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4.2

41 reviews

80%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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ingredients

Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Water (Aqua), Paraffin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Fragrance (Parfum), Lecithin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Talc, Sodium Borate 120905

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
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13 years ago

I have been a Merle Norman client for years, but this is the first time I have written a review about a product and am doing so because people need to understand a little bit about this product...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesGreen



2.0
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14 years ago

I got this in Ivory and it was too dark! Which is weird cause I have other MN foundations in Ivory that match. So idk whats going on with that. I guess full coverage works for some people but it...

About reviewer (57 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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14 years ago

I have oily skin and, all though this product is made for those with drier skins, I use it because of the great coverage I get. I'm at the pool alot so right now I'm wearing Golden Birch, but in...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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14 years ago

This was the first makeup I ever used -- it didn't break me out so I used it all through my teens and 20s and off and on through my 30s. When Bare Minerals came out, I switched to that, but now in...

About reviewer (441 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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14 years ago

I love the translucent powder. I've had mine (the big pearl pink container) for years and I use it all the time! It is truly the best for concealing dark circles. Use your concealer like usual,...

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


4.0
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15 years ago

Have used power base for years and am frankly amazed by all the fuss about the fragrance. I kind of like it and what little frangrace there is dissipates as soon as it dries. The coverage is...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


4.0
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15 years ago

I bought this a couple of days ago based on the reviews here. I was not disappointed! The scent is a bit overwhelming and the packaging a bit bland but inside is a pretty good product. I had...

About reviewer (333 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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15 years ago

I had the displeasure of trying this on my last trip to Merle Norman. I envy those who say their local SA's are nice and helpful. MINE, on the other hand, are pushy, "older" and think they know...

About reviewer (497 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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15 years ago

I can't believe I am actually writing a review for Powder Base, much less using it. This was my first exposure to Merle Norman foundations back in 1987 and at the time, I hated everything about it,...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


2.0
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15 years ago

UPDATE (5-23-09) ----- Okay, this worked nicely in the winter, but since the warm weather started this has been breaking me out. This foundation does not seem to allow my skin to sweat properly...

About reviewer (279 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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15 years ago

Well - Here I am with my Merle Norman foundations again! Being a Merle Norman fan, I did not try this base because I thought for sure it would be an oily putty. I was wrong! It is quite sheer...

About reviewer (85 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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16 years ago

I have sensitive oily skin and this make-up offers me the best ...moderate coverage and sunscreen...as it contains zinc oxide which is ok for sensitive skin..I have had skin cancer..and must do my...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesGreen


1.0
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16 years ago

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...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesGreen


5.0
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17 years ago

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...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Other

HairBlond

EyesGreen


4.0
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17 years ago

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...

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal

HairRed

EyesGreen


3.0
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17 years ago

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...

About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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17 years ago

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...

About reviewer (93 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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18 years ago

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...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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19 years ago

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,...

About reviewer (182 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


3.0
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20 years ago

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...

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry

HairBrown

EyesBrown