Red Apple Lipstick, as you can probably tell by the name, is well-known in the beauty world for their natural, non-toxic, gluten-free lipsticks. But did you know they also created a full line of eye makeup? Today I’m reviewing two shades from their eyeshadow collection – Violet Vintage & Clean Slate.
Red Apple Lipstick’s pressed mineral eyeshadows are gluten-free, toxin-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. They’re also soy-free, paraben-free, GMO-free, talc-free, and dye-free, making them perfect for anyone who suffers with allergies from harsh ingredients found in more eyeshadows on the market today. They offer around 40 shades, ranging from cool and warm tones, shimmers and mattes, and everyday neutrals to deep blues, burgundies, and browns.
Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Oxide, Silica, and Ascorbyl Palmitate. May contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium, ultra marines.
Red Apple Lipstick ‘Violet Vintage‘ Eyeshadow
Red Apple Lipstick ‘Clean Slate‘ Eyeshadow
Violet Vintage (top) is a muted, soft, grayish purple eyeshadow that leans towards being taupe with a faint shimmer. Clean Slate (bottom) is a matte cool toned dark gray with an ever so slight purple tint.
Red Apple Lipstick Mineral Eyeshadow Review
It was a bit of a journey for me with these shadows. At first, I just wasn’t crazy about them. Formula-wise, I found them to be on the dry side – not creamy or smooth. They also didn’t impress me too much pigmentation-wise (the above swatches took a good 3-4 layers using my fingers). When I applied them on my bare lid, they were slightly difficult to blend out, and maybe it’s because I have only lids, but I experienced quite a bit of patchiness.
For my second try, I made it a point to try them over an eye primer, and oh boy, that made all the difference! The shadows built up much quicker, plus they were much easier to blend out, with zero patchiness. Longevity-wise, they lasted all day long with no creasing. So that’s my tip right there…definitely use a primer with these, especially if you’re looking to get near-opaque coverage!
Applied Violet Vintage on the lid, Clean Slate in the outer corner and crease.
Overall, if you’re a clean beauty lover and are on the market for some non-toxic, all-natural mineral eyeshadows, I’d definitely recommend checking out Red Apple Lipstick’s shadows. Just keep in mind that these tend to look best and blend out best when used over a eye primer.
Available on redapplelipstick.com for $18.75 each.
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*PR Sample – all thoughts expressed are unique and true to my personal experience, as always