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4.7 of 138 reviews


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An oil-free, paraben-free all in one illuminator for face and body, theBalm Manizers transform you into a glowing goddess in a flash!
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  • Medium

Finish - Powders:

  • Slight shimmer

Finish - Foundation:

  • Slight shimmer

Skin Type:

  • Oily
  • Normal to oily
  • Normal to dry
  • Dry

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4.7 of 138 reviews

95% recommend this product

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This is one of my all time favourite highlighters, it’s a natural champagne colour which matches so well to my skin tone, you can keep it natural or build it up which I love because it suits anywhere I’m going, it’s also such a smooth formula which I love! Will keep repurchasing!

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very natural


but you can add some fix plus to wet your brush and make the highlight glow more. can be used on a everyday basis because of how natural. doesnt have glitter which is great
  1. Favourite!


    This is one of my all time favourite highlighters, it’s a natural champagne colour which matches so well to my skin tone, you can keep it natural or build it up which I love because it suits anywhere I’m going, it’s also such a smooth formula which I love! Will keep repurchasing!
  2. Love it!


    I love this highlighter it’s so perfect and natural enough for every day use, I feel like I don’t need to use much because it’s super pigmented and also blends so easily! Would definitely recommend!
  3. Mary-Lou


    this is the only highlighter i use now. it is way better than some of the very expensive ones and this has the most glow. i use it to sculpt on my nose too it is just wonderful
  4. Great highlighter


    I have the Mary-Lou Manizer and it is a beautiful highlighter for my fair rosy skin. The look and finish is very natural with a light hand but can be built up for a stronger highlight. Very good quality and the pan has lasted a long time, great value for money.
  5. Mary-Lou is still one of the classics


    Mary-Lou is a classic champagne highlighter.
    It is definitely not chunky or glittery. Versatile as you can apply a light sweep for a natural look, or you can amp it up by sweeping on a few layers. A beautiful highlighter, it is a classic for a reason!
  6. One of the best


    Mary Lou-Manizer is up there with BECCA Champagne Pop as one of the best powder illuminators I've tried. Super pigmented, easy to apply and a beautiful glow. The product itself is a little fragile, I've broken two in transit already, but I just love it.
  7. Nostalgic


    This is such an OG product, I can't believe I still use it however I have now swapped from Mary lou to the Bonnie shade as it suits me more. For whatever reason, highlighters are so damn expensive and when do you EVER finish hit pan??? NEVER. This is affordable and the shades are gorgeous. It's a no brainer and it takes you back to simpler times! Highly recommend
  8. My favourite


    One of my favorites! I am very white and the light effect that is on the skin is beautiful! It has a golden background but is soft and subtle for day to day, and you can still make it more pigmented according to the occasion. I recommend!
  9. Glowing!


    verified purchaser
    Beautiful colour and tone. Suits all skin tones, especially fair to light skin tones. This product has lasted me for years, only have I now started to make a proper dent. Only downside is that it may look a bit cakey if you have layered a few products underneath (e.g. liquid foundation, powder foundation, bronzer, blush etc.)
  10. All time fav


    My biggest weakness is a good shimmery look and I love to try new products on the hunt for a brighter glow, I have tried so many high end highlighters and I just keep coming back the the balm. This product lasts for ever, it’s the most poppin glow out there. 10/10 recommend for an all over highlight for the face and body.
  11. Mary Lou


    Love this one!!! such a gorg colour and awesome shine- remember a little goes a long way!
  12. So nice


    This highlighter has so much colour payout, it's gorgeous when you use it on the top of your cheeks and inner corner of the eyes!
  13. Gorgeous


    I love it as a bright inner corner highlight or a natural highlight over my cheekbones. Absolutely gorgeous formula, no patchy chunky glitters here!
  14. A winning highligher


    This is an amazing highlighter at a relatively affordable price. It's not chalky at all and it is very fine milled. I've tried drugstore highlighters that were too glittery but this one offers a beautiful sheen. I apply mainly to high points of cheeks but also it's great for inner corner highlight, cupid's bow etc. I apply with either a stippling brush or even use my fingers sometimes.
  15. Good


    This is a really pretty highlighter. Very nice for a natural makeup look
  16. The OG


