By Erin Williams


There are year-round opportunities to give back to worthy causes that can keep you looking great on the outside and feeling great on the inside.

All year long 100 percent of proceeds of the Love Lisa Juicy Jewels Double Sided Liquid Lipstick and Gloss Wand go to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Love Lisa has a pink opal lipstick shade and clear gloss with white shimmer.,

The same holds true for MAC whose Viva Glam campaign has grown by leaps and bounds. They hold six lipsticks and two tinted lipglasses in their arsenal on the fight against AIDS as 100 percent of the proceeds of any Viva Glam item goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund. With easily wearable colors and a great cause, it’s a no brainer.,

Aveda’s line of Uruku Makeup includes ten lipsticks, three eye/lip liners, three cheek/lip crèmes, and four eye shades. The line gets its name from the Brazilian Yawanawa tribe who harvest the Uruku – a reddish-brown pigment from the urukum plam. The collaboration with Aveda has helped to foster the tribe’s economic independence and cultural survival.

L’Oreal is another line raising awareness with an entire collection, Color of Hope. Offering shades in lip, eye, and cheek as well as a shimmer, ten percent of proceeds of all lip products in the Color of Hope collection go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund who L’Oreal has been partnering with since 1997.,

Benefit already has the lipgloss Big Magic 1 and is adding Big Magic 2 this fall. 100 percent of net proceeds of both glosses in Dusty Rose and Peek-A-Boo Pink are donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters year-round.,

Not Soap, Radio has really great lipglosses called Talk Smart — all named after famous anchorwomen – that are great for you or as a gift. Ten percent of proceeds from the entire line go towards 365 Birthdays a non-profit organization that throws birthdays parties for homeless, abused and at-risk children.

Originally published October 2006



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