Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Lipstick Collection

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Lipstick Collection

As a self-proclaimed lipstick hoarder, I could not be more excited than when I received a gorgeous box from Karen Murrell with five beautiful lipsticks. The Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet Lipstick Collection* is not only beautiful too look at but also great in quality. The lipsticks have a clean formula (natural waxes, natural moisturizing oils), nice pigmentation, a very lovely finish, and an absolutely delicious scent.

Karen Murrell Summer Bouquet

The Summer Bouquet Collection includes five shades, with a flattering shade for everyone. The color range is inspired by the flowers’ hues and goes from a pale pink with lavender hues to a bright, vibrant reddish-pink.

1. Lavender Laughter, blue-ish pink with a hint of lavender hue

2. Camellia Morning, a bright, Barbie pink (dupe of Ilia Beauty Lipstick Crayon Call Me)

3. Poppy Passion, vibrant reddish pink

4. Peony Petal, peachy-pink (dupe of Ilia Beauty Shell Shock)

5. Orchid Bloom, a warm, peachy nude (dupe of Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Dream State)

The shades are swatched in the image below 1 to 5 from left to right.

Karen Murrell Lipstick Swatches

The Shades: I personally like all of the shades, but as expected I have been reaching for the nude shade, Orchid Bloom (in the center below), more than the others. Depending on your skin tone and/or  how bold you are with your makeup, you may find Lavender Laughter more difficult to wear because it’s quite pale. Some of these shades are sheer in one application, but they do build-up to a more intense hue and are very vibrant. I find that Peony Petal, which is a beautiful peachy-pink shade, is slightly less pigmented than the others.

karen murrell swatches lavender laughter, orchid bloom, peony petal, camellia morning, poppy passion

The Texture & Finish: The texture is my favorite part of this lipstick. It’s very creamy, feels very moisturizing on the lips, but does not feel slippery like most of the more sheer lipsticks that I own; also they look almost completely matte without feeling drying. Yep, it’s that good. It also has a pleasant cinnamon scent that I wasn’t sure I would’ve liked, but I ended up enjoying and don’t find to be overwhelming. The wear-time was also surprising, as I got a few hours with no fading at all (until I had lunch).

The Packaging: Everything about the packaging is biodegradable. The tubes have “Nothing Nasty Touches My Lips” written across them and are made in PLA (polylactic acid), which dissolves in the environment after only 100 days. I am always pleased to see cosmetics companies committing to sustainability!

I am really enjoying the Karen Murrell formula and I hope to see it at some US retailers in the future because I would love to add more of them to my collection. In the meanwhile they are available at the official website Karen Murrell.

*PR Sample

  • OMG instant love!!!!!!

  • Hi Lilly! These lipsticks look perfect! I love everything from the super cute packaging to the shades and pigmentation! I always appreciate when natural products have nice formula. Hope to have them available soon in Europe to give them a go. Xo, Alexandra

    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  • Oooh they’re all so pretty! I love the nude shade on you and the one on bottom right. I’ve ordered one of these from Nuciya so I’m so excited to get it now – I ordered Carnation Mist!

  • I love Karen Murrell lipsticks! Nuciya carries the Karen Murrell line they’re based in Canada but ship worldwide :) http://www.nuciya.com

  • sarah

    I really appreciated that you included comparisons to the Ilia colors! I have a bad habit of buying the same colors over and over again (please don’t ask how many light teal nail polishes I own :)) How do these KM lipsticks compare to Ilia in terms of moisturizing properties/texture?

    Thanks for sharing your lovely blog with us–it is one of my very favorites! P.S. thanks to your review I just purchased my first Vapour lipstick in Chere and I am in love–it is my very first green beauty My Lips But Better find! Now I just need a similar lip liner shade…

  • These are absolutely gorgeous! And such a fresh approach to the packing. I love these colors and definitely want to try them out right away. Thanks for the helpful color comparisons. A few years ago, there would be no other natural brands to compare it too! The green beauty community has truly grown with abundance.

  • Lovely swatches, and I agree, Orchid Bloom looks the best on you! I’m not much of a lipstick wearer due to my chapped lips, but I will be trying out Red Apple Lipsticks soon. Very excited that there are more and more options for moisturizing natural lipsticks now! xo

  • Stephanie

    Love these swatches and comparisons to other colors. The packaging looks absolutely amazing too :)

  • Chesca @ Fern & Moss

    The colours are beautiful!! Definitely love the sound of these :) x

  • Such gorgeous colors! I love the cute packaging too! :) I seriously need to get through my pile of lipsticks before trying more but this brand is definitely going on my wishlist.

  • Anusha Puri

    As usual stunning..you are oh so perfect lily :)..any colour would look great on you

  • Sooooo jealous right now, I’ve been lusting after these lipsticks for what feels like my whole life time!

    Mayah x

  • Such pretty shades! Love them all and totally love that they are all green!

    xXx

    http://www.theglamgreengirl.com

  • jasmine turner

    Such gorgeous shades, love them all!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  • PeonyandPeach

    Love the packaging of these lipsticks! So cute!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • Ahhh pretty shades and I love how they all seem to suit your beautiful skintone, Lily! :)

  • Wow such gorgeous colors! xx

  • Beautiful swatches!

  • Bambi Organics

    Troppo belli!! Non saprei quale scegliere *_*

  • Nishu

    So beautiful! love the first shot! and agree with you on the texture. smooth and light!

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  • fleurd’amour

    Hi Lilly! I adore your blog and have learned so much from you. :) I’m wondering how you feel the Karen Murrell lipsticks compare with Nudus.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I find the Karen Murrell lipsticks to be a bit more creamy than the Nudus ones, a bit more “sheeny” (not glossy, but less matte), and a bit less pigmented that Nudus. I do adore the Cinnamon scent of the Karen Murrell lipsticks, but please keep in mind that Cinnamon may be irritating to some people’s lips. The Nudus lipsticks are unscented. If you are looking for a particular finish or color, please let me know and I will help you find it, xo

      • fleurd’amour

        Thank you, Lilly! I have a lip balm with cinnamon, and it does make my lips a bit red…so thank you for that bit of information. I love the Nudus colors I have (Fairy Tales, 27 Kisses, Dirty Diana, and Just Like Jade), so I will stick with that line. :) They’re so lovely. …Next on my list are Revenge (if it ever comes back in stock anywhere!) and Survivor.

        • Hi lovely, sorry for the delay. You are very welcome! Both cinnamon and peppermint can be irritating to lips and skin. It’s a good idea to avoid them, if you have already noticed that your lips/skin don’t do well with them. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thank you so much for reading :)