Red Apple Lipstick – Lipstick Review

Left to right : New York, Secrets, Brazillant, ruby slippers

I’ll get it out there. I love these. Creamy, moisturizing, pigmented. Good and good for you. As you can tell by the photos I’m a natural lip lover. But these were my first purchase from them and I wanted colors that I knew I would love and would wear all the time.
At $23.50 these aren’t cheap, but they aren’t super expensive ever. A lot of regular and natural high-end brands are compatible or more expensive. And they often have deals and coupon codes available.

Here’s a little info from their website.
“Gluten Free, Paraben Free Lipstick That’s So Creamy, So Fresh, So Moisturizing…
You’ll Freak Out If You Lose It.”

“We choose to use safe ingredients, chosen carefully from the most respected ingredient suppliers in the world. And from there, every product is made here in the United States (Texas, to be precise) in small, boutique batches.

… hand selected, safe ingredients …
… no petroleum, no animal bits, no gluten, soy, dairy, corn, harsh chemicals or GMOs…
… ingredients that effectively improve the health of your lip skin, like high quality Vitamin E …
… effective, old school, manufacturing processes – the kind BEFORE chemicals were introduced …
… small batches keep things fresh …
… stringent storage and handling procedures …
… A special gluten free Vitamin E zaps chapped and dry lips, making them a memory…
… each hand pressed, mineral eye shadow is designed specifically for the most sensitive eyes, yet with awesome color payoff …”

New York (Top Left) – The RAL website says that “New York is a brown based nude shade with orange undertones.” Hmmm, I don’t get the orange undertone, It almost has a grayish look. (Don’t be scared), looks to be more blue undertones. If you’re familiar with L’Oreal fairest nude, very similar, but smoother and creamier.
Secrets (Top Right – “brilliant sheen with a smooth finish, Secrets is a pink/fuschia-y moisturizing lipstick, with a deep gold shimmer” I agree with this. It’s a slightly purple pink.
Brazillant (Bottom Left) – Website says “Brazilliant is pink with slight tangerine undertones, almost a very light coral. Some gorgeous shimmer and super easy to wear” Light coral is defiantly true. It doesn’t pull pink on me, but that just might be my lips. Any of these colors will look different on you, then on me.
Ruby Slippers (Bottom Right) – The RAL website says “Ruby Slippers is a subtle red color with hints of pink. It is warmed up with tiny gold reflects that dazzle in the light.” “Perfect for a day time version of a red lip, this color is very versatile and easy to wear for any occasion. ” AGREED 100%. This is almost a slightly redder Brazillant.

The shimmer ones are slightly drier then the cream finish ones. Which isn’t a bad thing, some times they are so soft you have to be careful while putting them on. Are they long lasting? Average. If you eat, you need to reapply.

These lip swatches are on bare none moisturized lips, with NO lip-liner.

This picture was taken about 2 hours after swatching. That’s me not being careful, so half of it is probably on my shirt, and a lightly rubbed them lightly a few times.

Their return policy. Which I love, when you spent a decent amount on something, its nice to know if its not working out or your a clutz. Your taken care of.
“6 Month Money Back Guarantee
You have nothing to risk, yet everything to gain. That’s not a typo! You are welcome to try any Red Apple product, in your own home, for a FULL 6 MONTHS! And if for any reason you don’t agree it’s the best darn beauty product you have ever owned, if you break it, smash it, step on it… anything … we’ll exchange it or refund 100% of your money!”

Red Apple Lipstick – Eyeshadow review

Since I didn’t do a review last week. I figured I’d do two this week, both on the same company, so look forward to another one tomorrow.

I first found out about Red Apple Lipstick (RAL) a few months ago. I instantly was intrigued. A pretty natural high end make up line that’s gluten free and for the most part allergy free. I’m sure someone out there is allergic to something in one of their products.

Here’s a little info from there website.
“We choose to use safe ingredients, chosen carefully from the most respected ingredient suppliers in the world. And from there, every product is made here in the United States (Texas, to be precise) in small, boutique batches.

“Gluten Free Mineral Eye Shadows – Guaranteed To Not Make Your Eyes Itchy, Puffy, Red, or Swollen – Or Your Money Back”
That’s right, they have a 6 MONTHS return policy.

One swipe and two swipes. Iced Mocha (Bottom), Vamp (Top)
From the website “Iced Mocha is a lovely taupe color that is packed full of shimmer!” And “Vamp is a deep red color that reminds of aged red wine.” Sigh, I’m torn. It’s sort of reddish.

These eye shadows are smooth and buttery. Decent pigmentation. I actually prefer something that has a medium? intensity. Something that can be lighter, or built up to full color.
Staying power is good, I don’t normally wear a base or primer. If you do, the staying power would be amazing. I normally don’t have problem with shadows fading, so I’m not the best for that.
The only complaint I have with these two colors. Vamp isn’t has burgundy as I thought in my head, it pulls a lot of brown.
And Iced Mocha is a smidgen more shimmery. Not glitter, just shinier then I could tell on the website. Even though it clearly says full of shimmer. haha.

All in all I love these shadows and will be getting more, I have my eye on a few neutrals and some colors for my green eyes. At $18.75 I think they are a bit overpriced. But with sales and coupon codes, they end up being the right price. Just be patient.
At some point I want to try the lash project mascara, I get watery eye and almost always get smudging on my lower lash line, or transfer with anything but not natural waterproof mascara. Maybe on one of their sales i’ll pick it up, its over 40.00. My wallet will cry on that purchase.
Tomorrows post is on a few of their lipsticks.

Acure Lip Lush (Lip Gloss) – Review and Swatches

I won these in a Pinterest giveaway through Acures pinterest page. I was super excited, I hardly ever win anything. Having said that, these opinions are my own, I get nothing for a good/bad review.

Birthday suit, Date Worthy, No Strings, Shmexy, Daaang

Birthday suit, Date Worthy, No Strings, Shmexy, Daaang

I’ll give a picture of my bare lips, I figured I might as well do this while my lips aren’t super hydrated. They aren’t really dry and flaking but they are dry enough to show more lines and are pretty flat looking. So we’ll see how they settle and cover. And then of course some pics of the glosses on my lips then I’ll give you a brief review.
As for ingredients, these are really good. A lot of organic products were used its gluten free, and I think made in the USA.

Bare Lips

These two are the most pigmented and not as easy to apply as the others. Not that its hard, but you can’t just slap it on without a mirror. They feel smooth on the lips accept for DAANG does have a texture. but it a smooth feel. Its weird. I can’t describe it. They are not sticky in any way. The only probably I have is I find them blotchy. I can’t seem to get an even color distribution.

Bare Lips

These are the three with the least amount of pigment. All of them except NO STRINGS has the really smooth texture. NO STRINGS has the same feel as DAAANG. Do you need all three of these colors. Hmmmm. But one of them would be nice.

These are by no means long-lasting. However, they feel great on the lips. Slightly moisturizer and I think in real life they give a slight to medium wash of color. Just be ready to reapply every few hours.