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I have never been a huge fan of wearing lipstick. Not because I hate the way it looks, but because I hate the way it makes me feel like I need to constantly check the mirror to make sure I don’t need a touch up. I like makeup that makes me feel natural and not self-conscious. My prejudice was admittedly based mostly on my experience wearing my mom’s lipstick for ballet performances. It was not a fair judgment, and I realize that now.
As bright and bold lips started popping up more and more, I began re-thinking my feelings about lipstick, and wondered if there could possibly be a brand that wasn’t full of parabens and didn’t feel like my lips were wearing a chalky mask. When I came across Red Apple Lipstick (look at their beautiful color selection!), and read that there lipsticks are paraben-free, and had great reviews, I decided it was time to take the leap.
First of all, the more natural a makeup product is for me, the more points it gets. If I am going to be eating food with a coating of colorful chemicals on my lips, that’s hardly worth it. But if it is possible to wear a beautiful shade of color without worrying about digesting anything harmful, then I’m game. I decided to try one of their bold red shades from their new holiday colors, hollypeno (here). I am such a daredevil!
This was basically my inner dialogue verbatim after applying it, if it helps form your opinion at all: “Woah. This is definitely red. I am not sure how I feel about this. Actually, it feels really good. Is this actually moisturizing my lips? It feels like I have Burt’s Bees on, not lipstick. Hmmm. I think I’ll eat a sandwich while I think it over. Weird. It’s not getting on the bread. WEIRDER: I don’t need to reapply after eating a sandwich?! I think this is growing on me. Eric doesn’t think I look like a clown, so that’s positive. Okay, I think I am excited about this.”
If you didn’t catch on to the overall message there, I am a big fan of how Red Apple Lipstick feels on my lips. That was the most important thing to me. Second, the color is highly pigmented and really lovely. Curious to try it? Well, you may or may not be in luck.
Because I get excited about things I love, and love to pressure my friends into trying new things, I am giving away one tube of hollypeno Red Apple Lipstick (the same shade I am wearing), and here’s how you can win:
You can enter in three different ways below. Do one, or do them all for a better chance of winning. Good luck! You have until December 18th at midnight to enter. :) May the odds be ever in your favor.