This is hopefully going to be a temperature-appropriate review. I don’t know about you guys, but it’s getting pretty damn chilly where I live, which means I’m reaching for the lip balm twice as much. I took the pictures for this post back in August before my move, so I’ve had plenty of time to try these bad boyz out. Verdict? RAL has done it again.
I’ve tried Red Apple Lipstick in the past and I was pretty impressed. Their products are 100% natural and vegan, but they perform like quality lipsticks. I also have pretty dry lips, which is why I wanted to try their lip care products. I’ve tried the Exfoliate Stick, the Rallye Balm, and their lipstick in the shade New York. I’ll talk you through each product and give you my thoughts.
1. Exfoliate Stick
The Exfoliate Stick ($17) comes in a fancy lipstick format, but it’s not a lipstick. It has a silky texture infused with little grainy bits that scrub the dead skin right off your lips. It’s also minty and refreshing. You put it on, you take it off.
I added this step to my daily routine and my lips haven’t felt this soft in ages. When I wash my face in the morning, I swipe it on my lips and remove it using a damp muslin cloth.
2. Rallye Balm
The Rallye Balm ($15) is perfect. The consistency, the ingredients, the fact that it’s vegan. I love it.
I was skeptical when I first looked at it on their site, though. The myriad of claims didn’t win me over, but I have to admit that their money-back guarantee is pretty neat: basically, if your lips are still chapped after 7 days of using Rallye, you get a full refund. For real.
Regardless, I can personally vouch for it, and it has a ton of rave reviews, even on neutral platforms. It never leaves my handbag, which says it all.
3. New York Lipstick
I’m really into MLBB shades, and this lipstick in the shade New York ($23.50) is one of my faves. It’s pretty much… my exact lip color. It might be a bit lighter against your skin tone, so bear that in mind. I believe it’s still a universally flattering color that isn’t too brown or too pink.
It’s moisturizing and long-lasting, like all of RAL’s lipsticks I’ve tried.
If you have dry lips and don’t mind spending a little bit more on a quality lip balm, I definitely recommend the Rallye Balm. Also check out Red Apple Lipstick’s complete collection of lip products.
Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.