27 July 2011

Merle Norman | Creamy Lipstick | Review + Swatches

My lipstick obsession is starting to grow just as fast as my obsession with nail polish. Four words...I.A.Not.Ashamed. Now that we've got that out of the way I'm excited to share with you all a beautiful brand that I was recently introduced to. Merle Norman Cosmetics, originated in 1931 (wow!) and has been covering a broad spectrum of beauty needs for quite awhile! What's unique about this company is that they develop, manufacture and distribute their own full line of skin care and color cosmetic products. These cosmetics are sold through approximately 2,000 independently owned and operated Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios in the United States, Canada and Mexico. How cool is that ?! 

Right away I was most intrigued by their creamy lipsticks. They have rich & luxurious colors. They also moisturize, provide full-coverage and go on smoothly and wear for hours with a soft, creamy feel. Check out a few shades I tried and my review below! 

(L-R) Raspberry Crush, Blackberry, Cranberry

A rosy creamy pink

A shimmery plum

 Raspberry Crush
A soft coral pink

Glow: These are literally some of the smoothest lipsticks that I've ever tried. You know how some lipsticks saturate in every crease & fold on your lips and makes it difficult to get an even coverage? Well, these creamy lippies are the exact opposite and I am in LOVE! The application is easy & effortless. The silky formula glided over my lips with no issue. I also like that they left my lips feeling super moisturized, a lot of lipsticks have the tendency to dry you out but these don't and I didn't feel the need to reapply or add a gloss.

Glare: Well I actually don't have any dislikes. They're sorta on the small side and really compact. I'm not exactly sure how many ounces ( or however you measure lipstick ) these are but I did a quick comparison to some of my other brands of lipsticks and they're really the same size. Which was surprising to me because while the other lipsticks appear to be larger in actuality it was only because of their packaging i.e. larger & fancier tubes. So they're small but you're still getting the same quantity of product which is NICE!

Would I Recommend It? Yes! I've yet to come across a lipstick that can compete with the smoothness these babies pack!

Overall Glam: As you can probably tell I'm a fan of "berry" colored lipsticks and Merle Norman has quite a selection to choose from. I'm impressed and can't wait to brag....I mean share the word on just how lovely these are to my friends!

* Merle Norman creamy lipsticks retail for $15 each. They are available at Merle Norman Studios which can be found by using the Studio Finder at the top of their website. To purchase, find a retailer near you or to learn more please visit merlenorman.com .

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  1. i like these on you, especially the last one. i want blackberry!


  2. Thank you! Yes, they're all really pretty colors!


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