For some years highlighters have been quite a big hit, there are many out there. Powders, creams, liquids… Which one do you go for? This is a step that some of us avoid and some of us can’t do without. Who wouldn’t want a nice glow? If you do then highlighter is what you are looking for, maybe theBalm Lou Manizer!

I don’t have many highlighters, I just have a few that I love and I am happy with it. I am sure most of you heard a lot about theBalm Lou Manizer highlighters, especially theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer which I believe is their most popular highlighter. It is the first product I got from them. I just couldn’t resist… how pretty it looks and also the packaging is catchy. Later on I got the second highlighter from theBalm, which is theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer.

These highlighters are smooth and silky in texture, really pigmented and easy to work with. With one stroke you get a really nice glow on your face, just make sure not to overdo it, as it is really pigmented. I always use small brushes (or finger tips depending on where I apply) and apply it with light hand, it blends so easily. I prefer to build up rather than applying so much in one go.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a light yellowish champagne shade highlighter whereas theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer is a soft peachy pink highlighter with gold undertone. Two different shades, which you can work with. I don’t like the highlighters with chunks of glitter in it, this one is great. It gives really nice shimmer and reflects the light.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer swatch

On the packaging it says they can be used as highlighter, shimmer and shadow. I have fair skin and I think theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer also can be used as a blush, however, I mostly go for matte blushes, this one would be so shimmery. However, if you like shimmery blushes then this would be a perfect multipurpose product for you. Also, I don’t think I’d consider using theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for anything more than highlighter, since it is a really light shade.

theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer

I also like the packaging. The illustrations are so pretty and definitely take attention. I like the big mirror, which comes so handy and there’s so much product in it. I have been using them a lot and there is still so much left in it.

Have you tried any of these highlighters? What’s your favourite highlighter?

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  • I never tried highlighter but i’m quite curious

    This one seems interesting.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  • I have not tried it yet, but after you post I definitely will:)

    The Rococo Style

  • I’ve seen this being used by a lot of beauty vloggers, and I love that it’s not all about the cute packaging. It gives off almost more than enough highlighting pigment. Loved seeing the swatches – great post!


    • It is really worth the hype. It is so pigmented and gives really nice glow. You should check it out xx

  • Looks cool! Never heard of it!

  • Haven’t tried this product yet but it sounds good. Another thing is that swatches are very convincingly pretty. Thanks for the review, Ela!
    Have a lovely day!

    Jhem |

  • Sophie Sierra

    These look so pretty! Love all the retro feels and the products look so gorgeous <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  • I absolutely love the Mary Lou manizer! It’s one of my favourite highlighters 🙂 x

  • This product sounds great!!

  • I have never tried these but i absolutely love the packaging!

    Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my most recent post to find out more 🙂

    Lauren x

    • The packaging is gorgeous, I love it.
      Thank you so much, I will make sure to check it! xx

  • Marti Dawn

    I haven’t tried these but oh my gosh that packaging is beautiful!

  • Lucy Penn

    These look beautiful i deffo have to pick them up!!

  • I love The Balm packagings, this retro look is really beautiful!

    • Packaging is gorgeous, looks really different 🙂 xx

  • nikola

    Great post!! I like it!:) ♥

    Have an awesome day!


  • Hiya!
    Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my most recent post to find out more 🙂

    Girl Abroad

  • I’d heard about this highlighter but never seen it swatched before, and it looks great! As for using it as eyeshadow, it might work in the inner corners of the eyes if it’s too light to use otherwise! 😉

    Julia xx
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    • I sometimes use it in the inner corners, it looks good. However wouldn’t ever use on my eyelids 🙂 xx

  • Oh these look really pretty! I love your last pic how you have drawn a heart 🙂 Gemma xx

  • These look so pretty! I love the packaging too. So cute x

  • yasmin sanchez

    I have to try, I find very interesting !!


  • Emily

    These are almost very Benefit-esque I feel like! I love the look of them though. My favourite highlighter would probably have to be Nars – you only need the tiniest blob – it’s brilliant!

