Finding a Karen Murrell lipstick on my desk is always such a great surprise. With Winter starting here in New Zealand I expected a Wintery colour, on the darker, possibly berry side, but Orchid Bloom is a Winter pick me up that I did not expect. Karen Murrell describe Orchid Bloom “This mysterious yet alluring new colour, inspired by Karen’s guilty pleasure Slipper Orchids, combines subtle tones of warm coffee brown with a dash of lip-warming blush pink.” Read more
Good Morning Lovelies!
I have another Karen Murrell lipstick for you today. I was sent the gorgeous Coral Dawn to review this time. I don’t own many Coral lipsticks so I was pretty excited to have something bright for the spring season.
I have the pleasure of sharing with you two more of my Karen Murrell Lipsticks. My collection is very quickly expanding to include varying shades all very pretty and good for all occasions and looks.
“This vibrant Poppy flower inspired pink is bursting with passion and drama – tipped to be the must-have colour of the season.”
*happy sigh* Poppy Passion is such a great colour. Its such a gentle pop of colour so if you’re feeling something a little more easy going or not too sure on wearing brighter colours this is just perfect. I wear this during the day time the most, but it would not look out of place out for dinner either.
“Delicate pastel hues of coral and peach unravel on the lips like the breathtakingly Peony flower in full bloom.”
I’m not sure on Peony Petal, I think it does not quite suit my skin tone or it would suit looks that I do not often wear. I will try harder to find ways to wear this as it is a lovely colour and I am trying to be braver with my makeup looks.
Karen Murrell lipsticks are such fantastic quality! None of them have ever let me down. No bleeding, they last ages and are only defeated by food, which is fair enough and are great for my lips. I hope to one day have all of them in my collection.
What lipstick brand always works well for you?
❤ Miss T
Supposedly there is only 37 days till Christmas. Who keeps telling me these things? Where has my year gone?? I feel like I have just looked up and now I have to find presents for all my family, woops XD
Today’s post I thought about posting as a to buy for someone for Christmas, but, really buy yourself something! Treat yourself! Wrap it up and put it under your tree or just buy it and enjoy it straight away. Sometimes you just need something for yourself. So today’s post is a gift set from Karen Murrell.
The lipsticks are gorgeous as usual and the box is kinda cool, but I miss the standard pretty boxes that Karen Murrell lipsticks come in. Oh well, I am a bit of a box hoarder. The bracelet was a bit on the small side and not something I would pick, but a nice extra for a gift set.
Top: Rymba Rhythm
Bottom: Camellia Morning
“a vibrant rich red”
This is a great red, not too dark, not too pale and with no great leaning towards orange or blue. I have worn this a few times, it is nice with just mascara and a bit of blush and works well for day time wear without being too much.
“a dusky show-stopping cerise pink”
It has really taken me a bit to get into pinks this light, but this is a great for a natural look or you can doll it up a bit and it looks super cute. I have worn this one the most out of the two, which was a surprise.
Like all the other Karen Murrell lipsticks I have tried these had the same outstanding quality, beautiful to go on and made my lips fell good all day. No bleeding, lasted for quite a few hours until it was time for lunch. It is always a pleasure to wear Karen Murrell lipsticks. They looks great for work, a night out and even just a casual look.
I am not too sure on the availability of the Christmas Gift Kits anymore, but check your local stockists to see if you can find them. If not, don’t panic you can still get Rymba Rhythm and Camellia Morning and the price is not too different.
Do you celebrate Christmas? How is your Christmas shopping going?
❤ Miss T
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Hows it going! I am home today from work with the start of a cold. Boo! But I have been able to get the last few things changed over to my new blog name as well as get some pictures sorted.
I wanted to start with my newest Karen Murrell lipsticks; Sand Storm, Red Shimmer, Fuchsia Shock and Pink Starlet. It has taken a great amount of time for me to be happy with these photos, I am still learning to use my new camera so please forgive me that the swatches are not up to my usual standard.
Here we go!
“Inspired by the rugged natural beauty of Highway 1 USA. Sand Storm is nature at its finest which envelopes the lips in a subtly sandy brown shade.”
I am not too taken with Sand Storm, its not a bad colour, I think I just have the wrong skin tone for it. It makes me work super hard for it too look right and sometimes you don’t need a lipstick like that in your collection. Of course you have the wonderful Lani from Lani Loves who makes it look amazing, so don’t just take my word on it 😉
“Red Shimmer evokes feelings of confidence and strength. I always feel a wash of excitement come over me as I apply Red Shimmer… like something exciting is going to happen.”
I am still on the fence with Red Shimmer, sometimes it looks lovely on me, sometimes it washes me out. That might be more what I am wearing and the make-up I have on. So it is a little hard working, lucky for it, it is a nice colour I am prepared to make it work, I just need to think a little harder with this colour.
“Fuchsia Shock brings out my ultimate girl power! Strong and playful.”
I really like how bold this is, but not too over the top. It looks great with my hair (which is currently pastel purple) and is good for both day and night looks. I really enjoy wearing this.
“The blue/gold base highlights all skin, eye and hair colours, perfect for anyone who wants an easy fail-safe colour to build self-confidence.”
Pink Starlet is a lovely pink and I have enjoyed wearing it quite a bit. I wear this with more toned down looks, where I bung on some foundation, some mascara and this lipstick and get on with the day. It gives you a bit of colour without you having to worry about pairing it with the right look.
I really love using Karen Murrell lipsticks, they are great quality and are so kind to your lips. All of the shades I have stay on your lips for a reasonable amount of time, but are not too much of a pain to reapply if you need to. I don’t suffer from any bleeding or drying. Sand Storm and Red Shimmer could be a little bit patchy in places for me, but that is just the type of finishes they have I think.
I am so pleased with my little collection of lipsticks, I think my favorites so far are True Love and Violet Mousse.
Do you own any Karen Murrell Lipsticks? What shades would you like to get?
❤ Miss T
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How has your weekend been? Mine has been filled with lots of shopping, too much chocolate and not enough Gym XD
Today’s post is all about…nude lipstick! I know, I really am broadening my horizons with all these nude lipsticks lately. This one is from Karen Murrell and arrived a month ago for me to review. Lets check it out!
Good Morning Lovely People,
Happy Friday! Today I have for you the latest red lipstick to be added my collection. True Love is from Karen Murrell and it is their 20th lipstick, so in celebration they have released it in a limited edition copper coloured tube with engraved flowers. It is described as a “ust-worthy blue-based red”. I have reviewed quite a few Karen Murrell lipsticks, so when this one arrived in a cute heart shape box (not standard packaging) I was excited to give it a go. The other Karen Murrell lipsticks I have reviewed are Sugar Rush, Coral Dawn and Racy Rita if you’re interested 🙂
So let’s take a look at True Love.
How have you been? I’m sorry that it has been such a long while since you heard from me. My work had a stall at the Auckland Armageddon expo which took up all my time planning and then I was wiped out afterwards. But! Here I am again ready to show off some of the latest additions to my collection.
I have something super exciting for you today. I have been sent my first press release sample to review, Karen Murrell’s new lipstick in Sugar Rush. Sugar Rush is due out on shelves today at most of your local Pharmacies, Health Food Stores and online (New Zealand only, sorry my international readers, but I think the online stores ships internationally) for $29.95 NZD. You can find more information about Karen Murrell products and stockists at their website.
About Sugar Rush:
Karen Murrell’s groovy new lipstick colour Sugar Rush is a bright candy pink, inspired by the days of disco when everything was all about being super cool, hairstyles where larger than life, colours were psychedelic, and glitter seemed to be everywhere!
So lets have a look!