So you’ve clicked onto this post because you’re probs just as excited as I am to have found a dupe for my beloved mary-loumanizer! Of course the dupe would come from one of my favourite affordable brands.. essence!
If you haven’t tried mary-loumanizer you have no doubt heard about it and probably wondered if it lives up to the hype, I’m here to tell you yes, yes it does – it gives the most creamy golden highlight to the skin with one swirl of your brush which means it’ll last ages! Mary-Lou is a little on the pricey side and thats what we’re all here for… the dupe!
Introducing essence Merry Berry highlighter in 01 i love my golden pumps. Firstly can we address the gorgeous star imprint which perfectly describes how this will make you’re cheeks shinnnne brighht!
I thought instead of just showing you the swatches I would break down the similarities and differences in my opinion for you:
Similarities; Golden Colour/Tone, Long Lasting, Texture
Differences; Pigmentation – As you can see in the swatches mary loumanizer is slightly more pigmented meaning you need a little less on the face than merry berry, this is hardly noticeable in my opinion I just swirl my brush a few extra times.. et voila!
Packaging – merry berry has a clear lid which means it doesn’t have a mirror as mary lou has, so if you’re on the go you’ll need to ensure you pack a mirror.
Price – Mary Lou R399 // Mery Berry R63.50
Unfortunately essence Merry Berry is a limited edition and flew off the shelves BUT I have seen a few left in some stores, so keep your eyes peeled when essence change their trend edition which is currently “valentines – who cares”; which have the most fluttery lashes, shadow sticks, liquid lipsticks + translucent powder..
.. when the trend edition changes the previous trend edition products will be placed in a bargain box in store.
Did you try anything from the merry berry collection?