Recently I had the pleasure of coming across Red Apple Lipstick - a company whose products are certified gluten free, paraben free, soy free, dairy free and allergen free. They are also a vegan, cruelty free company - good for your body and for your conscience!
There aren’t many cosmetic companies who cater to those of us who deal with celiac complications, or who have sensitivities to gluten. Fortunately, I myself don’t have any issue with it, but I have known many people who are very allergic and/or intolerant. In past years, hundreds of studies have been done on the tole gluten (aka wheat) takes on our body. Almost anything, from chronic chapped lips to digestive issues, can be linked back to gluten! And finally having a company decide to exclude gluten 100% from their lipsticks and eyeshadows is a very exciting thing.
Red Apple Lipstick carries 30 different eyeshadow colors, as well as magnetic palettes to put your eyeshadow pans in. They also carry lip gloss, lip liners, lip balm, lip exfoliant, and of course - lipstick!
Currently, I own two lipsticks and the Exfoliate Stick. The lipsticks I have are called Beach Peach (shimmery peachy-coral) and Crush On Me (bubblegum pink).
Red Apple Lipstick Exfoliate Stick - $17
This funny looking tube is full of loveliness! I get asked all the time how I get my lipstick to apply so smoothly to my lips and last all day - the answer is exfoliation. Typically I make my own lip scrub, but once I was introduced to this handy stick, I started using this every day! All you have to do is rub this across your lips, focusing on the areas you get flakey patches, and then wipe away with a wet washcloth or makeup wipe. This exfoliator is not harsh and doesn’t feel uncomfortable, plus it hydrates the lips really nicely. It removes dead skin with ease and doesn’t leave any funny residue once it’s wiped away! It also has a lovely minty scent. The best part is that it is in a great quality lipstick tube, making it so portable! I keep it in my purse at all times.
Red Apple Lipstick in Beach Peach - $23.50
I was immediately drawn to this color… mostly because I don’t have enough “wearable” shades. Red Apple Lipstick carries 28 gorgeous lipstick colors in every shade you could imagine, but this subtle-yet-sparkling color is SO lovely! You could wear it with anything. Although it looks really glittery in the tube, it translates as very sophisticated on the lips. It is perfect for summer! The best part about these lipsticks is how moisturizing and creamy they are… you can build up layers of color to make them super bright, or sheer and casual.
Red Apple Lipstick in Crush On Me - $23.50
This is a bubblegum bright pink color with a slightly blue undertone. The formula is magnificent - soft and hydrating, with just a hint of shimmer. This can be worn casually or formally!
Overall I was very, very impressed by this high quality, health conscious makeup company. I look forward to trying new products of theirs in the future! Although they might not be the cheapest lippies you’ve ever seen, or the easiest to find, if you or someone you know suffers from gluten sensitivities, these products could be a godsend. You won’t have to compromise your health for the sake of beauty anymore! I highly, highly recommend them and encourage you to share Red Apple Lipstick with your friends and family with celiac disease.
Check out all of the products, colors, ingredients and information at http://RedAppleLipstick.com