The Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer - £17.49
Two years ago highlighters were not apart of my makeup routine at all and I honestly didn't feel the need to add it to my routine but when I decided to try one for myself and ever since I first tried one its been in my routine most of the days I wear makeup.
I have only just recently discovered the brand the balm cosmetics and the reason I wanted to try them was they have the most quirky retro designs and products with cheeky names too! I just love them. They offer a range of products from cosmetics to skincare. They are also cruelty free and have quite a lot of vegan products including this one.
Mary-Lou from the balm has been a very much hyped about from many beauty bloggers and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I have been looking for this product for a few months now in my local superdrug shop but its always been sold out until recently and I just jumped at the chance at trying this highlighter.
First things that gave me a very pleasant surprise about this product was how smooth and almost buttery to the touch this highlighter is! honestly its so dreamy and a very high quality product. Now we all know this product is a highlighter so the question on everyone's lips is does it actually work? If I could shout it from the rooftops I would because this is such a gorgeous highlighter and shows up in the most lovely sparkly honey shade.
I have no problems with this highlighter and it has very much a part of my makeup routine as it can be used as a highlighter, eyeshadow and shimmer. I use this along my jaw line to define my cheek bones and it does an amazing job and creates a quick countered look (yes I cut corners in beauty sometimes, it saves me time seeing as I am busy mum of three children haha). The only slight issue I would say is that you only need small amount to get lots of product and too much would take a lot of product up for no reason really.
-Can be used for a few variety of different things such as eyebrows to define the arch, cheekbones, cupids arrow on the lipstick and also as a body shimmer.
- Very pigmented You only need a small amount to get lots of the product and to give a lovely highlighted look.
-Big Pan - They is a lot of the product and can imagine it would last along time.
-Nice retro design - I find the nicer the design a product is, the more chance I would use it and that's true for this product because I really like the retro design of this.
-Goes well with a few products - This can be used with blusher, bronzer and even eyeshdows to give the product a nice sparkle.
-Not easy to find - I got mine in a superdrug store and it can be sold out quickly. Its sold on the superdrug website. I hope they will be my the balm counters soon.
I love this highlighter and I am super glad I have finally added it to my collection, I now have my eye on their eyeshadow palettes and I just wondering which one to choose now as they all look so nice, I am really spoiled for choice.
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