Monday, 23 November 2015

The Highlighter Queen♥

By now, I think that it's no secret that I absolutely love highlighting. If it's pretty and is guaranteed to highlight to a high standard, the chances are, I will get it. One product which is blog famous is theBalm Mary Lou Manizer. I will admit; I did admire this highlighter for the longest time ever before deciding to purchase it. Many people had raved about it to me and told me to get it, so I eventually jumped on the bandwagon.

The packaging is different to anything else I own. theBalm's packaging overall is quirky and fun. I find the packaging is unique and I do really like it. It's meant to look like a criminal headshot, which is exceptionally unique. The writing is in English, as well as French. The box itself is cardboard but not flimsy. 


The compact is also the same as the box. It is beyond me why they put a circular compact inside a square box but oh well. The finish to the compact is sleek and feels shiny. The product is 8.5g so isn't heavy. When you close the compact, it seals shut with a satisfying click. The catch is very secure so if you carry it in a bag without the box, it shouldn't open.

Can we please applaud me for the fact my nails were nice whilst taking these photos and you can see them in the mirror reflection? The product itself is beautiful. Utter perfection. It can be used for eyeshadow and/or highlighter but I use it for highlighter because I own about 10 eyeshadow palettes. The compact comes in handy because it comes with a mirror, a full one (thankfully) so will be useful if you're on the go. The highlighter itself? My favourite. I am not one for a subtle highlight; I believe go all out or don't bother. Once on the cheekbones, it catches the light in any direction, which looks gorgeous! It's a golden toned highlight, and it looks great on pale complexions (aka me), so I am glad of that because it complements my makeup. As well as my cheekbones, I use it to highlight the inner corner of my eyes and my brow bone.

This is the highlighter queen of all highlighters. I reach for this basically everyday I wear makeup because I love staring at it (I do love using it too). This has quickly became a staple makeup item in my routine! I wish I got it sooner and listened to everyone as not once have I regretted it. What now? I rave about it to everyone and of course I'm not trying to persuade others to get it..

Do you own this highlighter? What's your thoughts on it?


124 comments:

  1. Lovely post:) this used to be my go to highlighter! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Kirsty! I remember you raving about it all the time! x

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  2. 1st comment yet again ahah!!😅

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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  3. I haven't tried this one yet but I've heard so many great things! I'm glad you like it!

    Molly and Stacie

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  4. I've just got the In the Balm of Your Hand palette and there is a mini Mary Lou in it, I still need to give it a proper testing but it is gorgeous! I love the Balms blushers!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Isn't it just? Hope you're liking the palette! x

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  5. The packaging is just adorable! I've been looking for a new highlighter so I might have to give this one a go! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. I love the packaging! You'll become addicted to it - you have been warned! x

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  6. I got that via Birchbox but as background in my eye shadow I can't use due to my skin tone!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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    1. Least it'll come in handy for another use! x

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  7. I'm glad you love this as much as I do! My only downside is that the texture is sooooo soft it's very easy to smash the product :( xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It is very soft, I'm afraid to drop it in general, not only incase it smashes! x

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  8. I've only ever heard of this highlighter. And only good things I might add! It's definitely on my list of wanted beauty products! Lovely post dear :)
    Emma xx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. Only good things because it is as good as everyone says! Thank you! x

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  9. Mary Lou has been on my wish list for a while. Gotta see if there are any deals on theBalm for the holidays. Glad to read your rave review!

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    1. Maybe it's now time you get it and try it for yourself! x

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  10. I don't own this product, but it looks so nice! And I'm totally in love with the packaging. I'll definitely have to check this out when I'm in the market for a new highlighter. I'm also definitely following your blog to keep up with these great beauty posts!

    Sartorial Diner

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    1. The packaging had me sold! Thank you! x

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  11. The Mary Loumanizer is my girl! I use her ALL the time. Im fairly pale and Ive tries a bazillion highlighters and she is my favorite. I bought mine off of Hautelook for 9 dollars. It was a great deal!

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    1. She's my latest makeup addiction! Wow $9 is amazing! I managed to get some £££'s knocked off mine too x

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  12. I would buy it just for the packaging, so clever!

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  13. My all time favourite highlighter, I love it! So nice layered over liquid highlighters too x
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love to emphasis it even more with liquid highlighters - it just glows! x

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  14. Okay, I'm not going to lie... I still haven't tried this highlighter! Should I just get my coat?

