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Review | Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush

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I’m sure you know about gluten-free diets, but did you know that there’s also such a thing as gluten-free lipstick? I’m not allergic or sensitive to gluten myself, but apparently 1 in 133 people are, often without even realizing it. So for those people gluten-free lipstick is a great choice, especially if you know that women ‘eat’ between 1.8 and 4 kilos of lipstick in their lifetime. Omnomnom… That’s why the people of the American brand Red Apple Lipstick don’t put any gluten in their lip products, as well as no parabens, lead, soy or animal parts. The Red Apple Lipstick philosophy is: no junk in our lipstick but just pure and safe ingredients, boosted with vitamin E! But how does such a ‘safe’ lipstick perform compared to regular lipstick? Let’s find out!

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (1)

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (2)

Red Apple Lipstick let me pick out two lipsticks from their online shop, so I went with Firefly (orange) and Coral Crush (coral). I picked Firefly to challenge myself a bit to step out of my color comfort zone, and I picked Coral Crush because, well… Because coral.

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (3)Coral Crush (top) & Firefly (bottom)

Firefly is a bright orange shade with golden sparkle. I knew that the color would be flashy orange, but I didn’t really notice the golden shimmer in it when I saw it on the website, so that surprised me a little. I won’t lie, if it were up to me I would have just left the golden sparkle out. I know that it doesn’t really show in the product pictures and the swatches, but Firefly really is a booooold color, and that’s mainly because the golden shimmer is so obvious, especially when the light hits it. I definitely like the orange and I feel comfortable wearing Firefly mixed with lip balm to tone it down a bit, but on its own the color is just too bright and sparkly for me. But that’s just me. Very bold eye make-up? Sure! Very bold lipstick? Not my thing.

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (4)Coral Crush (top) & Firefly (bottom)

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (5)

Firefly (left) & Coral Crush (right)

The second color that I picked is Coral Crush, a lovely coral pink shade. Coral Crush is Red Apple Lipstick’s best-selling lipstick, and I can totally see why. It’s such a gorgeous flattering shade! No wonder it’s sold out at the moment. As a coral lover I’m a bit biased of course, but come on, isn’t Coral Crush a beauty? The delicate color, the creamy texture, that gorgeous satin finish… Coral Crush really ticks all the right boxes. I’m in love!

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (7)Firefly

Review (Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly & Coral Crush) (6)

Coral Crush

Both lipsticks have a relatively creamy texture and the application is smooth and easy. The formula is very moisturizing, and even Firefly that felt just slightly gritty at first because of the golden sparkle really keeps my lips well hydrated, almost like a lip balm. Both colors wear very well without drying out or settling into lines, and they even survive a (for the occasion gluten-free) meal with ease.

Bottom line? Firefly might not be my kind of color, but Coral Crush is just pure perfection. Add a really cute tube and a formula that totally deserves an A rating to that, and you get a very happy Melissa!

The Red Apple Lipstick in Firefly and Coral Crush are available in the Red Apple Lipstick online store for 23.50 dollar each.

Did you know Red Apple Lipstick already? Which of these two colors do you like best?


  1. So pretty for spring! :)
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  2. Glutenvrije lipstick? Moet ik aan mijn collega Hilde laten weten! Mooie kleurtjes, vooral die Coral Crush!
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  3. Dit klinkt wel heel goed! Ik vind het stiekem best een eng idee dat we zoveel lipstick opeten haha dus een “gezonde” variant lijkt me fijn ;) Coral Crush vind ik ook een erg mooie kleur :)
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  4. A force de te voir porter de superbes couleurs, je crois que je vais me lancer et porter de beaux rouge à lèvres ! Les couleurs sont sublimes !

  5. Ik moet nog wennen aan die oranje lipstick trend! Niet meteen mijn ding, geef mij dan maar een koraal kleur, Coral crush ziet er mooi uit.

  6. ik vind beide kleuren erg mooi hoor :D kan niet beoordelen of firefly je ook goed staat omdat ik the bigger picture niet zie.. maar.. vast wel ^^ en wat een leuke naam/serie is firefly ook :P ik vind het goed dat de lippenstift zo voedend en ‘goed’ voor je is. glutenvrij? tja, maakt voor mij weinig verschil.. want het zit toch maar op je lippen, toch? Goed, ik vind ze wel wat hebben en houd de site in de gaten :)
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  7. I’m crushing hard on both! You picked great shades, girl! <3
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  8. Dat ziet er mooi uit!

  9. Wow, coral crush looks gorgeous!
    I’m not a huge fan of glitter in lipsticks. I don’t like the feeling of it on my lips and sometimes I think the glitter lasts longer than the rest of the lipstick which is annoying… Firefly looks great on you though!
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  10. Wauw coral crush vind ik erg mooi!
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  11. Alleen om de naam al ♥ zou je hem willen…
    Oranje, ik weet niet of ik daar iets mee kan, oranje op mijn lippen…
    Die koraal is echt prachtig…

  12. I never knew there’s such a thing as gluten-free lipstick! That Coral Crush looks like such a cool colour.
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  13. Ik kende dit merk nog niet maar ik vind het wel tof waar het voor staat. 4 kilo lipstick per jaar op eten? Bah ik kan het me niet echt voorstellen haha. Coral crush vind ik het mooist, Firefly is me idd een beetje te oranje, niet echt mijn ding;)
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  14. Woah, Coral Crush is echt héel mooi! Wonder if he would suit me :-)? Ik vind ze wel nogal prijzig…althans omdat ik eigenlijk zelden lipstick draag :-)

  15. Wow, Coral blush vind ik echt prachtig! De andere ook, maar die vind ik was heftiger en ik ben altijd een beetje huiverig voor tinten die echt naar oranje neigen, omdat mijn tanden al niet super wit zijn ;) Mooie swatches!
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  16. Coral Crush is prachtig!
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  17. Great post!
    Always enjoy reading about products i don’t know yet.
    The coral crush is amazing. Love it!!

