Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Balm - Mary-Lou Manizer

the balm - mary lou manizer
The Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer - £17.49
Two years ago highlighters were not apart of my makeup routine at all and I honestly didn't feel the need to add it to my routine but when I decided to try one for myself and ever since I first tried one its been in my routine most of the days I wear makeup.
I have only just recently discovered the brand the balm cosmetics and the reason I wanted to try them was they have the most quirky retro designs and products with cheeky names too! I just love them. They offer a range of products from cosmetics to skincare. They are also cruelty free and have quite a lot of vegan products including this one.
the balm mary lou manizer
 Mary-Lou from the balm has been a very much hyped about from many beauty bloggers and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I have been looking for this product for a few months now in my local superdrug shop but its always been sold out until recently and I just jumped at the chance at trying this highlighter.
First things that gave me a very pleasant surprise about this product was how smooth and almost buttery to the touch this highlighter is! honestly its so dreamy and a very high quality product. Now we all know this product is a highlighter so the question on everyone's lips is does it actually work? If I could shout it from the rooftops I would because this is such a gorgeous highlighter and shows up in the most lovely sparkly honey shade.
the balm mary lou manizer swatch
 I have no problems with this highlighter and it has very much a part of my makeup routine as it can be used as a highlighter, eyeshadow and shimmer. I use this along my jaw line to define my cheek bones and it does an amazing job and creates a quick countered look (yes I cut corners in beauty sometimes, it saves me time seeing as I am busy mum of three children haha). The only slight issue I would say is that you only need small amount to get lots of product and too much would take a lot of product up for no reason really.
-Can be used for a few variety of different things such as eyebrows to define the arch, cheekbones, cupids arrow on the lipstick and also as a body shimmer.
- Very pigmented You only need a small amount to get lots of the product and to give a lovely highlighted look.
-Big Pan - They is a lot of the product and can imagine it would last along time.
-Nice retro design - I find the nicer the design a product is, the more chance I would use it and that's true for this product because I really like the retro design of this.
-Goes well with a few products - This can be used with blusher, bronzer and even eyeshdows to give the product a nice sparkle.
-Not easy to find - I got mine in a superdrug store and it can be sold out quickly. Its sold on the superdrug website. I hope they will be my the balm counters soon.
 Final thought
I love this highlighter and I am super glad I have finally added it to my collection, I now have my eye on their eyeshadow palettes and I just wondering which one to choose now as they all look so nice, I am really spoiled for choice.
Thanks for reading ♥
Melissa x
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  1. Rhian Westbury24 January 2016 at 10:26

    I only bought my first products from The Balm this summer and loved them. This highlighter does look lovely but I already have quite a few which I don't really use x

  2. The Balm is so hard to get of in general and its such a shame because everything looks stunning. This highlighter is on my wish list!

    Parie x

  3. I love the packaging on these! I have seen them about but now after giving this a read I will be checking them out xx

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  4. Louise Francesca25 January 2016 at 10:50

    Great review, I haven't used this brand before but the packaging is so cute! I'll definitely have to try it. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

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  5. Princ3ssJasmin331 January 2016 at 10:41

    I finally took the plunge back in October and ordered this on feel unique. I am ever so glad I did as I do not regret buying it one bit! I have became a highlight addict so there is no surprise that I love this! It is a great highlight for my cheekbones, inner corners and brow bone! Lovely review xx

    Jasmine ||