KAREN MURRELL // Lipstick in Rymba Rhythm | Review + SwatchesFriday, August 08, 2014
When it comes to lippies, I tend to stick with the standard pinks and pinky nudes, generally I feel as though these suit me a lot more and are safer options. Red lipstick seemed like a very scary venture and is a colour I didn't think I could easily pull off, but since I received this gorgeous shade Rymba Rhythm from Karen Murrell* I think my opinions might have changed...
Karen Murrell is a NZ based brand that make their lipsticks and lip balms from natural based ingredients. On the packaging it states that a women consumes an average of two kgs of lipstick during her lifetime and when you think about it - that is a heck of a lot! The whole idea behind KM is making natural lipsticks that not only look amazing, but are good for the skin, the body and the environment (all of the packaging is sustainable too!)
There are 16 shades of lipsticks to chose from, all of which look amazing! Rymba Rhythm (Shade 12) is a vibrant red, with a slight pinky hit to it which I think is extremely flattering. The pigmentation is great, you can go quite sheer by just lightly dabbing and then blending out with your finger, or you can go full-on, bold colour in a couple of swipes. The formula is very smooth, it glides on easily without dragging or caking up on the lips and leaves a creamy, glossy finish. It is long lasting, although it does transfer if you are eating/drinking but it also leaves a bit of a tint behind as it fades, so it's not so obvious!
If you are looking for natural cosmetics, or are interested in trying a new brand of lipstick, Karen Murrell might be perfect for you! These retail for NZD $30 each and can be found nationwide in various shops and department stores (check the stockist here) and they also ship internationally from their website.
Do you opt for natural when it comes to your lipsticks? Have you tried a KM lippy before?