Beauty Buzz: Limited edition products for a cause

By Andi Douglas, Beauty Buzz Editor

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in support of that many brands have introduced limited edition products to support research efforts for finding a cure and to help raise awareness. Bonus for us: we get to help a great cause and score some hot new beauty finds! And everyone deserves a little treat after that awkward annual exam or dreaded mammogram. Here are some of my favorites.

elf.jpgElf nail polish in Bubble Gum Pink ($1, 100% of the proceeds from this sweet shade of pink goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

bobbi-brown.jpgBobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection Glitter lip balm and Creamy lip color ($40/set, Use a little shimmer to brighten up the dull fall days we’ve been having. $35,000 from the sales of this lip set will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Elizabeth Hurley lip set, Estee Lauder ($22, If sparkle isn’t your thing, try this lip trio from Estee Lauder that comes in a cute pink case. $500,000 of North American sales benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Clinique Lip Gloss key chain ($19, With $10 of each sale pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, this portable gloss set would make a great stocking stuffer, if you can resist using it yourself.

Nylon Makeup Case, Sonia Kashuk ($5.99, Target) Need something pink for storing your new gloss? 100% of the profits form this bag will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

crusade-overnight-lg.jpgDREAM WEAVER FootWorks Breast Cancer Crusade Overnight Treatment and Crusade Socks, Avon ($7.50, Get your tired feet back in shape after Race for the Cure or just let the socks work their magic as you Sleep in for the Cure. More than 60% of net proceeds go toward The Avon Foundation’s Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Melamine floral nesting bowls, Zak ($32/4, Okay, I know these bowls are not beauty products but I thought they were so cute I couldn’t resist sharing. 10% of sales benefit the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York.

Putting on your new gloss or touching up your toes can be a pleasant reminder of the all-important self-check. If you need a reminder on the best technique click HERE.