Color of Hope
Glossary goes pink this month in honor of Breast Cancer
Awareness. Throughout October, you’ll give color
to the cause when you support these brands, because
a portion of their proceeds support a variety of Breast
Cancer research and education organizations. So for
31 days, you’ll not only look good, you can celebrate
the beauty of giving.
BALMSHELL Lip Gloss, 1 in 8, $22.
BALMSHELL’s “1 in 8” Lip Gloss not
only polishes the lips with soft pink shine, it aims
to raise funds and spread awareness about breast cancer.
The name “1 in 8” calls attention to the
staggering statistic that one in eight women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. But that
whimsical floating design of the tube will turn that
frown upside down. Eight bras in various sizes, shapes
and colors are strung along a clothesline between two
trees. As you tilt the tube, a hot pink target slides
back and forth. Initials carved into the trunks of the
trees pay tribute to two women dear to the BALMSHELL
family: Nancy Pitfield, mother of BALMSHELL Marketing
Manager Kate Pitfield, and Sheila Cudney, Nancy’s
best friend. Once you’ve finished the gloss, disconnect
the wand from the tube and use it as a key chain –
and keep the message alive indefinitely. One dollar
from the sale of every lip gloss is donated to the Breast
Cancer Research Foundation. Available at www.balmshell.com.
Everyday Lip Gloss, $5.
With Everyday Lip Gloss’ eight gorgeous shades,
you can support the Breast Cancer cause eight days a
week, 365 days a year! A portion of every purchase is
donated to breast cancer research and education all
year long. Created by a team personally affected by
the disease, the all-natural formula is cruelty-free
(no animal testing and no animal bi-products) and locks
in moisture. Every color is versatile and stylish –
our favorites include Innocence (mauve shimmer), Girls
Night Out (blackberry), Honey B (glimmering nude) and,
of course, Pink Diamonds. Plus, the very-nice price
makes this gloss one you can feel good about buying
in every color. Available at www.everydaylipgloss.com.
Murad Energizing Pomegranate
Lip Protector SPF 15, $16.50
Murad, a skin care brand founded on medical principles,
is repackaging its Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector
SPF 15 with a special pink ribbon for the third year
in a row. In partnership with Sephora, 10% of proceeds
from sales of the Murad gloss will benefit The Breast
Cancer Research Foundation. “Breast cancer is
one of the primary illnesses that affects women today,
and the dedication of this foundation has given these
women hope, making it possible for them to live fulfilling
and productive lives,” says Dr. Howard Murad,
CEO and founder of Murad Inc. And while you help BCRF,
this lip therapy will help revitalize and protect your
lips with the free-radical fighting antioxidant,
Pomegranate extract. Available at www.sephora.com.
Jane Iredale PureGloss, In the Pink, $19.
jane iredale – The Skin Care Makeup®
brings a new shade into its PureGloss for
Lips collection. In The Pink,and along with it
a partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC),
a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and
enhancing the lives of women living with breast cancer. Iredale
Mineral Cosmetics will donate $2 from the sale of every
gloss to the organization, with a minimum donation of
$25,000. The versatile In The Pink delivers high-wattage
shine with subtle pink shimmer. Available at www.janeiredaledirect.com.
BORBA Nutraceutical Lip Tint,
We recently told you about BORBA’s innovative
blend of its best-selling Cashmere Fiber Balm into a
nutrient-heavy, glossy tint. Now the nutraceutical brand
is showing the love for the cause with Lovely, a gorgeous
berry shade that’s promoting breast cancer awareness
and supporting research. 10% of net proceeds from Lovely
sales will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Available at www.borba.com.
e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine, Pink Kiss, $1.
e.l.f.’s Super Glossy Lip Shine fights environmental
damage with SPF 15, and this October, it will fight
breast cancer as well, with all profits from sales of
Pink Kiss benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
It’s the foundation’s mission to find a
cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding
for innovative clinical and translational research at
leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public
awareness about good breast health. Available at www.eyeslipface.com.
The gloss•a•ry is PrettyCity’s
monthly roundup of all that glitters from our own wand-toting
shimmer expert, Michelle
Carney. Tune in each month for the latest and greatest
in pout perfecting products utterly devoted to your
sparkly, sexy and oh-so-shiny lips. Please contact
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