I know I say it a lot, but less is always more. Especially when it comes to makeup at our age! It can be tempting to think that anything we don’t like can be covered up with a little extra foundation, but usually the opposite is true. I want to use less products, spend less time applying them, and look like the best version of myself. That’s where Merit Beauty comes in.
Merit Beauty is a new green beauty brand from Katherine Power, the founder who’s also behind Who What Wear, Versed, and Avaline Wines. Their philosophy is simple: green beauty can be luxurious and good for you. These are gorgeously designed, seriously luxe designs in line with a Tom Ford or Chanel. And they’re also designed to use as many ways as possible.
Cream blush is a must-have for women our age, because it gives you a dewy, moisturized look that you can’t get with powder. Merit’s Flush Balm cream blush is one of my new favorites. Raspberry Beret is a deep, plummy color I can’t get enough of right now.
It’s important to do your brows! Sometimes after menopause, your eyebrow hair thins out and you need a little extra help when it comes to framing your face. This gel pomade fluffs, fills out, and volumizes your brows for a perfect look every time.
Highlighting can seem like a younger generation thing, but it really does bring so much dimension and life into your face. Just a little bit of of this Glow Highlighting Balm on my cheekbones and nose makes me look like I just got back from vacation.
Go ahead and watch my video all about showing you exactly how I get out of the door in 5 minutes with a fresh face thanks to my favorite Merit products and then scroll down a little bit further to shop the brand for yourself!
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