Review : The Balm, Mary-Lou Manizer aka The Luminzer

I recently won Dee's Sleek and The Balm giveaway, the products were supplied by Beauty Emporium. Massive thanks to you both :) I'd never tried any products by The Balm before so was very excited for these.

Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on Mary-Lou Manzier, aka, The Luminzer.

I really like the packaging, it has a Benefit-esque vibe to it which I love. It comes in a nice compact with a handy little mirror.

The product itself glides on effortlessly and smoothly, this is one swipe in natural light. As you can see it has a lovely gold shimmer, but isn't too shimmery to make me afraid.

You can use this as a highlighter, shimmer and eyeshadow making it is a very versatile product.


I wore the product alone on my eyes for a working day, to give it the 9-5 test. I was very impressed. As you can see in the photos the product lasted all day with very little creasing, bearing in mind that I used no primer at all and have very oily lids this is quite an achievement.

Would I recommend this product - yes I would. I'm not sure how easily available it is as I won the product and have never come across any products from The Balm before. If you come across this beauty I strongly suggest picking it up. The tin is huge (8.5g of product) so it will last ages.

*Please note, even though I won this product in a giveaway all opinions are my own, I was not asked to blog about my prizes.*


  1. After trying this I really recommend doing so xx

  2. It really is even prettier in real life :) xx

  3. I'm not sure if it is stocked in shops anywhere. If I see it in a shop I'll probably be buying more. I only really like buying cheaper make-up online as if you don't like it doesn't really matter, but I don't like the idea of buying more expensive make up online. I like to play with it first xx

  4. The packaging really is adorable isn't it! I'm a sucker for quirky packaging x

  5. I saw quite a few good reviews on the blush from Carmine box, it does seem like a very good brand xx

  6. I really want to try something from TheBalm!

  7. I love how shimmery it is. It looks really pretty. x


  8. Looks nice especially the gold eyeshadow. Not sure i'd bother to buy it online only really if I saw it somewhere like Superdrug or Boots though

  9. I love the packaging of "The Balm" products, reminds me of benefit in a way! This looks great, lovely colour & good staying power :D

  10. That looks gorgeous! The Balm blush that was in last month's Carmine box was amazing too, so far I'm really impressed with what I've seen of this brand x


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