I seriously coveted this product for months before I bought it. It appears in practically every make-up tutorial video I watch (the origins of which range from the States to the UK and even Dubai). The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer lives up to every one of the positive things I have heard about it, the soft magnificent sheen can inspire envy in even the most humble of people. One sweep of this product is enough to cover both my cheekbones and below my brow-bones. It is a highlighter that does not leave the area you apply it to looking whiter than the rest of your face, nor is it simply pressed glitter. This product, together with The Balm’s Bahama Mama, will turn you in to a contouring goddess.
The packaging is just gorgeous, with the top half sporting a compact mirror and, like most cosmetics by The Balm, is graced with the fifties/sixties inspired artwork that makes it all the more original.
The only downfall of this product is the price. It could be argued that for that price, you could get your skin treated to bring out the natural glow. But if you keep repeating “it is significantly cheaper than the Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder” (my end-all and be-all of highlighters) in your head when you buy it, you’ll be alright.