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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Review: theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

    
I feel like everyone has already written/spoken about this highlighter in previous months but as per usual, I'm late on the bandwagon. I first heard about this through Chelsea (obviously from Chelsea Wears... what other Chelsea is there?) a while back and I've slowly heard pretty much everyone on the beauty blogosphere talking about this. Some think it's too much, others are obsessed. I am obsessed. I'm not into a 'subtle highlight' or a 'natural glow' - I want disco ball cheekbones. And I am so sorry if that is totally tacky and Kardashian of me, but it is totally true. I love a bit of shimmer on my face and I like it to be of a champagne/golden hue, which is why this is the only highlighter I have eyes for at the moment. (Like, what even IS MAC Soft & Gentle, you know?).

 So what is so special about this higlighter? First of all, the pigmentation on this bad boy is unbelievable. I guess that is why it's not the most 'natural' or 'subtle' highlighter ever. Secondly, it is so finely milled and soft so it blends really easily and doesn't look cakey.
Third of all, the actual colour is really beautiful. It's basically a pure gold/champagne colour which I think looks amazing on pale skin. I do think this would be way too light and bright for much darker skin tones but if you're a few shades darker than me (aka you are no albino) I think this would still look beautiful.

The packaging is pretty - it's handy too because it comes with a decent sized mirror and it's not too bulky either. The only thing is I think if you dropped this, it would smash into oblivion because it's so soft so watch out!

You can pick this up from Feel Unique for £15




And that awkward poser picture above shows where I tend to wear my highlighter! *Ahem*
What's your favourite highlighter and have you tried this one?

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24 comments:

  1. This is my first highlighter and I love it.. I love to apply a bit of it in my tear duct area x

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  2. This looks gorgeous! I haven't tried it yet, might just have to pick one up though! Who can complain at only £15?! The packaging looks cute too :)

    xx

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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    1. It took me so long to actually get it but no regrets yoooo, I love it! I say go for it, it would look lovely on your skin tone :)

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    2. I'm sold! haha Love your blog btw :) x

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  3. Maaaan, I really want to try this. It looks so pretty!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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    1. I felt this way for ages before I actually bought it :)

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  4. I have a mini version of this and I will have to buy the full size soon!
    Jennifer
    Nature With Nurture

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  5. Oh wow this looks like such an amazing highlighter. I love thebalm, their products are incredible <3 xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. It's the only thing I have tried (thus far...) ;)

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  6. I have heard great things about this highlighter. It's gorgeous!

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  7. Oh this looks so lovely! I must try it. (:

    ♥ Sierra xx
    stylishlysierra.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely worth £15, I've been wearing it everyday :)

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  8. I have heard great things about this highlighter & I love the colour. It looks very pretty. I currently use a topshop one & also Mac MSF in soft & gentle. I really want to try this one from The Balm.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. I have Mac Soft & Gentle too, which is lovely but this one is way softer and fine. And a lot less glittery and more shimmery?

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  9. My, oh my - this highlighter looks amazing!


    Aggie
    http://lawyerlives.blogspot.com

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  10. I am SO late on the bandwagon, I feel like I've been lusting after this highlighter for ages I just need to bite the bullet & purchase it already!! Lol

    Catt
    MaybeBabyXo.com

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