I stopped reviewing so much makeup lately because my eyes are so sensitive and seem to react to everything. But when I had the opportunity to check out more of Red Apple Lipstick‘s makeup, I jumped at the chance. Their makeup is all lab tested 100% gluten free and they don’t test on animals. These are two major questions many of my customers would ask me when working behind the cosmetic counters at different retailers like Saks Fifth Ave and Nordstroms.
This time I tried two products. The first being The Lash Project, Gluten Free, Lash Conditioning Mascara. I honestly did not have extremely high expectations with this mascara only because A) I have used ALL the well known high end, best mascaras that are out there and B) I know what works and what I am sensitive to. I worked for a company who owned half the mascara business at the time. They were known to have the best mascaras too. Back then, they claimed to sell their mascara every 10 seconds. It was great and I believe it and they still are known for their mascara. BUT I can no longer use it. Why? Because it makes my eyes itchy and irritated. My lashes also take a beating after. Within hours my lashes are flaky and dry. But I look good for the first 10 seconds of wearing it. Ha Ha. Then I curse myself knowing I shouldn’t of applied it. Their solution is spending another $25 on their Lash Conditioner. Something about spending $25-$40 for a mascara gives one the impression that not only will it look fabulous, but it will change your life. If I am spending $65 on mascara and conditioner, it better make my coffee in the morning and change diapers! I am happy to spend $37 on something that is good for my lashes. And I don’t need a prescription to strengthen my lashes over two months.
Well I am here to tell you that The Lash Project Mascara by Red Apple Lipstick blew me away. It is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried! I fell in love with this mascara and would recommend it to EVERYONE. The next day after using it, my lashes seemed different. They weren’t brittle. The looked healthy. It lasted for at least 12 hours, not smudging or stinging. Why did I wear mascara for 12 hours? Because I forgot it was there! It was weightless. That’s a miracle in itself. Usually I can’t wait to get my mascara off. But not with this one. If your looking for volume, it is buildable. You can go from the “natural lashes” look to the “bold lashes” look. You choose. I want to wear mascara every day now. If I could just wake up before the kids…
Eye shadow primer is generally used to hold your shadow for longer and keep the pigment. It also stops eye shadow from creasing and covers any imperfections. I use it because I have light eyes which can look tired so I need a base whether or not I am wearing shadow. Eye shadow primer is essential.
This eye shadow primer will last forever because only a little is needed. If there were only three makeup products I could choose to wear every day, one of them would be primer. The second would be lipstick, and the third would be brow pencil. I wear glasses so I like to frame my face using my brows and lips. But eye shadow primer brightens the eyes, sort of like highlighter brightens the eyes. Anything lighter than your skin tone with open up your eyes.
What did I think of Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer? I liked it. I would definitely recommend it. It is a little creamier than what I’m used to. I prefer a dryer consistency. But it does the job AND my eyes were not sensitive to it, unlike a similar, high end primer I was using. Again, I stopped wearing makeup because I just got tired of being sensitive to everything.
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check out my video below as I demonstrate The Lash Project, Gluten Free, Lash Conditioning Mascara, Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer, and their Gluten Free Eyeliner Pencil which I reviewed in the past and am still using. I only used the items on one eye. Can you guess which one?