The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Review

I have been meaning to write this review for ages, but always put it off for other posts. This is by far my favourite highlighter and I may have been extremely gutted when I hit pan today (cue running into Superdrug to pick another one up). Anyway I should probably name the product, it’s the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm.

I am pretty sure I got this around Christmas time, so it has lasted me a while, if I have only just hit pan. (Not with everyday use, MAC’s Soft and Gentle may have snuck in for a while).

I absolutely love the packaging, it reminds me a little of Soap and Glory crossed with Benefit with the retro feel. I love how much detail has gone into it, as it certainly looks nicer than plain black. The packaging is really sturdy and shuts with a satisfying click. It also has a mirror on the inside too, which is really useful.

The product it’s self is multi-use; I only use it as highlighter. but I can see how it would look stunning as an eye shadow. The reason why I love this so much is because I love champagne coloured  highlighters, as much as I love pink toned highlighters they just don’t agree with me.

If you are looking for a subtle highlight this one may not be for you, especially not if you’re heavy handed because this leaves you glowing. It is extremely pigmented, but blends like a dream.

This also lasts all day, when I wear this I never have to have that worry of it fading into nothing, or fading at all.

I wore it practically everyday on holiday

This is definitely the highlighter that I would recommend to everybody!

Have you ever tried anything from The Balm?

Thank you for reading!



  1. 24th July 2016 / 4:58 pm

    I love this! I've now replaced it with my Becca highlighter because the shade suits my skin tone better, but this is still an amazing highlight 🙂

    Gemma Louise

  2. 26th July 2016 / 3:29 am

    This looks so pretty! I love the Balm packaging because of the retro style and pictures they have on their products. Great review!

  3. 26th July 2016 / 11:09 am

    I've heard so much about that and been meaning to look into it! x

  4. 26th July 2016 / 11:10 am

    They really do have lovely packaging! Thank you! x

  5. Alice Rowe
    19th August 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I love this highlight too, I only got it recently but a review is already on my blog xx
    – Alice

  6. 21st October 2016 / 8:20 pm

    It's one of my favourites, definitely recommend it! x

  7. 21st October 2016 / 8:22 pm

    It's gorgeous isn't it? Aw, I'll check it out! x

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