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Merle Norman Cosmetics
Merle Norman Cosmetics' name comes from Merle Nethercutt Norman, who founded the company back in the 1920s. Initially, she made beauty products just for her family and friends, but she was so successful—especially with her "try before you buy" philosophy, which back then was quite unusual—that a full-fledged makeup company grew up around her. Nowadays, the company is still thriving and is now run by Merle's nephew. Their products, all made in the United States and modernized since Merle's early days, include makeup in sheer and saturated hues, a line of skincare products, and assorted perfumes.