12 Days of Celiac Christmas: #1 Red Apple Lipstick

Oh lipstick tube, oh lipstick tube, thy lipstick’s free of gluten

Oh lipstick tube, oh lipstick tube, how lovely are your pink hues

That’s right, it’s finally the 12 Days of Celiac Christmas and how lucky we are to start it off with a BANG with Red Apple Lipstick!

I finally put up the Christmas tree while wearing a dreidel cardigan – hey, we celebrate it all here at Celiac and the Beast. And I couldn’t think of a better lipstick to wear than my new favorite color – REBEL!It’s a dark red with blue undertones and it’s perfect for my vintage look I’ve been rockin’ lately.

As you might know, I have quite the collection of Red Apple Lipstick now – just check it out!

When I’m not wearing a color lipstick, I wear the RallyE balm, a balm that’s in a convenient lipstick tube. This time around, RAL shipped me their Exfoliant – a product to use in-between to make sure your lips are clean and clear of all that gunky build-up of dead skin. Shine that smile perfectly so your lipstick will glide on perfectly smooth! You take the tube and massage the exfoliating lipstick into your lips and then wipe it or wash it away. It was interesting putting on a tube of lipstick that felt like sand, but afterwards, my lips felt like it got a sugar scrub massage treatment at the local spa! Great product, especially in the winter when my lips get flakey, or after I have wine and my lips are permastained red (that happens a lot actually).

I then got a chance to try on FOXY – a pink-based nude color with a hint of shimmer. I wore it out and loved how subtle it was! I just read that you could also put it on your cheeks as a cream blush. I have to try it out!

Red Apple Lipstick is having a killer Christmas deal right now, counting down the days until Christmas with mega discounts. Each day, all items will be discounted on RedAppleLipstick.com and as each day passes, the discount “counts” down the number of days to Christmas, starting at 25%, then 24%, then 23%…etc. But, the real smokin’ deal comes when you are a VIP (and it’s easy to join if you aren’t). When you sign up to be a VIP via email, each month you get a 20% off coupon. Well, you can take this coupon and apply it towards the Countdown to Christmas deal. Serious bargain shopping right there.

But those are just some of the great lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip-loving-products that are from Red Apple Lipstick. I <3 them, and you should today!

They’re giving away some great prizes for the 12 Days of Celiac Christmas….read on!



I am SO jealous of this prize. Prize pack #1 includes: Rallye Balm + Exfoliate Stick + Lipstick Of Your Choice + Lip Gloss Of Your Choice. This is an AMAZING prize!


1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. YOU CAN ONLY WIN ONCE DURING THE 12 DAYS OF CELIAC GIVEAWAY. If your name comes up twice, I will re-draw to find another name. 


Each person can be entered into our contest only once!

  • YOUR ONE ENTRY: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us why you want to ditch your current lipstick and get Red Apple Lipstick. Be sure to tell us what lipstick AND lipgloss you’re most interested in if you were to win. All of the names of the products can be found on RedAppleLipstick.com. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!


Friday December 21st at 5pm PST.

Comments: 41

  1. Alissa December 5, 2012 at 8:15 am Reply

    I love RAL. Seriously. If I didn’t have to spend so much money on “mortgages” and “groceries”, I am pretty sure I would own their entire line. My new fave is the Dancing Princess gloss:)

    If I were to win, I’d love to try Rebel and Ruby Glass.

  2. Debra J. Gowlland December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am Reply

    I would love to try Red Apple Lipstick products because they are guaranteed safe for us celiacs!! 🙂 The flawless finish lipsticks look so pretty-love the “Drama”-X11 color. I think I like the “Ruby glass” lip gloss the best-so hard to choose just one. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize!

  3. Shauna December 5, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

    So shocked you’re starting with this brand! 😉

    Red lipstick used to be my signature until I gave up gluten. I had over 30 shades of red lipstick alone. It even earned an entire tribute in my dating blog. Obviously, I’ve been more cautious since… Just visited their website and am thinking it’s time to re-stock! If I were to win, the shade I would prefer is Red! (naturally)

  4. Jessica December 5, 2012 at 9:07 am Reply

    Those are so cute!!

  5. Jessica December 5, 2012 at 9:08 am Reply

    I need to get the exfoliate stick for sure.

  6. Jordan T December 5, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about this GF product on your Facebook AND Instragram, and cannot wait to try! So happy to find a GF safe product! Summer Sands and French Skirt are my favorite lipstick colors, and for gloss I have to go with Nude Peppermint!

  7. Katrina Roalson December 5, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

    I would love to try Red Apple Lipstick because I don’t wear a lot of makeup currently but want to at least start wearing a little lipstick everyday. The Drama lipstick is an awesome color and the Brandy Candy lip gloss is as well. Thanks for sharing this great opportunity!

