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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5.0
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11 months ago

Have used this foundation off and on since high school. Always go back to it..especially when my sensitive skin has a rosacea flare up. The zinc in the formula is very soothing and healing. Love it!

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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinAcne-prone, Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue



5.0
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May/02/2018

this stuff is amazing, the coverage is not extreme but it transforms and beautifies the face in a very natural and glowing way if used with a brush

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About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Jan/03/2018

Well this is wonderful stuff for those with Rosacea...I had tried this before, about 10 years ago, and wasn't crazy about it, but liked it because its main ingredient is zinc, which is a sunscreen and healing to the skin. Application was my problem, wished I had known that then, but glad I gave it another chance. I use a sponge wedge and apply by gently dabbing it on small areas of my face …Read more

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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jul/26/2016

I am a third generation MN wearer. My Grandmother now deceased (when it became available to her), my other who is 83 and I who just turned 61 have used this our entire lives. I will never change as long as its made. I did summer work for my local MN Studio for years. All three of us look 15 to 20 years younger than we are. It's like a balm to our skins. I know all skin is different and ours …Read more

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinOther, Olive

HairBrown

EyesGreen


4.0
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froms246

Oct/13/2015

I really like the Merle Norman Powder Base. My only issue has been that my husband hates the smell of the product so I have had to cut down to using it only for special occasions. I never had an issue with the smell of the product. Now that the smell had been decreased I will go back to it full time.! :-) It covers better than any other product and feels good on the skin.

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About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Sep/29/2015

It's basically a colored zinc oxide! You put it on a baby's bottom to prevent and heal diaper rash. Why not on your face? It is also a great sunscreen. There are no other foundations that I know of that are actually good for your skin. A frequently read comment is that the writer knows an elderly woman who has used this product all her life and has beautiful skin. There's a reason …Read more

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About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesGreen


3.0
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fromkn2172

Jun/28/2015

This product was very nostalgic to me - this and the Miracol mask. When I was a teenager in the 60's I was fascinated with Merle Norman. At that time I could only afford Woolworth cosmetics and was always on the hunt for acne products or "medicated" makeups. My skin was crazy oily with breakouts in the T zone. I lived in suburban Chicago with high humidity and no A/C in our …Read more

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About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Straight, Coarse

EyesGreen


5.0
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fromjmnlmn

Dec/04/2014

I am 50 years old and have been using select Merle Norman products, since I was 12 years old. (I have used Merle Norman "cold cream" every night for 38 years and it shows.) I have rosacea and Merle Norman Powder Base is the ONLY thing that I can put on my skin, when it flairs. I do use Chanels' Lingerie de Peau when all is well but I always have powder base on hand. Great …Read more

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBlue


5.0
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Aug/13/2014

I can't believe that I'm about to review this. I used to cuss this foundation. For reasons that won't be detailed here. However, I have been on the hunt for an HG foundation. Who would have thunk it!? As a previous reviewer mentioned, I tried Gerda Spillman before. It was an excellent foundation. However, it never seemed to provide the exact, adjustable coverage I need. I …Read more

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About reviewer (138 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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fromrav2b

Aug/13/2014

This stuff is just amazing! I've tried to make friends with it a few times over the years with varying results, but now I'm hooked. It may not keep me from checking out a new foundation every once in a while, but the hunts and any serious straying should be over!

Once upon a time, I tried a foundation from Gerda Spillmann. It was gorgeous, but did a number on my eyes. That …
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About reviewer (140 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesHazel