theBalm® cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer® Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer

If being too gorgeous were a crime, this luminizing powder would turn us all into serial offenders. Ok, maybe that'’s a little extreme, but can you blame us? This three-in-one highlighter, eyeshadow, and all-over shimmer is the prettiest honey-hued pigment we’ve ever laid our eyes on. As the pun-tastic name suggests, this versatile luminizer imparts a soft-focus glow wherever we choose to apply it. Light-reflecting silica particles conceal blemishes and fine lines, while the honey color leaves a sheer wash of shimmer. It’'s our secret to looking great in all settings, from fluorescent cubicles to candlelit cafes.

theBalm® cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer® Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer
4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 4,332 Reviews 4,332 Reviews
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I'm not so sure about this product. I tried some of the sample on my pale skin and it didn't look right. Perhaps I used it wrong, but I followed the highlight card that came with it.

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Just.... eh...
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I am very fair-skinned, so maybe that was the issue... but it was just not the right color for me. I might be able to use this as eyeshadow but I have not tried it yet. Just an okay product for me.

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Eh
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I had really high hopes for this but it just doesn't quite work on my complexion. I think it's because the tone is too close to my actual skin color. It just always looks too shiny and sparkly rather than illuminating. It's a nice formula and I still use it from time to time but overall I'm a little disappointed.

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Nice
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Nice product. Very glowy. If you are looking for a little glow, this product is not for you. Great for dry skin to give that fresh glowy skin look.

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not great
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Didn't care for this. There are other highlighters in the same price range that are much better. This highlighter is very visible and unbelievable

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Not bad but not great
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I know a lot of people like these one but I find the glitter to be a little bit too chunky - I prefer a more elegant finish for a highlighter. Also, wish it were smoother

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Decent

This isn't bad especially for the price, it feels nice, applies well and is of medium pigment density. The only issue is its maybe not the right color for me not bad but in just not sure I do like the consistency and application and it lets so jury is still out.

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Love the shimmer/Unfortunately pore clogging
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I love the shimmer that this offers. I do have to blend it in, otherwise it is quite obvious there is powder on my face. Once applied and blended it works awesome! Makes skin look great in photographs! On the down side it clogs the heck out of my pores and the next day or two is black head and mini pimple city. I only use it when I need to look my most fabulous. It does make great eye-shadow. I will unfortunately continue my luminizer hunt!

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light and natural glow
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This is a really light colored highlighter, which leaves a subtle shimmer. Nice for day wear for a little touch of natural looking shine, but not very dramatic for highlighting a night look.

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Just OK
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I wanted to love this product judging from the great reviews. However, it looks extremely metallic right out of the compact but is totally invisible when applied to my face. I would prefer to save my money on something with a little more impact.

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