Review and Giveaway Red Apple Lipstick Summer of Passion Giveaway Day 1

Hello and welcome! It’s day one of the Summer of Passion Giveaway with Celiac and the Beast and Red Apple Lipstick.

Today’s product is Summer Sands – part of their new Summer Passion line. It’s gluten-free and paraben-free and extra moisturizing for summer. It’s allergen-free and vegan, and free from animal cruelty! How great is that?

First, let me introduce you to the makers of Summer Sands – Red Apple Lipstick.

Red Apple Lipstick is an awesome company – I’ve loved them since the moment I met them at the Chicago Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago in April. I have to tell you – I’m really bad at checking if my lipsticks are gluten-free. And I feel terrible about it! I’m supposed to be some sort of awesome GF person who can tell you what products rule or not. And I’m not following my own instructions. I finally weened myself off of my current lipsticks and threw everything out that wasn’t certified GF. I stuck to just using Aquaphor for months. My lips haven’t seen a shade other than naked lips for months! And then a shipment of Red Apple Lipstick came in to sample and I was so excited – thanks again Andrea and Jay at RAL!

Here’s some photos of me rockin’ Summer Sands. PS I’m also wearing Red Apple Lipstick’s new eyeshadows! The two colors I’m wearing with Summer Sands are E13 (Golden Girl) and E8 (porcelain) – just recently named online! Make sure to check RAL for when you can buy these great eyeshadows!


This lipstick is perfect for everyday use – not too showy or flashy, and perfectly moisturizing. I paired it with light, golden-toned eyeshadows for a soft look. I could wear this easily to work or outside by the pool.

Although it’s nice to have a neutral color in your lipstick repertoire, I’m more of an intense color girl. I’m going to give this one a 4 for being moisturizing and being a great gluten-free lipstick. Looking for a nude with a bit of a shimmer? Summer Sands is for you.

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Make sure to enter today’s giveaway for Summer Sands, and then back tomorrow for another shade!





Red Apple Lipstick is offering the winner 1 (one) Summer Sands lipstick.


1 winner, picked randomly (via based on valid entries. 


Each person can be entered into our contest ONE time ONLY through the website. 

  • WEBSITE LOVERS: 1 entry (limit 1 per person) on Comment on THIS post and tell us about why you’d like to win gluten-free makeup! Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
Although there’s no more chances to win by doing so, be sure to like Red Apple Lipstick on Facebook!


Monday August 6th 2012 – 5pm PST. Winners will be announced ASAP afterwards!

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Comments: 70

  1. Alysa (InspiredRD) July 23, 2012 at 8:05 am Reply

    I’ve had the hardest time finding good gluten-free lipstick. I’ve heard great things about this brand so I would love to win!!

  2. Theresa Brown July 23, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply

    Tried the lipstick at the Lombard Expo love it. Really hard to find gluten free lipstick. Would like love to win:)

  3. Kristin July 23, 2012 at 9:04 am Reply

    I am also really bad about making sure to double-check if my lipsticks are gluten-free – so I have been very curious to try Red Apple lipstick!! 😉

  4. Alissa July 23, 2012 at 9:15 am Reply

    You already know I have a deep, somewhat unhealthy love for the RAL folks and products. So jealous you already have some eyeshadows!

  5. Heather July 23, 2012 at 9:31 am Reply

    I’d love some gluten free lipstick since I am going gluten free after my biopsy this week and have nothing gluten free at all. This looks like such a great shade as well!

  6. Debra J. Gowlland July 23, 2012 at 9:53 am Reply

    I absolutely LOVE Red Apple lipstick! Would be great to win! 🙂

  7. Rachael July 23, 2012 at 11:03 am Reply

    I’d like to have a lipstick that I can wear without worrying about getting sick from it. And the color is cute!

  8. Christina Bundenthal July 23, 2012 at 11:20 am Reply

    Pick me, pick me! I’ve recently decided to dump all my old makeup and begin investing in a complete line of GF products. Lips are first, as I’m so sensitive I can hardly tolerate anything else. I’ve been a fan of Red Apple on FB for a little while now and love your philosophy. I just haven’t taken the plunge yet because of my sensitivities.

  9. Liz July 23, 2012 at 11:21 am Reply

    I’m still new to celiac and have been switching out all of my make up. I would love to have another color since the few i’ve tried from red apple were amazing. I could definitely use some summer colors that are a little more neutral–they’ve been hard to find!

