If you have followed me for any length of time, then you know what a huge fan I am of Red Apple Lipstick – not only the company, but the people and products as well. I love the fact that I can now wear eye makeup from Red Apple Lipstick without my eyes itching, swelling or getting red and puffy. But what I love even more is the fact that I didn’t have to sacrifice anything to achieve this…..in fact, quite the opposite happened! Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I’ve discovered this new world of high quality products. RAL is no exception. Jay and Andrea work very hard to provide safe, high quality make up.
Before I tell you all about the eye-shadows, let me first start with their eye primer. A few months back I signed on as a beta tester for Red Apple Lipstick’s new Prime Time Eye Primer
. The first time I used it, I applied it and was then interrupted (2 kids running around the house,mom duties prevail). When I went back later, I found that I had apparently applied it too heavy as the primer was all in the creases of my eyelids. Not a pretty look, btw.
My second attempt was much better, thankfully. I applied a thin layer of the eye primer before applying my RAL eyeshadow. Now, I’m not sure which product was better; the new primer or the high quality eyeshadow. Or maybe it was just the combination of the two, but I was able to wear my eyeshadow all day without a single crease! I’ve tried several mineral based eye-shadows before, but never have I had it last all day, successfully. Needless to say, I’m sold!
PS- I’ve also used the eye-shadows without the primer and they still worked great! (as I suspected they would)
I also used the primer in other applications; lip primer and concealer. Both proved to be of great use. While I normally apply concealer on my lips before I apply my lipstick, I decided to give this primer a whirl. Once again, a thin to moderate amount on my lips. I applied my RAL New York lipstick and found that it lasted longer, without needing a touch up or reapplication. It wasn’t an all day last but the lasting power significantly increased.
As a concealer, it works great for blemishes. I just applied a very small amount and it did the trick.
Many of you already know that recently I teamed up with RAL to offer a giveaway here on my site (a huge success, so a huge thank you!!!) which included 4 mineral eye-shadows as seen below:
Red Apple Lipstick eyeshadow palette
I’ve used a lot of mineral eye-shadows since my diagnosis. I often found myself irritated, in part, due to the fact that shortly after application, my eyeshadow would end up in the creases of my eye lids. Again, that’s not a pretty look. Other times my eyes would itch all day or become red and puffy to the extent that for a good while, I boycotted eye make up (minus mascara).
I can apply my RAL eye-shadows and they will last all day long, without creasing or making my eyes itch and/or swell. I can’t put into words how much of a relief it is to not have to deal with that anymore! The product is light, and goes on very easily. You can select from shimmer or matte palates. If you are on the fence about trying the eye-shadows, please, please, please give them a try! You will not be disappointed (but if you are they have a 100% money back guarantee so it’s a win/win either way). Plus, they will even send you coupons to help make your purchase more affordable :)
All RAL eye-shadows are gluten, lead, soy & paraben free, along with being vegan. Their products are made in a dedicated safe facility as well.
Why Red Apple Lipstick? http://www.redapplelipstick.com/our-story/
Wearing Red Apple Lipstick eye-shadows in Sand Castle, Bronze Bombshell & Chocolate Martini
Thanks to Miss Ashley for picking out such a great palate for me & my giveaway winner!Step-by-Step Application Guide
Step 1: Apply Sand Castle
Apply all over; eye lid and under your brow as well.
Step 2: Line eye with Chocolate Martini
This has become my go-to eyeliner! While it can be applied in both a wet or dry application, for lining my eye I prefer wet. I add the eyeshadow to my brush and then add a drop or two of water to it before lining my eye. I love the way it looks and it stays on without smudging.
Step 3: Add Bronze Bombshell to 1/2 of your eyelid and in the crease of your eye.
Apply Bronze Bombshell to 1/2 of your eyelid and in the crease of your eye.
I will admit that I am no make up novice….and adding shadow to the crease of my eye has always been my downfall when it comes to eyeshadow. I tried all sorts of things to try and make it work; I’ve used a regular applicator, my finger, and even q-tips but it just never looked even. Helpful hint: buy an angled brush!! I did just that and it came out nearly perfect the first try!
An angled brush works magic for applying eyeshadow to the crease.