Advicesisters.com loves Merle Norman Beauty for so many reasons. Merle Norman is not a made-up name. She was a real woman, an entrepreneur, and a visionary. The company has been around for over 90 years and re-invents itself to appeal to a wide variety of women, ages, and trends.
A new collection that just dropped last month is the Merle Norman fabulous City Chic Collection. The packaging features a shadow background of a city. The colors go with the trends, but they are also varied and easy to wear.
Merle Norman City Chic Shadow Palette $50
The big-ticket item in this collection is the limited-edition City Chic eyeshadow palette that includes four metallic shades (Glisten, Burnished, Sage, and Illusion) and six matte shades (Contrast, Playful, Nighttime, Honeyed, Power, and Soft). The compact has the cityscape graphic on the top, and there’s a good mirror and dual-ended eyeshadow brush inside.
Trying the Products:
Whether you like warm or cool tones, there’s something in this palette for everyone. I tried the “halo” eye trend! I applied a darker shade (burnished) on the inner and outer corners of my lids, and added illusion to the center. This really made my (small) eyes pop!
To add some color, I added the Lasting Cheekcolor ($17) in a limited edition matte-berry shade called “Brighten.” On pale complexions, you can layer a little or a lot. For deeper tones, this will work beautifully too. This compact also has the City Chic CityScape scene on the top and a little mirror inside.
I love a new lipstick, and even though many people are still having to wear masks, the Merle Norman Plush lipstick ($18) in “Sparkling” added a nice berry color with lots of hydration. There is also Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin F, and Shea Butter to nourish fabric and paper-tired lips. If the berry color isn’t your thing, there’s also “City Spark” (shimmering nude), and “Arresting (terracotta rose).” None of these are super-bold, just natural and pretty. The lipsticks close with a magnetic click, minimalist and totally “city chic.”
This City Chic Collection is one of Merle Norman’s nicest collections I’ve tried. However, there are plenty of other things to love as well. All Merle Norman Cosmetics products are available online at www.merlenorman.com and at Merle Norman Cosmetics Studios nationwide.