There’s something about breasts and beauty that goes hand-in-hand, and what better way to participate in the fight against breast cancer than through gorgeous beauty products? With this goal in mind, some of our favourite beauty lines have created special limited edition products designed to help raise awareness about breast cancer and to provide donations to cancer-fighting organizations. We got the low-down on some of the pinkest products raising awareness and taking part in the fight this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
OPI Pink of Hearts
Our most beloved nail lacquer line OPI has created a signature shade, Pink of Hearts, as their way of supporting the effort to end this disease. The light pink colour was designed in 2007 to both inspire and uplift. Available throughout the month at professional salons and spas for $10.95, wear this classic hue all year long. It not only looks great but will remind you and others of the importance of breast care. A donation of $5000 will be made to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Tweezerman Pink Ribbon Slant Tweezers
The Tweezerman Pink Ribbon Slant Tweezers are in all likelihood the world’s best tweezers. Coveted by both beauty-insiders and the savvy, Tweezerman tweezers are perfectly aligned, ensuring that you’ll get that pesky hair every time. The pink stainless-steel tweezers also feature the signature Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon and are sold throughout October at Shoppers Drug Mart and other pharmacies for $25. For every pair of tweezers sold, Tweezerman will donate $1 to Rethink Breast Cancer.
JOICO Breast Cancer Duos
At $30, duo packs of JOICO’s JoiMist Firm Classic Aerosol Spray and JoiWhip Styling Foam give not only a 25% savings to you, but a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Both products are easy to find at select salons in their bright pink packaging and provide your hair with natural protection against harmful elements.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pursuit
Revlon, one of the national sponsors of the CIBC Run for the Cure, is donating 10% of its sales from the Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pursuit to women’s cancer research. The gloss provides sheer moisture, SPF, and extends the wear and shine of you Super Lustrous Lipstick. Look for the pink shade with the Breast Cancer Ribbon, retailing for $6.99 at major drugstores.
Covergirl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara
Covergirl’s parent company Proctor and Gamble will be donating $160,000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through its new Rise and Shine program. This initiative supports Canadian women in helping them to look and feel their best. Promising big, bold, look-at-me-lashes, Covergirl Lash Blast will not disappoint. Become a fan of the Rise and Shine Facebook page to help raise even more money.
by Caitlin Agnew