Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review + GIVEAWAY!


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Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review

The blogiversary celebrations continue with some assistance from the lovely team at Karen Murrell! Today I'm reviewing their Fuchsia Shock lipstick and giving away three tubes of it, so keep on reading for your chance to enter :)

Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review

From the Karen Murrell website:

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
Our lipstick canisters are made from PLA (polylactic acid), a corn resin based material that will start to dissolve back into Mother Earth within 100 days. It is also greenhouse gas neutral, helping minimise emissions that cause global warming.

Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review

Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review + GIVEAWAY!

Formula overview:
Karen Murrell's lipsticks use carnauba wax which has a higher melting point than many other waxes used in cosmetics. This means they don't have a lot of slip yet still apply very smoothly without tugging at the lips, plus they're a lot less likely to be left a melted or sweaty mess on a hot day (this makes me wish I too were made of carnauba wax).
The colour pay off tends to be buildable to mostly opaque across the broad shade range I have tried and the finish I would describe as demi-matte - it's not the flat matte of a MAC Retro Matte for example, but doesn't have as much shine as a satin. The lack of sheen or slip make Karen Murrell lipsticks ideal for doubling as cheek colours and I have worn them this way on several occasions.
They have a sweet cinnamon scent but the inclusion of cinnamon doesn't cause them to burn or tingle the way some cinnamon infused lip products do (I've never found that pleasant, myself!) and they are typically very comfortable to wear with most shades being non-drying and many of them actually being hydrating.

Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review

Fuchsia Shock is a medium fuchsia pink inspired by a fabulous velvet coat worn by Karen Murrell's grandmother. I love that the colour has its basis in such a special memory! It has slightly cool undertones and smooth, buildable colour pay off. It wore for three and a half hours on me and was neither hydrating nor drying.

Karen Murrell Fuchsia Shock Lipstick Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Buildable colour pay off
  • Smooth application
  • Non drying
  • Easy on the conscience! The lipstick itself is made with natural ingredients and the packaging has been created with biodegradable materials from sustainable sources.
  • Doesn't migrate or gather around the lips
What I didn't like:
  • Wears for three and a half hours - fairly short for a brighter shade
Where to buy:

This giveaway open to New Zealand residents only. Good luck to all who enter!


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