Perfect Pout In 4 Steps With Red Apple Lipstick & Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Although Red Apple Lipstick is known mainly for making gluten-free and nasty-free makeup, do not think of it as a makeup brand for green-living, fanatics only. I have been using their Exfoliate Stick* and Rallye Balm* daily. I have frequently worn their Lipstick in the shade New York* and Lip Gloss in shade Honey Badger* and my lips have not gone dry for a single day. Everything from the sleek packaging to the pigmentation of the lipstick and gloss, are absolutely lovely and feel amazing on the lips. Here is how I have been using these four products and got my lips from dry and flakey, to moisturized and plump.

Step #1: Exfoliate. This is the first exfoliating stick that I have tried and I find it quite handy for when my lips are a little dry and flakey. I usually exfoliate with an extra soft toothbrush and coconut oil, but the exfoliating stick is obviously more convenient. I gently rub my lips with it and then I remove it with a wet cotton bud. It leaves the lips feeling quite dry, but free of dead skin. (Although I do not find it to be harsh at all on dry lips, I would still skip to the next step if I were in the painful stage of chapped lips.)

Step #2 – Moisturize. Apply the Rallye Balm. This is hands down one of the best lip balms that I have tried, and I am actually using it every day under any lipstick, because it makes my lips feel pretty smooth and silky, so any lipstick glides over it. It’s packed with (gluten-free, soy-free) Vitamin E, which is very healing. The texture is soft, but not overly creamy, and leaves a bit of a shine. It feels like it literally melts into my lips. Lip balm hoarders — this one deserves a spot in your stash.

Step #3 – Color. Apply lipstick. Red Apple Lipstick lipsticks are Vitamin E enriched and come in loads of fun shades. I only own the shade New York, which is a pinky-brown nude shade and it is very moisturizing. The finish is similar to the Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioners, but with more color payoff. (I will upload a comparison swatch on Instagram with a few other nude lipsticks, so keep an eye on that). Green beauty beginners: you can think of it as a MAC Patisserie “natural” dupe.

Step #4 – Shine. Add a touch of gloss. The Mint 2 Be Lip Gloss gives a nice amount of shine without feeling sticky or tacky. The color pay off is very good (I would rate it as medium pigmentation) and it has a lovely spearmint scent, which is deeee-licious. The shade that I am wearing above is Honey Badger, which is a lovely nude with pink and brown undertones. It is the perfect topper for the New York lipstick shade.

I am overall very pleased with the quality of these products and they definitely exceeded my expectations. It’s easy to think that a gluten-free makeup is made only for people with gluten sensitivity, but the truth is that high quality, nasty-free makeup is for everyone, and gluten does no good to anyone. I plan on getting more Rallye Balm when I am out of it, and there are also a few lipstick shades that I would love to try. Also, I know that some of you may be happy to learn that Red Apple makes a pressed, completely matte, black eyeshadow, which I have not tried yet, but it’s the #1 Red Apple Lipstick product on my wish-list.

You can shop all Red Apple products at the Red Apple Lipstick Official Website

Giveaway (closed)

On to the giveaway, Red Apple Lipstick generously offered to send a trio of products that includes: Exfoliating Stick+ Rallye Balm+ Lipstick of your choice. In order to enter, you wil have to:

1. Leave a comment below telling me which shade of Red Apple Lipstick lipstick you would like to win (find them here);

2. Like Red Apple Lipstick on Facebook

3. Like Genuine Glow on Facebook

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway starts on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

All entries will be verified. The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and announced in this post on February 28th. The giveaway is open internationally.

Good luck!

*PR Sample


  • Seira

    Lily! Thank you for a great post! I was in need of tips for my chapped lips :). I would love to win Hibiskiss :)

  • Lee

    Hi, great post!!! :) I found coral crush, naughty and rebel really beautiful colors for a lipstick. I found you when looking for sensitive skin aid, thanks for sharing your products and advices.
    Have a nice week!

  • Mrs Z

    I’ve been interested to try Red Apple lipsticks for a while now, but never took the plunge. Great to hear you’re very satisfied! My favorite colors are New York, Sweet Pea and Coral Crush… I’d have a hard time deciding between them.:-)

  • Tina Helmke Hallberg

    So many great colours! I love the look of Mix & Mingle especially!