  10. Jennifer Lane July 23, 2012 at 11:22 am Reply

    I am excited about gf lipstick, since I am looking for something safe for my wedding next spring. Would LOVE to win this and have one less thing to search for!

  11. RoseMary Contreras July 23, 2012 at 11:22 am Reply

    Would like to try this product….lately when I put on lipsticks, my lips tigle and sometimes swell….

  12. Jen July 23, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply

    I am a mom to 3 girls ( and a boy). My older girls are getting to the point that they want to start wearing makeup but they can only use gluten free products. This color would be a great start to their Gluten free make up collection.

  13. JoAnn DIScala July 23, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply

    Need it ,want it, gotta have it !!!!!!

  14. Carolyn Waugh July 23, 2012 at 11:26 am Reply

    It is always a great opportunity when a company let’s you ,”TRY BEFORE YOU BUY”.Good idea Red Apple Lipstick!THANKS.

  15. Rhonda July 23, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

    Very hard to find gluten free anything in my area let alone lipstick would love to win!

  16. Malinda Sargent July 23, 2012 at 11:30 am Reply

    Gorgeous lipsticks and I agree its very hard to find products that are GF which can be frustrating when allergic to many items in the standard commercial lipsticks, Thank you for sharing!

  17. Belinda Y. Cheatham July 23, 2012 at 11:30 am Reply

    I like the color. I use all mauve’s and need the gluten free. Love your website, would love the opportunity to win so I could spread the word of your products regardless with those who have Celiac or not. PLZ and Thank you.

  18. Shalon Estrada July 23, 2012 at 11:33 am Reply

    Oh I’d love to win! I had no idea there was a gluten-free make company out there.

  19. Wendi July 23, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply

    I love RAL lipsticks and I love knowing they are safe for me to wear.

  20. valerie July 23, 2012 at 11:42 am Reply

    i would love to try gluten free lipstick.I never go out of the house without my lipstick on

  21. Linnea Wiedeman July 23, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply

    i am gluten intolerant and have a hard time finding gluten free lipstick that is also safe. I also love summer sands color because while i love to wear make-up i really like natural colors opposed to more bold colors. thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  22. Candy at July 23, 2012 at 11:54 am Reply

    I’ve been a gluten-free enthusiast for years & LOVE happening upon new products that support this important lifestyle! (I’ve had all sorts of digestive issues & find that gluten-free is best for me!:) Anyway, I hope I win & I will certainly spread the word about this website & company on my blogs & FB page as well! Thanks much! 🙂 Candy

  23. Brittany July 23, 2012 at 11:59 am Reply

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Red Apple Lipstick and would love to try their products. Gluten Free is definitely a plus and the colors I’ve seen look lovely. 🙂

  24. Mariah July 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Have recently been diagnosed with Celiac, so i’ve had to change EVERYTHING i’ve known since childhood, fun times!! (not) Not only am I Celiac, but also am going through menopause at an early age (more fun times). SO……. the thought of getting my hands on makeup that is actually safe???? HEAVEN!!

  25. Heather Gillepsie July 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Hi, I’m a US resident and already a “liker” and follower of RA on facebook.

    The thing that interests me most about gluten-free makeup and the reason I would like to win is because I don’t want gluten from my lipsticks to make it’s way into and damage my intestines :O

  26. April Pope July 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I’d love to win a lipstick that I knew I could wear without worry. It has been a long time since Ive worn any. Thanks Red Apple Lipstick!

  27. Krystal K July 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm Reply


    I would love to win!!!! I found out about me being allergic to gluten last year. I have had to change everything even shampoo and toothpaste! I I had no choice but to dump my makeup in the garabage. found out about this great company through someone’s blog ( I bought some gluten free lipstick from almay and body shop and found out they have a huge cross contamination issue basically I am still infecting my body with gluten) Then I found this company and holy crap I thought I could never wear lipstick again. I hate going out on the town or just everyday looking like a plain jane! I desperately want to put some colour back in my lips! I have never tried anything from this brand so it would awesome to test it out. I am sooo happy that this company is zero gluten! because I cannot have one spec of gluten in me. I haven’t found any other website that is guaranteed gluten free like them.

