The product its self comes in a good sized and convenient compact with a mirror. I love this packaging so much. It opens and closes easily, it won't come open in your bag. The compact is very sturdy, although I haven't dropped it yet (and I really hope not to!). The retro design that theBalm is known for is super cute and fun. The name is also very clever. This is a compact I would be proud to pull out in public.
I tried very hard to capture a good swatch of this product for this review, but it refused to photograph.
Mary Lou-Manizer does as it is supposed to, adds a great glow and a highlight. You can build the coverage of it making it sheer or more opaque. It can also be used as an eyeshadow. It is finely milled so my face never looks like a glitter ball. It feels very silky, glides on nicely and blends very well. It lasts very well too.
This is a great luminizer, I would say it works with any skin color, especially a tan one. I have a fair complexion and it works well for me.
If you prefer working with powder over a typical liquid luminizer, this is definitely for you and absolutely worth the investment.