theBalm® cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer

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
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Too small

I love the product itself, but the sample size is incredibly disappointing. It's too small to use any brush besides an eyeshadow brush. It's been way too long since I received a decent-sized sample (or a full size, isn't that a thought!?) in my box.

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Great consistency!
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I usually stay away from overly shimmer highlighters (I'm very oily/shiny), but I adore this color as an eyeshadow. The formula is a nice silky powder consistency, with rich pigmentation pay-off (rare!)

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Highlighter
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I'm not really a shadow kind of girl but this was a gorgeous color and not tacky with sparkles and glitter you could lightly put it on for slight shimmer or double up to be super glam. I'm also a total sucker for packaging and this package is adorable. It makes you want to use it just so you can take it out of your makeup bag. I like that it's so versatile. You can put it anywhere!I'm still playing around with it so I'm not sure if I'd buy it but it's fun to play with.

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Great pigmentation!
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I'm really impressed with this product. I used it last night as an eyeshadow, and it exceeded expectations. It was very pigmented - I only needed a little bit. It also blended very well with the other shadows I used. And the color, on my fair skin, works well as a base. Also, the packaging is very cute and the sample size is very generous! I'm very pleased with this sample.

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Kind of a letdown
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Seemed to 'catch' on dryer skin... and not apply smoothly. Bases and xtra moisturizing didn't help. Pretty color, though.

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Perfect Shimmer
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This is great as an eyeshadow when you want to have a nude palette, but it kicks it up a bit. The texture is great and it has just the right amount of shimmer.

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Another Wonderful Product from theBalm!
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As a general rule, all of theBalm's products are amazing--I own around five of their products and particularly love their concealers and eyeshadows--so I was thrilled when Birchbox sent me this sample! It is such a pretty highlighter/shimmery eyeshadow! I put it on immediately and got several compliments from my girlfriends that night. One of them declared that she had to buy it for herself since she already loves theBalm's nude palette so much!

It does a particularly wonderful job of highlighting your brow bones and looks awesome as a sheer eyeshadow--great for those days when you just want a very natural, light look. I've used it a few times for highlighting my cheekbones, and it does a great job of that too. It blends beautifully and is long-lasting.

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So pretty!
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I'm South Asian and have fairly dark skin. This highlighter looked beautiful on my skin! Loved it!

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Versatile as shadow or highlighter
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Great texture and a bit sparklier than my other (cream) highlighters. I've used it as a shadow already -- I can see it working with a range of other colors.

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Perfect highlighter
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I loved this product. It is a subtle but effective highlighter, with good instructions :)

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