Product Review: Meet Red Apple Lipstick, My New Love
I’m so excited about this brand I hardly know where to start. I’ve got lip issues, and wrote about my travails and subsequent salvation here. I still love those brands, but the combination of performance, balmy texture, gorgeous colors, smash-bang website, and super deals has me hooked on Red Apple. They hit all my important points, in terms of product performance as well as being vegan and gluten free. The Red Apple website outdoes most cosmetics companies. It gives detailed, accurate verbal descriptions of the colors, mentions which skin tones can wear a shade best, includes customer reviews, and – my favorite thing – has pics of women of different ethnicities/skin tones wearing the various shades.
The prices are quite reasonable to begin with, and there are some amazing deals to be had, like 20% off your first purchase for “joining” (essentially just signing up to receive e-mails). Every month you’ll receive another 20% off code, plus everyday deals like buy 2 get the 3rd half off, etc. And if you are looking to dump your dirty cosmetics, check out their Trade In program.
Never before has a single lipstick brand given me both the perfect red and the perfect nude. You know how you try on a new lipstick shade, look up close in the mirror, back up a little, look away from your reflection and look back, hold up different clothes to see how it looks and then go, okay, that could work. But other times you put on a color and just immediately know, yes – that’s my shade! I’ve found a few of those from Red Apple.
Here are my favorites:
Strawberry Lips: Now I know why I’ve had so much trouble finding red lipstick. Apparently I need a brown-based red for my pale olive skin, and the fantastic info on the Red Apple site helped me figure this out. I would not have imagined I’d want a shade called “strawberry,” but it’s perfect. Just. Perfect.
Naughty: While I don’t find it particularly naughty, it is a fabulous creamy nude. I didn’t really get the point of a nude lip until I tried this. It’s polished without in any way overdoing things.
Flirt With Me: This one is a neutral with a bit of gold sparkle. On me, it’s similar to Naughty but with some shimmer.
Drama: Another brown-based red, this time with shimmer. It’s got the drama for sure.
New York (a bit more pink than Naughty) deserves an honorable mention, and if you would prefer a gloss that says HEY LOOK AT MY LIPS, try Firestorm. I’m not much of a liner gal (maybe I just need more practice), but I’ve tried a couple of the retractable versions and I recommend them.
So, how many of you went to the Red Apple site before you even finished reading this post? Have you, or will you, try this brand??