ADSG 5th Birthday Featured Brand: Red Apple Lipstick

Continuing our big ADSG 5th birthday celebration with a brand feature for a company that has helped me through the last 5 years: Red Apple Lipstick!

I cannot be the only woman to grab a cheap mascara or an expensive lipstick just to get home, flip over the packaging, and realize I’ve missed one nasty little gluten-filled ingredient– not to mention all the un-pronounce-ables jammed inside!

As a young professional, I’d spent years convincing myself that the dollars saved by seeking out the unlikely GF options in the cosmetics aisle at my local pharmacy were worthwhile. But when my skin kept getting drier, my eyelids turning pinker, and my lips peeling away… I knew it was time for a new routine.

Luckily, Red Apple Lipstick came across my radar {thanks, social media!} and has forever changed my makeup routine. What started as a couple lipsticks might, just might have grown into a full-blown RAL lipstick organizer on my counter. What can I say– with a dedication to safe ingredients, lipstick that feels like chapstick, matte bronzer that smells nice… the list goes on! I couldn’t help myself.

RAL prides themselves on being free of the following:

  • Gluten
  • Parabens
  • Lead
  • Soy
  • Animal Parts {yuck!}

and instead being full of:

  • Vitamin E
  • USA-made products
  • Rigorous testing procedures for gluten and other fillers

RAL has a full line of lipstick, lipgloss, eyeshadow, blush, mascara, liners, and brushes alongside their famous Rallye balm and exfoliator. Trust me, your lips will thank you and your skin will jump for joy!

Of course, I’ve switched between a few lipstick colors over the last 5 years. My current favorites are Rosemancing {for darker, first photo below} or New York {for lighter, second photo below}. Every color looks different on each person! I cannot understate the need to find one of their real girl models who share a similar skin color and undertone to you instead of just the main image for each product. It’ll help you find a fave! And if you still can’t decide…their team is chock-full of kind people. My friend Ashley is ready to find the best addition to your makeup bag.

Rosemancing RAL Lipstick


New York RAL Lipstick


And, of course, I have a HUGE giveaway {thanks, Red Apple Lipstick team!} where 2 lucky people will win Exfoliator, Rallye Balm, and a lipstick of your choice!

To enter, head on over to my Instagram today through next week and follow the instructions on the Red Apple Lipstick photo. For those of you reading this post, thank you! Extra entry if you leave a comment telling me what makeup product or lipstick color you’d like RAL to add to your routine next.

RAL Styled Photo

I want to thank RAL for their dedication to products that are made of high-quality ingredients {entire line is GF/vegan}. Here’s to 5 more years of feeling more beautiful with your products by my side!

Take it easy, but take it.


*This post was sponsored by Red Apple Lipstick; all opinions are, of course, my own. I simply love this brand.*

The girl behind A Different Survival Guide. Known on social as breezygfreezy.

  • Ellen

    I would love to see them have a cleanser, moisturizer line that is safe for celiacs.

    • Brianna

      Man, that would be great! Too many lotions have wheat-- I just saw a cleanser that had barley!

  • Amy J. O.

    I don't have Instagram, but I'd love to get their Appley Ever After lipstick.

    • Brianna

      It's adorable! Thanks for entering {and for letting me know you don't have IG-- I'll work to have more blog-based giveaways this year!}

  • Gina L

    Hi! I’d love to see some more neutral/shimmery pink tone eyeshadow colors.

    • Brianna

      I agree! I'd like lighter/shimmery lipsticks, as well!

  • Denise

    I wish they would bring back Ravishing or please restock soon Wine and Dandy!!!🍷

    • Brianna

      I love that you're such a RAL lipstick fan! Have you ever named one of their colors?

  • Melissa

    Still holding out for foundation (powder would be fine)...then my Red Apple Lipstick beauty routine would be complete. :)

  • Danielle Fritts

    Moisturizer for the extremely dry winter chapped cheeks!

  • Jenine

    I would love more shades in mint to be lip gloss, love them

  • Rebecca

    Drama, Mable, New York. My faves, but I have almost all the “X” formula lipsticks. Make more colors on the X formula!! ( Allergic to ingredients in the other.) Maybe a Liquid foundation?

  • Elaine

    RAL is the best. I have quite the collection -but I am always on the lookout for the perfect nude.

    • Brianna

      I agree! I'm eager for more light colors from RAL.

  • Karol

    I love RAL! I would love for them to add a moisturizer, eye makeup remover and nail polish to their already amazing line of products. It is so hard to find good gf beauty and personal care products. I don't have Instagram though, so this is my entry 😊 Thanks for the contest!

    • Brianna

      I think the consensus is that we want them to get into skin care! Thanks for entering!

  • Audrey

    I wish they would make a lip night treatment <3

  • Paulette Simonetti

    My Celiac is morphing into new illnesses and I'm now developing skin dryness issues.....big time! I'm adding a vote for skincare. I'm so happy to use Red Apple knowing it's a safe worry free product for me.

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