The 7 Best Merit Beauty Products, Without a Doubt

An editor's top picks from the sustainable beauty brand.

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The sheer number of beauty products on the market can often feel overwhelming. Consumers are advised to adopt new products that promise to provide that perfect lift, flush, complexion, or facial structure, and with so many competitors, it's hard to say which options are right for each individual. For that reason, minimalist brand Merit Beauty was founded on the principle of offering a capsule collection of "well-edited essentials" so that customers don't need to pore over dozens of options that (essentially) do the same thing. Plus, Merit Beauty's products are vegan and cruelty-free, and many feature sustainable elements and packaging.

And the icing on the cake? Their makeup is formulated so that it doesn't clog pores or irritate sensitive skin, and many of their products provide substantial, long-term nourishment so that you can feel confident about what you're applying to your skin.

Below, I've rounded up the best Merit Beauty products. Each one is mindfully made to enhance your natural beauty and supports the health of your skin.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, fashion, culture, and politics both at Marie Claire and for publications like The New York Times, Bustle, and HuffPost Personal. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, including two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy. As a film school graduate, she loves all things media and can be found making art when she's not busy writing.