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Karen Murrell Natural Lipstick
to Look Good Feel Better

In store or online
1st March – 31st May 2018

For every Karen Murrell lipstick bought in store or online from 1st March to 31st May 2018, we’ll donate one to Look Good Feel Better. We’re proud to partner with this amazing charity that supports people living with cancer.

Look Good Feel Better is an international charity that provides free Feel Better classes to any cancer patient. The charity began in New Zealand in 1992 and since then, more than 38,000 women have been through the programme. The New Zealand charity is supported by more than 900 volunteers who help to run the classes – a day away from the world of diagnosis and treatment, and an opportunity to relax, have fun, feel special and connect with people who are having similar experiences.

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Tash’s Story

Thirty-eight-year-old Tash was diagnosed with ovarian cancer towards the end of 2016. She describes her experience as a real battle and a rough ride, but is so thankful that she can now say, “I’ve beaten it”.

Look Good Feel Better played a huge role in Tash’s journey. “They’ve been there every step of the way and have become like a family to me.” Tash recalls her Look Good Feel Better class fondly, as it helped to bring her happiness when she was feeling the opposite. “I walked in feeling horrible and I left feeling beautiful again.”

The people Tash met in her class were incredibly supportive. “You’re in an environment where everyone in it is with you. You’re surrounded by people who are also struggling and you’re surrounded by people who dedicate their time to those who are struggling.”

For Tash, cancer was a life-changing time for her and her journey to overcome it has been extremely tough. Having the support from everyone involved in Look Good Feel Better has been invaluable to her and something she will always remember. “It’s a wonderful holistic place to be.”

Shona’s Story

Shona was diagnosed with Stage Two Cervical Cancer in July 2016. The following 18 months were an intense time for Shona, undergoing a number surgery, treatment and consultations. “It came as a shock, but I just got on with it. Everything happens so quickly and you’re not given much time to sit around and think about it, which is good in some ways.”

The first priority for Shona was to start IVF treatment in preparation for upcoming radiation therapy. This involved surgery to extract some eggs and pinning her ovaries under her ribcage to preserve them during invasive chemotherapy.

Radiation and chemo followed over the next six weeks. Scans in the first part of 2017 were inconclusive, which meant a biopsy was needed to assess the outcome of Shona’s treatment. This showed cancer cells were still present, so the decision was made for a radical hysterectomy mid-2017. Thankfully, this resulted in an ‘all clear’ from the specialists. But the journey was not over yet, as Shona dealt with time in and out of hospital dealing with post-surgery and radiation therapy complications.

Shona went to Look Good Feel Better a few months after completing treatment and described it as, “an uplifting experience”. Shona was referred to a number of support programmes while in hospital, but Look Good Feel Better really stood out. It was an opportunity to share her experiences of cancer and treatment with others – women who “just got it”. Shona described her class as “a beautiful, comforting environment.” The make up tutorials were one thing, but more importantly for Shona, “it was the support”. Surrounded by others who had and were experiencing a similar journey to Shona was memorable. “It was really uplifting. It gave me full validation that I deserved to be there, and that what I had gone through was big, and it was hard.”

Shona is thankful for the care and support she received while undergoing treatment and recovery. “The care you get is incredible and there are many wonderful opportunities available”. For others starting a similar journey, Shona says “Stay strong, you can do it, no matter what is thrown at you.”

Lindy’s story

Lindy became a volunteer for Look Good Feel Better in 2017. She describes being part of the charity as an amazing experience and something that “fills my soul”. Lindy had a close family member diagnosed with Leukemia and chose to join Look Good Feel Better to “comfort those battling the disease, side by side”.

A typical class at Look Good Feel Better lasts for about two hours, with around ten to fifteen women in a session. Lindy helps the women to feel comfortable and guides them through make up application. “It’s about helping each other with affection, support and information.” She says it’s important for the women to have some time away and enjoy a day of pampering. “Everyone is beautiful and unique and I remind them of this when I’m working with them.” Lindy also likes to remind the women that, “their strength is beauty and that what they’re going through is not easy”.

A bad day at work was the impetus to Lindy joining Look Good Feel Better. She went out to buy herself a treat and discovered a flyer for the charity. “A bad day turned into an eye opener for me, and I haven’t looked back”.

Lindy often notices a change in the participants during a class. “Quite often, the women arrive a little shy, and when they walk out of the class they hold their heads a little bit higher and they seem so much brighter.” Lindy considers working with these women to be a real privilege. “Becoming a volunteer has been an incredible experience.” And for Lindy, seeing the women transform during a class is really rewarding. “I can see that when they look good, you can tell that they feel better and that feels amazing. It fills my soul.”

Lindy understands how tough the battle these women are experiencing is and is pleased she can be of help. “Sometimes they just need a fresh start.”

