My Honest Review of Merit Beauty

Over the last year of running a business with a family of five, I’ve realized I can’t do it all. With the little time I have, I need to be productive and effective in every area. If that means taking my 20-minute tasks and turning them into 5-10-minute tasks it allows more time for my other small daily tasks! I need minimalist ways to look polished and I was immediately drawn to their aesthetic. I received my Merit Beauty last week and I wanted to share my honest Merit Beauty review one of the best clean beauty, minimalist makeup brands on the market. Get 15% off with my Merit discount with my custom beauty set.

This product I’ve been seeing this everywhere, and was so excited to get my hands on it! As many of us discovered this year which I’ve learned, LESS IS MORE. I was looking for a more minimalistic approach to everything including beauty and the Merit arrived.

My Honest Review of Merit Beauty

Personally, for me, I was super impressed with the sleek packaging and the branding as a whole. Their overall statement spoke to me about LESS is MORE. As a busy mom, I need minimalist ways to look polished and I was immediately drawn to their aesthetic.

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Pros and Cons Of Merit Beauty

  • Feels Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Products are buildable
  • Products and clean and cruelty free
  • Packaging is beautiful

Merit Beauty Makeup Products

The Merit makeup products include 10 full-coverage makeup products as well as a blending brush. The blending brush has dense bristles and which makes blending easy. You can also shop their best-selling makeup sets per your makeup and skincare concerns.

Solo Shadow

This creamy eyeshadow are so easy to apply with your finger or blending brush no2. It’s buildable for classic neutral eyeshadow look or a statement with rich browns and grays and blues.

Great Skin Instant Glow Serum

It’s a highly effective skincare product that I adore. I love using it before applying my makeup as it gives my skin a dewy and hydrated look. This lightweight, bi-phase serum instantly hydrates and plumps my skin, leaving it with a healthy glow and perfect for the summertime glow. It is definitely a must-have in my beauty routine!

The Minimalist Complexion Stick

It’s not a foundation or concealer, but it’ll replace both in your makeup bag. This complexion stick is full coverage and comes in 20 colors which is a great sign you will find the perfect match for any skin tone!

Shade Stick Tinted Lip Oil

This lip gloss is a slick of sheet color infused with rosehip oil and shea butter, for healthy lips all day. This Shade Stick tinted lip oil comes in 4 colors.

Flush Balm Cheek Color

A cream blush tint that melts into the skin for a light-from-within color that stays flush all day. I currently use the Westman Atelier Creamy Blush and it’s my favorite. This cream blush just got restocked and I can’t wait to get it. It comes in 5 colors. They have a deep burgundy and a beautiful raspberry which are my favorite shades in the flush balm.

A note to the bros of the ’80s, this pomade adds color and volume for healthy, fluffy arches. As brows are trending more than ever, brow gels are becoming ever so popular and the brow 1980 is one to try.

Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara

It tints, lengthens, and lifts lashes, with no smudging. A clean lash mascara gets a 4.5 rating on reviews and as we all know finding a good clean mascara can be challenging. This is one of the two I’ve heard is the best for a clean lash. The second one is Westman Atelier Mascara.

Day Glow Highlighting Balm

Made for daytime, this highlighter gives a dewy balmy sheen with zero sparkles. This highlighting balm is the perfect option to add a summer or golden glow.

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Bronze Balm Sheer Bronzer

This sheer, but buildable bronzer, has a smooth texture and an overall warmth to it. It’s easy to blend in with your hands and provides a natural glow. Try this if you’re looking for a bronzer with natural warmth and depth.

Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick

This natural and lightweight lipstick is hydrating and buildable, with a satin finish. The perfect daily lipstick. It’s smooth, moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. It’s everything you’d want in a lipstick.

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Day Glow Highlighting Balm

This highlighter is made for the daytime. It has the perfect amount of shine with no sparkle. It is so easy to apply and provides the perfect glow with a dewy finish for that natural daytime makeup look.

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About the Merit Beauty

Personally, for me, I love the story behind the brands. I love to read the backstory of their successful launch. You may ask yourself who is behind Merit Beauty? Katherine Power launched the Merit and I love seeing the success of this makeup brand and how minimalist beauty is on the rise! If you are interested in more clean beauty, and yes Merit is a clean beauty brand! If you’re looking for more affordable clean beauty brands, this post is one to check out!

Is Merit Beauty Cruelty-Free?

They can be RESPONSIBLE. All products are safe, vegan, cruelty-free, and certified by Leaping Bunny and EU complaints. They aim to eliminate as much virgin plastic as possible from our products and operations, and their shipment packaging is recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable.

SKIN LOVING INGREDIENTS are the secret to their formulas, like plant-based squalane, vitamin B5, and antioxidants. They partnered with Biba de Sousa, a longtime Hollywood-favorite esthetician, who is famous for her no-list. Together, they eliminated another 73 ingredients that are clean but potentially acne-triggering which is so healthy for your skin as well as the environment.

My Honest Review of Merit Beauty
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Merit Beauty Honest Review

Now, to my review! I was so excited to try the minimalistic complexion stick and blending brush. You may ask yourself is the merit brush worth it? Yes, the blending brush makes your makeup so much smoother, and it’s one that works with any creamy foundation.

You simply apply to the areas of concern. I did it under my eyes and my red and dark spots. At first, I had wondered if I ordered the wrong color but I was pleasantly pleased once I started blending that it was perfect. And as I mentioned they offer 20 shades so it’s easy to find what matches your skin tone best.

For my 5-minute makeup routine, I used the minimalist perfecting complexion stick. I am so impressed these beauty products were not only full coverage lightweight! The product is also creamy and very easy to blend with the blending brush. Even when I play around with other foundations, I always grab this brush!

I watched Katherine’s video of minimalist makeup products in 5 minutes or under and tried it myself. Needless to say, I am so pleased with the results, I am waiting patiently for the brow and mascara and creamy cheek color to arrive!

My Honest Review of Merit Beauty
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See my 5-minute makeup routine I shared on Instagram Here.

Lastly, if you wondering where to shop this minimal beauty makeup brand you can find it at Sephora or on Merit.com. Don’t forget to come back for more of my honest review of Merit Beauty products as I will continue to try more!

Merit Beauty Sets

Merit Beauty just recently launched new beauty sets. It’s a great way to try the test the products because as you know when you buy a bundle you get a discount.

The 5-Minute Morning //This set is the whole collection to get your full face ready in 5 minutes. You save $30 when you buy this set!

The Favorites Set //Customers’ favorites include the complexion set / flush balm, tinted lip oil, and blending blush. Shop this set for $100

The Color Set // for cheeks and lips. Add color with this set for $39.

There is a total of 10 different sets to choose from all at discounted prices. See below for all of the sets offered. From essentials to cheek or eye, there is a set for every need.

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