Beauty buys to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that a host of beauty brands come out with special edition products to help support the cause. This is an opportunity to treat yourself to some new makeup bits whilst also donating to charity. Guilt free spending? Hell yeah!

For every Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick (£8.99) and Little Round Pot Blusher (£7.99) sold, the brand will donate £1 from the sale to Breast Cancer Care. The Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks are renowned for their long lasting formula and the Little Round Pot Blusher is arguably Bourjois’ most iconic product – it was the world’s first ever powder blush!

If you fancy injecting some glow into your autumn makeup look, the Elemis Pro Radiance Flash Balm (£33) could give you the luminosity you’re looking for. Elemis have launched the limited edition pink tube especially for the month of October, and have pledged to donate £10,000 of the sales from Flash Balm to the charity. This glow giver is a multi-use product, you can either smooth a small amount of the balm onto your face before foundation to act as a primer, or lightly pat some on top of your cheekbones for the kind of highlight that would make even Kim Kardashian jealous.

Are your hands feeling a bit sorry for themselves due to the seasonal change? Dry hands begone, Origins have got your back with the Make a Difference Hand Cream (£19.50). If you purchase the pink version of this moisturising goodness, Origins donate £5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Lastly, if you fancy splashing some cash on a few high end makeup pieces, the Bobbi Brown Peony Set (£35) is a perfect pick. The Illuminating Bronzing Powder adds sheen dull winter skin, and the brush included in the set is a great size to pop in your handbag.

In the UK, 1 in every 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some point in their life. Thanks to donations to cancer research charities, survival rates are on the up, and now 85% of people survive breast cancer beyond five years. Picking up some Breast Cancer Awareness beauty products throughout the month of October is a brilliant way to contribute to the saving of lives and ongoing research into how we can beat cancer.

Donate directly to Breast Cancer Awareness to show your support.


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