    Mary-Lou I believe is the OG highlighter (in my opinion anyway). Everyone had to have one of these back in the day and it is unfortunately not as popular anymore with all the highlighter that have flooded the market since. It remains as good as ever even today though. Very popping and perfect for the inner corners of the eyes or browbone.
  17. Mary-Lou is the holy grail highlighter


    Mary-Lou is one of the best highlighters there is. It blends super nicely over foundation, even when I haven’t set it. It doesn’t emphasise texture and has that super glossy, reflective look. 
  18. Stunning


    Creates such a stunning, bright highlight on my cheekbones and nose


    One of the most creamiest highlighters ever. Applies beautifully and isn’t chalky and has NO FALLOUT!
  20. Loooooove


    Absolute gorgeous highlighter, I love that it has multitasking benefit, just bathe in it while your at it hahaha. I receive many compliments when I apply it to my face and body.
  21. Great options for different skin tones.



    I am loving this! it blends perfectly and i always get compliments.

    Gives a great glow and make me so happy.
  22. Natural glow


    Love Betty-Lou for an everyday natural glow. Also buildable for a more blinding glow if that's what you prefer. I'm onto my second pan and will definitely re-purchase!
  23. Best highlighter in existence!


    If you haven't tried this highlighter, please buy one immediately- you won't regret it. The formula is gorgeous, soft and easy to apply- it has a massive amount of shimmer yet still manages to look subtle if applied lightly- the formula is easily buildable and it took me a long time to hit "pan" even with daily use. The value for money with this product is honestly amazing and I'm so pleased I dis...
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  24. I absolutely love this highlighter


    This is my go to highlighter and has been for the past 3 years. So affordable and the perfect shade for my skin tone.
  25. very natural


    but you can add some fix plus to wet your brush and make the highlight glow more. can be used on a everyday basis because of how natural. doesnt have glitter which is great
  26. mary lou


    This was my first ever highlighter and I still have it in my collection to this day. It can easily be built up to be a more intense highlight but I love to wear this on a daily basis with a more natural glowy look. Such a staple product in my collection!
  27. very shimmery


    it shows very well and is great on skin. i have light - medium coloured skin tone and it shows great on my cheek bones and i get compliments
  28. The OG of all highlighters


    The Balm highlighters in my eyes were one of the original reasons that I think highlight hit off a few years ago!
    Mary-Lou will always be my favourite, as it provides such a lovely glow without a dark cast on fair skin tones! I also use Mary-Lou when I am fake tanned and it also looks just as beautiful making it very versatile.
    This highlighter is perfect, not too glittery and just t...
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  29. Easy to blend


    It's very easy to use this and blend into my make up. Great during summer too
  30. Love Betty Lou manizer


    I absolutely love Betty Lou manizer. The others I don't rate so much but this one is amazing. Perfect shimmery glow and easy to blend. Pan is huge and lasts for ages!
  31. Intense and beautiful


    The perfect Cupid’s bow and eyebrow arch highlight. I find this is too intense for cheekbones, but if you like blinding highlights than you probably won’t have a problem. I apply it wet for extra effect. Had it for years and I use it for every glam look.
  32. last all day


    shows up quite intense on my skin so I use a tiny bit for an everyday look so a little does go a long way for me. it lasts all day too and blends really well. glad I finally tried it!
  33. LOVEEE


    I have been wanting to try this highlighter out for a while, I'm so glad I did. It's so beautiful and has a gorgeous golden tone. I'm in love. Also, I'm so glad I ordered on Adore Beauty because they have one the best customer services ever, I also received a tim-tam in my delivery box too :)
  34. Too dark for me


    I have a medium skin tone, and was looking for a nice bronzer. Since the Mary Lou Maniser is my holy grail I wanted to try out the Betty Lou Maniser. However I found it to have far too much of an orange undertone for my liking. It worked great as an eyeshadow but I was disappointed it didn't work out as a bronzer to match my skintone.
  35. Sublte highlighter


    I use Mary for a suble highlighter with everyday makeup. I'm deep olive toned and the colour & intensity is perfect for me
  36. Nice glow~


    Ive tested out 3 of the highlighters and realise that although they are from the same line and the colours are all very nice, the texture of each is different to each other. I ended up purchasing the Mary lou version since I was so creamy and the highlight was so intense but at the same time subtle enough for an everyday look. All the colours were very nice but I would recommend you test out the f...
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  37. Amazing!