    Musings & More

    • I haven’t tried Nars one, it sounds good. I will make sure to check it 🙂 xx

  • Winfred

    that balm just looks like it smells delicious

    but it’s nice to hear you’ve found the perfect highlighter x


  • I can see how these highlighters would be a great look on your skin! I’ll definitely have to check them out as I’m learning more about make-up and getting into it. Thanks for your suggestions! I love the covers as well.

    • You should check them out, they are really pretty. Tiny amount of it gives such a nice glow.

  • I wear minimal make-up and and don’t wear highlighter myself, These products look great, though.

  • I’ve been wanting to try these for so long! Love your blog!

    • They are so pretty, You should try them out. Thank you 🙂 x

  • Emmylou

    I have been tempted by these but they are quite expensive. I was using a Max Factor highlighter but I really want to try something new! You’ve tempted me 😁

    Emmylou xx

    • I know they are expensive however they last for quite a long time. They are so pigmented so you only need tiny amount. Just try them out, you will see what I mean 🙂 xx

  • I have loved the Mary-lou for three years now! and would you believe the original is still going strong, though it has unfortunately been dropped twice and I’ve had to fix it, but anyways it’s still a firm firm favourite, the silky smooth texture and like you said the lack of shimmers…perfection ^_^

    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

    • I will make sure to not drop it otherwise I would be so sad. Good to know that you fixed it 🙂 xx

  • I really love the Mary Lou, though the texture is so soft mine actually smashed 🙁 I definitely want to check out the other shades! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

    • Oh no, that’s bad 🙁 Agree with you, the texture is so soft. I will be careful when I carry it around 🙂 Other shades are so pretty too, definitely check them out xx

  • I normally don’t use highlighter, but I’ve been thinking of investing in the Mary-Lou. I’m fully convinced after your review! 😉

    • Mary-Lou is gorgeous, you will see once you try it out! You will love it 😉 xx

  • I’ve heard of these before but haven’t got around to trying them myself! Like you I have pale skin and normally prefer matte blushes but shimmer ones are perfect for summer time 🙂 x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  • Awww, beautiful packaging indeed, Ela! Reminds me a bit of Benefit’s. Love the pin-up vibe of theBalm. Currently I’m using MAC. 😉


  • Lizzie

    What a lovely blog, so glad i found it! Great post 🙂

  • This is the one highlighter that I’ve wanted to try for ages but I’m still trying to justify it as I don’t wear highlighters that often. Topshop glow is my favourite so far 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • That’s what I thought before I got it “I don’t wear highlighters that often”… This one changed my mind 🙂

  • I love my Mary Lou so much, I have two! (plus one as part of a palette…!)

    Milly //

    • I saw the palette one after I got Cindy-Lou… However I am so tempted to get it too:) x

  • I quite recently discovered Mary Lou Manizer and seriously think it’s one of my favourite powder highlighters. I actually prefer it to Becca Opal. I find that the shimmer specks go all over the face when I use the Becca highlighters but Mary Lou Manizer doesn’t and the shade of this is so pretty.

    • I haven’t tried Becca Opal however I love Mary Lou. It doesn’t get messy which is great 🙂 x

  • I recently received the Mary Lou Manizer for my birthday and ever since I’ve been really getting into highlighting more! It’s the first product I’ve owned from theBalm but I love it so much I definitely want to try out more by them. The Cindy-Lou Manizer looks just as gorgeous, I’ll have to give it a swatch sometime soon 🙂 x

    Charlotte’s Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

    • Mary Lou is gorgeous 🙂 Since you love it, definitely try out Cindy Lou too. Same texture but warmer shade 🙂 xx

  • I’m so tempted to get Mary-Lou but not sure how much I would actually use it as I have a few others. Lovely though!

    • It is a good one, if you ever decide on getting a new highlighter, I would highly recommend that.

