The New Glow

Now I've never been one to join the glow-getters in the past, with my combination skin. Lately however things are looking a lot more balanced so I'm embracing the luminising products a bit more. One thing missing from my collection was a highlighter so I added The Balm's Mary Lou-Manizer to my basket during a recent sale and haven't looked back since..

Admittedly I'm a bit late on the Mary Lou train, but after seeing many of my favourite beauty enthusiasts singing its praises over the last year I had to see what the fuss was about. The champagne-hued powder is stunning. This picture doesn't do it justice. It's not shimmery and doesn't contain any huge glittery particles, which tend to just accentuate flaws. Instead, Mary Lou-Manizer adds more of a subtle sheen to the cheeks.

I apply this with my Real Techniques Setting Brush and tap off the excess powder. It is extremely pigmented so you only need the smallest amount, which I learnt the hard way. This is also gorgeous as an inner corner highlight to brighten up the eyes.

So is Mary Lou-Manizer worth the hype? Yes, and then some. This is such an affordable highlighter, given how much product you get. The fact you need barely any per application means this will last you quite a while.

*What is your favourite highlighter?


  1. Oooh I might have to pick this up! -I love a good highlighting product 😉 x

  2. You totally should! It's pretty darn awesome x