    I brought this highlighter years ago and it's still my go to despite having so many others! It's a classic and I always get so many compliments wearing it. Perfect for my medium skin tone!
  38. One of the best highlighter


    This is my second one and i still love this formula
    - suits everyone very versatile
    - blends so well on the skin and last ages in the skin
    - able to use everyday
  39. love mary lou


    mary lou is absolutely stunning on medium skin tone. if layered looks absolutely blinding
  40. re-purchase, best highlighter i've owned


    Re purchasing this product, amazing. Beautiful pigment and smooth application
  41. Pigmented and Shimmer


    Extremely pigmented and shimmery - also works amazing as a eye shadow.
  42. Beautiful yet subtle!


    If you're new to highlight, this is the one for you. Very subtle but so beautiful, its more of a sheen than a sparkle which makes you glow very naturally. Definitely a necessity in the makeup kit and very affordable.
  43. Lasts a long time


    I have had this highlighter for so long it seems to last forever. Very glowy and highlighting. Applies easily.
  44. Very pretty


    This is a really good affordable highlighter. It’s pretty pigmented but you can build it up
  45. Wow!


    The Cindy Lou-Manizer is fab! It has a beautiful pink tinge to it and looks amazing on the skin. So glowy and amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a glowy complexion.
  46. Wow


    Such a high pigmented good quality highlight!! Definitely recommend I always use it for my nose
  47. Perfect colour, great payoff


    This product is so worth the hype. It is a beautiful, natural golden colour, very comparable to soft and gentle my other favourite highlight and huge colour pay off. I would definitely say this highlight is on the more dramatic side so a little goes a long way!
  48. Love these!


    I got the 3 pack of Mary/Cindy/Betty a year or so ago when I need a blush/highlighter/bronzer for travelling. I'm very pale so I have to be very light handed with Betty but she's good for when your going out for a night of partying and don't need it to be too natural. Love these and I am so sad I can't get them as the trio anymore. Have bought plenty of others like them but always go back the Mani...
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  49. The hype is real!


    Such a gorgeous product to use. I find it’s so comfortable and lasts so long. The hype for this product is so real and I will re purchase once mine runs out!
  50. Glow


    Delivers a beautiful strong glow, definitely with the hype!
  51. Worth the hype


    Mary-Lou is definitely worth the hype. It's the best highlighter on the market and great value for money. It gives such a nice glow, which you can easily build up to be dramatic and give the 'instagram highlight' look. The packaging is cute too, however it does break easily, so be careful not to drop it! Love that it is talc free also.
  52. Best !

    Gilda Anna

    Mary Lou Manizer is basically the perfect, classic highlight shade, before highlighters became available in 6 million different colours. If you just want one great highlight, that is smooth and perfect white/champagne, make it this! I have fair to light skin BTW.
  53. Lasts so long


    Product itself lasts so long. I know its meant for highlighting (its very shimmery) but I usually like to use it as a eye shadow or inner eye! Lovely
  54. Mary-lou


    Mary lou was probably one of my firsts highlighters! This stuff lasts for ages and definitely really nice on the skin. It does accentuate any pores etc on the skin but it's still a good go-to/beginner highlight for anyone who doesn't want their highlight too blinding!
  55. Great affordable buy


    A great affordable highlight that packs a punch. This does lean just a touch on the shimmery/glittery side, but it is a lovely highlight none the less.
  56. go to


    mary-lou is my go to, packs a punch and lasts all day. Very flattering shade
  57. Very shimmery


    I purchased this in the MARY-LOU shade and its such a lovely highlighter. Definitely good for someone who likes a highlighter that really stands out. Very noticeable and shimmery.
  58. Mary-Lou & Betty-Lou are must haves!


    If you're looking for a blinding highlight I definitely suggest you get "mary-lou" and if you're wanting a bronzer that will add a nice glow to your face I would suggest getting "betty lou" I have both and absolutely love them!
  59. Go-to highlighter


    This is my absolute go-to highlighter! It's got a finely milled formula that's not too chunky; however it can emphasise some evident texture on the skin. However it can be applied delicately for a more subtle look or can be built up to give a blinding glow. Definitely my favourite highlighter!
  60. Mary-Lou glow is amazing


    I use the Mary-lou shade and I love it. It is a great, everyday highlight. I get compliments on my highlighter all the time.
  61. Love Mary-lou


    Love this highlighter. I have Mary-Lou & it’s such a beautiful highlighter. Feels light on the skin & so easy to apply. My go to each day
  62. its a cult classic and good quality and you wouldn't be disappointed


