There is nothing I love more than a good highlighter! It is one of those make-up products that puts the cherry on top of the icing except, on the top of my face - my cheekbones, cupid bow and brow bone. Back in August Feelunique had their summer sale and boy did I splurge! One of the products I got my hands on, was theBalm's Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer and I have fallen head over heals in love with it since! I have many highlighters among them, two of my favourites are MAC soft and gentle and Benefits watt's up, but this highlighter from theBalm tops them all!
theBalm have done a fab job in creating this soft, shimmery champagne highlight! It isn't glittery like MAC soft and gentle and it isn't over shimmery. It applies smoothly and has been so finally milled, so not powdery at all. It gives a rather glowly sheen to the skin, which is just super pretty and flattering on my skin tone. I would imagine this would work perfectly on all skin tones - warm and cool. I have been told when I wear this, that I look "radiant" - and of course, it is always nice to receive compliments -makes you feel good! I sometimes suffer from dull skin, as my skin is super dry and this product has often been my savour, giving my skin the lift and boost it needs!
I like to wear this mainly on the top of my cheekbones. I initially used my finger to apply this product but found it looked too obvious, so instead I a take a small brush (contour brush from Real Techniques) and sweep it across the cheekbones (note a little goes a long way with this product, it is super pigmented!). Also a little tip which I picked up online - brush highlighter from the top of your nose, on to the top of your cupids bow and chin in one brush stoke. On nights out I like to use this as an eyebrow highlight - it is just perfect for this! I have on occasion even worn this as an eyeshadow and if you are a regular reader of my blog you will know how much I love products that can be used in multiple ways. Also the packaging is super fun and it comes with a compact mirror - a bonus in my books! You also get 8.5g worth of product so great value for money!