Friday, September 26, 2014

Red Apple Lipstick: The Lash Project & Prime Time

I've spoken about Red Apple Lipstick before, when I reviewed their gorgeous lipsticks. Since then, they've come out with *The Lash Project Mascara and *Prime Time Eye Primer. Both products have been on my radar, especially after reading such rave reviews about them and having fallen in lover with their lipsticks. RAL is known for making vegan, gluten free, and allergen free products that are both high quality and high performance. Did these eye products live up to the hype?


The Lash Project Mascara: The Lash Project Mascara is a classic and timeless satin black mascara that gives your lashes a weightless, soft feathery look all while defining and strengthening your lashes. You and your lashes will love how it stays in place but at the same time.
Retails for $42 USD/CDN.

This vegan, gluten free, and allergen free mascara has received some high praises for its packaging and performance. I gotta admit, the packaging is beautiful. The box and tube are sleek, classy, and a perfect representation of the $42 price tag. In terms of performance, I'm a bit disappointed. The formula was dry and clumpy from the first time that I opened it. Luckily, it hasn't clumped on my lashes but I do feel like I need several coats to get length and volume. I love that it doesn't smudge, melt, or flake, and holds a curl through a 8+ hours work day. In terms of conditioning, I don't get it. My lashes feel pretty stiff when I use this and I've had more lashes falling out than with my previous mascara. Perhaps I got a bad tube?

The Lash Project Mascara Ingredients: Water, Acrylate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Carnauba Wax, Glycerin, Synthetic Beeswax, Tromethamine, Polyvinylalcohol, Mica, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Bergamot Leaf Extract, Octapeptide-2, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.



Prime Time Eye Primer: This primer is the best way to eliminate mid-day eyeshadow creasing or disappearing acts. It will also provide a solid color base for your eyeshadows to be applied on top of, which allows the shadow to really shine. Our primer corrects any discolorations or veins on your eyelids (heaven forbid we have veins or redness on our eyelids right?!). Let's call this a creamy powder consistency. It isn't a liquid, it isn't a cream, it isn't a powder, it's somewhere in between.
Retails for $27 USD.

I long to find a natural eye primer that actually works. I have deep set eyes, so I feel they naturally get oily because of that. I love the flesh tone shade of this eye primer, that it works really well to neutralize the lid, and makes my shadows appear more vibrant. Sadly, it doesn't last more than a couple of hours on me. I've tried applying more, less, little, lots, none, barely any, and still I only get a couple of hours without creasing. On the plus side, this never irritated my eyes or gave me any sort of styes.

Prime Time Eye Primer Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyl Palmitate, Carnauba, Magnesium Carbonate, Decyl Oleate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol. May contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines.


I adore Red Apple's actual lipsticks but have been really disappointed by their mascara and eye primer. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or if it's just me that these don't work for. Since I haven't read a single bad review of either, I still recommend trying them out for yourself.
Red Apple Lipstick products can be purchased through them directly. If you live in Canada, you can purchase from Glam Goes Green (the only Canadian retailer).
Have you tried either of these products? Thoughts?
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*PR Samples. All opinions are my own.

17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love their lipsticks! Great color selection and pigmentation. Its too bad about the mascara, I really had high hopes of trying it.

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    1. You can still try it! I'm pretty sure it was just a bad batch.

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  2. Ahh such a shame about them both! I've read rave reviews of the mascara and have seen videos of people using them but to me...it didn't look thaaaat good. Was hoping for a good review of the primer but I think it'll be the same on me as it is on you! x

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    1. Sorry to let you down! If you ever find a good eye primer, let me know xo

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  3. Such a shame to hear your experiences with both these products. I was very curious about both but now not so sure I'd want to splurge on them. I'm also on the quest for a great natural eye primer for these oily lids of mine, still searching! Thankful for your review :)
    -Kasey

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    1. Caitie from Naturalla Beauty raves about Faerie Wink (or something) as an eye primer, perhaps we should check it out? xo

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  4. I have looked at Red Apple products and to be honest I don't think they are a) all that natural, these products both have a synthetic high up in both ingredients lists and b) worth the hype they get. As they were on every other green blog I looked in to applying for review and at that point knew they weren't for me, I got inundated with "how to grow your blog" emails from them which frankly were odd and pointless and never bothered to go any further. Nice to hear an honest review, mascara is a tricky one always! Xx

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    1. I have to agree with Ana on this one, I looked into trying the lipsticks which look great, but really didn't like their approach to bloggers and when I signed up for their newsletter I promptly unsubscribed after getting what seemed like 5 a day?! I'm not surprised your lashes don't feel conditioned with the copolymer almost at the top of the list :/

      Mayah x

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    2. Gotta agree with you ladies on the emails, which were way too much and way too long. Thanks for the comments beauties xo

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  5. natural mascaras and primers are always hard to pull off :/ I haven't found one that I'm totally in love with yet...Thanks for the honest review!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  6. natural mascaras and primers are always hard to pull off :/ I haven't found one that I'm totally in love with yet...Thanks for the honest review!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  7. Omg yes, I was also annoyed with their constant emails! As always, I love your honest reviews! :) xx

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  8. I'm still intriged with the mascara, just not the price tag. If it was even close to half priced I probably would atleast try it.
    I still haven't found an eye primer that actually seems different than my own lid.

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    1. The price tag is wayyyyy too high. It better be magical at that price point lol. Let me know when you do! xo

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  9. Wow, agreed with you girls (red apple approach, too much email, too much noise about a product) and i really appreciated all your Honest Post Nicole! Xx

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