Having been overseas for the past wee while I hadn’t heard of Karen Murrell skincare and makeup, so was intrigued when the gorgeously packaged Karen Murrell lipsticks arrived in my post-box.
Karen Murrell lippies are ‘vegetarian lipsticks’- the range has no animal based materials or testing and even the packaging is eco-friendly, with 100% recyclable and renewable boxes made from NZ trees, and canisters that compost and return to mother earth within 100 days once they’re buried!
These are the four new shades of Karen Murrell natural ‘vegetarian’ lipsticks and they are just lovely! Two in particular jumped out for me; Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock lipstick and Karen Murrell Coral Dawn lipstick.
Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock lipstick is a gorgeous bright fuchsia lipstick, very similar in colour to MAC Forever Love! lipstick.
As well as a gorgeous highly pigmented colours, all of the Karen Murrell lipsticks have a gorgeous cinammon-fresh fragrance and a really smooth no-drag consistency.
Karen Murrell Coral Dawn is a beautiful bright red-orange lipstick.
In real-life it’s a bit brighter than it looks in the pictures, but it isn’t as highly pigmented as some lipsticks, so doesn’t give as full coverage, as for example my Rimmel Kate Moss Coral lipstick.
The two other new Karen Murrell lipstick colours are more subtle than these two, a soft sandy beige called Sand Storm and a pale carnation pink called (appropriately!) Carnation Mist.
Karen Murrell Carnation Mist lipstick is a perfect natural pink for my colouring it’s so pretty!
I wore my Karen Murrell lippie for the whole day on Sunday (I chose Fuchsia Shock) and the texture is beautifully creamy and not at all drying, it’s felt like wearing a lip balm all day!
Karen Murrell Sandstorm lipstick is my least favourite, purely because the colour just does absolutely nothing for me! You can see in the pic above I look so ridiculously washed out with it on! I think it would look lovely on those ladies lucky enough to have a darker complexion, however!
Karen Murrell natural lipsticks cost $29.95 and are available at selected pharmacies and health food stores across New Zealand.
For more information or to locate your nearest stockist, pop over to the Karen Murrell site.