  • roshkud

    I love that you introduce me to brands I’d never know of otherwise. Your Mr is evidently rather talented making you that annimation, love it :)
    I’d love to win the colour ravishing x

  • Riann

    i would love to try “beach peach”. love this post! liked on fb!

  • Winnie

    I would love to win Vogue. Great giveaway!

  • Nicole

    Audrey or hibiskiss. Great review xo

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Nice post! I guess having nice and round lips helps too lol :-! x

  • Call It Vanity

    Oh Firefly without a doubt! Orange lips are my jam ;) Thanks for the chance to try these beauts.

    Mayah x

  • Kasia Nazapiecku

    I would love cranberry magic

  • Rachel Trembley

    I would love to win lovebird or sweet pea! This review is great! I love Red Apple Lipsticks! I met them at the Austin Gluten Free Expo!

  • shortsmallsweet

    Lovely lip color! I’d like Strawberry lip! Thank you xx

  • Veronique

    I would LOVE to try Sunkissed! I have been looking for the perfect orange lipstick for a long time (pigment seems to stick in my fine lines easily?) and if Red Apple wins my heart with that shade, I have a feeling I am gonna be being A LOT of their lipstick… ;)

  • Michele

    New York or Audrey. Would love to win!

  • tianna

    petal pusher or love bird!

  • KitKat

    I’ve been wanting to try Red 101 but it’s been sold out.. Reddy or Not also looks inticing!!

  • Beca Alderson

    I love the look of Reddish Fetish! :D xxx

  • ashleyTIA

    I think Sunkissed would be a fun way to participate in the orange-y lip trend. : )

  • gina

    ooh, gorgeous! Love New York, Barcelona or Oh my Guava!

  • Rosie

    I love Sunkissed! I feel transported to Cote d Azur just looking at it. I feel hot sand under my feet, and the breeze is making me clutch my sunhat! Oh yes!

  • Tara

    I really would like to try Rebell. I have pale skin and dark hair so I think it will give me the “pop” i want (and my husband

  • Caroline


  • Vanessa

    yay for spiffy gifs! I am already in love with love bird. and nastyfree, that’s the best!

  • I was eyeing New York, too! It looks great on you.

  • hbrooksh

    I love both Coral Crush and Lovebird!

  • Christina O.

    I’ve seen the color mix and mingle on another green beauty blogger and was sold ! I would love to try out mix and mingle

  • Morgan

    I love audrey! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lauren

    I’d probably have to go to pedal pusher

  • Lori Gallagher Williams

    I would love the color New York or the color Beach Peach :) Thank you for the Giveaway chance! xox

  • Lezlie

    My faves are Plum Sexy Crazy and Barcelona!

  • Chloe

    Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway! I absolutely love LOVEBIRD ^ – ^

  • Ally Kenworthy

    I would love to win the “Love bird” shade!

  • Melody Ann Chase

    Would love to try the Mauve Me.

  • LJ

    I would love to try out Push Pop

  • Elaine Locke

    I think New York is calling my name. This is a great company with awesome products!

  • Debb

    RAL is the best! One of the few shades I *don’t* have though, is Love My Kiss :)

  • Karol

    I’d like to try the Fierce lipstick. Looks gorgeous. I love their lipsticks and have a few of their other colors.

  • BK


  • Michelle K

    I’d love the Reddish Fetish!

  • Rebecca L. Dow

    I would love to try petal pusher, beach peach or Rebel! :)

  • Visceral

    Oooh, so hard to pick! I’d try New York or Reddish Fetish. Thank you so much for having this giveaway!

  • Phuong Nguyen

    Thanks for the giveaway! I cannot choose between Push Pop and Naughty …. Ok, Push Pop it is!

  • Jessica W

    I can’t decide between New York and Audrey. I’m all about the pinky-brown shades.

  • D U Pathirana

    I’d like to have Petal pusher or Drama ..Thanks !

  • Veronica Valania

    Oh so hard to choose, but I would love to try Ruby Slippers and Coral Crush!

  • LovingHeart

    Oeh I would love Coral Crush! These lipsticks are looking fab. Great giveaway :)

  • CBz

    I’d love to try Pinkle Twinkle. :-)

  • Ahna

    Love honey badger

  • Karen L

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! It’s so hard to choose, but I’d like to try Naughty.