  8. April December 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I would love some Red Apple Lipstick! I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but lipstick is a must. Plus, it’s my birthday today, so it would be an extra special treat. Cheers!

  9. Leah Meanwell December 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm Reply

    I don’t wear makeup much, but my lips are always chapped – I currently have 3 different types of lip balm on my bedside table! I keep going back and forth between products that never really quite work, plus I always worry about gluten being in them, so I’d love to try Red Apple Lipstick! Particularly the Exfoliant and Lip Balm, but also the Red! lipstick, which is my favourite shade, and the Clear Peppermint lipgloss.
    Who knows, with no gluten worries because of RAL, maybe I’ll start wearing more makeup!

    • Jay Harper December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm Reply

      Leah, maybe you should try Rallye Balm by red apple lipstick. You might wind up with one – not 5 balms. Rallye is specifically formulated to combat “celiac chap”.

      Also, check your water intake. More is always better. 🙂

      Jay Harper

  10. Jo Ellen Bishop December 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I’m tired of looking worn out. I need a new look. I will be happy to have beauty products that are safe for me.

  11. Melanie December 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    I’ve recently been on a search of a GF lipstick that I love, and have been striking out all together! After just checking the Red Apple Lipstick website, I think I’m in love!! All the shades are beautiful…and would love to try New York or Secrets! The lip glosses look luscious…especially Brandy Candy! Maybe I’ll win and be able to try them out! 😉

  12. Lori Williams December 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply

    I don’t usually wear make up. But when my lips get dry I do put on chapstick. Would live to try something with color. I would choose Crush On Me for lipstick and pink peppermint for gloss. Thanks!

  13. Sassy Celiac (Pamela) December 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm Reply

    I want to ditch my current lip product because it’s BORING! I only have one color, it’s not very vibrant, and it’s a little sticky. The majority of the time I wear no color on my lips, just to avoid gluten! I want to try RAL like you wouldn’t believe, and since I can’t afford it for myself, to win it would be amazing! Things I gotta keep it Sassy, I would love to try Rebel and either Ruby Glass or Dancing Princess!

    • Jay Harper December 7, 2012 at 9:22 am Reply

      Hi Sassy,
      Not sure if you are aware but right now our Countdown to Christmas is going on which nets today, an 18% discount. But, if you sign up for our VIP club, then you also get a 20% off coupon that you can stack right on top of the daily discount. Reach out to us anytime, we are always doing something helpful.
      Jay H.

  14. Heather December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm Reply

    I’d seriously love to try Red Apple! I just haven’t gotten around to ordering any yet. . . Winning would be such a nice Christmas gift! 🙂

  15. Jenny December 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply

    I don’t wear a lot of lipstick or lip gloss because of the gluten issue so I would love to give these a try! I’ve read all your comments about them and how much you love them. I usually just wear some chapstick and that is about it. I love the Berry Blast (SP4) lipstick and torn between the clear peppermint gloss and the brandy candy gloss.
    Happy Holidays!

  16. Amanda December 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm Reply

    This looks really cute!! I would love to win this! I looove celiac and the beast giveaways.

  17. Debra Lee December 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm Reply

    I always have chapped lips and I hat it! The New York Lipstick and Nude Peppermint Gloss looks great!

  18. Heather December 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Before being diagnosed, I was a makeup/product junkie. When I realized the gluten in my makeup/hair products/lotions was causing my breakouts and all-over itching (with hives) that got worse as I “detoxed” from gluten, I had to throw it all out and start over. I still haven’t found a quality gluten free lipstick/lip gloss that lasts and has the richness of color my old products offered. I would love to try firestorm and plum sexy crazy. Happy Holidays everyone!

  19. Janet December 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I currently don’t even wear lipstick because frankly there isn’t a product out there that I trust or like. I would love to win something that I could trust to wear and enjoy it! My lips are always peeling and feeling awful, right now I use petroleum jelly! It is the only thing that seems to help. I would love to exfoliate them! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!

  20. Karol December 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm Reply

    I love that this is a gluten free lipstick that you can feel safe wearing. And they have such a great variety of colors. I would love to get the Drama lipstick and the Brandy Candy lipgloss.

  21. Caterina Ienco December 7, 2012 at 8:55 am Reply

    My current lipstick needs to go! Tired of ingesting garbage 🙁 I have my eye on Boys ‘n’ Berries & Metropolis, but I love them all, so hard to choose!

