Merle Norman Cosmetics Review

You know Merle Norman Cosmetics? You don’t have to think of it as your mom’s cosmetic line anymore… they are actually a cool brand and I am happily shocked. Check out the makeup that was sent to me (especially the lipstick); it’s so pretty! I even created a classy makeup look that I think would be perfect for the fall.

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First Impressions: Oh my gosh, that lipstick… that eyeliner!



 WIT AND WHIMSY  Eyeshadow Palette

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Brand Overview: The Wit and Whimsy has three gorgeous eyeshadow shades in Bare it All, Surely, and Stormy. This eyeshadow trio is a stunning mix of cool, blues and greys.


My Thoughts: I think what I loved most about the Merle Norman Wit and Whimsy Eyeshadow Palette was how creamy the shades were. All three applied perfectly and gave me a nice, classy eyeshadow look.


Price Tag: $20.00


Color Max Shadow in Plum Surprise 

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Brand Overview: Duo Chromatic pigments give you high intensity eyeshadows, while the pearlized powders create a dimensional effect. With only a single swipe, these eyeshadows will give you amazing color pay-off.


My Thoughts: It’s not as creamy as I thought it would be and I had to apply it wet in order to make it work.  I do think the size of the eyeshadow is a bonus, but probably not a re-purchase for me.


Price Tag: around $11.00


Merle Norman Soft Touch Eye Pencil

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Brand Overview: If you are looking for an award-winning eyeliner, this ultra creamy pencil is the one for you. Perfect for creating a smoldering-smoky eye, or to use as an eyeshadow base for an even further pop of color.


My Thoughts: I can definitely see why this is an award-winning eyeliner. It is super rich with color and glides on perfectly to make a seamless line or a smudged out smoky eye. It also stayed on throughout the day and didn’t slip and slide all over my eyelid in the Texas heat.


Creamy Lipcolor in Pinkerbell

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Brand Overview: This is a moisturizing peach lipstick that has an exclusive age-defying complex to increase water retention and diminish fine lines while giving full coverage.


My Thoughts: This is one of my favorite lip colors I have ever owned. It’s this beautiful peachy-pink lip color that is perfect for any season. It looks great with a natural look or a smoky eye. It’s a pretty functional lipstick that gives great color and is super moisturizing.


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Overall Thoughts and Opinions:

While not everything that was sent to me from Merle Norman cosmetics is going to be a re-purchase, I am obsessed with the lipstick and eyeliner.


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Have you great day everyone!





Note* These products were given to me for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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