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Real Glam Moms: “When you start feeling bored with your looks, get red involved”

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Here’s the newest installment of the Parents beauty department series on mommy bloggers. Each installment will feature what beauty means to real moms no matter what their beauty routine is like—and how they take time to themselves after having children. 

After adopting her first son, Elijah, six years ago, Kortni wanted a place to document her adoption and motherhood journey. Love is All You Need is now home to what she thinks is most valuable to her family so her kids “will have something tangible to connect them to their childhood. This vault of memories will make them very rich with love someday.” Today Kortni tells us all about her ever-changing beauty identity and her affinity for red.

How has your beauty routine changed since adopting Elijah (6) and Oliver (2)?

Before I adopted my boys, I thought I had to fit into one defining box of who am I, what kind of mom, friend, wife, writer, home decorator, clothes-wearer, picture taker and person I am—as if I had to choose only one.  Now instead of pushing myself toward one defining area, I’m accepting that it’s okay to be a hodgepodge mess of everything. After kids, my beauty routine changes daily. Some days, I am boho-chic-funky-mismatched-don’t-forget-the-hat-girl and others, hair up-messy-bun-and-high-heel-girl.

What is the importance of taking time to yourself?

Every mama has a quiet, built-in, “comes-with-the-package-of-parenting,” part of herself that sacrifices her needs when responsibility calls for it.  And while sacrificing and taking care of others before ourselves feels good and right, those feelings can only last so long before that inner self, that source from which we give, starts to wither, slowly taking with it our motivation, inspiration, contentment and patience.  The cardinal rule of flight should apply to the journey of motherhood as well. Put on your own oxygen mask before you assist someone else with theirs. In other words, you can’t be who others need you to be without taking care of yourself first.

I can live without my … Sephora classic red lipstick, flat iron, a slouchy beanie and mascara.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

When in doubt, less is more.

My beauty advice for moms is… When stuck in a monotonous routine or when you start feeling bored with your looks, get red involved—red shoes, red nail polish, red purse, red lipstick. Red is ordinary’s kryptonite, and it will add all the flare necessary to make your day feel a little more magical.

My celeb mom beauty icon is … Jessica Alba. Sister gets it.

How do you find time to focus on yourself, your blog and your family? 

I believe that every mom merits the title of Wonder Woman or Supahmom no matter what her capabilities are.  When they hand you your baby for the first time, they should also include a pair of those awesome red boots and maybe a magic lasso in your welcome to motherhood bag—because that is what we do. We take on the world when we become moms. We juggle time and perform these marvelous balancing stunts.  And we all do it differently with our own style and flare.  The best part about owning the title of mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by it.  There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone. I am also a wife. I read, I write, I pray.  I am a nature lover, a picture taker and a beauty maker.  I do my best to find the time to balance all of my individual interests throughout the day, and yet, there is nothing I would rather be defined by more than my children.

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Real Glam Moms: “I think having time to feel pretty and put together puts me in the right mindset to be a better mom”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Here’s the newest installment of a brand new series from the Parents beauty department about mommy bloggers. Each installment will feature what beauty means to real moms no matter what their beauty routine is like—and how they take time to themselves after having children. 

With the cold starting to set in, I’m starting to realize just how many sweaters I actually have (i.e. not enough). I’ve lived in Florida for the past four year, so my wardrobe has been more geared for the hottest days of New York winters. Meagan Rigney has given me major winter wardrobe inspiration. On her blog, Because of Jackie, Meagan shows off her love of personal style. “It also pushed me out of a style rut and forced me to think more about how I present myself,” she says. Well this mother of two (Molly, 6; Brady, 5) is pushing me out of mine, too! Today she tells us all about her argan oil obsession and spills some super-sized secrets.

Meagan Rigney

What is your beauty routine like?

It is fairly simple and streamlined at this point. I know what I like, and I can do it from start to finish in about five minutes. I moisturize with Josie Maran Argan Oil and Cetaphil sunscreen. Then  I add either Josie Maran’s foundation (It’s like a BB cream.) or bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation if I want more coverage. Then it’s just eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipstick or gloss. My hair is typically down and simple. Most days, I also wear a bright lip, which is my secret to looking like I tried way more than I actually did! Red and bright pink are my faves.

Did you wear makeup when you gave birth?

I did! I’m a big fan of going simple at that time because birth is messy business, but a little eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss can do a lot for you. There are so many pictures of this time in your life—why not look back and feel you looked great? I showered before my daughter was born and blow-dried my hair, and I’m so happy I did (mainly because it was my last one for quite a few days!). I say pack a little makeup bag in your hospital bag and some pretty pajamas. You will often have lots of visitors, and looking your best will go a long day to feeling better about yourself at this time.

