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Red Apple Lipstick took the natural beauty world by storm with their gluten free lipsticks. Not only is this company great for a person with Celiac Disease but R.A.L. is great for anyone conscious of the ingredients in their beauty products. After seeing countless YouTube and blog reviews I broke down and bought two lipsticks and a complete customizable eyeshadow pallet with nine handpicked colors by yours truly. Along with the Z-Palette I bought a small pallet for two eyeshadows to use while on the go. I also received a sample of another lipstick with my purchase. In one of my Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes I got a Red Apple lipstick so I am adding it to this review. I'm going to give you my honest review of all the products along with swatches.
|I love the green and black color scheme.|
The green and apple print Collector Edition Z-Palette ($20) is a magnetic case made out of a sturdy paper material. This palette can hold up to nine eyeshadows. Each individual eyeshadow cost $18.75 but if you buy multiples you can get discounts. For 9 the average is around $13-14 each. The eyeshadow colors I bought are as follows (top left to bottom right): Black Magic, Graphite Glam, Indi-go-go, Olive This Color, Violet Vintage, Lucky Penny, Like U Latte, Pixie Dust and Buttercream. I tried to get one from every color group and cover the basics.
The Twosie Eyeshadow Holder ($6.95) carries two eyeshadows and is perfect for traveling. A negative is how the eyeshadows fall out if you turn the compact upside down when opened. I wish it had magnets to hold the pans in place. Also, the look of this compact could be more original but it does the job.
With R.A.L.'s large color selection it was hard to narrow down what colors I wanted to buy. I decided to purchase two colors that were unlike anything I had in my lipstick collection and stayed away from neutral colors. I bought Pinkle Twinkle which is a purple pink color. I wanted a purple lipstick that wasn't too over the top and once I saw Jenna from Natural Beautiful Life wearing this color in this video I experienced Lipstick Love at first sight. The second color I picked was Sunkissed which is a gorgeous orange. I've seen quite a few people wearing orange lipstick and love the way it looks. Each lipstick is $23.50 but I got a Bogo Buy One Get One Free! I love the packaging for these lipsticks. The textured bottom takes an ordinary black lipstick tube up a notch by adding a classy and edgy touch. The sample is Berry Blast which looks like a sparkly berry mauve lipstick. I try to stay away from any lipstick with sparkle (and lip gloss) but found this did not apply that way.
Meet Audrey. Out of all the lipsticks in Red Apple's lipstick box she seems to be the most popular. Audrey fits in with any crowd and is the girl next door. If you are trying to pick one color to start out with this is it! Aubrey works for most skin types and will be the pink cherry on top of your makeup look. I'm so glad I got this in my Vegan Cuts box. While I made riskier color choices with my own purchase I really wanted to try this color. All my favorite natural YouTubers were gushing about Audrey.
I hope you guys check out Red Apple Lipstick the next time you are in need of new makeup. Not only do they have lipsticks and eye shadows but they have a mascara that has been raved about, lip glosses, an eye primer, lip liners and eyeliners. Their product line is continuing to expand so keep an eye out! Check out the swatches below and let me know what your favorite Red Apple Lipstick items are or what you plan to try! Follow this link to sign up for Red Apple Lipsticks VIP Coupon Club. You will receive an email with your first coupon code just for signing up!
From left to right they are Pinkle Twinkle, Audrey, Berry Blast and Sunkissed
Lipsticks on Lips:
I really like Pinkle Twinkle in the picture but in person I am not 100% in love. This lipstick plays with light so I need to make sure I don't apply too much. The color shows up better if you lighten your lips with concealer or foundation. I would love a lip pencil to go with this because I think it would make the application smoother.
This is simply the perfect lipstick. While all R.A.L's lipsticks are creamy, Audrey glides on smooth and with one quick swipe my lips are ready to go. I've never used a lipstick where the application was so easy!
Berry Blast doesn't seem to look much different from Audrey in the picture but it has a darker berry hue where Audrey is pinker. I am not a fan of berry shades on myself and prefer pinks, true reds or brown reds.
I am so happy I got an orange lipstick and wish I could have taken a picture showing Sunkissed's true color! In person Sunkissed is between the swatch color and the picture above. This was my second favorite.
These are the darker/colorful eyeshadow swatches. From left to right they are Violet Vintage, Olive This Color, Indi-go-go, Graphite Glam and Black Magic
These are the lighter/brown eyeshadow swatches. From left to right they are Buttercream, Pixie Dust, Like U Latte and Lucky Penny
Olive This Color and Like U Latte on lid, Lucky Penny as eyeliner and Buttercream in inner corner
Pixie Dust and Violet Vintage on lid, Graphite Glam as eyeliner and Buttercream under brow and inner corners
Indi-go-go and Lucky Penny on lid, Black Magic as eyeliner and Buttercream under brow and inner corners
Eyeshadow Review: First off, I want to start out by saying I am not the best makeup artist. Second, I did not use an eye primer which I need! I think things would have gone much more smoothly using a primer and luckily R.A.L. has one! Without an eye primer I found most of the colorful eyeshadows didn't show up very well dry. I did not want a cakey look so I tried them wet and liked this much better. The one color I was not impressed with was Like U Latte. I think it just blends in with my skin color too much. I also didn't like all the fall out I got from Lucky Penny so I will have to make sure to do my eye look first when using this lovely color. Indi-go-go seemed to put the color where I didn't want it (drift) until I used it wet. One thing I loved is how the eyeshadows did not crease which is normally a problem for me. Most of the colors lasted except Olive This Color. Over all these are not my favorite eyeshadows but I love how they are pressed. Most other brands with natural eyeshadow have loose mineral powders. I really need to try these with a primer and redo my review. I am willing to try more colors, especially neutrals, before I decide if I love these eyeshadows.
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