What’s New: The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer

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.

Mary-Lou Manizer Swatch

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.

Have you tried Mary-Lou Manizer? Do you have any other highlighter recommendations? Leave your suggestions, questions and recommendations below, and don’t forget to follow me on my social media accounts – @MakingItUpBlog on Twitter, and @JMetliss on Instagram.

Jess, X

 

12 Comments
  • October Favourites 2015 | Making It Up
    Posted at 15:58h, 28 November Reply

    […] of highlighter this month, employing The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer (£17.50 here, reviews here and here) whenever I need to add a dash of champagne sparkle to my cheekbones and lids. This […]

  • My October Favourites 2015 | Making It Up
    Posted at 07:02h, 02 November Reply

    […] of highlighter this month, employing The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer (£17.50 here, reviews here and here) whenever I need to add a dash of champagne sparkle to my cheekbones and lids. This […]

  • Nina Madeline
    Posted at 10:14h, 27 November Reply

    I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this highlighter for while now and I think your post just convinced me, it’s gorgeous! x

    • Jessica
      Posted at 12:57h, 27 November Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad! Love that highlighter! Xx

  • Amber T.
    Posted at 22:55h, 26 November Reply

    I love this highlighter. It’s the only one I owned for a very long time because it was sheer perfection. Still is perfect, but I’ve bought others!

    • Jessica
      Posted at 02:22h, 27 November Reply

      Me too! It’s gorgeous! X

  • Magpie Jasmine (@jasmineacs)
    Posted at 20:19h, 26 November Reply

    Definitely need to give this a go – everyone seems to love it! I think the Balm is one of those brands I sort of forget to check out a lot of the time xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

    • Jessica
      Posted at 02:23h, 27 November Reply

      You really should! Me too, this is the only product I’ve tried from them but I’m so impressed! X

  • Kaily
    Posted at 15:06h, 26 November Reply

    I still haven’t purchased this yet because there is a good amount in the Balm Jovi palette that I own from TheBalm… BUT… when I do buy it, it will be for the same reason as you! It truly is an AMAZING product 🙂

    • Jessica
      Posted at 02:24h, 27 November Reply

      So so gorgeous! It’s my favourite product to apply! X

  • Dagmara (@mummyscorner)
    Posted at 12:06h, 26 November Reply

    I’ve been meaning to buy this for ages as, like you said, everyone raves about it. I love using Becca Shimmering Skin perfector in Opal, it’s a liquid highlight and it doesn’t accentuate large pores which is always a big plus for me 🙂
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    • Jessica
      Posted at 02:25h, 27 November Reply

      That sounds gorgeous! Thank you for the recommendation, I’ll look into it! I’ve heard Becca products are fab! X

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