  22. Jessica December 7, 2012 at 10:12 am Reply

    I don’t wear lipstick much, but I would love to rock a smashing red lip during the winter season & RAL looks like an AMAZING company with an incredible product! I would love the lipstick in Red! & the Firestorm lipgloss. 🙂

  23. Michelle Goodsell December 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm Reply

    I would love to win this prize! I’ve heard great things about RAL! I must avoid gluten at all costs, so the fact that these lip products are certified gluten free, is awesome! No worries! Yay! The balm is something I’ve been interested in trying for awhile now because my lips dry out very easily. Regarding the lipsticks and glosses, the color choices are amazing! Very difficult to choose just one of each. I’d love to try Strawberry Lips and the Clear Peppermint gloss.

  24. amanda ayala December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm Reply

    I would ditch my lipstick in a heartbeat. Why? It makes my lips look chapped and it feels caked on with just the tiniest of a layer on my lips. That’s probably why I cut out lipstick completely. I just wanted to give it a try [lipstick in general] and I gave up. Hopefully RAL will change my mind! I’d love New York and Ruby Glass. Thank you for the giveaway! =]

  25. Nicole December 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I dont wear lipstick unless its for an occasion, but Ive wanted to start! I love ruby slippers & bridesmaid!

  26. Summer December 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm Reply

    OMG! I ADORE the Rallye Balm! The first balm I have been able to wear in YEARS. I am not giving it up! It’s the only thing that goes on my lips!

    it was crazy easy to pick colors I wanted! Plum Sexy Crazy was *totally* made for me! As was Fire Storm! I’m trying to see if I can finagle the cash to just go nab that lipstick right now!

  27. Kari F December 10, 2012 at 7:41 am Reply

    I SO want to try this lipstick! I’ve heard it’s great for people with allergens and it sounds delightful. I love the” flirt with me” color!

  28. Theresa W December 10, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply

    I have Crohn’s disease and a severe intolerance to gluten. I have many medical problems and over the past 6 months I’ve been working on changing my lifestyle. I’m gluten free, juice several times a day, and do qi gong and yoga. A couple months ago I threw out all my makeup. I am working on rebuilding my makeup base. Red apple lipstick is so far the only makeup I own. 🙂 I would love to add to my selection safely.

    • Theresa W December 10, 2012 at 9:31 am Reply

      I forgot to say which lipstick and lipgloss… Drama lipstick and brandy candy lipgloss.

  29. Courtney Merrin December 10, 2012 at 11:23 am Reply

    I want to ditch my lipgloss because I just found out they aren’t gluten free! This company cares about the health of the customers. I just started wearing lipstick and want to make it a staple in my routine. I just can’t find colors I like anywhere else. I love brandy candy and foxy. They’re super wearable with a bunch of outfits! Hope I get this one! 😀

  30. Kristin December 10, 2012 at 11:31 am Reply

    I cannot wait to try Red Apple Lipstick. I LOVE lipsticks and lip glosses, but never feel 100% comfortable that they are gluten-free. The colors I would love to try are the Foxy lipstick and the Dancing Princess lip gloss!! 🙂

  31. Chandice December 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I need a lipstick that won’t make me sick!! I say Rebel or Foxy for lipstick and Diamondsands or Wonderland for the lipgloss. Thanks lady!! 🙂

  32. Alissa W. December 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply

    My mother brags about her lip exfoliator, and I’m so jealous! I haven’t been able to find a safe product for me to use, so this is a miracle!! I love lip colors and I’m a Chapstick ADDICT, always have some (or 3) with me at all times. I haven’t had the money to try GF make up products, but I’m curious to see if it helps my skin.
    If I were to try Red Apple, I’d like to try the Love my Kiss lipstick and the Metropolis lipgloss!

  33. Jocelyn December 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for introducing me to this company. I had NO idea about allergens (other than parabens) in cosmetics! And their exchange program is going to make me squeeee! If I win this one I would love to try the Red lipstick and the Amor Caliente lipgloss. Thank you!

  34. Shauna December 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm Reply

    So excited to learn about this company. Love that they are not only gluten free but other allergen and chemical free as well. Would love to try Foxy lipstick, firestorm lipgloss

  35. margarita December 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply

    boys n berry and bridesmaid. I would love to finally try RAL. It is just great knowing there are beauty products that are safe to use.

  36. Jenn Smith December 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm Reply

    I am in desperate need of gluten free lip products – well, gluten free make up in general. I would love to win the love my kiss lipstick and the ruby glass lip gloss. I am really excited to try these products, so I hope I win!!!

  37. Julie Worden December 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm Reply

    Love Red Apple Lipstick. Rallye Balm is the best. I would love to try New York lipstick and Cotton Candy lipgloss.

  38. emily December 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Ah this stuff looks so great on you Erica but I’ve never tried it myself! Looks like great stuff and I’d love to win!

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