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Kevin.Murphy White COLOR.BUG Review

Who wouldn’t love the idea of quickly and easily changing your hair color, or adding multi-color highlights here and there – without the commitment? Well, Kevin.Murphy aims to do just that, with the COLOR.BUG. Here’s what Kevin Murphy has to say about the newest edition to the COLOR.BUG collection – white:

White COLOR.BUG is pigmented powder for hair that comes in a handheld pod. The new white shade works on all hair types and colors. For best results, apply product to hair, then swipe the color directly onto product. Make sure clothes are covered. Rub powder into the hair and shake out any excess powder. COLOR.BUG is meant for onetime use and washes out with shampoo. For very blonde or chemically dehydrated hair, apply a deep conditioner before applying. Apply product to damp or dry hair.

Bestselling KEVIN.MURPHY COLOR.BUG Launches in New White Hue for Holiday

KEVIN.MURPHY introduces COLOR.BUG in new White hue for the holiday season. The in-demand pigmented powder designed specifically for hair offers saturated color for onetime wear. Whitejoins three existing shades PinkPurple and Orange, which can be swiped onto hair for quick color, then easily washed out.

“The response from COLOR.BUG has been tremendous,” says Kevin Murphy, stylist and founder of KEVIN.MURPHY. “We are thrilled to launch new shades starting with White. The new hue creates gorgeous, 60s inspired texture like the others, but offers color versatility. White COLOR.BUG can be used as a base on dark hair to make other colors pop even more. It can also be used as a blender to create pastel hues, lighten blonde highlights or even be used as a pocket dry shampoo on blondes,” Murphy explains.

White COLOR.BUG is pigmented powder for hair that comes in a handheld pod. The new white shade works on all hair types and colors. For best results, apply product to hair, then swipe the color directly onto product. Make sure clothes are covered. Rub powder into the hair and shake out any excess powder. COLOR.BUG is meant for onetime use and washes out with shampoo. For very blonde or chemically dehydrated hair, apply a deep conditioner before applying. Apply product to damp or dry hair.

All KEVIN.MURPHY products are biodegradable, paraben-free and sulphate-free and contain essential oils that act as bio-catalysts, performing natural regenerative, moisturizing and strengthening functions. The range is based upon an environmentally friendly Australian philosophy, and all packaging is 100% recyclable.  In 2011, founder Kevin Murphy was selected as a Climate Connector for Al Gore’s non-profit, The Climate Reality Project. Murphy works within the stylist and hairdresser community to educate the industry on reducing its carbon footprint and the effects of climate change. In 2012, the brand was given the PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) seal of approval as a cruelty-free company that does not harm or test on animals.

KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion-focused range of professional hair care products conceived in the world of session styling.  The company’s mission is to share cutting edge style via modern technology – straight from the runways of the world to the salon floor, from hair artisan to consumer.  White COLOR.BUG is available worldwide December 2012 in salons for $20.00 suggested retail.  For more information on KEVIN.MURPHY or to find a local retailer, please visit www.KevinMurphy.com.au.

 

I really had no idea what to expect with the COLOR.BUG – especially since I was sampling the (new) white version (the COLOR.BUG was already available in pink, purple and orange). Part of me was thinking – why would I want my hair to look grey or white? And another part of me was thinking – what the heck, give it a try, you may love it!

As soon as I started playing with the white COLOR.BUG, it finally registered that the true goal of the white shade is not to create white hair. Instead, it’s to provide a brighter canvas for brunettes on which to apply some of the more vibrant COLOR.BUG shades, or to just brighten up blonde hair (like mine).

I’ve used my white COLOR.BUG twice – once about a week ago (when I was in dire need of a highlight touch-up, and again yesterday (post highlights – thank God for the touch-up, might I add).

I’ve been pleased with both outcomes. When my roots were starting to look the most atrocious, the COLOR.BUG provided a quick and easy temporary camouflage. The coverage wasn’t 100% perfect, but it was pretty darn good, and I was grateful for it.

When I used the COLOR.BUG for the second time (post-highlights) yesterday, I was also pleased with the outcome. The lightened blonde wasn’t quite as obvious, but that is probably mostly because it was on a freshly highlighted canvas. I brightened up just the front section of my hair as you can see in the before and after pics below.

I think the Kevin.Murphy COLOR.BUG is a really fun and versatile product – I’d really love to try the pink and purple hues too! It would be especially fun to experiment with layering the bolder colors over the white COLOR.BUG as mentioned in the press release.

As the packaging warns, this product can be messy. The directions recommend that you cover your shoulders/clothing with a towel before use, and I 100% agree (I actually just wore a bathrobe over my clothing).

One of the things I wish could be improved with the COLOR.BUG is the actual packaging unit. The shape is not at all conducive to applying the COLOR.BUG evenly or close to the root. I wish the packaging could be improved to be similar to a deodorant, where you can twist the bottom to expose more product. That would allow the user to actually apply the product to the hair, and not apply the hair to the product. And it would probably eliminate a lot of the messiness too!

I also wish that this product could be a bit more pigmented. Now I do realize that the beauty of the Kevin.Murphy COLOR.BUG is that you can alter your hair color for the evening, and wash it out the next day without a worry. It would make sense that the pigment is at the level it is to allow us to enjoy a different hair color for one evening and shampoo it back to normal. So I’m not sure if a deeper pigment is even an option.

Overall, I had a lot of fun playing with the Kevin.Murphy COLOR.BUG – and I’d love to try the other shades too!

Have you tried the COLOR.BUG or a similar product? Love it? Not for you? Please share in the comments!

 

*Disclosure: The manufacturer provided the product mentioned in this post for consideration. The opinions stated here are my own.

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