Pink ribbon season is upon us: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month, feel good about your beauty buys by going pink. Many of your favorite brands are releasing limited edition products that are dedicated to raising awareness and donating proceeds towards finding a cure. Read on for some of our favorite BCA beauty products this year. From lipstick to perfume, do your part and give back this October!
La Mer ’The Breast Cancer Awareness’ Lip Balm: La Mer is one of the priciest – and most beloved – beauty brands around. Get a taste of ultimate luxury with this chic, sleek lip balm. Encased in a shiny silver compact with a pink logo, this nutrient-rich balm includes the brand’s famous Miracle Broth formula. $10 of each purchase will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($55)
Bobbi Brown Peony Set: Pretty for a cause. Bobbi Brown’s classic blush – so silky and smooth – comes in a limited edition, ribbon-adorned compact. The pink shade gives off that gorgeous, natural flush…plus, it comes with a cute pink blush brush. $12 of each set purchased will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($50)
Origins Rejuvenating Hand Treatment: As the temps start to drop, a good hand cream becomes a keep-in-your-bag-at-all-times must-have. Why not use one that benefits a fantastic cause? Origins’ limited edition, pink hand cream will hydrate and moisturize dry hands…and a portion of proceeds goes toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Win-win. ($22)
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Survivor: bareMinerals lip glosses are so underrated. They’re pigmented, not sticky and last quite a long time on your lips. The brand has just released a special, limited edition shade called Survivor, a vivid carnation pink, to raise awareness for breast cancer. bareMinerals is donating $25,000 to the Keep a Breast Foundation, and portions of sales from this gloss go towards the cause. ($18)
ghd Platinum Vintage Pink Styler: This flat iron is definitely an investment, but its advanced technology allows you to straighten your hair without the fear of damaging it. Intelligent sensors in the plates allow the iron to determine how hot the iron needs to be to style your hair, leading to more than 50% less breakage. $20 from the sale of each flat iron will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, who ghd has donated over $4 million to so far. ($325)
Le Metier de Beaute Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope: This unique palette is a Neiman Marcus exclusive. The compact features four, wearable shades – a brightening neutral, soft pink, gold and taupe – that work as eyeshadows, blushes and highlighters. Named after former Neiman employee and cancer survivor Stephanie Seban, 30% of sales will go to breast cancer research and awareness centers all over the country. ($95)
Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Midnight Romance: With their Pink Pony campaign, Ralph Lauren has been a major supporter of finding a cure for breast cancer. With every purchase of this limited edition bottle of Midnight Romance (currently my favorite perfume), RL will be donating ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of profits to the Pink Pony Fund. With an intoxicating blend of pink peony and black vanilla, this is a scent you need to try. ($96)
Tory Burch Lip Color in Ramble on Rose: This elegant lipstick comes in a sophisticated and timeless shade of pale rosy pink. From the Tory Burch print on the tip of the product to the gorgeous tube, this creamy lippie is a must. Tory Burch will donate 20% of the suggested retail price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($32)
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: Oribe has released a limited edition version of their cult class Dry Texturizing Spray in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Oribe’s signature dry shampoo was arguably the first product to make dry shampoo a phenomenon. Spritz a few sprays at your roots and extend your blowout by a few days! ($42)
Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Brush Set: This Sonia Kashuk five-piece brush set has all the essentials: blush, concealer, eyeshadow, crease and eyeliner brushes. Perfect for traveling. With soft pink bristles and sturdy black handles, this set is a great buy for less than $16. Target will donate 15% of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($15.99)
Will you be shopping for a cure this month? Let us know what you’re planning on buying in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR.COM!