give amazing discounts and its a website I have really enjoyed using for the past few months! So Hautelook had like 70% or 80% off the Balm cosmetics a few weeks back and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to snag this highlighter. It was only $12! Such a steal for the product it is!
This is the packaging for the product. The Balm always has super cute almost vintage inspired pictures on their packaging. Very 50's and 60's! They have two other luminizers: the Cindy-Lou Manizer and the Betty-Lou Manizer.
The Betty highlighter is a very bronzey shade that would suitable for deep skin tones and the Cindy highlighter is more on the pink side. It would suit people with very fair skin. The Mary highlighter is more for fair to medium skin tones as it is a very pale gold highlight.
As you can see the powder has very finely milled pale gold shimmer with almost a white base. It is stunning on the cheekbones and it is INTENSE!! Like if you are looking for an inner glow type of slight sheen this product is not going to give you that. This is intense and it can be used for so many things like highlighting the inner corner and can even be used as an eyeshadow.
This is the product swatched with my finger and then I used what was remaining on my finger and blended it to the side so you can see what it might look like on the cheekbones! It really is a stunning product and I would give it an A+!
Let me know if you have this or any of the other Balm highlighters!