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theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

BY THEBALM #14 in Highlighter

4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars79%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.72 / 5 based on 4,880 Reviews

Product Description

This honey-hued multi-use product is much more than just a luminizer - it is a highlighter, an eye shadow, and an all-over shimmer in one. However, this creamy feeling highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light leaving skin looking softer and younger - while at the same time adding a subtle glow. Layer it on your lids for luxe-looking lashes, sweep it on your cheeks for a sexy sheen, or use it as an all-over finishing touch before you head out for the day or night. Talc, Oil, and Paraben-free, Mary-Lou Manizer is a lot more than she appears to be! Mary-Lou Manizer.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "this is stunning. i love this highlighter and how it looks on my face. good pigmentation. leaves my face so shiny. unfortunately it's not affordable. but it's amazing stuff." in 426 reviews
  • "this is by far one of my favourite highlighters. full stop. the pigmentation is divine, and the colour is a light gold-which is completely universal (some people say it doesn't look good on people with fair skin but i would disagree). the product itself is so buttery and sits on the skin so nicely- and can build it up from a subtle healthy glow to a disco ball on your face. it even comes with a handy mirror. my only two downsides with this product are 
    -the price has gone up (cry) from £15/or so to now £20 which is generally dissappointing 
    -the packaging - because you have to put your fingers under this clicker thingy to open the product up - this motion has been damaging the powder which is now beginning to break up and crack!! this hasn't just happened to me but also my sister and friends too (i would consider myself quite gentle when i open it as well). because of this i don't take it out with me in a makeup bag anymore. 
    otherwise i absolutely love this product." in 232 reviews
  • "beautiful product! has made me glow like no other highlighter i have used before. doesn’t sit powdery on the skin, blends and melts in like a dream. not to glittery or shimmery either - just picks up in the light perfectly and makes you look glowy!!! golden champagne shade, not too golden where it looks like you’ve applied it on to your skin (not a fan of that) just so perfect! i start on my cheekbones and end up loving it so much i just dust it everywhere 😂 10/10 recommend" in 202 reviews
  • "I have literally been using this for like 6 months and i have barely made a dent in it, a little goes a VERY long way, It's more than worth the money in my opinion, this is a must have in my collection." in 16 reviews
  • "as others has said, a little goes a long way and is the perfect addition to brighten up your face whether you have a face full of make up or your going (mostly) au-naturale." in 15 reviews
Heather B.
Akron, OH
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Sooo I am legit obsessed with highlighters. I think it adds SO much to a person's look - either with daily wear, OR going out. So, when I received my IPSY bag this month, and it had the Mary Lou Manizer "The Luminzor" in it, I was pretty excited, especially because my previous highlighter was almost out. I cannot believe how much I love it. It has just the right amount of highlight and does not cake on. I have found with some highlighters, they try to overdo it and the MLM brand adds the perfect amount of "highlight and shine." It also lasts forever seemingly - the picture I have included is with two weeks of daily use. I also received The Dude series "Flirty" colored eye shadow about 3 months ago - use it daily and have several months left with it. 
These products are awesome and the fact that they do not test on animals takes them to the next level for me. I HIGHLY recommend any of the Mary Lou Manizer products!
Adriana V.
176 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This was the first real highlighter I ever bought and it is still my favorite. I prefer to do my makeup very natural, with very subtle highlight and often no contouring. Even on my pale NC15 olive skin, this shows up as a beautiful highlight. This is incredibly pigmented and is a beautiful champagne shimmer color. For natural looks, I apply this with a Real Techniques Duo Fiber brush, so it picks up just a hint of pigment and isn't too shimmery. For a more bold highlight, you could apply more and it is very bright and beautiful. The formula is incredibly creamy, super easy to blend, and stays put really well on me and my oily skin. It gives me a very subtle, healthy glow!
Katy M.
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Let me start with saying this is a great luminzer. I have the lightest shade which is a perfect champagne. It goes on light but adding layers will just light you up more (without the caked on feeling). I have a mini one, so I keep it in my purse because it's a really traditional highlight in the sense that it brightens you up without making you look like you're wearing a ton of highlighter. I like both looks but for a more subtle one this is perfect. It's light and good to have on you for a quick perk up. The packaging by them is adorable (as usual). My only problem was that the tray disconnected so sometimes it pops out when I use it. 
