Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beauty Feature: Celebrate Earth Day With Revolution Organics

Happy Earth Day! I think often we walk this earth and take it for granted. It's so vast that we don't think about how everything around us is all connected. We don't realize that whatever happens to the earth directly affects us. I still get surprised when I see people throw their trash on the city streets and sidewalks. I say, take care of the earth like you would take care of your home.

I'm celebrating Earth Day by wearing some new eco-friendly favourites from Canadian line Revolution Organics! Revolution Organics products are formulated with 100% natural and 85% certified organic ingredients. You won't find harsh chemicals, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum or artificial ingredients in their products. The packaging is also 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Blushed ($36.95 CDN): I've always been a fan of multi-tasking products. Some critics think you lose some level of quality with multi-use makeup, but I've always found them useful on its own or for layering. This ultimate multi-tasker beauty balm can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks for a natural dewy finish. It is also formulated with cold-pressed organic olive oil and deeply moisturizing organic coconut oil to keep your skin hydrated. The cool stick packaging makes it convenient for on-the-go gals. The line doesn't have nearly the same amount of shades as NARS' cult classic, The Multiple, but it's a good dupe that is cheaper and all-natural.

I adore Blushed, a true rosy flush. It truly is a beautiful shade and a fantastic perk-me-up that makes you look like you're glowing from within. The formulation never looks like it's sitting on your skin. Upon opening, the bright pop of pink may shock you but once on the skin applies sheer and can be layered for the perfect amount of pigment. Made with pure mineral pigment, the colour lasted on my cheeks all day with a setting powder and required a mini touch-up with no setting powder (I love my blush!). 

On the lips, it feels like a lip balm but looks like a stain. I love it. When I'm in a rush, I dab a bit on my lips and I'm good to go. It had good staying power. Now, most wouldn't think to use this shade on the eyes but if you're into pinks you can use this to make your powder shadows pop. Apply first in the outer corner or in the crease and layer a pink powder shadow over top for more depth and staying power. Combine with a soft shimmering pink, white, or gold - pretty!

Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss in Integrity ($28.95 CDN): I love all the names because they inspire and evoke a feeling. Integrity is a shimmering golden rose. I'm already a fan of these ultra-moisturizing good-for-you glosses (you can read my review here). It is lovely shade and is very sheer. On its own it gives me a pretty shimmer with a hint of colour and highlights the lips when layered over a lipstick. This is the only gloss my son lets me kiss his cheeks with so that's an A+ in my books! It may be a little pricier than other brands, but that's the price you pay for quality, good-for-you products.

There are many ways to be good to the environment whether it is using reusable bags, eating organically grown foods, or using only all-natural beauty products. Do some beauty good with these earth friendly tips: 
  • Use beauty products that aren't made with toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and bad for your body.
  • Refillable palettes are a great way to reuse, reduce, recycle. Palettes are also great space savers. 
  • Choose brands that only use recyclable and 100 % biodegradable packaging. Some lines also offer a recycling program. Check this site for a list of recycling programs.
What are some of your earth-saving tips? Have you tried Revolution Organics? Love it? Hate it? Want it?


Dani said...

i'm trying to be greener with my makeup. it's hard and it's going to take a while, i think. but in the end it will be worth it, no?


Make-up Junkie said...

trust me - it is hard to make the switch to eco-friendly products only because so many brands I love still use a lot of bad ingredients. but yeah in the end it is worth it. hopefully big name brands will joing the green movement or at least take parabens and sulfates out of their products!

Babybubblz said...

Hi! I'm a new follower =) Green products are tricky for me, my skin often reacts to it. I keep hoping to find one that works though. Have you seen these products in person? Just wondering where to shop for them. Thnx

xAgnes said...

Wow, the beauty balm in blushed looks gorgeous! I love how its an all-in-one balm which makes a good excuse for the price. =D Definately would give this a try, but I was wondering where I could find this in Canada? I've checked the site, but seems like its only available online?
My beauty saving tip would be to stop wasting those plastic bags and just use a bigger purse or tote to carry your beauty purchases! works great, you're not holding as many bags AND you're helping the environment. ♥