  • I haven’t tried either of these as I don’t highlight that much but I love The Balm products and packaging! So cute! Think I prefer the look of Mary Lou 🙂

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • theBalm’s packaging is gorgeous. They look different but good 🙂 x

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Gorgeous shades, I haven’t tried either yet but they look so dreamy
    The packaging is gorgeous aswell

  • Josie Stewart

    The packaging looks great, looks like a good size and I love that it comes with a mirror! I use cream highlighter sticks mainly, my fave is one by No7 – great dupe for the Clinique ones! x

    Josie |Sick Chick Chic

  • I haven’t tried these highlighters yet, but I have used other products from The Balm and I was reawlly impressed by their quality!


    • theBalm is a really good brand, I like their products.

  • i want to get into cosmetics more, but first, i would love for my face to clear up! :,( lovely review!

    ♥ | | xoxo

    • I hope you clear up your face, it is more important 🙁 First skincare then makeup! xx

  • I’ve never actually used a highlighter, but would definitely love to try it sometime. Really love the packaging on these:-) Thanks for the recommendation!

    • I love the packaging and the product 🙂 Such a good quality! x

  • I use highlighter on my nose (after I contour the 2 sides) and it really helps my contour look. And I put it on my cheek bones too. This looks great, I wanna try it!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • That’s where I also apply the highlighter, then I get a nice glow 🙂

  • I don’t use a highlighter, but I’d love to try one. This looks really great, and the packaging is so cute! Great post, thanks for sharing!


    • Highlighters give such a nice glow, you should try one out, you might like it. x

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Great post!!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Jaimie Felix

    I haven’t tried these highlighters yet, wish we have them here in Manila so I could try them on. Their packaging are so pretty.

    • I hate it when you can’t get all the products everywhere, it is such a shame!

  • Those shades are so gorgeous! I can’t get myself to purchase them because I always feel like I have too much makeup.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • I so know what you mean, it is like you want something but you already have enough. Maybe one day if you want to spoil yourself, give this one a try 🙂 x

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    Need to try, love the shades!

    God bless,

    Xo, Claire

  • I don’t really have a favourite highlighter yet, so I might try these out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Diana Horsfall

    I don’t have favorite highlighter easier…cuz never use it..but great article

  • ERMERGERD you got them?! I’m so jealous! I’ve been trying to find theBalm everywhere but they are always out of stock! I’ll love to get the Mary-Lou Manizer, it’s amazing <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’

    • Even tho both are so pretty, Mary-Lou is my favourite. You should try it out, you will love it <3 x

  • I haven’t tried these but they look amazing!

  • The packing is very cool – I’ve not tried many highlighters but I would love to try these

    Jenn |

    • I love the packaging. Try out Mary Lou, it is so pretty! x

  • She’s a beauty all right!

  • Christina Fiona Scherwionke

    These look great – I think I might try the Cindy-Lou Manizer! 🙂

    x Christina | Caliope Couture

  • Erin Russell

    this post makes me want them even more, cant wait to get my hands on the Maniser sisters palette, all 3 in one! they look so beautiful. Definitely going to love Mary-Lou now I have seen it swatched next to Cindy!

    • I found out about that palette after getting Cindy:( I would so like to get that too. At least with the palette you would have all of them 🙂 x

  • Swati Sharma

    I really want to try this product, but as it is really pricey in India, I am holding on myself…

  • I’ve just purchased Mary-Lou and it is FABULOUS! I’m all about the faux glow at the moment and this has been my enabler!




  • nunzia sofia

    it look fantastic product, i must take it!

    Big Hug

  • I can’t believe I still haven’t tried this highlighter. I love highlight so much I really need to get my hands on this!

  • I have the Mary-Lou manizer which I love! unfortunately, I did drop it and it shattered into a million pieces so my one piece of advice is – don’t drop it!! 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

    • Aww that’s bad! Thank for the advice, I will make sure to keep it safe 🙂 xx

  • I dont have a favorite highlighter. To be honest, I rarely ever use them, I am not much into highlighting for myself. If I absolutely need one I own a liquid one from MeMeMe and one pair of Bobby Brown Shimmer Bricks.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Bobbu Brown bricks looks pretty, I swatched them and I really like it.

      • They are, but I really rarely use them, so they are wasted on me!

