Beauty

By Dina Fierro

September’s picks show that beauty has a heart!

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Three Custom Color’s Faerie Floss is a deliciously shimmery pearlescent gloss. A portion of the proceeds goes to Children’s HeartLink – a life-saving organization that helps wee ones fight heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect). Visit www.threecustom.com to purchase.

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DuWop’s Lip Venom has always plumped our pillows. This season, the brand introduces Purse Your Lips, an adorable pink miniature purse with a wrist chain strap filled with DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom. 10% of the proceeds from Purse Your Lips will be given to Cancer and Careers, an organization that helps provide inspiration and insight to working women living with cancer. Visit Sephora stores or www.duwop.com to purchase.

inside_out_lipstick_sweet_dream.jpg Tarte’s Sweet Dreams is a perfect dusty pink shade from the brand’s latest collaboration with Borba, the Inside Out vitamin-infused lipsticks. These preservative-free and paraben-free lippies contain jojoba, shea butter and beeswax to nourish lips and a proprietary “nutraceutical cocktail core” with acai and green tea to increase skin’s clarity, vitamins A, E & K for antioxidant properties and lychee extract to promote long term skin hydration. During the month of October, 20 percent of the retail sales (or $4.40/lipstick) will go to the Young Survival Coalition (www.ysc.org). Available at select Sephora or at www.tartecosmetics.com

blamshell.jpg Newcomer BALMSHELL has created a limited-edition lipgloss shade dubbed “1 in 8″ to commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The gloss is named for the sobering statistic that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As with all BALMSHELL glosses, 1 in 8 includes a detachable keychain on one end, showcasing two blossoming trees, with a clothesline full of eight bras as varied in size, color, style, and shape as the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. As the tube of gloss is tilted, a hot pink target slides back and forth, passing each of the eight bras, one at a time. In addition, initials carved into the trunks of both trees commemorate two friends of the founders who lost their battle with breast cancer. Available at Henri Bendel, Kitson and at www.balmshell.com.

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The Body Shop’s new special edition pink Hi-Shine Lip Treatment donates at least 75% of the proceeds to FACE TO FACE, a unique Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery initiative that works in partnership with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) to offer free reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence. Visit The Body Shop stores or www.thebodyshop.com to purchase.

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nubar’s Support for the Cure Collection consists of two beautiful pink polishes, Pink Cami and Je T’aime, a foundation base coat and the Diamont Seal & Shine. 10% of the retail price will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and the City of Hope. Visit fine salons or www.bynubar.com to purchase.

Originally published September 2007
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