Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Series ft. Merle Norman

When the weather warms up, I want my makeup to feel weightless but still perform well throughout the day.  Lately I've been loving some new lipsticks and a liquid blush from Merle Norman that look and feel amazing.  This was my first experience with liquid blush in particular and I was pleasantly surprised!

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merle norman lipsticks - the beauty puff

Age Defying Lipsticks in Frill Seeker & Spring Flower  |  These two colors are perfect compliments to your spring makeup wardrobe.  The formula is incredibly lightweight and comfortable on the lips.  So much so, I almost forget I'm wearing lipstick when I have them on!  They don't feel greasy, heavy or waxy and apply very smoothly with buildable color.  You could use a lip liner but I find myself forgetting that step quite often and usually don't bother.  They are semi-matte on the lips and don't look drying or dull.  You could definitely top them with a gloss for added dimension.

merle norman lipstick swatches - the beauty puff
Left | Frill Seeker  Right | Spring Flower

Frill Seeker is the ideal pink lip for spring.  It's wearable for both day and night and can be applied lightly for a less intense pink.  Spring Flower is more muted but certainly not a wash-out nude.  It's a beautiful mauve that makes it very versatile.  It's definitely my favorite of the two shades!  Beyond gorgeous color, these lipsticks have an age-defying complex which helps smooth lips and increases moisture retention.  You know I love a multi-purpose product!

merle norman radiate liquid blush - the beauty puff

Liquid Blush in Radiate  |  I have applied this blush over tinted moisturizer, BB creams and liquid foundations and just love the gorgeous, natural flush it gives my cheeks.  It has a satin finish so you can pair it with your favorite highlighter or wear it on its own for a more natural look.  To apply, simply place 2-3 dots of the product from the applicator and blend with a brush.  I use a small stippling brush for light blending and stipple more product on if I want to build the color even more.


 Merle Norman liquid blushes also have multiple ingredients to benefit skin such as:

Phytofix | moisturizes while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
BV-OSC | vitamin C for improved tone and firmness
Optical diffusers | minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Vitamin E | moisturizes and improves texture

Other shades include |  Bloomin, Captivating, Harmony, So Sweet, and Tempting

merle norman - the beauty puff

Above | Eyeshadow duo from the spring collection & Frill Seeker

If you missed the spring collection, be sure to check out the all new summer collection here!

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