  • Honeypot Blogs

    I haven’t tried either product, but I love the look of Mary-Lou Manizer! It looks so pretty! Great post!xx

  • isabel selles

    i need to try that brand!!



  • The packaging is very cute.

  • Oh, these look gorgeous! They are both on my wishlist. Hopefully I can get them soon. I just adore highlighters. My current favourite highlighter is The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in golden. It is a pretty champagne shade.

    • BS one is pretty too, it looks nice. These highlighters are beautiful, they give really nice glow 🙂 xx

  • These are gorgeous, I just find them too pigmented and obvious on my skin! I love MAC Lightscapade

    • They are really pigmented, I try to be light when I use them.

  • Lenya

    Beautiful shades. Happy Monday, girl.


  • Those two shades are actually lovely, I wear Watts Up by Benefit which is more of a cream, but I really want to try a powder highlighter and give it a go.

    Albana Janjeva | Stylist | | Louis Vuitton Series 3

    • I don’t really use cream ones, however I have my eyes on Benefit one. These powder highlighters are really good, you should try them out x

  • Mary Lou Manizer is my holy grail highlighter, I haven’t used anything else in ages!

  • Ellie Adams

    I’m so glad you reviewed this, I’ve been lusting after Mary Lou for such a long time and it looks beautiful!


  • I also have Mary Lou and love it! I saw there will be a Holiday palette from The Balm with three of the Manizers and I definitely want to get it 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I saw that after I got Cindy Lou… Even tho I have 2/3 shades, I want to get it too 🙂 It looks so cute xx

  • Nina

    I need to give these highlighters a try.


  • I own theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and it is definitely an intense one. I thought about getting Cindy-Lou – maybe I’ll think about the holiday set…

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Go for the holiday set, then you have all the shades 🙂 xx

  • This looks like the perfect highlighter (and packaging). I’m always searching for something to give me that healthy glow! XX


    • Try them out, especially Mary Lou. They are great, I like the glow they give. x

  • Samileen

    I have been wanting Mary Luo highlighter for the LONGEST time, I seriously need to get my hands on it. But off-late I have been enjoying cream highlighters a lot specially the one by no.7

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • Go for their Holiday palette then you would have all the shades 🙂 They are so pretty! x

  • Danielle

    I definitely want to get the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. I have not had a highlighter in a while. Have a great week!


    • Mary-Lou is beautiful, definitely go for it. Have a great week! x

  • I’ve been looking for a good highlighter lately and I’d definitely love to try these out! You have me convinced 🙂 Love your blog!

    • Try them out, you will love them more. Thank you 🙂 x

  • I LOVE using highlighters! I typically use Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl, which is a liquid, and then I put a power by IT cosmetics on top to enhance it. I need to check out the one by The Balm, as I’ve also heard a lot about it! Thanks for sharing, beautiful! Have a wonderful day!



    • I heard a lot about Benefit one. These are also so pretty and pigmented, check them out. Have a great day 🙂 xx

  • La Travelera

    I really love their packaging! <3


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  • rae

    Loving the packaging and this product sounds really great. I have yet to use anything from The Balm but will be on the lookout for these highlighters.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • I love the packaging, it is different. theBalm has great products, definitely check them out x

  • I have wanted to try these for so long! Numerous times I have seen people who said they are wearing this and it looks gorgeous! Great post x

  • I’ll have to try these! Such cute packaging too!

    Wishes & Reality

  • Nadia

    Highlighter, shimmer, shadow and blush all in one – this product sounds delightful, hon. I really love the packaging, so foxy looking 🙂 Will go check out the Balm cosmetics, it sounds fab!
    xox Nadia

    • Definitely check them out, they are really pretty 🙂 x

  • This looks so good, I need to try it!

  • Corinne C

    I love the packaging for the balm products 🙂

    Corinne x

  • The packaging is beyond gorgeous! I’m glad to hear that it is a great product! 🙂

  • Lizlizo

    These look amazing, I love a good highlighter!

    – Liz Lizo

  • These highlighters have been on my wishlist for so long! They just look amazing and people are raving about them!