    The balm in generally makes good quality makeup with adorable packaging and the Manizers are essentials not to glittery buildable and finely milled and pressed,With adorable packaging and a flattering shade for all completions its a definite classic and safe bet.
  63. Mary Lou


    This is so pretty it has a nice subtle glow it’s not very intense love this for during the day
  64. Pigmented but a little chunky


    The color of this highlighter is great but for me, it’s a little chunky on the skin, particularly areas where I have a bit of uneven texture. I find myself using this more as a wash of highlight on my eyelids or as a brow bone highlight than a cheekbone one, as I prefer a more natural sheen.
  65. Love these highlighters


    Cheap highlighter! Good quality. I don't love the bronze colour but all the rest are fab
  66. Love it!


    I’m so happy with this highlighter! It’s fantastic for my pale skin as there isn’t much colour pigment in this. The formula has just the right amount of glitter on it so that it shimmers but isn’t too sparkly. It’s lovely and builds easily. This will be a staple in my kit for sure!
  67. Mary-Lou


    Love this highlighter, my first proper highlighter I’ve bought on its own not in a palette and it’s such a pretty colour!
  68. Just not in bright sunlight


    I love this highlighter however I've had a lot of men at my work ask "why do I have glitter on my face" not realising how glittery it looks in the light. Very, very gorgeous highlighter, however just not for everydays as I found it made me look a bit too "done up" compared to my other options in the beauty case.
  69. Mary - Lou amazing highlighter!!!


    I love this product it’s such a pretty sheen highlighter not glittery chunks at all! Always come back to it because it’s pretty!
  70. Mary Lou -Favourite powder highlghter


    I recently purchased Charlotte Tilbury's bronze and glow, but I keep reaching for this highlighter over Charlotte Tilbury's. This highlighter is a beautiful champagne colour and has just the right amount of sparkle. It lend easily, and I even put it over cream blushes and find it doesn't go patchy. And its super affordable.
  71. MaryLou is great!


    This was the first highlighter I have ever owned and it started my obsession. The color is beautiful, it leaves a lovely sheen on the skin.
  72. Mary LouManizer


    Such a great, affordable highlighter and really pigmented. Love this on cheeks or inner corners of the eye. I am moving towards cream highlighters for a more natural look particularly during the day but I will still use this for nights out.
  73. Love the colour


    I love the colour of the Mary Loumanizer on my pale/freckled skin, and finally got around to trying this highlighter. This has nice pop, but mostly made up of chunky glitter/sheen which isn't what I look for in a highlighter. I also find the 'largeness' of these particles accentuates my eye lines, which I find unflattering. Not bad for the price, but I end up using my Physicians Formula Shimmer St...
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  74. Mary-lou manizer


    i have this and the becca champagne pop and they are so similar, this highlighter was my go to for ages and it looks high end on but without the price tags, its such a nice glowy finish
  75. You’d think it was high end


    This highlighter is my ride or die. I have really pale skin and this just looks so flawless every time. So pigmented and is so so blinding. I love it and always use it, so insanely cheap for what it is.
  76. MaryLouManizer


    This just continues to amaze me. The colour is unlike any highlighter I own with hints of gold, champagne and pearl. I will have one of these in my collection as long as I live.
  77. A great highlighter - Mary-Lou Manizer


    This was one of my first highlighters and definitely a great one. The texture is fine, smooth and blends effortlessly on the skin, leaving a beautiful glow. I find this shade to look great on light - medium complexions. It lasts for a long time on the skin and is suitable for the day and buildable to achieve a beaming highlight for the night time. Overall a great highlight product at a appropriate...
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  78. A good bet!


    I've had Mary-Lou in my makeup bag for a while now and it's one of my go to highlighters. It has a nice champagne sheen with a slight gold (ish) undertone. This product is very buildable and I like to occasionally mix with other highlighters to get the specific look I want and it works well in that way too. I'd especially recommend for those who want the option of having the natural highlighter lo...
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  79. Not for deep tan/dark/deep skin tones!


