Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

I'm very excited to review this. One because its gorgeous, and two because I've wanted this product for a looong time. For some reason I never picked it up,but I'm so glad I have it now, and can share my love with you guys! Mary-Lou is a stunning highlighter from theBalm, its a golden champagne color with just a hint of pink.

The picture of the left is in natural light, the right in the shade. I put on a little more then I'd normally use for this to make sure it showed up on camera. But you see the pretty gleam it has, and how it looks fairly natural in different lighting. It really is pretty, it can also be used as an eyeshadow but I've yet to try it that way. I love theBalm's cute retro/ pin-up-esque packaging and this is no exception! And not only is this one cute, its very sturdy. Although I love my Sexy Mama pressed powder by theBalm I would prefer it to be in a hard plastic compact like this rather that the magnetic cardboard packaging it comes in.

Another perk that has to be mentioned is how big this is! Especially for a highlighter. Here I've compared it against one of my other favorite highlighters MAC cream color base in Hush. So even though the price is on the high end, the amount of product along with the application makes it completely worth it.
Also just so you guys know my dedication, my cat was trying to steal my focus while I was taking these pictures. It was hard, but I remained professional. ;D

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is $24.00 for 8.5g its sold at Sephora, and on theBalm's website
(Also! Wanna get one free? Like theBalm's Facebook page, they have daily givaways!)


  1. I got this on HauteLook not too long ago for around $14 I think. I love it.

    1. Amazon is also a good place to look for deals on theBalm's stuff. I always get my sexy mama pressed powder from there, its so much cheaper.

  2. This looks amazing on you, really glowy :)

    1. Thanks! I'm really loving it, it also makes a really pretty inner corner highlight. =)