It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally bring you my review of Red Apple Lipstick! When I first started this blog, I had my eye on their lipsticks as they sounded perfect for me. Fragrance free, crafted with thoughtfully chosen ingredients with many different needs in mind. They are gluten free, soy free and nut free!
I was lucky enough that the girls at Red Apple reached out and asked if I would like to try anything and of course I couldn’t say yes quick enough! While I did request a couple of colours, I actully let them have free reign. Many of these colours are ones they suggested.
Helianthus Annus, 100% pure organic cold pressed, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii, Synthetic Beeswax, Gluten Free – Soy Free – Corn Free Vitamin E Tocopheryl Acetate, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide ,Manganese Violet, Mica, Iron Oxide
*Some lipsticks have a different ingredient deck. Please refer to each individual listing
Chai Love You, Mayberry, Barcelona & Spice ‘n Easy
Chai Love You
Sophisticated nude with a reddish brown undertone
Medium dusty rose mauve
Mid-tone brownish red with the slightest orange undertones
Spice ‘n Easy
Medium spicy orange with a brownish-red undertone
Out of all these shades, I really like Chai Love You and Spice ‘n Easy. I don’t really see Spice ‘n Easy as an orange, it pulls really pink on me. Regardless, they’re both very flattering for my warm skin tone and are such a lovely ‘My Lips But Better’ colours. I also really like Barcelona. Warm toned, soft reds will always find a way into my makeup kit as they are a nice step up. All the formulas of these are very smooth, creamy, nourishing and lightweight. They all stain, so once they’ve worn away, you should be left with an even tint.
Bronzer & Blush
Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Vegan Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Ultramarines. Gotta Glow Blush includes Bismuth oxychloride 0.05%
Gotta Glow Blush
Slightly shimmery peachy pink
I haven’t used a powder blush for a while now, so I’m a little out of practise. This is pigmented! What you see on my brush, I easily used for both my cheeks! It’s a lovely colour for a pop of colour, without too much glitter. I don’t love that this has bismuth oxychloride. It’s probably the one ingredient I’d caution against, especially if you know you have issues.
Unless you’ve followed me for a while, you probably don’t know that bronzer isn’t really part of my routine. I just don’t reach for it because I’ve never really liked how it looks on me. This one is warm toned, without being orange, which definitely helps avoid looking too harsh. It blends easily and you don’t need a lot. While it isn’t life changing for me, I don’t mind the colour, especially since it’s not too dark.
Ascorbic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Silica, May contain iron oxides, Ultramarines
Very dark, matte coffee bean brown
Matte dark taupe
Light greyish-brown matte
Neutral rich tan
Honey blonde matte, perfect blend of light brown and blonde
Matte Eye Shadow Palette for Brown Eyes
Light, matte, off-white creamy nude with a slight pinkish, peach yellow tint
Matte light peach
Neutral earthy blend of red and brown
Matte, medium brown with a warm undertone
I’ll never say no to expanding my eyeshadow kit, especially as pressed shadows. While they sent me a mini Z-palette, these slot easily into my own magnetic kit. I don’t always like warm shades, such as She’s Spicy & Earth Girl, so they’ll probably be used less. I probably own some similar shades already, but I do like that I have some variations. I personally like the more neutral shades such as, Hello Darkness & Tip Taupe. You need these type of shades to help build depth and dimension for any type of look; more neutral matte every day or enhanced with bolder colours. I use these shades every day, just for subtle shading and for lining my eyes. I definitely think that eyeshadow gives a softer effect than a pencil.
I’m so grateful to Red Apple Lipstick for sending through such a thoughtfully chosen package. I really love the lipstick shades Chai Love You, Barcelona and Spice ‘n Easy because they compliment me so well. They feel beautiful on the lips and don’t feel heavy at all. The fact that they exclude so many potential allergens is a real bonus and if you have sensitivities, I hope you check them out. Their colour range is wide ranging and after trying these, it just makes me want to try more.
The eyeshadows are lovely to use as well. I found that a couple were dustier than others, but it’s not really an issue for. Perhaps just something to keep an eye on if you’re rough when dipping your brushes. What really matters is that they apply nicely, with a good amount of pigment that’s buildable and blendable.
Foundation: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Subtlety & Illusion
Blush & Bronzer: Red Apple Lipstick Gotta Glow and Sundrop Bronzer
Lipstick: Red Apple Lipstick in Spice ‘n Easy
Eyeshadow: Red Apple Lipstick Matte Eyeshadow in Hush Hush, Blondshell, Earth Girl and Brownie Points.
Eyeliner: Red Apple Lipstick Matte Eyeshadow in Espresso and Hello Darkness
Mascara: Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof in Black
Eyebrows: Plume Science Nourish and Define Brow Pencil in Endless Midnight