Merle Norman Powder Base Foundation (Uploaded by MerlenormanLA)

4.2

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39 reviews
82%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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Nov/20/2007

This has got to be one of the worst foundations I've ever been stupid enough to put on my face. This crap broke me out HORRIBLY within about an hour of putting it on. Literally. Usually, if I have a reaction to foundation it's more of a gradual thing. I'll start noticing breakouts or itchiness within a few days, but with this it just happened so suddenly. One minute my skin was …Read more

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AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesGreen



5.0
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Aug/01/2007

When I was very young, I loved the smell of this stuff...but now I agree with the previous reviewers...Aunt Bertha! And how! It has a medicinal, spicey cinnamon smell...but this stuff is excellent for protection and coverage. I use it as a sunblock. I also apply it with water...taking my finger with the foundation and adding a few drops of water from the faucet. This foundation will just …Read more

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About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Other

HairBlond

EyesGreen


4.0
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Jul/19/2007

I have used Merle Norman Powder base since I was 15, I am going on 40! Every once in a while I decide to try some hot new product but I always return to the Powder base. I have a very difficult time finding foundation in my skin color, I have very light porcelain skin and this base is perfect for my skin tone. Several years ago the Merle Norman stores in my city stopped carrying my color, I …Read more

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal

HairRed

EyesGreen


3.0
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Mar/02/2007

I really, really wanted to like this foundation. I usually buy drugstore, but that is getting so expensive, and there aren't any matches in a cream foundation for my pale skin with pink undertones, and I remember a relative of mine using this years ago, so I gave it a shot. It does cover well, but is pretty greasy. Still, it was a perfect color match, and I would have at least finished …Read more

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About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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Aug/30/2006

I bought some MN Luxiva Ultra Powder last week and really like it. I have been wearing mineral makeup since Spring and have gotten used to the light feel. I like to experiment with different makeups so I got some samples of the Powder Base Foundation. I really didn't think I would like it, because I no longer like the feel of cream or liquid foundation on my skin. My face was feeling …Read more

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About reviewer (93 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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Apr/22/2006

i have used this product and REALLY liked it. the coverage is amazing on my 45 year old dark circles and uneven skin tone. it does tend to feel heavy but i felt that it was well worth it for the coverage. my main gripe with this product that would prevent me from buying it again is the smell! i tried and tried to not let this bother me but this foundation smells like someones great aunt bertha! …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinNormal

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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fromdivafx

Mar/12/2005

I do not use this foundation on myself but I have used it on clients for photo shoots and I also use it on my grandmother and mother whenever I'm doing their makeup. I love the creamy consistency, the coverage is amazing, and the color selection is a great blend of warm and cool. I will say that in the pots these colors look garish but once blended the scary color goes away. It's the …Read more

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About reviewer (182 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


3.0
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Sep/26/2003

I love the coverage of this foundation. It is excellent if you like a very heavy coverage; However, why oh why does it have to dry as a powder? Once it dries it settles into every line and crease on your face. Its horrible. Too bad it doesn't have a dewy finish. And the color selection is HORRIBLE. everything is too orange or too pink!

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Age30-35

SkinDry

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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Aug/10/2002

This is a great foundation for someone with dry skin who wants medium to full coverage. I really like not only the coverage, but how it doesn't dry out my skin. If you try this be sure and ask for a sample first (they have samples in every color!). They also make one called aqua base which is more for normal skin. Good product for a good price.

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About reviewer (83 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen