Karen Murrell Lipsticks Review and Swatches

April 24th, 2015

Karen Murrell is a New Zealand based natural lipstick brand. Their tag line is ‘Nothing nasty touches my lips’. This brand is all about natural ingredients, ditching the harmful chemicals such a mineral oils, animal based material, parabens or preservatives, and environmentally friendly chemicals.

 

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell describes the product as,

KM Lipsticks are made from natural based ingredients. They do not contain any mineral oils, animal-based material, parabens or preservatives. And because of the fusion of Mother Nature’s miracle ingredients, the more you use KM Lipstick the better condition your lips will be in. This high-quality formulation means KM Lipsticks are long lasting on lips, and they smell and taste great.

Eco-friendly packaging

The packaging of the KM range, with its original artwork, has been designed with sustainability at the forefront. The outer packaging is a 100% recyclable and renewable box made from New Zealand trees and printed with soya ink.

 

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Firstly, I would like to talk about how pretty the packaging is. The cardboard boxes have pretty art, and are recyclable. The bullets are a matte black with the ‘km’ logo. All lipsticks have a distinct clove fragrance to them, making them smell like organic lip balms.

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

The texture is sheer – creamy with a pearly finish, and glide on smoothly. They are more like well tinted lip balms that are perfect for day-to-day use. I found that the lipsticks pigment well for something that has a sheer finish, and formula doesn’t feather at all. They last 3-4 hours without fading, although transfers slightly upon eating/drinking. The only downside for these lipsticks is that their shelf life is about a year due to the absence of preservatives.

 

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

Karen Murrell Lipsticks | The Beauty Mantra

The four shades I got are:

13 Camellia Morning – a bright baby pink

14 Orchid Bloom – a sheer peach

15 Peony Petal – a peachy coral

16 Lavender Laughter –pale lavender pink

 

Camellia Morning  - Orchid Bloom - Peony Petal - Lavender Laughter| The Beauty Mantra

Camellia Morning – Orchid Bloom – Peony Petal – Lavender Laughter (with flash)| The Beauty Mantra

Camellia Morning  - Orchid Bloom - Peony Petal - Lavender Laughter| The Beauty Mantra

Camellia Morning – Orchid Bloom – Peony Petal – Lavender Laughter (without flash)| The Beauty Mantra

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