Merle Norman Color Trio in Summer Eyes 2

As I mentioned before, I was lucky enough to win a few limited edition makeup products from Merle Norman’s summer 2011 color collection and Summer eyes 2 color trio was one of the goodies that I received. This lovely eyeshadow trio has one matte shade (Bare Necessity) and two shimmer shades (Coral Reef and Golden Berry) for a casual chic look.

Merle Norman Color Trio Summer Eyes 2

First, let’s take a look at the packaging – the sleek black eyeshadow case looks pretty classy and comes with a mirror inside.

Merle Norman Color Trio Summer Eyes 2

 

Now the colors ….

Bare Necessity – matte cream shade

Coral Reef -  shimmering coral/peach shade

Golden Berry – shimmering plum shade with purple undertones

Merle Norman Color Trio Summer Eyes 2

The colors are soft, completely wearable and blend easily onto the skin and together for a satiny-smooth finish. I was instantly drawn to Coral reef which I think is absolutely gorgeous and just perfect for playing up your eyes. The eyeshadows look highly pigmented in the case but the color payoff is sheer and needs a bit of layering to make them look vibrant. The first matte highlight shade does not show up much on my skin and I haven’t used it for the look below. As for the lasting power, it is really good with a primer underneath. The eyeshadows stay put almost all day without creasing or fading and there is no fallout either with the shimmer shades.

Merle Norman Color Trio Summer Eyes 2

6 comments
Diane
Diane

i love the purple hun!!!! great blending skills!

Soos
Soos

The two shimmery shades look lovely!

Harshleen
Harshleen

Soos - Thanks......I like that the shimmer is just right and not OTT.

Harshleen
Harshleen

Vintage Makeup - It is pretty and I like that it's not too dark!