    I know, I know... It's been raved about by pretty much everyone but, (slightly controversial opinion) I don't love the packaging. It's very 'Benefit-esque' I think if this came in a simple, chic package, I'd probably snap it up in a heartbeat.

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

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    1. Each to their own taste I guess, but it's the inside that counts x

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  15. Hon, you got me at this fab review! :) I want this highlighter a lot now. I have heard lovely things about The Balm Cosmetics and this product is surely going on my must-get-soon list ;)
    The packaging is super cute! :)
    I have been using (and loving) a highlighter from Too Faced. I have also tried and loved Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts one if we're talking more affordable :)
    Great post, sweetie!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Nadia! You need this in your collection, I think you'd suit it! The MUR Blushing Hearts look lovely, I need to get one! x

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  16. This highlighter is so amazing! I must admit I did neglect it when I bought MACs Soft&Gentle but now it's colder I've been using mary-loumanizer so much more as I think the gold shine to it is so perfect for this time of year! -xo

    chloedanielle.co.uk

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  17. My local Superdrug has just started stocking this range and I popped to get one but it had already sold out!!!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. Better be quick to get it as they're extremely popular! x

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  18. Great review. I must check this out.

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  19. beautiful color of your nail polish ;)


    http://www.fjallravenpolar.com/UserProfile/562

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  20. I'll be honest- I'm not really a beauty blogger because I'm horrible at makeup, but I've recently become addicted because I know that I suck so bad and want to learn more! I've been watching Youtube videos about highlighting and contouring. Love your post!

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    1. I'm sure you'll ace it in no time! Thank you! x

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  21. I've never even heard of this one but now I want to try it. I love the packaging! It's sooo cute and different, it catches your attention. Who wouldn't love to get ready with this everyday? And the fact that it has a full mirror has me sold already!! Where can you purchase this at?

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    1. Exactly, it's a joy to use everyday! You can purchase it from feelunique.com or Superdrug! x

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  22. Haha your nails do look lovely! What colour is that?! This highlighter is beautiful and pretty intense. I also love the ABH 'So Hollywood' Illuminator. I also love cream highlighters, such as MAC cream colour base in 'Hush' and Benefit's Watt's Up! Highlighter.

    Emily x
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    1. Aha thank you, it's Barry M Magenta glitter paint! The ABH highlighters look stunning! I love cream highlighters and love the look of Watt's Up! x

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  23. One of my absolute favourite highlighters and it makes a great eyeshadow too!

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  24. great blog - thank you. from one make-up lover to another xx

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  25. I own so many highlighters but I am desperate for this one, been drooling over it for weeks now! Just reminded me to pick it up! xx

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. This would be a nice little extra into your collection! I wanted it for months and finally picked it up! x

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  26. I swear by highlighters and bronzers. They make a huge difference.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. Highlighters have a huge impact to your face! x

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  27. Ooooooo haven't tried this!!! I've been really loving "Oh Darling" from Mac recently, but I should scoop this one up too. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. This is just beautiful, I've never heard a bad thing about it! x

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  28. I really love both the highlighter and bronzer by the Balm. I raved about them and they're my go to for now. Great products to love for a long time. The packaging had me sold too. xo

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    1. Thebalm are seriously impressive with their products - I keep going back for more! Oh the packaging draws me in! x

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  29. I want to pick this up so badly. I mistakenly bought the Cindy Lou Manizer (the more pink highlighter) and it just isn't as pretty as this one!

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    1. Oh that's a shame! I think you'd like this one better though! x

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  30. I have a sample of this and also have it in two other palettes from theBalm. It is definitely one of my top three highlighters - one of the few that does not enhance my pores.

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  31. I've never seen these highlighter before, and the way you've talked about this makes it seem like I'm missing out!! I better get to it and buy it then shouldn't I? :D
    Lauren x
    www.teastainedlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You are missing out Lauren, best go buy it! x

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  32. I've never really used a highlighter but I might do now :)
    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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  33. I've never tried this brand before but I agree highlighter is key! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Oh their products are seriously amazing x

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  34. Never tried this product but seems amazing!

