My all time favorite line of gluten-free, vegan, dye-free, & #100% natural lipsticks from Red Apple Lipstick just released their Winter 2018 LE Collection! I’m so excited to share these gorgeous, bold, unique, & oh-so-magical shades that are perfect for the Holiday season as well as to brighten these dark, cold days with some much needed color!
The Winter Collection features four shades: Fierce, Paris, Swoon, & Ravishing
Arm Swatches: (top to bottom) Ravishing, Swoon, Paris, & Fierce
Lip swatches: (I went from lightest to deepest to avoid residual color/staining from affecting the true color of the shade on my bare lips)
Paris: is the perfect everyday shade that’s super moisturizing, but is still incredibly unique without being too bold or over the top for the office (or say, story time with your two year old 😂). Paris is a medium rose-red with mauve & violet undertones, and this ethereal, iridescent cool-toned sheen 😍. This shade can definitely be built up or applied sheerly. It’s part of their Summer Passion berry-scented line that’s the most moisturizing (from my experience of using their line for almost 5 years now!). Popular shades that share this formula are Vogue & Audrey. This shade reminds me of Sugar Plum Fairies and makes me feel feminine & festive at the same time! Paris is my new favorite shade!
Swoon: is a rich copper with a brick red undertone to make it even more wearable and fun! Swoon is part of the Instant Color formula so this is truly opaque pigment in one swipe! I would recommend wearing a balm underneath Swoon for added moisture and versatility in depth of pigment. Swoon is one of the most unique shades of lipstick I’ve tried to date and it reminds me of cozy fire pits, snuggling by the fireplace, the transition from Fall to Winter, and the dazzling lights that twinkle from our decorations! I love that Swoon has that festive vibe with full fledged Spice! 😍
Ravishing: is that classic, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, deep, true blue-based red with a maroon undertone. This is THE red for the Holidays & to ring in the new year. I’ve shown how it can be worn several different ways. The first two photos are full pigment with slightly different lighting to show the depth of color. The third photo is after I blotted once with a tissue to create a medium stain effect. The fourth photo is when I blotted a second time with a tissue to create a mild, berry-red lip stain that is not going to budge! Even after eating and drinking, I still had a berry stain left on my lips. Ravishing is a color I would be hesitant to go for myself, but I’m SO glad I got to experience it because I’m in LOVE with this red! I’ve been wearing it as a stain during the day and then keeping it in my purse to apply straight from the tube for a full bodied, classic red!
Fierce: is a deep, rich plum with maroon & subtle brown undertones that’s bold and makes quite a statement! This is another shade that can be blotted the same way I showed with Ravishing for various levels of depth. Fierce is from the Instant Color line and is richly pigmented with one swipe. It’s rather moisturizing, though! Fierce is definitely on trend with the 90s lippie theme and it also has such a nostalgic element for me because I used to be super goth in high school! 😂 I rocked one shade in particular that reminds me so much of Fierce! It makes me happy that women feel that they can be bold and “Fierce” with deeper shades like this without being classified as “goth” nowadays. We’ve come a long way! It’s empowering to be able to wear what you feel comfortable in and to feel confident in expressing your sense of self and style!
Today is the last day of Red Apple Lipstick’s Cyber Monday sale with up to 25% off all shades! But, in case you missed this sale, you can use my non-affiliate coupon code Clarity15 for 15% off any order $50 and above! Shop redapplelipstick.com
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Have a magical, bold, & spirited holiday season filled with love and all the things that make you feel warm, cozy, and beautiful inside and out!
Love & Light,