theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer looks beautiful as it catches the light but I must say it does require a perfect base to fully deliver what you expect out of it. As the highlighter is pale, it can easily accentuate pores and imperfections, drawing unwanted attention. This is quite a big deal for me as it makes the product high maintenance and not something that I can grab anytime on the go, unlike the Sweet Touch Glam ‘N’ Shine Bronzing Natural. The longevity on its own is okay but practically it also depends on what you put underneath so that it holds on, which again means, it’s all about the base.
I purchased mine from a Facebook page for 2150 PKR during theBalm’s 50% off sale which was still steep and it is otherwise available for anywhere between 2800-3200 locally through pages.
Amount: 8.5 g
Availability: theBalm’s website and Facebook pages.
To sum it up, this highlighter didn’t turn out to be too promising in action for the price tag. No doubt it looks pretty, both in person and in photos, but only if you can make it work for you.