26 November, 2014 What’s New: The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer
Hands up if you’ve bought something because every beauty blogger and their mother told you to? I’ll raise both of mine proudly in this case, because in my view, this gorgeous specimen is the best thing I’ve purchased from other reviews and suggestions.
The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer is a highlighter, eyeshadow and face power, and has been championed by Youtubers, bloggers and editors alike for it’s extra-dimensional sheen, buttery texture and amazing staying power. I have very oily skin and can rarely use intense highlighters, but there’s something about this powder that makes it so wearable.
It has a warm, champagne-gold undertone that looks gorgeous on the cheekbones and as a brow-bone highlight, and works really well swept all over the lid and up into the crease for a one-product eye look that’s subtle and brightening.
The Balm are largely known for their ‘Manizer’ range. The name itself is shockingly bad, but their products are brilliant: ‘Betty-Lou Manizer’ is a shimmery bronzer, ‘Cindy-Lou Manizer’ is a pink-hued face powder and eyeshadow, and then my beloved ‘Mary-Lou Manizer’, a creamy, champagne highlighter.
Unlike highlighters that are more cool-toned, this powder would bring out an ethereal glow in paler skin, and add golden iridescence to warmer, more olive skin tones. If you’re oily like me, avoid placing this down the nose, forehead and chin, and concentrate on the highest points that aren’t susceptible to a grease explosion: for me, this is the cupid’s bow, tops of cheekbones, and in the inner and outer corners of my eyes. If you are lucky enough to have a more normal skin type, then by all means go to town on this wonderful powder.
I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with an inanimate object and although it seems sad, I just don’t care – now I want to try the other ‘Manizer’ powders from The Balm! You can the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighting powder here for £16.
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