Recently I was contacted by Red Apple Lipstick, a company that offers up pretty swell products that are gluten free, paraben free, vegan friendly, made in the USA, among a long list of other wonderful things. Since part of the vintage scene is about being environmentally friendly while also looking glamorous, I felt they were a good fit!
I chose the Rebel for my test drive, loving the red-berry color as well as the name.
Please note, I’m battling a cold right now, so I don’t look the greatest nor do I seem to be able to smile decently. I adore how soft and luscious this lipstick feels. It’s the smoothest lipstick I’ve ever put on. It’s like silk velvet for your lips. No joke. I’m also crazy in love with the color. It’s a red, with a hint of berry thrown in, and very, very vibrant. I love me a red-red, but I also enjoy deeper berry colors too.
While I love the product’s ingredients, feel and color, I wasn’t keen about it’s come-off-ability (for lack of a better word), a problem most lip sticks have. I blotted and let it sink in for the suggested five minutes, but it still came off on my mug o’ tea…
I am aware that are loads of tips and tricks for making any lipstick stay on and not rub off on drinks and people, but I’m a little impatient to go through that ritual. I want to slap on color and go. Which is why I’ve been using CoverGirl Outlast. A lip-stain that stays on all day, even through kissing and most foods, but it isn’t without its problems either (that can be a post in itself if y’all are curious?). However, I think this Red Apple stuff is pretty swell and I plan to give it another go using some of the stay-on tricks I’ve come across. Additionally, I was given a sample of their Rallye Balm, which is magnificent! It’s just as silky and smooth as the lipstick, and leaves my lips feeling super soft. I think I may have found my new lip balm!