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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Lend your support to the cause with these beautifying finds


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Lend your support to the cause with these beautifying finds

Rethink Breast Cancer


 
Rethink Breast Cancer

Photo: Anthea Simms

PRETTY IN PINK

Show some love to the breast-cancer cause this October by stocking up on pink-ribbon products. It’s a win-win situation—you score some great products, and organizations such as Rethink Breast Cancer get much-needed cash to fund research and awareness. Here, a few of FLARE’s favourite buys.

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Smashbox


 
Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Pout, $22, is a limited-edition shade that works on every skin tone. Part of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Los Angeles County.

Creed


 
Creed

During the month of October, a portion of Canadian sales of Creed Acqua Fiorentina, $255—a fruity floral fragrance that includes notes of greengage plum, renaissance roses and sandalwood—will go to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Acqua di Principessa


 
Acqua di Principessa

Help both the environment and contribute to the breast cancer cause by using the Acqua di Principessa refillable aluminum bottle, $16, from Vancouver-based beauty company Principessa instead of plastic water bottles. $1 from each bottle sold goes to breast cancer research.

Clinique


 
Clinique

Adding charm to your life has never been so simple—or for such a good cause. The Clinique Lipgloss Key Chain, $22, features three mini Long Last Glosswear SPF 15. $10 of each key chain sold goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Upper Canada


 
Upper Canada

Treat your feet to Upper Canada All About Feet Warming Foot Scrub in Peppermint, $13. It contains a heat-activated extract that warms when in contact with water. Twenty-five cents of each Upper Canada pink product purchased goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Estée Lauder


 
Estée Lauder

The Estée Lauder Mirrored Compact, $80—available exclusively at Holt Renfrew—is essential for touchups on the go. Estée Lauder is donating $100,000 in connection with its Pink Ribbon Collection sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Aveda


 
Aveda

Keep a tube of Aveda Limited Edition Hand Relief, $34, on your desk to moisturize your stressed skin daily with its vitamin-enriched formula. $4 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bobbi Brown


 
Bobbi Brown

Add some sparkle to your pout with the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection, a lip set complete with Pink Crystal Glitter Lip Balm and Blush Pink Glitter Creamy Lip Balm, $52. Bobbi Brown will be donating $35,000 in connection with the North American sales of the collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

OPI


 
OPI

Bring OPI Pink of Hearts 2009, $10.95, to your next mani appointment—it’s a classic pale pink hue for your nails. OPI is donating $5,000 of the proceeds to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Lise Watier


 
Lise Watier

Update your cosmetics case with the Lise Watier Pink Tribute Mini Lipsticks Kit, $19, a trio of lipsticks in pearly shades of pink. A portion of proceeds will go to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yves Rocher


 
Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher Arnica Essentiel Daily Moisturizer Hand Cream, $4.95, features organic arnica extract, which will soothe and hydrate your hands, and the petite 75-mL tube is perfect for toting around in your handbag. $2 of each cream sold goes to the Look Good Feel Better program.

Jacob Care lip gloss


 
Jacob Care lip gloss

Jacob Care lip gloss, $10 each, comes in 3 ultra-shiny shades (Bella, Donna, and Cita) to match all skin tones. $1 from every gloss sold goes to the Canadian Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Think about making time in your calendar to help the cause, too:
• Fundraise and then get ready to walk or run on Sunday, October 4th in the CIBC Run for the Cure .
• All aboard October 2, 2009, for the Boobyball 8: Cruise, a chic soiree in Toronto hosted by The Society in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. Tickets are $80 and are available at www.boobyball.com
• Check out the Sixth Annual White Cashmere Collection, which will be displayed during the month of October in The Bay’s Toronto and Montreal flagship store windows. For the Collection, fifteen top Canadian designers—including Paul Hardy, Greta Constantine, Carlie Wong and Jeanne Lottie (shown)—have created incredible fashion and accessories using only Cashmere Bathroom Tissue.
• Catch a flick during Rethink Breast Cancer’s Breast Fest Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 20-22, 2009 in Toronto. The lineup includes feature-length films such as Life Is the Main Thing, a German film about a 38-year-old fashion illustrator and single mom to two kids named Corinna who struggles with making the right decisions in life and in love after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Plus, make sure to log onto breastfestfilmfest.com from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15 to screen and vote for your favourite short film. The winner will receive the Amazing Grace Award for Best Short Film, $1,500 and a trip to Toronto to present the film during Breast Fest.
• Rethink Breast Cancer has just launched Tellher2.ca, a new website dedicated to connecting Canadians living with HER2+ breast cancer. You’ll find real stories ad experiences, support and more information on this aggressive form of the disease.

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