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Lipstick With a Cause

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Every little helps when it comes to raising awareness for breast cancer, and if you can be a good human being while swiping some colour across your lips then sign us up. Here is our edit of some of the beauty products for your lips that are helping fight cancer.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Pretty Pink Lip Gloss Collection
These four glosses come in various shades of pink – there’s a bold electric shade for your weekend exploits as well as a tinted nude and some gorgeous flushed shimmers to make this set a handbag essential. The collection costs €40 and €5 of each sales will go to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipgloss
Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipgloss is a beauty maven favourite and now you can feel that little bit more glamorous knowing your monies is going to a good cause with their new limited edition version donating €5 from each sale to the Cancer Clinical Research Trust at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. This product comes in the shade Promise, costs €19 and is available in stores and online at www.smashbox.co.uk and www.boots.com now.

Origins limited edition Drink Up Hydrating lip balm in Berry Splash
As your body copes with shifting seasons your lips need some TLC and when it comes to hydration all roads lead to Origins and their famous balms. Natural products such as Ximenia Americana seed oil, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Orange Peel Wax, Aloe Vera and Wheat Germ Extract combine to form a protective and comforting product that will lend parched lips shine and much-needed comfort. This month each sale of the Berry Splash shade will see €2.50 going to the The Cancer Clinical Research Trust. The RRP is €17 and it will be available at all Origins counters nationwide.

Shiseido
Shiseido are supporting the Irish Cancer Society this year and will donate 10% of sales on any of their luxurious lipsticks, lip glosses and lip lacquers to the charity during October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make a lunchtime ttip to Arnotts, Harvey Nichols Dundrum, Brown Thomas, Clerys, or Debenhams to indulge/make a difference.

Cloud 10 Beauty
If leaving the house is nigh-on impossible have a virtual browse through Cloud 10 Beauty, where they will donate €1 for every Irish order they process. Your beauty essentials during October will also be sent out in special pink delivery box to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. www.cloud10Beauty.com

Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Colour Collection
We love a good Estee Lauder set so this Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Colour Collection is ticking both the beauty and do-gooder boxes with 20% of the suggested retail price going to The Breast Cancer Research Trust to get the message out there that early detection saves lives. The collection comprises of Long Lasting Lipstick in limited edition Dream Pink and Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in Blushing Lilac and Berry Hot. You’ll also get that snazzy hot pink clutch.

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