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Review: Karen Murrell Lipsticks – Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

When it comes to cosmetics, my favourite products would have to be lipsticks followed by blushes. So when I was offered the chance to review the Summer Bouquet Colour Collection from Karen Murrell, I immediately said yes!

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell is an all natural, organic brand from New Zealand offering not only lipsticks but also skincare.

Whilst I was swatching these, it dawned on me – it makes sense to wear lipstick with natural ingredients because it is without a doubt that you will consume the lipstick without even intending to – through kissing, drinking, eating etc

Karen Murrell obviously came to this realisation much sooner than I did and created a line of lipstick made from natural ingredients.

Everything about the brand is natural. The cardboard packaging, with original artwork, is 100% recyclable, and is made from New Zealand trees and soya ink.

Even the actual lipstick casing is eco-friendly. It’s made from corn resin and actually starts to dissolve back into the environment in 100 days, should you choose to recycle it.

Karen Murrell Lipsticks

Karen Murrell Lipsticks

In terms of scent,the lipsticks are naturally scented with cinnamon oil and when you remove the lipstick cap, it seems quite strong. I am not the biggest fan of cinnamon but have found that it doesn’t linger so that’s a relief.

Now moving onto the swatches of the 5 shades from Karen Murrell’s Summer Bouquet range – firstly, chasing natural light during Winter has proven to be a difficult task so these are not the greatest pictures – sorry!

The Summer Bouquet Colour Collection was inspired by “vividly coloured flowers delicately peeking out of the gloomiest day of the year”.

#13 Camellia Morning – light petal pink with a yellow base

#14 Orchid Bloom – warm brown peach nude

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Camellia Morning, Orchid Bloom}

#15 Peony Petal – slightly bright pink-peach-coral

#16 Lavender Laughter – leans cool; blue-based pale mauve-pink

#17 Poppy Passion – a bright watermelon pink

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Peony Petal, Lavender Laughter, Poppy Passion}

The lipsticks are highly pigmented, very creamy, go on semi-sheer but can be easily built up to opaque coverage. I would describe the finish as a satin, with no shimmer.

Out of the 5 shades of the Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection, my favourites are Peony Petal and Poppy Passion; with my least favourite being Lavender Laughter, which is too cool for my skintone.

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Colour Collection {Poppy Passion, Orchid Bloom, Lavender Laughter, Peony Petal, Camellia Morning}

In terms of lasting power, the brighter ones last slightly longer than the nude/pastel ones – with an average wear time of about 4 hours until food or drinks touches my lips.

You can check out the lipstick range on the Karen Murrell website. The lipsticks retail for $30NZD but there is an Australian stockist available – Style Patisserie which sells them for $26.95AUD (with free shipping on orders over $75AUD).

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