I have a LOT of lipsticks. What can I say – I like my lipsticks ; ) Red Apple Lipstick is one of my favorite lipstick brands. Their colors are gorgeous, the formula is smooth and pigmented, and best of all they have great wearing power. And for you gluten-free ladies, their products are gluten free! I’ve reviewed their lipsticks a few times here and there but I realized I should do a complete review of all of my lipsticks! AND, I’m very excited to be hosting a giveaway! You can win a $50 gift card to RAL to buy lipsticks, their eyeshadows or even their newly re-launching Lash Project mascara. To learn more and to enter, visit my Facebook page. Hurry though – the giveaway ends Sunday, August 28th at midnight!
Back to the lipsticks. Oh beautiful lipsticks.
From left to right: Twist ‘N Pout, Firecracker, Mabel, Petal to the Metal, Starlette, Unpinkable, Heart ‘N Soul, Risque!, and Second Date
And the swatches in the same order…
But sometimes I feel like to really see a color, you need to see them on lips!
Twist ‘N Pout is a warm-toned middle pink with a hint of coral, that’s your lips but better. I would not call Twist ‘N Pout a MLBB – my lips but better- color on my lips. I think it is a bit lighter than my lips but it is a perfect nude. Some nudes can be too brown and wash me out but this doesn’t at all. It’s a great lipstick when I’m doing dark, smokey eyes and want to tone down my lips.
Firecracker is a warm toned medium, spicy, orange red that resembles paprika. When I saw Firecracker for the first time, I thought this would be way too orange for me but it’s surprisingly not. It’s a toned-down orange and would make a great color for the fall. It is very warm-toned, which works well with my skin tone, but you cool skintoned ladies may find this too warm for you.
Mabel is a gorgeous, long lasting medium, mauve, rose pink. Most of Red Apple Lipstick lipsticks are very pigmented. What I appreciate about Mabel though is that it’s sheer. This color is a perfect MLBB on me. It provides a hint of color in a super creamy and moisturizing formula. I love this color.
Petal To The Metal is a creamy, pigmented rosy/mauve medium pink that has a slight shimmer to it. Petal to the Metal is a beautiful shimmery mauve. It is more mauve in real life than what is in the pictures. It is both understated while still being very pretty.
Starlette is a stunning pinky red. This official description is very accurate. It’s a beautiful pinky red that would enhance any lip. It is not too cool-toned or too warm-toned. Starlette and Unpinkable (below) are very similar to each other. Starlette is slightly warmer, perhaps a teensy bit more red while Unpinkable is pinker and brighter.
Unpinkable is a fuchsia-y pink that has an ever so slight, teeny bit of red in it. This is very accurate, it’s a bright pink that is super fun to wear. It is cool-toned, which I can get away with sometimes, but those with warmer skin tones may find this is too cool for them.
Heart ‘N Soul is a bright, bold and highly pigmented red lipstick with no shimmer. Compared to Risque! (below), I’m not sure if I would call this bright and bold, but it sure is a gorgeous red. It’s slightly warm toned and would look good on just about anyone.
Risque! This warm-toned red is bright and beautiful. Risque! is perfectly named. This bright and beautiful red is risque. It puts Heart ‘N Soul to shame as far as bright reds go. It’s a gorgeous warm red. I prefer warm reds with my skintone, and Risque leads the pack for warm reds.
Second Date is a rich, luxurious, pink ruby color. Hello lover. That is all I can say about this color. It is, by far, my favorite Red Apple Lipstick color. My pictures don’t do this color justice. It’s bold without being daring, shimmery without being gaudy. I hope RAL never discontinues this color because it’s gorgeous. When I first tried it on, I thought this would be an excellent holiday party lip color. The more it was on though the more I realized this lipstick should not be kept away for just the winter – this deserves to be worn year-round. Beautiful beautiful color.
That is it for my Red Apple Lipstick collection! My top 4 would be Second Date, Risque, Mabel and Twist ‘N Pout but truthfully, they are all beautiful in their own way. I love switching up what colors I wear for different occasions and outfits.
Do you own any Red Apple Lipstick products? What are your favorites?
And don’t forget to enter my giveaway on Facebook by Sunday, August 28th to win a $50 gift card!
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write. This post contains affiliate links.