There is something special about highlighter – it literally transforms the face. It adds an extra oomph to a makeup look, bringing out the high points of your face and giving you that glow in a more uniform way. If you love a glowy base as much as I do then you might want to listen up…
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer is these days a cult product among the Youtube and blogging worlds. It is a light beige with a golden sheen. The gold tones in this highlighter makes it perfect for those of us with warm skin with yellow undertones. However, I don’t find it to be overwhelmingly warm and I think it would work fine on someone with more pink undertones. This is quite an intense and pigmented highlighter, but can be easily applied with a light hand for more of a glow-from-within look. It looks almost glittery in the pan, but I don’t see that translated on the skin – it is more sheen than glitter. The texture is buttery and smooth to apply, and frankly I am in love. When it comes to application, I tend to focus it on the tops of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, cupids bow and under the brow.
It’s surprisingly difficult to photograph highlighter, but after quite a heavy-handed application, the light bounced off it beautifully. If you’re a highlighter junkie and haven’t tried this one already, you really should. Have you ever tried anything from theBalm?