    Have a nice day.

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  18. I actually really like Firefly and not just because orange lips are a coming trend right now. But both are really lovely and the formula sounds great! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of gluten free makeup, but that’s great to hear!
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  19. Woow, Coral Crush is prachtig!
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  20. Leuke verpakking ook! Coral Crush vind ik heel mooi:)
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  21. Coral Crush is een plaatje, ik vind oranje lipstick in de zomer overigens heerlijk!
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  22. Coral Crush is prachtig!

  23. I love the packaging of this. It looks a bit rough. I like the firefly color, it’s nice to wear a bold shade once in a while!
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  24. Firefly is SO gorgeous! I really like Coral Crush too, such a wearable everyday color. I actually like the unpolished casing and the fact that it’s healthy. Gosh why am I gushing like a school girl?
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  25. Haha jou staat het wel mooi hoor (a la mijn artikel..) Vooral Coral Crush vind ik je mooi staan :)
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  26. Wow! These are so pretty! I’m glad there’s an option for people who are allergic!
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  27. Coral Crush vind ik erg mooi!

  28. I’ve been hearing a lot about this brand, lately! I think Firefly looks great, actually!
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  29. Coral crush looks super good! xo
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  30. Coral Crush is supermooi!
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  31. Oh I love the coral crush one too! It’s gorgeous!
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  32. Mooie kleurtjes, vooral coral crush!
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  33. Ik heb echt nog nooit van glutenvrije lippenstift gehoord! Deze kleurtjes zijn echr prachtig.
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  34. Die oranje trend vond ik niks, maar deze kleur is mooi. En wat heb je prachtig witte tanden.

  35. Firefly is so unique looking! I’m loving the orange lip :D

  36. I am familiar with Red Apple but I’ve never tried it. I love the look of both of those shades on you! (PS You’re lips are the perfect shape, you lucky!) And I would like them both myself. I have red hair and love corals and some oranges as well. I need to try a gluten-free lippie.
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  37. De oranje is ook niet helemaal mijn ding, maar die Coral Crush! Wauw, zalig kleurtje. Kende het merk nog niet, thanks :-)
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  38. Coral crush zou ik elke dag kunnen dagen, hele mooie kleur en ook goed dat hij de lippen wat voedt.
    Firefly zou ik anders ook wel willen proberen, ik vind het nog een zacht oranje ;)

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  39. Ik hou echt van dit soort kleuren op de lippen en deze zijn ook allebei prachtig! Ik had ook eigenlijk nooit aan gluten in make-up gedacht, dus vind het wel heel mooi dat er speciaal glutenvrij make-up is.
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  40. Een gezonder variant klinkt absoluut goed, tenslotte krijgen we veel lipproduct binnen. Orange lipsticks is in de mode maar ik zie mezelf er niet mee. De ander kleur vind ik wel mooi.

  41. Wow, the coral one is beautiful!!!
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  42. I’m loving bright fun colours too!! Both are just perfect for spring and summer :)
    Happy Friday xoxo
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  43. Gluten free lipstick, the make-up industry keeps surprising me! Well gonna join the bunch and say Coral crush, but Firefly does seem to have that teeth whitening effect (not that you need any of that at all) and isn’t coral back in trend this summer?
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  44. Coral crush staat je inderdaad erg goed! Maar die andere kun je ook goed hebben hoor, en het schijnt dat oranje tinten helemaal hip worden deze zomer ;)
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  45. What amazing colours! They are on the expensive side though.

    Corinne x

  46. Coral Crush is just darling on you! beautiful =)

  47. They both look beautiful on you, I am loving Coral Crush. Wishing you a wonderful weekend hun!
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  48. I agree with you Melissa.. the coral crush looks really wonderful on you… the orange is a bit to bright… even though I love the color.. :) Have a wonderful weekend :)
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  49. I really like their lip products!
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  50. Coral Crush is werkelijk prachtig!

  51. The coral one looks *beautiful*! Good on you for trying something outside your comfort zone, but I totally sympathise with coral lipstick obsession :-)
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  52. Zo’n leuke naam van het merk! Coral Crush is inderdaad perfect
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  53. I´ve never heard of Gluten free lipsticks before. Love both of those shades – they are just perfect for Spring and Summer!
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  54. I love the coral crush!
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  55. Sounds damn good! Ik had eerlijk gezegd verwacht dat ze wat matter zouden zijn en dekkender, maar op je lippen zijn ze superdekkend. Het ziet er goed uit, vooral Firefly. Die staat je ook mooi, ondanks dat je liever Coral Crush hebt.. Give it a try lady! :D

  56. I’ve been reading some good things about this brand so will have to look into it, that Coral Crush is beautiful on you :)
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  57. Mijn zusje heeft zware glutenintolerantie (ook wel coeliakie genoemd) dus is dit heel handige informatie! Ik ga deze dus zeker eens opzoeken en haar denk ik cadeau doen bij een volgende gelegenheid! En dan koop ik tegelijk een coarl crush voor mij denk ik, want die vind ik heel mooi! (-:
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