    I love love love peach highlighters,I think they are super flattering and really wanted it to work for me but my skin is too dark for this highlighter. Light/medium/tan would look AMAZING in this highlighter. The manizer highlighters are AMAZING and super buttery, pure sheen rather than glittery (which i hate and routinely avoid). This particular colour is just not for me, IF YOU LOOK GOOD INMARY ...
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  80. Betty-Lou, oh my stars


    It's an EXTREMELY buttery highlighter!!! Sometimes that's my undoing because it's hard to put on a brush to face (for me personally) but i have both betty and mary and i prefer betty because Im a deep tan skin colour (MAC NC45 for reference)
  81. Love it


    Cindy Lou-Manizer is such a beautiful shimery blush, but the Mary-Loumanizer is one of my favourite highlighters of all time!!! Gives a beautiful, smooth glow to the skin and leaves the face looking smooth and lit from within. Such a great price also.
  82. Great affordable highlighters


    Mary Lou Ma user is a lovely highlight shade for my skin which is light. Really nice quality for an affordable product
  83. Great for tan skin


    Tried all manizers except bonnie. I have pale skin and they looked ok on me, but on my sister who has more tan skin - just WOW. the highlight really popped on her skin and the bronzer wasn't too orange.
  84. Best affordable highlighter!


    Mary-Lou Manizer is my go to highlighter for every day and for a good reason! It's affordable but still one of the best on the market today. On days when I want a subtle highlight I will just add one layer but I love how I can also layer it up on days when I need a more blinding highlight. This highlighter also works when I am pale and with fake tan. When I try new highlighters I always find mysel...
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  85. Beautiful highlighters and bronzers


    Betty Lou-manizer is a beautiful shimmery bronzer for my fair skin. Mary Lou-manizer is beautiful for a highlighter. I do find that it is not as fine as some other powders I have so it does come out as a more glittery look
  86. Beaming!


    I bought the Mary Lou-Manizer due to a few people saying it was great and it was definitely worth it! It is perfect for my olive skin tone, and looks amazing on the inner corners of my eyes. It leaves me looking shimmery after just one application, and I get so many compliments when wearing it. For an ultra gliterry look, wet the brush/blender you are applying it with!
  87. Mary Luminizer Power


    If you're into super shimmer/highlight (and don't mind a chunkier shimmer) then you will love this. It does a very intense job and highlighting the face (but I prefer the more subtle Hourglass highlighters...) Would still recommend if this is your thing though!
  88. Gives the perfect smooth illumination


    I always have trouble with highlighters being too sparkly/frosty/shimmery, how’ve the Mary-loumaniser is the first highlight I’ve had that leaves a really smooth silky glow without bringing out the texture on my face. However it still gives enough of a sheen for night time as it’s very buildable!
  89. SO bright


    Gives me such a lovely and glowy look! A little product goes such a long way and everyone always compliments me on it!
  90. Pretty good


    A really nice highlighter, blends well and gives me a nice glow. also love the packaging
  91. Intense highlighter


    I was really excited to try this highlighter based on the reviews but it is just a little too intense for me. It's great for a glam look on a night out but to wear during the day it is just a little too white and bright. I also find it wears off quickly on the cupids bow and can end up looking cake on the inner corners of the eyes.. Still I will keep using it when I want to ramp it up on a night o...
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  92. Love it!


    I LOVE this and is definately a must buy. Highlighting perfection!
  93. Love these!


    I love these highlighters. They are my go to for every day looks. So pigmented, apply great - not chalky or clumpy, and this pack is great for trying all three shades!
  94. All time fav Mary Lou


    I absolutely love this highlighter! I have tried so many different highlighters both high end and drugstore ones, and this still tops the list for me :')! Would def recommend to girls with olive skin complexion like me.
  95. LOVE!


    I have the set of three manizers and love all of them! I use each of them every single day. I find they're suitable for my pale, untanned skin but also look great when I do have a fake tan on. LOVE. Highly recommend.
  96. Mary-Lou is my homegirl


    This product is gorgeous. Buildable so you can wear it to work or glow on a night out. The color compliments everyone who uses it and the actual compact will last you forever. My absolute favorite highlighter.
  97. Cult Favourite! and so affordable


    This is probably the best "cheap" highlighters on the market. It gives a gorgeous champagne glow and it lasts forever!

    I adore this highlight for an intense wet look shine to the cheeks for a reasonable price. Love it
  98. Must try


    I've used Mary-Lou and I really love it. I have medium skin tone and this highlighter gives me a lovely glow. The highlighter itself is quite pigmented/shimmery champagne colour. You only need a little, but it is easily buildable for a more dramatic effect.

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