Monday, October 18, 2010

~7 Makeup Picks That Support Breast Cancer Research By Sarah DiGiulio

Give a little, make a really big difference: These great products keep lips, cheeks, eyes, and nails pretty in pink.

For Glossy Nails

Dress up fingertips with one of the three polishes—in iridescent fuchsia, mauve, and lavender tones—included in SpaRitual In Pink Collection. They are free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, and ten percent of the set’s proceeds will benefit Living in Pink.

To buy: $10 each,

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For Your Cheeks

Warm up skin with the peony Mineral Blush Cheek Colore found in the Colorescience Pro Pink Kit. A spritz of the pack’s Incredible Romantic Setting Mist will keep makeup in place all day and hydrate skin with rose and jasmine water. Five percent of sales benefit Cancer and Careers.

To buy: $50,

For Lasting Lip Color

The three long-wear lipsticks in Estée Lauder Lip Design Collection stay on for hours and keep lips smooth and moist with vitamins C and E. They come encased in a deep pink crocodile-print clutch. Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To buy: $25,

For a Sheer Wash

Tint your lips with e.l.f. Mineral Gloss in Pageant Princess. Its high-shine formula, in a one-better-than-natural shade, contains nourishing vitamins A and E. One hundred percent of the product’s sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To buy: $3,

For Soft Lips

Swipe Jane Iredale Phoenix Sugar & Butter exfoliating stick, which is made with organic brown sugar, across chapped lips to gently rub away dry patches. Flip the stick and use the melon-tinted balm to soothe skin with hydrating jojoba and sunflower seed oils. Two dollars from each sale benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

To buy: $24,

For Pretty Eyes

With a trio of petal, lilac, and berry shades in Sonia Kashuk Pretty In Pink Eye Palette, it’s easy to create a soft and simple look, or get a smokier, more sophisticated effect. Fifteen percent of each purchase will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To buy: $13,

For a Flawless Makeup Job

Use Sephora Collection Perfect Ten Brush Set to apply foundation, eye shadow, lip color, and more. The natural and synthetic fiber brushes have pink handles and come tucked in a metallic travel case. Sephora will donate $1 from each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To buy: $60,