Merle Norman Spring Makeup Collection!

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Merle Norman is celebrating their milestone 90th Anniversary this spring! For the Spring 2021 collection, the brand has created a modern twist on iconic feminity. Inspired by the effortless wash of monochrome color that women want right now, this Limited Edition color collection offers refined skin, monochromatic pinks, flushed cheeks, and universally flattering shades with a NEW Tinted Lip Balm, Eye Palette, and Cheek Palette.

Merle Norman Iconic Collection

Create soft, feminine looks with the 5-shade Iconic Eyes Palette $42.

  • Pink Balloon–matte ballerina pink
  • Lovely Latte–matte fawn brown
  • Lilac--satin pastel lilac
  • Flickering–shimmering beige
  • Veil–semi-matte vanilla
Merle Norman Iconic Collection

These pretty, springy shades compliment each other nicely and blend well. I would have liked to see one darker shade to add depth and contrast. The pigmentation is acceptable but I would like to see more.

Merle Norman Iconic Collection

The direct opposite of the Iconic Eye Palette, the Pink Party Cheek Palette $40 is very pigmented. On my pale skin, I have to use a duo fiber brush and apply it lightly. Modern Peach is a lovely warm true satin peach. Joyus is a pretty satin cool medium pink. I’m going to get a lot of use from this palette this spring and summer.

Merle Norman Iconic Collection

Perhaps my favorite of the collection is the Tinted Lip Balm $22. Formulated with Shea Butter, Superfruit and Elderberry lend a soft moisturized feel. Most balms are super sheer and don’t deliver much color. These impart plenty of color with the most hydrating, comfortable wear. Elderberry See Oil is nutrient-rich and is full of antioxidants that help condition and protect lips. There are 3 shades, I have 2 of them.

Merle Norman Iconic Collection

Neutral is a nude shade that pulls the perfect shade of peach on my lips. Most nude or neutral shades show brown on my pale lips so I really, really appreciate this pretty natural peach shade!

Pink is not one of the shades I have but I believe it is a medium pink.

Blush–the name is misleading. Blush is actually a cool vivid pink that will be fun for summer wear.

Merle Norman Iconic Collection

Bottom Line: Merle Norman’s Spring 2021 Iconic Collection has some hits and misses. I really like the cheek palette and the lip balms but the eyeshadow palette is just okay.

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