 How did you learn to do your makeup?

 I still wonder if I really KNOW how to do makeup! I read a lot of fashion magazines as a teenager (I still do!), so most likely, I learned tips from magazines.

How has your beauty routine changed since you had Molly and Brady?

It has changed only in the sense that I often do my makeup and hair with two children sitting on the bathroom floor with me! I don’t have as much time to fuss, so I choose products that do a lot for me. Simple eyes (liner and mascara only), paired with a bright lip are my go-to look.

Have your children ever commented on your makeup or beauty routine?

My daughter loves all things girly, so she likes that mommy has pretty lipsticks. (I often leave a lipstick kiss on her hand when I drop her off at school!) I love that having a blog makes me try harder on my appearance and how I present myself because it shows my children that I am a person, too, and I deserve to be the best I can be. At this point, my kids probably assume that all mommies wear red lipstick at school drop offs, and think nothing of it.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

The simplest things are true: Wear sunscreen ALWAYS, exercise, drink water, and eat health foods. Also wear mascara if that is the only thing you can do. It instantly lifts your eyes!

My beauty advice for moms is… Take the time to make yourself feel good! I have been there with a newborn and a young toddler crying at my feet (it was crazy!), but it takes two minutes to wash your face, put on mascara and lipgloss, and to throw on a clean shirt and pants. After bedtime is always one of my favorites times of the day, when the kids are asleep and I can read for a few minutes or take that time to lay out something pretty to wear the next day. Sometimes a little pre-planning goes a long way, and it’s fairly easy to do!

What is the importance of taking time to yourself?

I think having time to feel pretty and put together puts me in the right mindset to be a better mom. I am a woman first, and taking that five minutes (and a little prep time the night before on what I’m going to wear) sets me up to look and feel good about myself all day. I fell in the trap of letting myself go a bit after having my kids back to back, and taking that time to exercise, put on a little makeup, and dress nicely has made the biggest difference.

My celeb mom beauty icon is.. Jessica Alba. She always looks put together and stylish, yet I know she is a hands-on mom of two.

How much do you usually spend on beauty products a month?

Good question…probably too much! I invest in certain products that last me for a long time. Argan oil, Wen cleansing conditioner and Philosophy lotion comes in super sizes from QVC.com. All my other makeup comes for Ulta or the local grocery store.

I can live without  Josie Maran’s Argan Oil! It is great as a moisturizer, and I also use it on the ends of my hair before flat-ironing it. In the winter, I can put it on my kids’ faces, and now I find my husband begs for it as well! I love Wen cleansing conditioner for my hair. And shoot, I can’t forget my Philosophy Fresh Cream or Pure Grace lotion!

 My dream beauty product is … Something that would make my hair dry amazing with no styling tools or work on my part!

 BECAUSE OF JACKIE’S FAVES 

  • Urban Decay eyeliners: I feel most like myself with eyeliner on, typically either a dark brown or black on my lower lid only.
  • Mally mascara: It’s soft and doesn’t make my eyelashes feel spiky.
  • Josie Maran Argan Milk: It’s a serum I wear under her face oil to boost moisture and reduce lines.
  • Sebastian Potion No. 9: a  great, non sticky hair product that sorts of works as a zillion products in one.

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Real Glam Moms: “I take better care of my skin now than I did before I had children”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Liz Oh

After giving birth to her third child, Brayden, now 10 months, Liz Oh began reading blogs during “those long sleepless nights.” After realizing all the beauty and fashion bloggers she loved were much younger than her and didn’t have children, she decided to start Oh Truly Me. “I’ve always loved beauty and fashion and nothing has changed even when I became a mom to 3 at the age of 40,” Liz says. “So Oh Truly Me, was born out of my passion to share my love of beauty, fashion and a fun lifestyle from the perspective of a 40 year old mom.” This week, the mother of Siena (8), Ryan (6) and Brayden tells us all about her nighttime routine and why it’s no important to exfoliate.

What is your beauty routine like?

First of all, let me start out by saying…I LOVE beauty products. I exfoliate at least 2-3 times a week, to ensure my serums are actively working, and penetrating the targeted sites.

Here’s my nighttime routine:
1. I first use Shu Uemura cleansing oil to melt away the makeup from my workday
2. I follow up with Dermalogica essential cleansing gel. I believe in washing your face twice—especially after you’ve worn makeup just to make sure your face and pores are makeup-free.
3. I apply my Dermalogica antioxidant hydramist. This has been my toner of choice for years now.
4. My night serum that I apply is Skinceuticals B5 hydrating gel
5. The eye cream that I have been currently loving is SkinMedica TNS eye repair
6. My final step in my nightly beauty routine is to apply Neova night therapy
On certain nights, when I feel my skin is dehydrated, I opt for an overnight moisture mask or a Korean sheet facial mask.My friends laugh at how many products I use during my nighttime routine. But honestly, it takes 10 minutes or less to apply everything.

