Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Pink Kevin Murphy Color Bug

I have been fascinated from afar by this product ever since I saw it featured in a magazine shoot with one of my favourite models. The idea seems so cool - a completely temporary intense pigment that gives you fun colour with no commitment! Last month I took the plunge and purchased one, in pink. 


It's basically one giant eyeshadow for your hair. Completely washable and temporary while still delivering intense colour results.


this is the picture that got me intrigued!
I could drone on and on about how to use it, but I found this awesome video by the master himself, Kevin Murphy, explaining how to use the product on a variety of shades of hair. 


I've become a big fan of his products recently and I would have never even have thought to check out the brand hadn't it been for my hairstylist who recommended it to me. I have been hooked since.
The Color Bug was no different. Easy to use and it definitely showed up on my super dark brown hair. I applied a small amount of Kevin Murphy Hair Resort (which is basically a sea salt spray type of thing, in gel form) to the ends of my hair where I wanted the colour to deposit and then I went to town! I was in a total rush to get out and never got the chance to photograph it with my DSLR camera, but I did manage to carefully crop myself out of one of the photos my friend took with her camera, so you can see how well it showed up on my dark hair:


Would I recommend them? Absolutely! It was easy to use (I watched the video above for instructions although it comes with simple and easy to follow instructions in the packaging) and it lasts all day, and completely washes out afterwards. One word of warning, though, definitely put a dark towel on your shoulders as you're rubbing it into the hair since it does get quite messy and you have quite a bit of fallout when you first apply it, before it sets. I would also recommend not wearing your favourite light coloured blouse since you might have some transfer. It does completely wash out of fabric, but still. Better be safe than sorry.

You can find them at any salon that carries Kevin Murphy (using the salon locator on their website http://www.kevinmurphy.com.au or if you don't have any nearby, they are available on eBay from various trusty sellers here. They come in pink, orange and purple. I think the orange one would be my next choice. A red would be nice too!

37 comments:

  1. Showed it to my gal pal, she's in love. Thanks ;)

    George

    GeorgeGable.Com

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  2. Wow, I've never heard of anything like that! It sounds really cool though. I wonder if it would stain lighter hair colors?

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  3. @Anna it doesn't :) he mentions it in the video i posted. unless you are really really blonde and your hair is dry, he suggests using a leave in conditioner beforehand so that you don't get any surprise staining!

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  4. So cool! Where did you buy it and how much is it?

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  5. @ Alina - the salon Carlo works at in Toronto sells them. the salon he works at here had a display for them too, but they didn't have any last time I went. also my friend just got one from ebay and it shipped in just over a week... $30 with tax!

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  6. Oh so that is how Jessie J colours hair differently lately, i thought it was a wig. I want to buy a purple one so badly!

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  7. How cool!
    Thanks for sharing!
    It looks awesome!
    Ky
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

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  8. These are fabulous, I love this! I've never even heard of anything like that.

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  9. Wow! What a unique and interesting product, even better that it actually works! Would be great for someone like me who doesn't have the guts to permantly dye my hair a crazy colour! XxX

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  10. That looks so cool!
    Thanks for the review!

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  11. I really like the look of that.
    It looks so fun ! :)
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  12. Nice idea, how long does it last in your hair?

    Anca
    http://coralista-xo.blogspot.com/

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  13. that's so fun! i've been wanting to color the end of my hair. would it show up in mine though? i have black hair.

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  14. @lovinlive he uses it on black hair in the video (he has 3 different models if you continue watching) and my hair is a very dark brown, so it definitely should show up on you as well! xo

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  15. These are so cool! Really suits you aswell from what I can see :)

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  16. It looks good! I'd go for the purple. How long does it last though?

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  17. Oh My those are amazing! never heard of them but as a fan of bright hair colour this would be fab for me as I often go down the more permanent route of bleaching and dying which wrecks my hair! cant wait to go buy one :)

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  18. That's so cool!!!!!!! No more pre-bleaching for me, thanks very much.
    Now, let's hope they sell it somewhere in the UK...........

    Thanks for a great post :)
    xx

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  19. @Danielle - it lasts until you wash it out (personally I wouldn't sleep with it in since it would probably transfer on your pillows)... so about a day!

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  20. I want this product so much!!


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  21. I've always wanted to try this and it looks really easy to apply! xxx http://fireworksxo.blogspot.com

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  22. thanks you so much for sharing! i immediately bought one on ebay and cant wait for it to arrive! i always wanted to dye the ends of my hair in a crazy color but regarding my job: not cool :)
    so here i have the perfect solution for the weekend punk and rock chic in me :)

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  23. I really really am tempted to do this!! not sure my job (a school) would appreciate it though lol!! xx

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  24. i have the purple one, really neat product!

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  25. That stuff looks fantastic!!!

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  26. Wow, this looks so cool, I've never heard about this before! :)

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  27. My friend gave me this and I love it but I'm having a hard time keeping it in my hair... I don't have the spray that he has but is there anything else I could use??

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  29. Amazing! I tried the IsaDora Hair Mascara, and I didn't see any difference.. Maybe this could work!! :)

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