Review: Revolution Organics

A couple months ago, I won a Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss and Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in a giveaway hosted by The Healthy Beauty Project.  The lip gloss retails for $26 and the beauty balm for $34, but right now, they are also available together for $48

About the Brand
Revolution Organics was started by Melissa Shabinsky and Alexandra Zanella, out of a desire to fill a void in the cosmetics market.  They set out to create luxurious, beautifully formulated, healthy multi-purpose beauty products.  Revolution Organics products are free of synthetic chemicals, parabens, sulfates, artifical ingredients, and petrochemicals.  Both products came in cardboard tubes that had the ingredients and information about the company on them.

Freedom Lip Gloss
Finding natural lip glosses that are actually glossy is always somewhat of a challenge.  More often than not, I find that without the petroleum, they provide sheer washes of colour, without much actual shine.  Not the case with this gloss, which is actually pretty shiny.  It’s completely non-sticky, but still manages to cling to my lips for a good while.  Also, while a lot of glosses claim to be moisturizing, this one really is.  I put it on my winter chapped lips and they were in noticeably better shape a few hours later.  My only complaint is with the pigmentation  I chose the colour Innocent, which is described as a soft baby pink, which is exactly what it looks like in skin swatches.  But, on my more pigmented lips, it doesn’t look like anything more than a clear gloss.  I haven’t tried any other colours, so I don't know if the sheerness is true of the whole line, or just the one colour.  That said, even though I wish it had more color payoff, because of the feel and wear, it’s become a favourite clear gloss.  For a bolder look, I've been using it as a base for mixing with (lip safe) pigments and making my own gloss colours.  4.5/5

Freedom Glow Beauty Balm 
The first product Revolution Beauty came out with was a multi-use All-Over Body Balm, and the Freedom Glow Beauty Balm is the next incarnation of this product.  It has the same moisturizing ingredients as the original, with added colour.  Also multi-use, it’s advertised for the lips, cheeks, eyes, and d├ęcolletage.  The balm comes in three colours, blushed (pink), bronzed (tan), and sunkissed (coral peach.)  I got to try it in blushed.  In the tube, it looks like a scary hot pink, but can easily be blended out for a sheer wash of colour, or built up, for a more vibrant colour.  I don’t wear a lot of blush, but I did like this one.  It applies nicely and is easy to blend.  On my lips, I wasn’t crazy about the colour and I didn’t see myself using this product too often for its other uses, so I ended up passing it on to my Mom.  Even though the colour wasn’t a big hit for me, on her it looks GORGEOUS and gives the perfect glow.  4/5

Bottom Line
I’m really happy to have had the chance to try these products.  They’re made from clean ingredients and they perform well.  The price point is a little higher than what I usually spend on makeup, but I’d definitely be interested in trying more colours in the future, especially in the lip gloss.  


Disclaimer: I won these products in a giveaway, but I am not being compensated in any way for this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment

  1. The lip gloss sounds fantastic! Have a great day

    Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for Mother’s Day!