My morning routine:
1. Rinse my face with water only
2. Apply the same Dermalogica antioxidant hydramist toner
3. Apply Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum
4. Apply Dermalogica active moist – my daytime moisturizer
5. I never leave home without applying sunblock
6. Than I apply my makeup: YSL foundation, Anastasia brow powder, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, mascara, blush, and lipstick

How has your beauty routines changed since you had children?
I take better care of my skin now than I did before I had children. I just turned 40 last year, and I’m a firm believer in “aging well.” “Aging well” to me encompasses two things: feeding your body with the proper nutrients and using good products that will allow you to “age well.” I also never used to wear eyeshadow until three years ago. I’m more willing to experiment with different makeup options.

What is the importance of taking time to yourself?
Having three kids, I don’t have the luxury to go to the spa frequently, so I have to improvise. My bathroom is my own personal spa. When I put the kids to sleep, I take a little time for myself to apply and enjoy all my beauty products. It is my way of unwinding. If I don’t take a little time for myself, I get burnt out.

Do you have any beauty advice for moms?
The best advice that was given to me: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Your skin will thank you for it! And don’t forget to exfoliate at least two to three times per week. Exfoliating helps our skincare products penetrate to the intended sight of action. On the flip side, over-exfoliating isn’t good for our skin either. It can cause more damage than benefit.

I can live without…
Mascara. The times I have forgotten to wear mascara, I felt something was missing, something looked off. Mascara just opens up your eyes and draws attention to it. When I do my makeup, mascara completes the look.

How much do you usually spend on beauty products a month?
I don’t usually buy beauty products on a monthly basis. But if I averaged my costs out for the year—per month—it would come out to about $130.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

OH TRULY ME’S FIVE FAVES
1. Naked eyeshadow palettes: I love all three Naked palettes. The shadows are highly pigmented, and the colors are gorgeous. You can create so many different looks with these palettes
2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer: Best under eye concealer that I’ve ever used. And you can’t beat the price point. It definitely brightens up those tired mommy eyes.
3. Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: It stays on all day without smudging and has a perfect felt tip applicator that doesn’t dry out.
4. The beautyblender: Once you start using it, you can’t put your foundation on without it. The sponge creates a flawless, well-blended, natural look without the streak marks that brushes can sometimes leave behind.
5. YSL Touche Eclat: This is my favorite foundation. It is lightweight, illuminating and just the right amount of coverage.

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Real Glam Moms: “A Genuine Smile is the Best Thing You Can Put on Your Face”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Here’s the newest installment of a brand new series from the Parents beauty department about mommy bloggers. Each installment will feature what beauty means to real moms no matter what their beauty routine is like—and how they take time to themselves after having children. 

Cassie Bustamante (Jalapeno Photography)

Meet Cassie Bustamante. She’s the face behind Primitive and Proper, your new go-to for all things vintage furniture, thrifting and interior decor ideas, and mom to Sawyer, 9; and Emerson,7. Cassie started blogging as a way to promote her furniture refinishing business, but now she helps run a vintage barn sale in Maryland.

What is your beauty routine like?

I keep things pretty quick and efficient.  After I shower, I moisturize and use an eye cream, then it’s under-eye concealer, a little blush, lip gloss, and mascara.  If I am going out, I will wear eyeshadow and eyeliner.

How has your beauty routines changed since you had children?

I stopped getting pedicures, manicures, the periodic facials, and I now spend much less time in the shower!

What is the importance of taking time to yourself?

My life is so busy with my business, my family and my blog that I crave time just for me.  Most days I run or take my dogs for a hike, and the fresh air allows me to think, focus and decrease my stress.  And I always notice that stress takes a toll on my skin. Exercise and alone time keep my stress levels down, and keep my emotions in check.

The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is… A genuine smile is the best thing you can put on your face.

My beauty advice for moms is…  Those sweet little eyes look at you with nothing but love and see you as the most beautiful woman in the world—just as yourself—with no makeup on.  Remember not to judge yourself too harshly because those eyes are watching you and will start to judge, too, or doubt themselves.

Have your children ever commented on your makeup or beauty routine?

Ha! Yes, just last week we were headed off to get family photos taken, and Emmy had a little patch of dry skin on her chin, so I told her I wanted to put concealer on it.  She said, “Is that the makeup you put on your forehead to cover your zits?  Because you do have zits on your forehead.”