Lisa’s story

Three weeks after her 30th birthday Lisa was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During chemotherapy treatment, Lisa’s nurse told her about Look Good Feel Better. “I went the day after I got out of hospital and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I really needed it and it was amazing.”

Surrounded by other women going through similar experiences to Lisa was incredibly healing for her. And at a time when everything else Lisa was going through was medical – tests, scans, chemo and blood transfusions – Look Good Feel Better was a way for her to feel normal again. “At the end I felt – I’m not just a cancer patient – that was the biggest thing for me.”

The Look Good Feel Better class was so beneficial to Lisa that she decided to join the charity. “As soon as I was in remission, I signed up to be a volunteer.” Lisa felt that she could help other women with cancer, “I think I can give people hope for their own journey.”

Lisa enjoys giving the women some pamper time and showing them tips and tricks with make up that can help with the side effects that come with treatment. “It’s a really fun, positive and empowering day and the women leave walking on cloud nine.” Lisa describes it as good vibes all round and says, “it’s such a privilege to be a part of it.”

To Lisa, the best thing about Look Good Feel Better is that, “you’re not looked at or treated as a cancer patient, you are a person and you walk out of the room feeling amazing.”

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For every Karen Murrell lipstick bought in store or online from March to May 2018,
we’ll donate one to Look Good Feel Better.

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Terms and conditions: The promotion of ‘Buy 1, Give 1’ runs from 1st March to 31st May 2018 at participating outlets and online at www.karenmurrell.com for orders and purchases made in Australia and New Zealand. Karen Murrell reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Not available with any other Karen Murrell offer or discount. Offer only available on single SKU Karen Murrell lipsticks.

Our lip colours are natural and beautiful with great staying power and true glamour. We believe a woman in beautiful lipstick can brighten a room like a bunch of fresh flowers. That captivating burst of beauty inspires everything we do.

From lipsticks to lip pencils and a gorgeous lip palette, we’ve perfected long-lasting lip products made from natural ingredients that are delicious to wear. With avocado oil, evening primrose oil, candelilla, carnauba wax, cinnamon and sweet orange your lips are treated with every application and the condition of your lips will improve the longer you wear them.

We believe quality lip colours are an indulgence you should treat yourself to every day. Just as we believe natural beauty is something you should carry with you always.

Pure, natural ingredients

our lipsticks are designed in new zealand and made with the finest natural ingredients

  • Candelilla
  • Carnauba
  • Castor Oil
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Evening Primrose
  • Calendula
  • Sweet Orange
  • Cinnamon

Moisture Stick contains:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Isopropyl Jojobate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Alcohol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limonene, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cinnamal, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea) , Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Linalool, Eugenol, Tocopherol

Lipsticks contains:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Isopropyl Jojobate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Alcohol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limonene, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cinnamal, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea) , Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Linalool, Eugenol, Tocopherol

Lipsticks may contain:

CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch

Testimonials

“I’ve been a true and loyal advocate of Karen Murrell lipsticks for a good couple of years now, and I can honestly say they’ve never failed to impress me.”

Beauty Lust

“New Zealand now has several other credible natural lipstick makers, but Karen Murrell has undoubtedly led the way in terms of colour.”

VIVA

“Karen Murrell now owns this category with her faultless lipstick formulas – they feel luxurious thanks to the natural vegetable waxes.”

Fashion Quarterly

“I was really impressed with the hydration these lipsticks gave. They are so smooth to apply and they didn't drag on the lips one bit!”

Lovely Rose Petal Blog

“I am going to start by saying WOW. This rivals any lipstick I have used in the past including brands like Mac and YSL which is amazing considering it contains no nasty ingredients.”

LISA WOOD BEAUTY

“I can't believe the quality of KM lipsticks for the price... They are by far the best lipsticks I own, and so much nicer to wear than all of the big brands. They wear so well, last for a long time, and look incredible.”

ALICE

“Karen Murrell brand of lipsticks manage to bring a natural product with a wide range of vibrant and classic looking shades for the woman of today who like both contemporary and vintage stylings. In addition, Karen Murrell offer a range of lip balms to help care for lips on those days when a woman chooses not to wear make up, wear to exercise or just for some down time, which I have found very important for myself when having health treatments that dry my lips out, Karen Murell took good care of lips when I needed it most with cancer treatments.”

HELEN

“From confident red shades, vibrant pinks to pretty pastels Karen creates a lip colour for everyone. With wonderful ethics and natural ingredients ~ especially the hint of cinnamon! This is a beauty product that is enjoyable to wear everyday.”

LISA

“Karen Murrell lipsticks are by far my favourite lipsticks on the market. They are long lasting, highly pigmented and best of all natural.”

POPPY

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