I love a little bit of shimmer every now and again, especially on a night out!
From the one’s I’ve tried, the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm is one of my favourites so far…
Packaging: I love all the packaging of products from The Balm. They’re cute, retro, fun and original. This highlighter comes in an 8.5g compact that opens up to reveal a mirror and a beautiful light golden-champagne coloured highlighter.
Application: What I like a lot about this is the strength of the product. It’s super pigmented, which means you only really need a very small about of product to get a beautiful, soft shimmer. As so little needs to be used, this product is also guaranteed to last you for ages.
If you think you’ve applied too much, all you need to do it buff it out slightly with a brush that has a very small amount of foundation on it. This will make it look a lot more natural.
Texture: This highlighter has such a beautiful texture! It’s extremely soft and silky, and glides on the skin effortlessly. Thankfully, it also has absolutely no fall out, which is always a winner in my books.
Cost: I ordered this online from FeelUnique.com about a year ago for €16.64. As you can see from the pictures, even though I’ve used this quite a bit, it still looks band new! This definitely lasts for a good amount of time.
Verdict: I really like this! I admit though, that when I first got it, I was a little bit scared by how pigmented it was, and did, on occasion end up applying too much! However, once I learnt how to use it properly, I fell in love with it. The golden-champagne colour is just beautiful, and gives a lovely glow to the skin.