Hi Guys! As part of an early Christmas gift, I chose to start a collection of a few Red Apple Lipstick eyeshadows. I have played around with these shadows on numerous occasions so far. So, I have a definite opinion of them at this point. That being said, here is my Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow Review!
About Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadows
These eyeshadows are labeled as gluten free, allergen free mineral eyeshadows. Under the description on the site there is a guarantee that these eye shadows will not make your eyes itchy, puffy, red, or swollen or your money back.
The shadows are lab tested to ensure that they are gluten free, paraben free, soy free, GMO free, talc free, dye free and Vegan. As a girl with sensitive skin and a gluten sensitivity, I was impressed with the company taking the step to test the products for the irritants they claim to avoid.
The cost of each shadow individually is $18.75. There are also over 40 eyeshadows to choose from. All the shadows are pressed. You can choose to purchase a predesigned palette or you can build your own palette. The deals included when building your own palette are: the fourth eyeshadow is free, the sixth eyeshadow is half off, and the 9th shadow is free as well.
The Shadows I Selected
I chose neutral colors because I want to build a collection of eyeshadows that I can mix and match for whatever occasion. Additionally, I wanted eyeshadows that would pair well with other shadows or eyeshadow palettes in my collection. The specific colors I chose were: Golden Girl, Taken For Granite, Yes You Canyon, and Brownie Points. They are pictured here in the same order as listed above (from left to right).
Here is a description of each shade and/or the reason I selected that particular shade. Once again my picks were:
- Taken For Granite. To me a medium matte gray is the perfect neutral color. I like to wear grays on the lid with warm colors in the crease.
- Yes You Canyon, which is a red clay brown, is perfect for blending out the crease to create warmth against that gray. I feel like other colors become really cool against my skin on my eyes.
- Brownie Points. I chose the deeper, cooler brown to use to deepen out the outer corner or possibly use on my brows. I probably should have picked “Espresso” from their collection of shadows for my brows. Even so, I think that I could use this to define my eyes in the outer corner or on the lid. I may even try to use this as a contour shade on my face. I will have to give that a try because it is hard finding good contour products/shades for deeper skin tones ladies, like myself.
- Golden girl, is a shimmery yellow gold that I thought would be good for the inner corner of my eyes or on the entire lid if I am going for a more highlighted look.
The Red Apple Z-palette holding these individual shadows, as pictured below, is sold separately. I have also included a shot of how the eyeshadows are packaged. If you already have a Z-Palette, skip purchasing this one. But, if you want to keep the shadows separate and identify these shadows from others in your collection, you could buy it if you want.
The Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow Review
I had seen a few reviews prior to my decision to try these shadows. Like most reviews, I think they are really good quality shadows that perform just as well as a conventional good quality eyeshadows (minus the high probability of them containing common toxins).
The shadows blend well. They don’t blend away or blend together to create an undefined muddled mess. The colors that I chose appeared true to the description on the site. I was really happy with the shadows that I picked. The colors were exactly how I pictured they would be and look how I thought they would against my eyes.
I love that these eyeshadows are pressed! Although I am a fan of mineral makeup, the packaging and extra time spent getting into the product and swirling and buffing can get annoying, especially when I do that most days for my foundation and blush already.
Even though they are mineral eyeshadows, there is not a lot of fall out. The texture is not too powdery.
These shadows lasted well on my eyes. Note that I wore a primer, like always, because I have oily lids.
There is a great range of neutral colors and quite a few interesting, unique shades that will stand out more. I’m sure that many women can find shades that will work well for them.
The One Con (for me personally) & knit picky notes
The Price! The price of these eyeshadows is definitely something that will make me hesitate to purchase more for some time. Although there seems to be consistent deals or coupons to use, spending almost $50 to $60 dollars for a few shadows makes me uneasy. I am used to spending that much on a whole eyeshadow palette, not a quad. The cost of these shadows and the palette together was about $60. And although, I like to treat myself sometimes, it’s just not in my budget to spend that kind of money (on makeup) often (unfortunately).
Another thing that is not really a con, but me being knit picky, is that I wish there was a good matte, navy blue eyeshadow and maybe even a shimmery, baby blue to pair with it. Their blues are just not the kind of blues that I would gravitate towards. They are more playful and bright.
It would also be nice to see a few more greens. There is a deep, olive green on the site and I believe a medium, mustard yellowish green. However, I think a pale shimmery, pea green would be really pretty!
But again, that’s just some personal opinions thrown in there.
Red Apple Lipstick Eye Shadow Look
Here, I am wearing “Taken For Granite” on my entire lid and “Yes You Canyon” in the crease. I put a little bit of “Brownie Points” on the outer corners and blended it up into the crease. I also blended a little bit of that same shade underneath my lower lash line. Finally, I used “Golden Girl” in the inner corners.
This look is very neutral and perfect for everyday as you can see. If you want to see a demo of me applying these shadows, I have included a video under the Demo subtitle below.
Thank you all so much for reading and keeping up with me. I hope this new year has been going pretty well for you all. It’s been a little rocky starting off for me. My baby was sick with a cold that he caught on New Years and that lasted well over a week. Then, there was the winter storm the following week. It was a mess for us in the south. But, I know there were those who were more seriously affected. My prayers are with anyone who lost someone during the storm. Sending you my love.
Until next time!