I Tried REVOLVE Beauty. This Is What I Thought.
The other day I uploaded a Stories to my IG unboxing some of the latest beauty items that were sent to me in PR from Revolve. My bestie Michael DM’ed me almost immediately, “WOWOWOWOW. I didn’t know they did beauty!”
Yes REVOLVE, the same folks who throw the Revolve Festival every year and partner with all of the top fashion influencers like Aimee Song, Camilla Coelho, and Marianna Hewitt, have stepped it up and gotten into the beauty industry and how can you blame them?
Personally, I still get excited about shopping for new beauty products and I’m in the industry! I receive a lot of amazing products in the mail to try out and review and still when I hear about the latest mask or lip product, I have to try it.
So, what makes Revolves selection of beauty any more special than Sephora or Ulta? Well, let’s dig into my PR box to find out!
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN BUY ON REVOLVE BEAUTY
HONEY BANANA MASK (5 pack) by TWOTSP- This K-beauty sheet mask contains 1 tsp of banana and 1 tsp of Manuka honey per mask. It’s said the banana extract brightens and nourishes skin while the Manuka honey offers anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. Like most face masks, this one feels really nice and refreshing on the skin and is suitable for all skin types.
WAKE MIST ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND by Vitruvi - I love a good face mist more than anything! Seriously! This one has beautiful essential oils from juniper, bergamot, rosemary and Indian black pepper resulting in an invigorating mist that has the most amazing woodsy, clean scent. It’s Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes and comes in a travel-friendly frosted glass bottle that holds 30mL of product.
HAIRCARE & BODY
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SCALP SCRUB W/ PINK HIMALAYAN SEA SALT by dpHUE - Scalp scrubs have quickly become my new favourite thing as they help keep my scalp healthy and happy. I wash my hair every 4 days so I find this extra step (before washing) to be great for getting rid of product build and dead skin cells. Tip: Use it in the shower with wet hair so you don’t get salt bits all over your bathroom floor.
ELLIS BROOKLYN HYDRAPARFUM in the MYTH scent - This alcohol-free fragrance features 100% pure fragrance oil droplets that suspend in a moisturizing hyaluronic acid water-based gel, making it longer lasting than alcohol-based fragrances. It can be applied directly to the skin or my personal fave to wear it is by applying a couple of spritzes to my hair.
Notes: Top - Bergamot, Ambrette Seeds, Cassis; Mid - Tiger Orchid, Pink Lotus, Jasmine Petals; Dry - Patchouli, Liquid Musks, White Cedarwood.
TAN-LUXE ILLUMINATING SELF-TAN DROPS - Just apply a few drops of this self-tanner to your regular moisturizer to get a subtle custom tan. Perfect now that bare leg weather is here.
OLIO E OSSO BALM in NO.7 - I was most excited to try this handcrafted balm that I’ve heard so many good things about. It contains organic olive oil, shea oil, natural beeswax, and grapefruit oil. This multiple purpose balm can be used on the lips and cheeks and leaves just the slightest hint of colour.
My Revolve package also came with Benefit’s Hoola, an iconic matte bronzer and my personal fave, and Benefit’s Roller Lash. Both seem to be sold out on the Revolve site as of writing this article.
ACCESSORIES & BRUSHES
ARTIS OVAL 7 BRUSH - This multi-purpose tool can be used to apply foundation, bronzer, blush, highlight, and setting powders. It’s also compatible with liquid, powder, and cream products. It blends makeup in beautifully and to be honest, I was addicted to mine for a solid year before I just got lazy and started blending makeup with my fingers again.
ARTIS BRUSH CLEANSING WIPES - These wipes make cleaning your brushes a breeze and keeps them relatively clean in between washes. It shouldn’t replace actually washing your makeup brushes though. Use these at night to give the bristles a chance to dry. (Sorry, this one is no longer on the Revolve site, however, they do have the Artis Brush Cleansing Foam.)
My overall opinion - Revolve Beauty has some super cool brands and products that I might have not discovered otherwise. However, when the cost of shipping to Canada and customs are taken into account, it can get a little steep and really drive up the overall price.
On the other hand, I’m not sure where I would purchase some of these items otherwise unless I was traveling to the US, so really, placing an order on Revolve is cheaper than airfare.
My favourite products would have to be the scalp scrub (a must for everyone, in my opinion), the Wake Mist, and the MYTH Hydraparfum - which btw, doesn’t agree with my body chemistry but I love, love, love it in my hair.
Special thanks so much to Revolve for giving me a chance to sample some of their beauty products!