    I will definetly do a happy dance if you pick me 🙂

  28. Patricia July 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I would love to try this. Knowing that it is safe to wear adds the frosting the GF cake!

  29. Diana Abbott July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm Reply

    I have Celiac Disease and am completely out of lipstick. Have never tried Red Apple, but am desperately looking for GF makeup so would love to have the opportunity to try it. 🙂

  30. michelle July 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply

    looks like a nice shade and i’ve been wanting to try this brand for a while now.

  31. Suzie July 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm Reply

    I just purchased my first tube of RAL and I love, love, love it. Would be very happy to win another tube:)

  32. Kelsey July 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm Reply

    I haven’t worn lipstick since I went GF! I’d love to reintroduce it into my routine for special occasions 🙂

  33. Summer July 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm Reply

    I do like that color… and it was clearly named for me! 😉

    Seriously, have not found a gluten free lipstick since my allergies. And am sad to be be colorless!

  34. wendy harris July 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I hate not knowing if my lipstick is gf or not- been wanting to try this brand for a while. This would be the perfect way to try it and start buying it!

  35. Maggie July 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to try your products…gluten free inside and out..simply awesome !!

  36. Maria Elena Tapia July 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I have only been gulten free for 2 years and everything is still new to me. I had a hard time trying to find lip gloss that is gulten free. I have just recently ordered lip goss from Red Apple and i love it. I cann’t wait to try the color lip sticks next. Thanks so much …

  37. Cindy July 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply

    I just now heard of your gluten-free products. As a vegetarian and health nut, I am always concerned with what I put in and on my body. I try to buy products that are natural, and I only buy products that are cruelty-free! I would love to try some of these cool products in your line.

  38. Jolene July 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm Reply

    I too found Red Apple Lipstick @GF Expo in Chicago, after being newly diagnosed Celiac ..So excited to find this product ! Would love to win a new summer Lipstick!

  39. Sherrie July 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I’ve been dying to try this color. Hope I win, fingers-crossed!

    • Erica August 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm Reply

      Congratulations Sherrie! You’re the winner!

  40. maria v. July 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm Reply

    I haven’t been able to wear makeup in years…mainly because it always seems to cause an uncomfortably reaction and I’ve been vegan for two years now and would LOVE to win this lipstick and hopefully start using makeup again. thank you

  41. N. Benton July 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm Reply

    Never knew lipstick had gluten in it. Would love to try it!

  42. Tammy Humphrey July 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply

    I am very sensitive to many retail cosmetics because they contain ingredients that cause me irritation. So I try to stay “as natural” as possible. I like the way gluten-free lipsticks stay on my lips, keep them moist, and feel natural. The colors last too!

  43. V July 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm Reply

    I’ve started replacing all my personal care products and haven’t done lipstick yet–just replaced my “Chapstick” which is harder than you think when you don’t do gluten or soy. 😀 I’d love a gorgeous lipstick!

  44. Kim July 24, 2012 at 12:40 am Reply

    Ral rocks. They make the best gluten free lipstick I’ve ever found. Have tried them all and this company makes the best colors out there

  45. Henriette C July 24, 2012 at 5:21 am Reply

    I would love to wear a lipstick that I know isn’t harmful and pretty too!!

  46. Liz Hightower July 24, 2012 at 6:34 am Reply

    Gluten is a real problem for me, so finding a good quality “Gluten Free” lipstick has been a challenge. It would be really nice to be able to wear a lipstick in a light shade like “Summer Sands”, knowing it’s safe! Thank You Red Apple Lipstick!!!

  47. Meredith Soranno July 24, 2012 at 8:46 am Reply

    I would love to win this for my daughter! She was diagnosed after being extremely ill. Although she has adjusted to her new lifestyle, she now is at the age she would like to wear lipstick on some occasions like her friends. I so much, would love to see the smile on her face by providing her more of a “normal” life without sacrificing beauty.

  48. stephanie July 24, 2012 at 9:12 am Reply

    I would LOVE to win!! I am a professional makeup artist and allergic to gluten and dairy. I have green-ified my pro kit to cater to eco-friendly and allergic clients alike.
    I have the hardest time with lip products! I have been researching RAL and would LOVE to have a great GF neutral to use!!

  49. Jeanne L July 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply

    I would love to win a Red Apple lipstick!!! I tried their lipstick and I love it. No more dry lips~ soft and so smooth! No more worries about gluten either. They are the greatest!

