FOTD Featuring TheBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer

by - 3:30 PM

Hello! Merry Christmas to you! I'm currently out of town and in a place with no internet, so sorry this post won't be Christmas themed. This is going to be a flashback post that I wrote in the summer, but my thoughts are still the same even after months of testing. I'm sharing another face of the day with you because I have been really excited about this product recently and wanted to give it some time in the spotlight. You'll have to excuse that that day is not actually today...In my time on Bloglovin, I have seen a lot about a highlighter called the Mary-Lou Manizer from TheBalm. I was never willing to make the jump and get it for two reasons. One, I wouldn't have been able to try it before buying it as it wasn't stocked in stores anywhere. Two, I would have had to pay shipping which I never like to do. Recently, Kohl's has started carrying TheBalm in their makeup section, so I made the jump and picked it up. It is priced at $24 dollars. That might seem like a lot, but you are getting 8.5 grams of product. You aren't using it on your entire face, and it is so pigmented that you hardly need any to get the effect you want. I figure this will be in my collection for quite some time, and I've been using everyday that I put on makeup. I've still yet to hit pan on it even after 5 months. This is the first highlighter that I have ever owned, and I'm pretty confident that I made a good decision on it. It is a champagne shade, and it does have shimmer in it. Don't worry though. It isn't large chunks of glitter or anything. Like I said earlier, it is extremely pigmented, so you do want to be careful when you're applying it. No one wants to look like a disco ball or like you have shimmery tribal stripes down your face. I like to put it on my cheekbones, the inner corners of my eyes, brow bones, and Cupid's bow. I apply it with the elf Small Stipple brush because it is the perfect size for the areas you want to highlight. When you apply it right, it really gives you a "glowing from within" kind of look. Now that we are transitioning into fall, it the perfect product to liven up dull looking skin. In the look below, I used it as a highlighter and an eyeshadow to show its pigmentation and color for you. I did my best to catch it in the sunshine, so you could see the glow off the cheekbones. I couldn't be happier with this purchase, and it is definitely worth a swatch the next time you are in Kohl's.

I've had so many people ask me what I've got on as an inner corner highlight lately, so this product is definitely doing its job. This has been an absolute life saver this winter. It just livens up dull looking skin and brightens up your "I've had 5 tests this week" tired eyes.

P.S. In case you were wondering, I've got the Revlon Balm Stain in Honey on my lips.

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