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  35. Ahhh, this highlighter is still on my list of highlighters to try. Thanks for sharing and your post validates why I need it. xo Brigette

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  36. I love highlighters so so much ! This one looks so stunning .. I have never heard of his one (where have I been ?!).. The packaging is absolutely adorable too! ... Great post girly !
    Saira X
    Throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com xx

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    1. Me too, I'm highlighter obsessed! Wow you need this! x

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  37. I did not even know what highlighting was, but now I do. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I like this especially the packaging

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  39. This looks like such a dreamy highlighter! I've recently got into highlighting and I agree, you have to go all out with it. I've been using a liquid highlighter from Seventeen as I'm yet to find a powder one I like, but I may have to pick this one up now because everyone raves about it, I don't think I've ever seen a bad review! Your photos are lovely Jasmine. p.s your nails look great too ;) x

    Ami | perksofbeingami

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    1. There's no point going subtle! It's impossible to find a bad review - there's nothing bad about it! Thanks so much Ami, and thank you aha! x

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  40. I'm really struggling to find a good highlighter for pale skin, I'm not keen on shimmer but this sounds delightful! How much was it, may I ask? I'm really tempted to purchase one x

    Jem xo | JemsJournal.com | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin | Google+

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    1. I'm fairly pale and this works with my skin tone! I wouldn't say it's shimmer - more like a shine! It retails for £17.50! x

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  41. This highlighter looks gorgeous! I adore the Urban Decay highlighter that's in the Naked Flushed! Great post :) x
    www.gabriellaloves.com

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    1. I also like that highlight too but reach for this much more often! Thank you x

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  42. Love that it has multiple uses...great product

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  43. So pretty! I still haven't got this one in my collection, but it's next on the list! Your photos definitely do it justice and glad you're enjoying it! Gweni xxx

    www.gbeauty.co.uk

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  44. This looks like such a pretty highlighter! I really need (want) to add more highlighters to my stash, I seem to just stick with what I know.

    Barbie Sparkles | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. If you're hoping to expand your collection, get this! x

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  45. This looks so so beautiful, Im gonna have to give in and get it soon! xxx

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  46. Heard so much hype about this highlighter
    Wonder what it's like on dark skin?

    BLEURGH - www.bleurghnow.com

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  47. This is the highlighter I use...I love it too :-) x

    www.danielle-naomi.com

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  48. I absolutely love this highlighter, its definitely one of my favourites! Great review!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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  49. Oh this looks so pretty! It's on my Christmas list :) xx

    Toasty

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  50. I own SOOOOO many highlighters but not this one :O Such cure packaging as well, I must get around to trying it. Thanks for leaving me your link on Twitter darling, now following.

    Wendy Xx

    www.bumpkinbroke.com

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    1. You need to add this one to your collection asap! Thanks lovely x

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  51. I'm definitely thinking about picking this highlighter up while I'm out this weekend - hopefully my budget allows me to!

    xo Jenn | Hello Wench

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    1. No second thoughts needed gal, get it! x

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  52. Loved this post! I might well have to pick up this highlighter, it's stunning <3

    Love & Hugs
    Frances xoxo

    royallyrouge.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you hun! Oh you do, it's even more stunning than in the photos! x

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  53. This has been in my wishlist for a long time. I got the MAC's Soft & Gentle highlighter, so I'm curious to see the difference :)

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    1. Mac's soft and gentle has been in my wishlist for a bit now too! I think you'd really like this! x

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  54. I've been looking for a new highlighter for ages, definitely want to try this one now. Love the colour of your nails in this also! X

    http://lifewithchlobo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. This is perfect for you then! Ah thank love x

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  55. This is on it's way to me and I'm so excited! I've been waiting forever because of Chrismas postage and the anticipation is killing me haha xx

    brianneetc.co.uk

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    1. Eekk that's so exciting! I'd be getting very impatient now ha! x

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  56. The Balm highlighters have definitely changed the highlighting game and the Mary Lou is so lovely. It looks scary for my complexion but it's actually very flattering..xx

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    1. They're possibly some of the best out there! I bet it looks gorgeous! x

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  57. Love the packaging! Would love a swatch of it!
    Www.glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

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  58. A great review Jasmine.....like I've said previously, I'm not that much into highlighting as I worry i'd just look like a disco ball bit I do like to try..!! >.<
    This one looks amazing....i love the colour of it in the pan t looks like it would catch the light beautifully once on the skin itself. I'd love to see a picture of it in use....hint hint.....! >.<
    Great work,
    Sarah xoxox

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    1. Thank you! Haha don't worry - I'm probably like a disco ball anyways! x

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