a few weeks ago Red Apple Lipstick offered to send some lip products for review. i had previously seen them on one of my favorite beauty blogger's site: My Beauty Bunny and was curious to give them a try.
Red Apple Lipstick offers lip products that are gluten free and paraben free, as well as being cruelty free. seemingly a great option for those who are in that niche, but how about those of us who aren't? still a great option.
the nude lip pencil was what i expected. a decent color, easy application and long lasting. the gloss didn't let me down either. it applied with decent color payoff, wasn't too sticky and complimented the lipstick color. the lipstick was initially a bit disappointing. it had a gritty feel to it which i assume is the finely ground glitter that provides the shimmer for the color. not liking the texture i thought it was going to go in the 'giveaway pile'.
i was wrong.
now having owned it for several weeks it is one of my go-to lipsticks. while the texture isn't my favorite, the color is. i fell hard for that shimmery pink, like a fat kid loves cake (in the words of 50 Cent) i will keep going back to it. the lipstick lasts, it is moisturizing and did i mention the color?
i'm going to be real. i think 'Crush On Me' is an incredibly flattering color option for many skin tones and probably one of my favorite color options for summer.