    A whole lot of serendipity

  • I was just in the market for a new highlighter and I am so sad I didn’t see this post before! Great review

    Enclothed Cognition

  • I just won the Mary Lou Manizer highlighter at the weekend and I am so excited for it to get to me. Looks like such a stunning shade x

    Beauty with charm

    • Lucky you 🙂 You will love it, I can’t wait to see you wearing it xx

  • Amanda Kerr

    Awesome post, check out my blog xox

  • I’ve always wanted to try these highlighters and have never gotten around to it!

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  • I have a few highlighters but I usually reach for liquid highlighter. Currently I am alternating between Becca Shimmering Perfector in Opal and Benefit Sunbeam. Have yet to try Lou Manizer but I have read great reviews on them.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I haven’t tried the ones you did however heard a lot about them. I want to try Becca ones especially, they look so pretty x

  • Diana Horsfall
  • Diane

    I agree with you such cute packaging. I’ve never used this brand, but now I’m going to have to give it a try!!


    • I fell in love with the packaging first then the product itself. Give it a try, it is really good xx

  • Shwetali

    cute packaging.. I heard of this products a lot but never tried.. those are in my wishlist 🙂

  • Ahhhh I love love love the Mary Lou highlighter! It’s become one of my absolute favorites along with my Hourglass Luminous highlighters. xo

    Kelsey |

    • I love it too, it is gorgeous! I want to try HG, heard a lot about it xx

  • Hannah Bee

    Love the packaging on these, never heard of the brand before but I’ll definitely look out for them now 🙂 xo

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog

  • so cute, just swatched mary loumanizer in the store the other day and am gutted i didn’t walk out having purchased it!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

    • I kept doing it quite a few times before I actually got it. You should go for it 🙂 x

  • I’ve wanted the Mary lou one for agess. Definitely need to pick it up xx
    Glossy Boutique

  • The girl in the cover looks Taylor Swift tho! Haha

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • I really want to get that Mary Lou highlighter! I love Benefit High Beam, it’s a classic x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • Heard a lot about Benefit one, I will need to check it out x

  • sounds great ! also you are right the packaging looks so pretty 🙂

  • The Balm Manizer is so popular! I can’t believe I still didn’t have a chance to try it out. Both shades look so good and pigmented. I’m sure these two are great products! And the packaging looks very lovely too 🙂 Thanks for your review xx

    Let’s Talk Primers //

    • They are really pretty and really good. I like how pigmented they are. Also loving the packaging 🙂 xx

  • These look so ethereal and pretty 🙂 I really need to experiment when it comes to highlighters 🙂 I can imagine the lightest one of these coming out absolutely beautifully

    Rachel xx

    • Mary Lou is my favourite, it is absolutely beautiful 🙂 xx

  • Really informative. Thank you very much (:
    Nati xx

  • I love the packaging! It’s such a refreshing change x


  • This sounds and looks amazing! I need to have a look into it 🙂
    Ramsha | Rose

  • They look great, plus they seem really pigmented!

  • Ivana Džidić

    I do love this retro packaging…so cute! Can yo believe I never tried a highlighter? I really need to give it a shot.

    • You should definitely try some highlighters, you might really like it 🙂

  • I have the Mary Lou Manizer and I love it! I agree with you on all points– smooth, silky, and super pigmented. The Balm’s packaging is so catchy and it really draws you in. I’ve tried Benefit’s High Beam (a liquid highlighter) and I seemed to always have trouble evenly blending out the product. Great review 🙂

    Amy |

    • They are really catchy:) I haven’t tried Benefit one, it is one of the products that I want to try out. x

  • I haven’t yet but I am so in love with the packaging I feel like I HAVE to go it a try!

  • lovely review! the packaging is so cute!

  • These look so cute! Love the packaging! I haven’t bought anything from this brand yet, but everything always seems so lovely. Thanks for the review 🙂

    xo, mikéla /

    • Their products look so cute and I want to get all of them haha 🙂 Thank you! xx

  • I don’t know this product! Thanks for sharing Ela!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for
    stopping at my blog. I’m very happy for you comment.

