Today is the Battle of the Highlighters comparing the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki and The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer.
To be honest, I wasn't really into highlighters until recently. Now I'm addicted. If my blush doesn't have a nice sheen to it, I feel like I need a highlight so my skin doesn't look dull. I know it's a personal preference, but right now I feel like I need my highlighters!
|The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer|
|Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki|
Size: The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer comes with 0.3 oz of product. Hard Candy's Tiki has 0.44 oz of product. Since one is baked and the other isn't, I think it's difficult to compare the weight of the product. I would say they both have a good amount of product, especially considering I never use a lot of highlighter at once.
|Mary-Lou Manizer, Tiki|
|The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Hard Candy in Tiki|
Availability: I wanted to throw this category in, because I don't consider either product to be readily available. You can purchase The Balm products on their website. Occasionally they are featured on HauteLook. If you are lucky, you might find one of The Balm Kits at Marshalls.
Hardy Candy is only available at Walmart.
Cost: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer retails for $24 on The Balm's website! I was able to pick it up in one of The Balm Kits at Marshalls for $9.99. Click here to see my original post about the Mary-Lou Manizer. I have also seen it on HauteLook for $12, plus $6 for shipping.
Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki is currently $7.06 on Walmart's website. I think the Hard Candy bronzers are $9 in a Walmart store.
Overall: To be honest, I haven't really used Hard Candy's Tiki since I bought it. I have been loving the Mary-Lou Manizer as a highlight, so I really haven't had the need to use Tiki. However, since I got it out to take these pictures, I have been really enjoying Tiki! I have worn it for the last few days! It really is a cheaper, good alternative to Mary-Lou Manizer.