A Dust of Glow

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TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, the one highlighter that has everyone’s heart skip a beat. Loyal readers probably know that once something gets a lot of attention, I have the tendency to lose interest until curiosity sparks again, which ultimately results in a long overdue purchase: this was one of those scenarios. And it seems like I was darn right to give in to temptation …

A powder highlighter that imparts the loveliest sheen to your face: one that actually beautifies you instead of turning you in a dazzling disco ball. A warm, champagne highlighter with subtle golden undertones, which happens to be a great match with my skin tone. I’m convinced that it will suit other skin tones as well: may it be fair, dark, warm or cool. I dust this on top of my non-existent cheekbones with a duo fibre brush (MAC 107) which leaves the loveliest glow on your face. It does this without obvious chunks of glitter and an awful frosty finish. Only finely-milled shimmer particles are visible up close. It has a lovely smooth and buttery texture, that’s evenly diffused onto the skin. Instead of creating a layer of sparkling dust, it’s as if it melts into the skin.

I’ve become quite obsessed with this highlighter, even so that it has become part of my daily make-up routine. I’ve been dusting this either on top of my cheekbones, on my brow bone, on the inner corner of my eyes, on the bridge of my nose or on my cupid’s bow – and if I’m  feeling really excited, I do all the above at once. It only takes a few dustings of Mary-Lou Manizer glow to be transformed into a real golden goddess.

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  • http://www.cherishday.com/ Jasmine

    Going to swatch the heck out of this at Lookiss, it sounds perfect! Warm and glowy and it doesn’t lookthe bad shiny at all.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Jasmine. It’s such a gorgeous highlighter, so I really recommend that you check it out! I haven’t been too keen on powder highlighters but this has totally changed my mind. It should suit your complexion as well so let me know when you’ve tried it out. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! ;) X

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    i know so many ppl love this but it was a bit too sheeny for me. sometimes i regret selling it but for the most part i really like benefits’ watt’s up so i’m not too saddened.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Jenn! Oh seriously? Every skin is different I guess and if you’ve found an other highlighter that suits you better, then there’s absolutely no reason to be sad! I’ve heard great things about Benefits What’s Up highlighter though … I’ve been wanting to buy it but never got around doing so. X

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    You always look so darn cute in your head shots!!! :-) Love this on you.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hihi thanks, Melissa! X

  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Thanks for sharing this! X

  • http://evabblogt.wordpress.com/ EvaBBlogt

    Beautiful highlighter! Also sold at Beatyqueen by the way, it really is beauty heaven

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Eva! Oh really? And to reply on your comment on my IG: I really need to get my ass to Beautyqueen! Haha. I went there once but they didn’t have the Pixi Glow Tonic at the time. Such a shame, I’ve been wanting to buy it for ages! X

      • http://evabblogt.wordpress.com/ EvaBBlogt

        Yeah, the Pixi Glow Tonic sells out quickly, I was very lucky yesterday…

        • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Call it meant to be! ;)

  • Fay

    That first paragraph though. Haha! Anyways, it looks amaaazing and now I want it too, shame on you girl!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Haha, it true though! I’ll keep an eye out for you on Feelunique? *sales, sales, sales* Because you kind of really need this in your life, hahaha! X

      • Fay

        It so is haha. Aaaah THANK YOU, you’re a doll! You know what my beauty motto is right? If Alice needs it, so do I. lol! X

        • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Hahaha I’m flattered. Basically means you have great taste as well, LOL! X

  • http://www.style-laboratory.net Sté // StyleLab

    I love this highlighter so much! So smooth and pigmented <3

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I know the feeling, I’m obsessed! X