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Kevin Murphy Color Bugs: Pink and Purple Hair Color

We Caught the Color Bug

Bright hair dye, even the temporary kind, is usually messy, hard to get out, and takes a long time if you want to create more than a few streaks. So we were really excited when new Kevin Murphy Color Bugs came across our desks. Instead of typical messy liquid dye, they're little pressed powders that you just rub into your hair. That way, you can put on as much or as little color as you like, from a couple of soft streaks to going super bright all over. We tried the orange and purple shades, so to see what we thought (and if it actually came out), just keep reading.
Color Bugs are extremely easy to use in comparison to other hair dyes and color sprays. You just put some product in your dry hair (hairspray or setting spray if you want softer color, thick wax or cream if you want it brighter), and then rub the powder compact wherever you want color to show up. Application-wise, it's superlatively fast and mess free. The powder is also stunningly bright, and if you want high-definition color, this is the best we've seen. However, this product comes with two significant caveats:

  1. The bugs go on neatly, but you will get some powder fallout. You won't want to touch your hair at all, and it may get on your face if you use it all over.
  2. If you have light hair that's been chemically processed (permed, straightened, etc.), you may want to give this one a pass. The orange came out completely, but even after days, there was still plenty of purple left in my hair. Check out the picture below to see what it looked like more than three days later. Not ideal if there's a conservative dress code in your life.

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Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
Nancy, I tried it on my hair, too, and the purple one showed up. It was definitely less wild than Miriam's here, but still fun — actually kind of pretty!!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 5 years
I can't believe how well these work. So cool. I wonder if it works on dark hair.
Jamie-Roy Jamie-Roy 5 years
amazing, wow!!
dashsuede dashsuede 5 years
I thought you were Claire Danes for a minute there. Or maybe someone else? I was going crazy trying to figure out if I seen you in a movie before, Miriam. Lol.
lauren lauren 5 years
I also love the faded pink look on you!
myhousemd myhousemd 5 years
I love that faded look, too! Man, I wish I could have my dark red hair and be able to try out fun colors like these!
Kat Kat 5 years
I love the faded pink "after" look!
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