  50. Katie July 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I’d love to win because I’m a newbie celiac trying to rebuild her make-up collection! My favorite look is that “everyday ease” and a nude/slight shimmer lip is perfect for that.

  51. Devin July 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm Reply

    I love red apple lipstick, but I’m a full time student and blew my last 6 months worth of makeup money on one tube of the wrong shade and shipping, and would like to have to the right shade! Plus I am a big Celiac and the beast fan 😉

  52. Nancy July 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Great website and gluten free lipsticks. Never use lip pencils but would love to try. It seems as I get older, the lipstick does not apply as before.

  53. Vida Smith Compton ida July 25, 2012 at 8:05 am Reply

    It has been years since aI even tried wearing make up because of the gluten sensitivity…I’m ready to start trying the gluten free lipstick and the eyeshades that you site has available…I need to look into a foundation as well,do you have something I. That area of your cosmetics line of gluten free that I might be able to look at? Hope so…gonna look some more at both websites pges.. Thanks and God Bless,yall are GOD sent for those of us that sensitive to anything gluten based or with one drop of gluten in the product….

  54. Nicole Scher July 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Although this is a neutral color which is nice, I agree with you in saying I’m a girl who likes bright and noticeable colors. I’d love to win gluten free makeup because.. I don’t think I own any!

  55. marie July 26, 2012 at 4:59 am Reply

    I’d give it to my girlfriend who has gluten intolerance.

  56. Christy Smith July 26, 2012 at 11:02 am Reply

    I have an allergy, or intollerance, to dang near every single lipstick I have ever tried. Maybe gluten free would work? I would love to try it!

  57. Ashley July 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply

    I would love to win this lipstick because I keep losing all the ones I currently have. Got to replenish the supply!

  58. Megan S. July 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm Reply

    I would love to have gluten free makeup because I am very sensitive to many things I put on my face and especially since my symptoms of gluten intolerance took a turn for the worst. I wanna be beautiful and gluten free!

  59. Sarah Schmitt July 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm Reply

    Id like to win gluten free makeup because recently I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and my sister has been diagnosed with hashimotos disease. Gluten is not our best friend so I would like to find makeup we can use that is not only quality and beauty but lifestyle friendly for us 🙂

  60. Kim Brandow July 28, 2012 at 11:16 am Reply

    It’s not sure the gluten with me. It’s more the other nasty stuff used in other lipsticks. I’ve only used one color so far and am loving it.

  61. Lisa Brown July 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm Reply

    I would love to win gluten-free makeup. I have never tried GF cosmetics before, have may sensitivities to makeup, and think GF makeup may be the answer to my skin troubles with makeup.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  62. Meghan July 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm Reply

    I would love to try gluten free makeup for many reasons. 1 being I am learning about a gluten-free lifestyle and I want to try all the facets of it to see what works for me. 2. I have sensitive skin and start itching very easily with many make-ups/skin care products.

    thanks for the reviews and giveaways:)

  63. Krysten H July 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm Reply

    I would love to win this because I find it difficult finding gluten-free lipsticks and when you do the colors are so limited. Makeup used to be fun, but now I just feel so limited, so it’s exciting when a new brand comes along.

  64. Amanda bumgarner July 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Anything gluten free to a person with celiac disease.. Yes please!

  65. Namuun July 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm Reply

    I have been trying many different products and i would like to try gluten free product… And the shade is gorgeous,,,

  66. monettex July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm Reply

    It looks like an awesome color! I would love to try this brand as it is so hard to find quality all natural products, especially with a nice range of colors.

  67. Maryam Rahmani August 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply

    I can never find any gluten-free cosmetics in my small town and would love to win this great looking product!!

  68. sara jean August 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply

    Welp, I’m a freelance hair and makeup artist and was diagnosed with celiac disease last Monday. Wahhhhhh! Has applying makeup and hairspray to my clients been making me sick??
    I’m in a current state of “do I throw my kits away and start over?”.
    So, I would love some lipstick to help build the new and improved kit! Actually, advice and friendly celiac friends in my position would be pretty rad too.
    Sara Jean

  69. Darby C February 16, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

    I need to switch to all gluten free makeup but it’s tough throwing everything away! I have never tried any certified gluten free products yet!

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