Canadian Beauty Spotlight: Revolution Organics — Part 1

Ever think about the chemicals and other ingredients that make up our makeup? I admit I had not until I started doing more research on it out of my own interest.

That’s why I was particularly excited when I was given an opportunity to try out skincare and makeup products from a Canadian company from Ottawa, Ont. called Revolution Organics. Makeup that looks good and is good for you? Why not, I thought?

Revolution Organics was founded by two cosmetic industry veterans, Melissa Shabinsky & Alexandra Zanella. The two women started the company “out of our own personal desire to simplify our lives and to make healthy, responsible lifestyle choices, beauty products included. We wanted luxurious, beautifully formulated, healthy multi-purpose beauty products that could do more so we could use less.” The company’s products are USDA-certified, which represents the highest level of organic certification, starting from the soil that the plants are grown in, to how they are harvested and processed.

Pretty cool premise in my view. The first products I tried were of course, the lip products. For the past two or so weeks, I’ve been testing out The Freedom Lip Glosses.

The Freedom Lip Glosses are marketed as a ‘healthy, good-for-you” glosses that are made with 100% natural and 85% certified organic ingredients.The formula is free of chemicals, mineral oil, petroleum, artificial ingredients and parabens. The glosses come in five colours: Innocent (soft baby pink); Truth (sheer true pink); Integrity (Shimmering Golden Rose); Freedom (strawberry red) and Vibe (fresh warm peach).

(Swatches: Innocent; Truth; Freedom; Integrity; and Vibe)

Priced at $29 each, the glosses do feel luxurious on the lips, and seem very moisturizing. Best of all, they are NOT sticky. But if you like more pigmented glosses, these are not necessarily for you. I used the more sheer colours on top of lipsticks which gave them a nice sheen and added that extra bit of moisture. My favorites were Freedom and Integrity, which were the most pigmented and were wearable on their own. And while these are not super long wearing, I really did enjoy reapplying as they smell and feel great on the lips.

Overall, I’ve been very pleased with these “good for you” Freedom Lip Glosses. I think it is super cool that it is a Canadian company that is behind this concept. Yay Canada!

For more information and where to find these products, visit the company’s web site at

Stay tuned for my review on the Freedom Glow Balms, which are turning into HG material for me the more I use them.

Photo credit: Saffron Rouge


  1. Robert Smith's Mistress says

    Great Review! They look really pretty.

    The Glow Balm sounds interesting! Who doesn't want to hear more about a product with the word "glow" in it!!! Can't wait!


  2. Halifax says

    It's great that they reach out for bloggers now, as before my Canadian brands post, I didn't even know Revolution is a Canadian brand. Thanks for the review :-)

  3. Niki says

    I'm from Toronto too! Have you heard of Kandee the Makeup Artist? Are you going ot IMATS in Toronto in Nov? How do you get so many followers?

  4. Michelle (Lipstick Rules) says

    Thanks for the comments ladies!

    @Halifax: I did see your post on them. I think they are a hidden Canadian gem. The products are so far pretty amazing.

    @Niki: I left a comment on your blog to answer your questions. I'm going to IMATs with Halifax actually and anyone else who wants to join us!

  5. Amy says

    This seems like a worthwhile brand to explore. I love it that it is a Canadian brand. There is just not enough all natural colour cosmetics out in the market.

  6. Michelle (Lipstick Rules) says

    @Amy: I agree — I love what they stand behind.And their products so far in my experience are well worth it.

  7. Niki says

    Thanks for commenting back, I would defnitly be interested in going with a group.. I love that people with common interests/passions can get together an d do something fun! I'm looking forward to IMATS, has anyone got a ticket, I wonder if we got a group together, if we can get a group discount?

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