Mary-Lou Manizer By The Balm|More Than 1 Way


Here’s the outer packaging of Mary-Lou Manizer:


Now this is not the new line from the Balm Cosmetics, you can actually buy ’em online or at Sephora, so I’m excited to want to give you a closer look at what is a major contender for Cutest Beauty Product in my Beauty World. You probably have this product or seen many youtubers raving and talking about this luminizer but did you know that it can also work on as a highlighter, shimmer and shadow? I’m very curious so, I got one to try it out myself for you here in my post.

Does it actually live up to the hype? Let’s see!

mary lou highlight

It gets even better when you open up the box, because this is what you get:

Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye in a metal tin compact packaging. Oh yes, whoever works at theBalm knows exactly how to get to us.

large pan

I should mention, the selling point with these isn’t just the pretty packaging. This is a powder luminizer that is supposed to have lasting power without fading.

It has a good size round mirror in this compact disc which is brilliant to bring in your purse. I love this packaging inside out.

color swatch

Obviously, you’re going to blend it out more than this, but I have to say—this highlighter is SUPER-pigmented. Even though it has a tiny bit of shimmer through it, you don’t notice it on the skin.

mary lou swatch

And here’s what they look like on the skin:

As for the wear time, I noticed some fade after about five hours or so, but that could just be because they are so pigmented, I only applied a small amount.

I have several ways to wear this luminizer so leave your eyes peeled: lol! This method I called it strobing. To place highlighter where the light hits for a natural looking finish.

makeup look

The standard area to put the luminizer is as a highlighter on top of the cheek bones but you can also apply them on several other areas for definition.


On the high point of my forehead, the tip of the nose, on the cupid’s bow and on the high point where the light hits for extra bang!


I also wear it on top of my brow bone, on top of my brow bone, on the tear duct  on for more definition.

final look
final look

I hope you find this post interesting and helpful. Let me know if you like to read any other makeup products in the comment section. I’d love to hear what you think 😀

Have you tried this Mary Lou Manizer by the Balm? Where did you get yours by leaving your comments down below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo


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15 thoughts on “Mary-Lou Manizer By The Balm|More Than 1 Way”

  1. This is a very strong highlighter but leaves a beautiful glow! I like wearing this in my inner eye near the tear duct. I bought mine from Rexall – they have a whole theBalm display there and they sometimes go on sale!

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  2. I have heard a lot about this luminzer. Yep, like you said haha. Ugh … I may just have to break down and buy it! LOL.Thanks for the review! And I would buy it at London Drugs, that’s where I’ve seen it.

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  3. I’ve heard so many great things about Mary Lou and I also think there’s a rose gold one but I can’t remember her name. theBalm nails it every time, I think.


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