  • CayMcCoy

    I really need a new red lipstick, so the Red! 101 would be perfect :)

  • Bambi Organics

    Hai delle labbra bellissime tesoro *_*

  • Kristi C.

    Wow – I think I just spent 30 mins oohhing aahhhhing over lipstick colors on their website – narrowing it down to just one is tough. I’d love to try Crush on Me!

  • Usua

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! :D
    Loved the GI

  • Usua

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    Loved the GIF on top!

  • Kali L

    Lovebird looks like a perfect pale pink! :)

  • Stacey Morrow

    I would love to try swoon

  • tessab

    I want to try sunkissed!

  • Jessica George

    Firefly, I bought it, loved it and then promptly lost it after only 2 wears :(

  • Vera

    I love the way you show us how to use the products. Great job on this post! I would love to try Beach Peach.

  • Kaite

    Red 101!

  • Manuela

    WOW! How many colours!!!!!!! So difficult to choose, but I think I would like best Petal Pusher! Great names too! xx

  • SimplyE

    I love New York (but sold out :(
    I also think Guava looks really nice.

  • Ashley Springer

    I would love to try beach peach!

  • alescandra

    I feel like ‘Oh My Guava’ today…

  • estefany

    Looks amazing

  • “Naughty!” I’m trying to expand my horizons with more nude lipsticks ;)

  • Jill Rebecca

    I would love New York! I have naughty and I love it!!

  • Susan To

    Sugar Sugar!

  • Love Bird

  • I’m so interested in the exfoliating stick, it’s such a good idea. I love the lipstick shade, Rebel.

  • Brigi

    I’d choose the Rebel! :))

  • Wheaten Beauty

    The new Mix & Mingle or Paris!

  • Nina

    Love nude lipstick. Naughty is perfect.

  • Carey

    Plum Sexy Crazy!

  • Melissa Kuhl

    Petal Pusher!

  • Jessica

    Love My Kiss!

  • Lori Mueller


  • Melissa

    I’m obsessed with Metropolis gloss!

  • Heather

    I would like to try Naughty!

  • CBz

    Pinkle Twinkle looks interesting to try, but oh how I love the RallyBalm

  • Brenda

    I love Red Apple Lipstick. For the first time in decades I can wear make up. For the first time in ever, I don’t have chapped lips, thanks to Rallye Balm. Thank you for showing me how they all go together perfect.

  • Steph Lake

    I would love to try this lipstick!

  • Tara

    Beach peach, please! ;)

  • Gina Marie Lopez

    Plum Sexy Crazy

  • Shae


  • Peggy

    New York

  • Kyleigh

    I am dying to get my hands on a tube of “ravishing”!

  • Valerie

    Vogue looks like a great color

  • Noor

    Noor – I have not tried any…maybe a natural looking one as a starter lipstick!

  • Andrea Joy

    Oh My Guava for sure!

  • rivieragirl

    Great colors – I’d start with Summer Sands!

  • Michelle

    Any of the neutrals! :D

  • Richelle Krista

    I love these and I’d love Audrey !

  • juliet Dispensa

    Vogue is a beautiful color.

  • Tara Warkentin

    I would love to win Audrey!

  • Amy

    Fierce…I want, need, love it. Mainly, because I AM FIERCE.

  • Vivian Soto

    I would love to get Barcelona. Thanks.

  • Audrey is beautiful! I’m also eye-ing Hibiskiss!

  • This isn’t an entry- Red Apple Lipstick has already been SO generous to me, but I wanted to let you know I LOVE the way you’ve laid this post out. It’s so smart and clean, and I’m glad I discovered you through the RAL Facebook page! You’re a great blogger!! xo Stephanie from xo

  • Clara Gonzalez

    i’d love red! 101

  • madoka

    Hibiskiss :)

  • Squinkie04

    Red Apple Lipstick is the BOMB!. It’s for anyone who cares about their lips and what they are ingesting through lipstick. Carmine anyone? No thanks…Red Apple is all I need. Would love to try Love My Kiss.

  • Beach peach and Summer sands!

  • Giada

    Hello Lilly! Thanks for this beautiful giveaway!
    I choose New York… It’s so lovely on you!

  • Jillian Rau

    I got a sample of audrey with my last order and now I really want the full size.