Category Archives: Smiles & Stillettos

6 Berry Lipsticks For Fall

Bring out your wine and berry colored lipsticks because fall is here! Continue reading for tips on wearing darker lipsticks plus see which six lipsticks are top picks for autumn.   TIP: For a trendy look try a berry lipstick that’s more purple and for a classic lip choose a red-berry. You can learn more about […]

Women In Tech Are Awesome (and HILARIOUS!)

Overheard the funniest twitter conversation this morning! @SarahMei came up with the best idea for conference swag – TECH THEMED EYESHADOW PALETTES!!  Well, that’s right up our alley… Just thought of the most amazing conference swag ever: tech themed eyeshadow palette “Java, a matte brown, lends depth, while Ruby, a shimmery rich red, adds dimension. […]

10 Essential Cosmetics Every Girl Needs!

Hello, Red Apple readers! Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week so far. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about essentials. What are essentials? What makes particular items essential and why? To me, in order to call a makeup item essential, it needs to fall into at least one of four categories. How often is it […]

Why We “Feel” Better When We “Look” Better.

Fact : We “feel” better when we “look” better.It’s (almost) a purely psychological thing, something of the “self”.  At least it seems that it would be.  Would it not be our own ego that we are working with here?  The sentence alone implies it… “I” feel good when “I” look good.I + I = IMyself […]

The Ultimate Guide To Highlighting With Eyeshadows

guide to highlighting Gluten Free makeup tips

There’s this magical little trick in the makeup world known as highlighting. Why is highlighting so magical? This optical illusion has the ability to draw attention to eyes making them brighter, appear bigger, lighter, more awake, lifted and gives you an overall more youthful look using the following principles:  To pull something forward, make it […]

3 Brown Eyeshadow Videos, Bonus Material & More!

Hey ladies, it’s Ashley again! Let’s face it: Brown eyeshadows are a girl’s best friend! No other eyeshadows can complement all skin tones, eye colors and ages all while providing you with great versatility in creating looks that are classic, timeless and range anywhere from natural to sultry.  Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that […]

How To Defeat Holiday Exhaustion

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. The smell of the furnace sparking up for the first time is woodsy and comforting. The crackling of a campfire while wrapped up in a blanket feels like a big hug. Comfy sweaters, apple cider, and the smell of cinnamon and sage filling the air seem […]

Red Apple Lipstick’s Matte Eyeshadows

In today’s blog post I’ll be going over all the lovely matte eyeshadows we have to offer. Matte eyeshadows are fantastic because they enhance the eyes without adding sparkle or shimmer into the mix. For those in their thirties and up who don’t want any fine lines accentuated this is great news! Mattes work for […]

How To: Transition Into Fall – Makeup Tutorial

Summer into Fall makeup transition tips from RAL

Who’s excited for fall!? I know I sure am! Cooler weather & richer darker hues. In this blog post I show you how to take some of our favorite summer eyeshadows and use them to create a fall look + a new lip combo using two of our previous fall lipsticks in Drama and Naughty. […]

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