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  • They look like lovely highlighters! I like the packaging 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Sophia Ton

    Hey Dear,
    I really like your Posts & you have great Pictures. Would you like to support each other and follow via Bloglovin, Google + & GFC? That would be so cool, and I hope we stay in touch. 🙂

    Greetings, Sophia xx

  • Love those highlighters. Great purchase!

    Brittany x

  • Amy

    I have Mary Lou-Manizer and I love it as an eye shadow. I only use it as a highlighter when I want something dramatic.

    Amy | Dervish Darling

    • I used them when I want to look all shiny 🙂 They are great!

  • Alejandra Ramirez



    Zapatos Rojos

  • This is nice to know.. I havent tried using these highlighters though.

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  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’ve been eyeing this highlighter for quite some time…and I have many many highlighters! Many have said it’s a beautiful highlight but for some reason I just haven’t had a chance to check it out just yet. As if I need another but I will have to try it. In the name of beauty blogging! 🙂 xx,

    • Definitely go for it in the name of beauty blogging 🙂 You won’t be disappointed! xx

  • I’m a powder highlighter kinda girl, really, but I think I’ve got room for these as I’m a huge fan of highlighter! They look lovely!

    May | THE MAYDEN

    • They are really lovely and I am sure you’d love them too. xx

  • Ting

    Thanks for sharing, lovely post! xo

  • Interesting post, truly inspiring, I love it, thank you for sharing!!!


  • My go-top highlighter is MAC’s Soft & Gentle. I love it 🙂 X


  • Emily Valentine Parr

    I’ve seen these everywhere! I love my Makeup Revolution palette for powder highlighters an Topshop GLOW for Liquid xx

    • I keep seeing makeup revolution everywhere and I really want to try it, it looks fab! x

  • isabel selles

    i need to try this brand!! seriously!



  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this product! My favourite highlighter from one of my favourite brands! x x


  • This looks lovely – I love the look of these, kind remind me of Soap and Glory! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • What gorgeous packaging and so convenient to slip in a handbag!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • love this review! Thank you darling!

    Sabrina |

    Sabrina | GYPSY T▲N

  • HEY! Your layout looks familiar friend!! haha – I love how you made it your own though, it looks great! 🙂

    I was thinking – we should totally do a blog collab. I would love for you to do a top 5 beauty products as a “get gorgeous” segment. And what in the world could I post for you?!

    PS – this highlighter looks fab. I use a Bare Minerals compact on myself, which I love!

    xo Annie

  • sofia

    This highlighter looks amazing 🙂 I don’t really use highlighters that much (don’t own any) but I used to have this really light powder foundation and i used it as a highlighter (young me) Lovely review Xx Sofia

    • Thank you 🙂 This highlighter is really pretty, if you ever want to get one, consider this one xx

  • I NEED to get my hands on these, I have been putting it off as I have been a bit of a spending ban but I have heard so many good things about them…

    Pams Stuff and Things

  • Such lovely packaging! I haven’t tried a highlighter yet but I should give it a shot 🙂

    Bold Bliss

  • nikola

    I like it!!♥

    Have an aweosme day!


  • I love Mary Lou-Manizer! I’m a bit of a highlight addict! xx


  • Oh I am dying to try both of these! I can’t decide which of the two I’d choose, which makes me all the more tempted to get the new trio set they have coming out. Although I am partial to try the Cindy-Lou Manizer one because it is my name haha.

    Cindy //

    • Mary-Lou is my favourite but Cind-Lou is also great! Tough decision 🙂 x

  • I haven’t tried either of these highlighters but I definitely want mary-lou as it seems like it’ll suit my skin tone best. I’ll be sure to get it when its on sale on hautelook.
    I love your photography, btw.

    • Mary-Lou is my favourite, it gives a nice glow, definitely get it! Thank you so much 🙂

  • I’m seriously obsessed with Mary Lou right now, it’s the most incredible highlighter. I’ve been loving using it as an eyeshadow too, it’s so buttery! Your blog is lovely by the way, how do you get so many comments on your posts? Wow is all that I can say!

    Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

    • Mary Lou is gorgeous, I love it 🙂 I seriously don’t know how I get that many comments, I am also surprised. If I end up figuring out, I will let you know 🙂 x

  • I personally love highlighter and its as step I cant miss haha! I really need to try Mary Lou Manzier! I’ve heard nothing but good things! Great post xx

    • Highlighters make a great difference and this one is lovely. You should check it, you will love it 🙂 xx

  • Scarlett London

    These look SO cute and such lovely pigments! Will have to give these a go when I next treat myself to some make-up items!

    Scarlett xx

    • They are really pretty and pigmented, definitely check them out x

  • I’m always looking for the perfect highlighter, I don’t like chunky glitter either 🙂 The Mary Lou looks lovely, I tend to go more for pale/pinky highlighters but tempted!

    • I don’t have many highlighters, when I find one that I love I use it all the time 🙂 Mary Lou is my favourite, it gives really nice glow!

  • Lyndsay

    I have the Mary-Lou Manizer. I agree its easy to go over board with it. I still LOVE it though. I also use it as an inner corner highlight! 🙂

    • It looks so pretty as an inner corner highlight too, I also use it for that 🙂 x

  • The packaging is so fun! Love the retro designs.

    xx Yasmin

  • Mary Lou-Manizer was the first PR freebie I ever got, so it’s a bit sentimental to me! I actually had my eyes on it for years due to the blogosphere hype, and though I don’t wear it often, it truly delivers! Super buttery, pigmented, and not glittery. I haven’t seen Cindy Lou in-person yet, so I haven’t had a chance to swatch it yet, but I doubt a pinky highlight would look good on me!

    • I got Mary Lou after watching so many YouTube videos, I just couldn’t resist how good it looked. I am happy that I got it 🙂 Cindy Lou would actually suit you without looking too pink.

  • I love love love Mary Lou! Will you be getting the theBalm highlighter palette that comes with all three shades? It’s a holiday edition i think 🙂 but my current fave highliter definitely has to be the Becca Champagne Pop! 😀

    Stephanie | Beauty Bucketeer

    • I am thinking about it, even tho I have two out of three, that palette looks beautiful 🙂 Champagne Pop looks gorgeous, I have it on my wish list and definitely gonna check it 🙂

  • Normally I use powder for highlighting but my latest pick is a cream and I think it is very easy to work with compared to the powder! ^_^ I’ve never tried Mary-Lou before but I might go for this one next time I have to shop for a highlighter cause they look cute and high pigmented in a positive way! 😀 I would love to try it out! 😀

    • I’ve never tried cream highlights, I have oily skin so I am kinda scared of using creamy products. Mary Lou is gorgeous, you should definitely check it out then you will fall for it 🙂

  • Harman

    I have been thinking of getting one of these since longgg. Nice review 🙂

  • These look lovely I need a champagne highlighter and the packaging is cute x

    • They are really lovely and I adore the packaging 🙂 x

  • I’ve heard such great things about these highlighters! I’ve used the FratBoy blush from this line and love it so I’ll have to try the highlighters out:)

    • I keep swatching FratBoy however I haven’t purchased it yet, it is a pretty blush! These highlighters are great, definitely try them out 🙂

  • Ana

    The packaging is so cute:)
    I think I’ll try them out! xx

  • I got the Mary-Lou because of the gorgeous color (and buzz on the internet haha) last year! I still love it but I got horribly lazy with my makeup – I don’t use anything on my skin. So now I only use it as an eyeshadow from time to time. 🙂

    • It is gorgeous, isn’t it? Sometimes I feel so lazy and I don’t feel like putting makeup on but when I do, I wonder why I stop doing that haha 🙂

  • Oohh I’ve been looking for a good highlighter! This looks like a lovely product, I love the packaging! Xx

  • I have the Mary Lou-manizer and it is one of my favorites! Only downside is the packaging for me- the pan disconnected from the compact so every time I open it, the pan falls out!