PRIMITIVE AND PROPER’S FIVE FAVES

Bare Ecentuals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor

1. Black Sparrow Soaps Dead Sea Mud Mask: This mask helps minimize my pores and keeps my skin feeling smooth.  It’s also locally made, and I prefer to buy local when I can!

2. Under eye concealer: I am not super picky about this, but I prefer it to come in a stick!  Since having kids, I find this to be an instant face lift!

3. Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion: It smells soft and subtly sweet and leaves my legs feeling smooth.  It’s also gentle enough to use on my children.

4. Eco Natural Soaps Blush in Pink Rose: This blush goes on beautifully and leaves me with the perfect glow.

5. Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Confidence: I love this lipstick! It applies much like a gloss and stays on like a stain, which is great for this low-maintenance mama!

For more beauty tips for busy moms, watch our video!

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Real Glam Moms: “I Do Better and Am More Motivated When I Look My Best.”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Ashley Brickner and her family

Here’s the newest installment of a brand new series from the Parents beauty department about mommy bloggers. Each installment will feature what beauty means to real moms no matter what their beauty routine is like—and how they take time to themselves after having children. 

For one Real Glam Mom, her blog is like an online scrapbook for her child. Ashley Brickner, created Words About Waverly for her 2-year-old daughter Waverly Maye to look back on one day “to see what her childhood was like and the fun things [they] did.” With a fashion marketing teacher as a mom, Waverly has had quite a chicly dressed childhood. I even envy some of her outfits! This week, we caught up with Ashley to learn more about how she keeps Waverly busy when she’s doing her makeup and her favorite hair products.

What is your beauty routine like? 

I do the Proactiv three-step routine each morning and evening—either as soon as I wake up or right before I go to sleep. I find that I see a change in my skin immediately if I miss a couple days or if I forget to take off my makeup.  Makeup is the quickest part of my routine. I take about 10 minutes in the morning and use mostly MAC products. My hair is long and thick, so it definitely takes the longest. I dry my hair at night and curl it in the mornings using a wand to create textured waves.

How has your beauty routines changed since you had Waverly? 

Definitely the time. I have way less time to focus on getting myself ready these days.  I find that breaking up my routine—drying my hair at night, curling it in the morning—helps to get it done. Also, I try to distract my daughter BEFORE I begin by pulling out her books or giving her an assortment of her “own” makeup, which is really just all my old packages that I have already used.

The importance of taking time to yourself is… HUGE.  This is my biggest challenge as a mom—especially a working mom. I have a complete type-A personality and have always found it hard to relax. Yet ultimately, I am a better mother when I take the time for myself as I am rejuvenated to really focus on my daughter when I am with her.

The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is… to take care of my skin—especially as I get older.  I have fair skin, and when in the sun, I always wear sunscreen and stay away from tanning beds. I also aim to follow my skin care routine each day. It can be a pain, but I know how important it is!

Do you have any beauty advice for moms? 

Don’t lose your sense of style or feeling good about yourself. I still take pride in my appearance—most days!—because I feel I do better and am more motivated when I look my best.

Has your daughter ever commented on your makeup or beauty routine? 

YES!  She becomes more interested in it all the time, which makes me very happy! She loves to brush her hair, watch me put on makeup, and imitate what I do. I love buying her accessories and her own “makeup” tools to play with.

WORDS ABOUT WAVERLY’S FIVE FAVES

1.   Proactive+: It has always worked for me since high school, and I see a difference in my skin when I don’t use it.

2.    MAC Prep + Prime: I use this before I put on my foundation, and it is SUCH a difference maker, makes my skin soft, and the foundation go on more smoothly.

3.    Target Makeup Remover Wipes: Great for getting off all your makeup and making your skin feel clean and refreshed.

4.   Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner: Cheap and effective! I have never found it worthwhile to spend a lot of money of shampoo and conditioner.

5.     Essie nail polish in Chinchilly: Essie is my favorite brand of nail polish. As a mom, I don’t have the time for manicures anymore, so this is the next best thing!

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Real Glam Moms: “Polishing your nails becomes much more sacred after having kids”

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Kate Bryan

Here’s the newest installment of a brand new series from the Parents beauty department about mommy bloggers. Each installment will feature what beauty means to real moms no matter what their beauty routine is like—and how they take time to themselves after having children. 

For simple how-tos on all the cute hairstyles you see on Pinterest, Kate Bryan, of The Small Things, is your girl. And for chic mommy tips, Kate’s  still your girl. She’s mom to David, 10 months old, and she’s 5 months with her second. Today she chats with us about switching up her lipstick shades and her favorite nail polish.

