Saturday, 23 August 2014

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer - Review & Swatches ! and A Shout Out for Bahaaran ! (^_^)


Asalam-o-Alaikum Everyone !
Who doesn't dig for a nice healthy glowy look ?
I am here with a review of the much raved TheBalm Mary-Lou Manzier, lets see if it can give that healthy glow ?

What TheBalm has to say about it: 

Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody's eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. 

My Review: 

Packaging: 


I LOVE the packaging it's so chic, girly and cute ! It comes in a plastic compact that doesn't feel flimsy. It comes with an inbuilt mirror which is a plus (^_^). 
I'd give packaging a 9/10 just because the product is very fragile and breaks very easily, only if they improve the packaging a bit in way that the product stays safe inside. 

Texture Pigmentation & Staying Power: 


Mary-Lou is a pale golden - champagne-y highlighter which looks beautiful on our desi skintones. The texture is very buttery soft and smooth. It blends like a DREAM ! It's PACKED with pigmentation, so you need to be very careful while applying it AS A LITTLE GOES LONG WAY. It has vo visible glitter. The shimmer is so finely milled that it gives such a nice subtle glow to your face <3 *I LOVE IT* ! 

I personally like to apply it with my ELF Studio Tapered Brush on the high points of my face like my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, below my eyebrows, inner corner of my eye & cupid's bow. The application is a bit tricky if you apply it the wrong way or apply too much you'll end up looking like an oil slick, so the best bet is using a tapered brush or a fluffy blush and use a little at first and then build it up. 
The staying power is impressive, it stays for about a good 5 hours on me. 
I'd give it a 10/10 for texture, pigmentation & staying power. 
Cheeks: Mary-Lou Manizer
and Wet & Wild blush in Mellow Wine









Cheeks: Mary-Lou Manizer
and Sleek blush in Life's a Peach












I got mine directly from their website here: TheBalm
You can also get it from Rouge or Bells





Last but not the least here's a shout out for a retail page which looks promising to me Bahaaran


About the page and the owners: 
Bahaaran, as the name says it all, has got all the colors of festivity, creativity and originality. It's a team work by Uzma Fahim and Nide Tameezuddin. They have a passion for jewellery, clothing, personal and hime accessories. They have always looked for something creative, different and exclusive and that's what they bring in their work each and every time. Bahaaran, firstly launched their jewellery back in 2013 with some dainty vintage Afghan and Nepalese Bohemian Style jewellery pieces. They recently launched their Silver Jewellery, which has got Italian, Turkish and Pakistani style pieces and the Bedding Line which includes bridals as well as casual sets. Now they are all set to come up with their Clothing Line soon! In Shaa Allah. They are delivering nationwide. 
Here's a link to their page. www.facebook.com/bahaaran.pk .

Thank you for taking out time to read my post =) .
Much love xx

18 comments:

  1. LOVE the review and the pictures <3

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  2. Thanks a lot Bakhtawar for mentioning Bahaaran on your BLOG :) that's really so nice of you. Stay Blessed!

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  3. Nice review... Mary lou is loveeee... And u look gorgeous <3

    The Lipstickholic

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    1. yes mary-lou is <3 and thank you so much huda <3 =)

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  4. You did it so nicely, thanks for the trick and that much detail review (Y)

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation :) xx

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  5. its gorgeous i really want to try this out :)

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    1. if you're into highlighters you should definitely try this out !! =D

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  6. really pretty bakhtawar !! loved the review <3

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  7. I loved the review! this looks so natural on u <3

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  8. U look so bubbly cute nice review liked the suggested page too <3

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    1. Thank you so much huda <3 lots of love (^_^) !!

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