Heather A.
easley
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I LOVE this highlighter ! I can only find it at KOHLS ! it is super pigmented and you lightly put the brush in the product and you’re literally glowing ... FOR DAYS !!! Lol! I get compliments on how fresh, clear, and glowy my skin looks! Even if my skin isn’t as clear as they think 😏!! Picture wise , it makes my face look so nice and dewy! I’ve always loved to look dewy, but not to the point where someone thinks I ran a mile and back!! This highlighter is everything !
I really recommend this !! 👍🏻⭐️
Keyshia C.
New York
354 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the most versatile highlighter ever! The perfect highlighter for every skin tone. The quality is amazing and it has a beautiful glow. I really feel like it gives such a natural glow. The balm has amazing products but their highlighters are some of the best I've ever used. Great pigmentation and sheen. Mary Lou-Manizer is not only one of the prettiest packages I've ever seen, it's also one of the best highlighters I've ever used. The highlighter is the champagne gold sheen with no big glittery chunks that make it ideal for the top of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow and chin. I would suggest using a fan brush to not go over the top with this product. It looks like it's going to last for ages! Gosh, this gives such a perfect glow. It can be simple or really noticeable. Personally, I prefer a simple glow. Not too much and a little goes a long way. Definitely, recommend this highlighter!
Svetlana M.
Edgewater, CO
174 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the first product I've ever tried from The Balm and I have to say I'm very impressed! I received a sample of the Mary Lou Manizer in my Ipsy bag and it's so pigmented and the color is beautiful and flattering on almost all skin tones. It applies to the skin really smoothly and easily without being too glittery or chunky and it lasts all day. Highly recommend this and I'm almost out of the sample so I might buy the full sized version!! ❤
Kimberly h.
Bullhead city, AZ
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this highlighter! It is a little pricey but I honestly think it's worth it. I love the natural glow it gives but you can also build it up for a more bold highlight, that will shine like no other. I also love that it doesn't add texture to the skin like some highlighters do. It's very pigmented and it blends so easily and effortlessly. My only problem would be that it doesn't last as long on the skin as I would like it to. But other than that this is a great product that I would highly recommend. And how cute is the packaging? 😊
Diana N.
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Not sure why Betty-Lou Manizer is pictured while the item listed is Mary-Lou Manizer so I will review on Mary-Lou as titled. The balm makes great highlighters and my all time favorite is Mary-Lou Manizer. You only need a light hand with this highlighter as it’s very pigmented, as with all products from The Balm. It works well on my fair skin and I love to dab just a little bit on the inner corners of my eyes and on top of my Cupid’s bow for a night out. If you could only buy one highlighter- this should be it!!
Jennifer W.
506 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Fabulous highlighters very pigmented creamy applies to the skin very nicely without highlighting Eddie pigmentation or uneven skin really look smooth. Amazing glow I have use as a face highlighter and I've also use it as eyeshadow which was beautiful. My only complaint is the packaging that I got the Pan actually came out of the compact it looks like the glued either there wasn't enough or I don't know what happened but I still use it and just I'm careful with it and put it in the contact again but
Heather A.
Spring, TX
245 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Mary Lou Manizer is the perfect shade for fair or light skinned women and men! I fell in love the first time I tried it and it's my go to highlight. It applies so smoothly, it's easy to blend, and the highlight is blinding. You can dull it down for a natural look or amp it up for a night out. The packaging is so sturdy and I love the mirror it comes with. You can apply with both a brush or blender. I doesn't have any chunks of glitter which I love. It's a very natural glow. I highly recommend!
Jen S.
Alpharetta, GA
67 reviews
What are some other products from this Line that you consider worthy of purchasing??
Melanie A.
Ontario
4 reviews
Where is this sold ?
Alyssa H.
Lebanon, PA
15 reviews
which is better, Cindy lou or Mary lou?
Kristine S.
1 review
Should i buy this product?
Nicole B.
Altamonte Springs, FL
8 reviews
I'm very fair (like a nc10 in mac) would this highlighter be too dark for me?

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