I heart highlighters. They form an essential part of my makeup routine. Its like swirling a magic wand...adds that perfect touch to your look. So this weekend when i came across the well known The Balm cosmetics, their Mary Lou Manizer highlighter had ME written all over it!!
Ladies, this stuff does some serious awesome job!
The texture is fine and smooth, not too powdery plus very well pigmented. It blends beautifully onto skin without much effort and you can always go light or heavy with this product.
You know when one has to swirl the brush hard to get some product out? Well it ain't gonna happen with this product ever! Dab gently and you end up with the right amount. Few of my favorite highlighters before discovering Mary Lou was MACs cream in pearl and NARS Devotee.
I prefer Mary Lou over both at this point. MACs pearl though does an equally fab job, the texture being creamy is not very friendly with Dubai summers. When compared to Nars, Mary Lou is more yellow toned and Devotee is on the pale pink side. But in terms of texture and pigmentation Mary Lou scores. Another good but bronze toned highlighter is Watt's Up by Benefits. But the same again is creamy and am not exceedingly happy with how it appears on my skin.
(look at the difference in one swatch pigmentation)
Which is your current favorite highlighter?