A beach party for your face

Don’t let summer slip away without dipping into Merle Norman Cosmetic’s Summer Collection, Beach Beauty. The sea-inspired collection includes a limited-edition shadow palette, face palette and lip crayons for what the company calls “a sun-kissed complexion and endless warm-weather cosmetic looks.”

The Treasure Chest Shadow Palette ($48) features nine luminous to matte finish shadows – Shell Game, Waterlily, Coral Reef, Warm Sands, Mermaid Kisses, Mystic Waters, Golden Dreams, Treasure Hunt and Azure. The Blush & Glow Face Palette ($36) includes four semi-matte, matte and luminous finishes – Sarong, Shiny, Bahamas and Sandcastles. The Chubby Lip Crayon ($16) is designed to provide your pucker with color, moisture and shine in four chocolate-y pink and red shades – Ladybug, Aruba, Sienna and Calypso – that offer understatement or drama, depending on your mood.

By the way, the company’s namesake founder was a cosmetics pioneer who began creating cleansing creams and foundations in a coffee pot in the kitchen of her California home in the 1920s – opening her first studio in 1931.

Today, the company is still located in Los Angeles and still is committed to franchising and to Norman’s “Try Before You Buy” philosophy. Granted, that isn’t easy in the age of the pandemic. But pandemics aren’t forever, makeup, on the other hand….

For more, visit merlenorman.com.

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