Today I am comparing two awesome highlighters! The Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle is one I’ve had in my make-up bag for over a year now. The Mary-Lou Manizer from theBalm is a more recent purchase, but I’ve been using it daily for over a month now. So, I’m ready to compare these two beauties and decide which one I like best and why!
There are less similarities than differences between these two highlighters. They are both very popular and hyped up products. I discovered both of them watching recommandation videos on YouTube. However, the Mary-Lou Manizer is more popular at the moment, Soft and Gentle is becoming an ‘oldie’. Neither highlighters have a harsh glitter in their formula. They are both very smooth and shiny instead of glittery, which is something I definitely look for in a product!
The packaging is one major difference. Mac has a black basic packaging with a see through top. I like the minimalistic look and that I’m able to see the product. theBalm is known for its fun packaging and the Mary-Lou Manizer does not dissapoint. Poor Mary is in prison for being too pretty and too popular ;). The packaging is very sleek and has a big mirror on the inside, which is another big plus! If I had to choose between seeing the product or seeing myself when applying the product, I’d choose the latter. Another difference is the product itself. Soft and Gentle is a highlighter with a peach golden shine, while the Mary-Lou Manizer is a pure golden highlighter. At the moment I’m really liking the highlighter look, so I’m happy that theBalm luminizer is very obvious. Mac’s Soft and Gentle is a litlle more subtle.
Both products are great! On days I want a really stand out highlight, I’d definitely go for the Mary-Lou Manizer. For a more subtle look, the Soft and Gentle skinfinish is a better choice. As for packaging I wish there existed a combo of the minimal black look from Mac and the sleekness + mirror that theBalm offers. Price considered though, I’d suggest the Mary-Lou Manizer for Spring and Summer 🙂
Have you tried any of these highlighters? What are your thoughts? Or do you have another highlighter recommendation? Let me know!