Red Apple Lipstick is a company making lipstick and other makeup free of gluten, parabens, talc, soy, dyes and is also a vegan and cruelty-free company. They are pricey! It took me a long time to decide to try their products. I decided to create my own palette.
The magnetic Z-Palette holds up to 9 of their eyeshadows and is durable as well as convenient for protecting your shadows.
I chose 9 shadows: Black Magic, Clean Slate, Silver Lining, Espresso, Minx, Violet Vintage, Iced Mocha, Graphite Glam and Innocence (left to right starting with uppermost row).
I find the quality excellent, but with palettes of 9 shades being priced over $100 even on sale, expensive! The best thing about this palette is the density of pigmentation which can be lacking in natural and vegan cosmetics.
I decided a simple smokey eye look would be the best way to show off these shadows.
Priming your lids is important especially for this look which is really very simple. First I lined my upper lashline with Alima Pure eye pencil in Ink. I lined them first so the liner will blend and smoke into the shadow. I swept Iced Mocha lightly under my brows toward the crease. Black Magic was used in the outer corner of my crease and outer half of my lids. Clean Slate applied to the inner half of my lids. I then lined my lower lashline with Black Magic (outer half) and Clean Slate (inner half). finished with a touch of mascara.
A great tip when using shadows to line your lower lashline is to first take your liner brush (I use the small angled brush in this set by e.l.f.) and apply an eye primer. Then using a napkin or small piece of paper, shield your face from potential fallout from the shadow as you apply shadow with a liner brush. The primer will help the shadow stay in place.
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