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July 29 2014

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Pink Ribbon Winners

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Big strides have been made in the beauty industry to promote breast cancer awareness since Evelyn Lauder co-created the pink ribbon initiative back in 1992. Almost twenty years later, every October now sees the debut of limited edition, charitable releases. Here, we’ve handpicked five of our favorite ways to shop for the cure.



Smash Hit

What: OPI’s limited-edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts

Why: This is the first pink in the brand’s popular Shatter Nail Lacquers series, which includes texturizing varnishes that are free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. Every purchase through October will go towards OPI’s annual $25,000 contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

$8,50, www.opi.com.

Lather, Rinse, Give Back

What: Gianna Rose Atelier’s Soap

Why:These triple-milled, blush-toned bars are scented with fresh linen and embossed with a demure pink ribbon. A portion of the proceeds from the limited-edition set will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, but act fast: The boxes are sold out online but a few are still available by calling the company directly.

$25, 800-604-6234, www.giannarose.com.

Skin Is In

What: Origins Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment

Why: Designed for all skin types, Origin’s limited edition cream-gel moisturizer contains Rose of Jericho and light-resistant oceanic flora to help boost moisture levels and repair UV damage. Plus, five dollars of each North American sale through October goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It’s a win-win.

$27.50, www.origins.com.

Lip Service

What: La Mer Pink Ribbon Lip Balm

Why: La Mer’s lip salve contains a highly potent concentration of the famous nutrient-rich broth found in its world renowned crème along with lipids and mint to soften and plump lips for hours. This month, ten dollars of each sale will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

$45, www.cremedelamer.com.

The Perfect Pinks

What: Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection High Shimmer Lip Gloss & Lip Color

Why: From the queen of natural beauty comes a limited-edition lip set containing a pink-y beige lipstick and sparkly gloss that look gorgeous on their own or layered together. Ten dollars of each sale through October goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

$44, www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

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