What is your beauty routine like? 

I like taking time to do my hair and makeup in the morning, but I always stick to my usual, streamlined routine. I shower, throw my hair in a towel to encourage it to dry as I do my makeup, then blow dry, throw a few loose curls in it with a 1 1/4 barrel curling iron, and finish with some hairspray.

How has your beauty routine changed since you had David? 

My beauty routine hasn’t changed too dramatically. I wear more neutral shades of lipstick instead of bold colors since my days are more casual. I find myself going a day between washing my hair every once in awhile on days where I’m just cleaning up the house or running errands.

What is the importance of taking time to do yourself? 

Personally, I feel more awake and ready to take on the day when I start it with a shower. Even if it’s just a quick five-minute shower, it helps me feel like I’m intentionally getting ready for the day instead of lounging around in sweats.

My beauty advice for moms is…  to not give up entirely on your beauty routine! Even if it’s a swipe of mascara, taking the time to put a little bit of effort into yourself will always pay off. Also, find a long-wear nail polish that doesn’t chip. Polishing your nails becomes much more sacred after having kids, and nothing is more frustrating than taking the time to do so only to end up with a chip the next day!

Habit nail polish

THE SMALL THINGS’ FIVE FAVES

1. Shu Uemura eyelash curler: No lash curler comes close to how well this one works.

2. Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Flush is the perfect “your lips but better” shade.

3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer: Say goodbye to dark circles with this product. It covers better than any concealer I’ve used.

4. Tarte Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers add bulk to even the wimpiest lashes.

5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light is the perfect highlighter and even light eyeshadow shade for any skin color.

6. Habit Cosmetics nail polish in Sunset Boulevard: I love the grey blue shade for any season.

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Real Glam Moms: “I put on a little lipstick, and my three-year-old son asked if I was bleeding”

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Kate Baer

MEET THE LIFE  & WRITINGS OF KATE BAER 

With the help of deep breaths, grace and nachos,Kate Baer finds the time to juggle caring for Waylon (3) and Eva (8 months), posting on her blog, The Life & Writings of Kate Baeur, and taking time to herself. I’ve taken a couple cues from her book recommendations, and you should,too!

What is your beauty routine like? 

Sometimes I wear mascara. Sometimes I take it off.

How has your beauty routines changed since you had Waylon and Eva? 

Last week, I put on a little lipstick, and my three-year-old son asked if I was bleeding, so there’s that. Honestly I just keep it simple. A little mascara, eyeliner, and bronzer, if I’m feeling fancy.

What is the importance of taking time to do so?

If I can wake up, brush my teeth, put my hair in a long braid, and throw on some mascaraI feel like I can conquer the world. Or at least make it until second lunch.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve received? 

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” -Tina Fey, my spirit guide.

My beauty advice for moms is… if you have pants on, you’re winning.

THE LIFE & WRITINGS OF KATE BAER’S FAVES

1.     L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara is the bee’s knees.

2.     Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes to take it off. I could not live without those magic wipes.

Bridget Hunt of Tales of Me and the Husband

 

MEET TALES OF ME AND THE HUSBAND

Bridget Hunt has a big brood. There’s Nathaniel, 21;  Jordan, 19;  William, 14;  Lindsey, 12; and  Parker, 3.  Are you tired yet? Well, that’s not it! Bridget and her husband, Steve, have another baby on the way in December! Then there’s her blog, Tales of Me and the Husband, where she write about all her kids, favorite recipes, health tips and how she met her husband, and posts pretty picture accompaniments.

What is your beauty routine like? 

Less is more. And that’s not because that’s necessarily my motto; instead, I’m spinning a potential negative into a positive!  Glass is half full—for today anyway! I don’t have a lot of time, so when on the run, it’s always a little under-eye concealer, swipe of blush, mascara and eyebrow pencil—the last being a more recent addition and now has become an absolute necessity. How many years I went with almost invisible eyebrows!

Do you have any beauty advice for moms? 

It’s amazing how much more I get done when I feel good, and it’s amazing how I manage to feel good (or pretty good, anyway) if I don’t look like crap.  So a little bit of makeup and a decent outfit go a long way.  My hair routine, however, is “throw it up in a bun.”  Luckily, buns have a way of looking a little polished—or at least that’s what I tell myself.

TALES OF ME AND THE HUSBAND’S FAVES 

1. Nars lipsticks:  They STAY ON—especially the matte ones.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: The best!  Invisible eyebrows, be gone!

3. Benefit Cosmetics High Beam: When I’m feeling a little fancy (and have a summer tan going), this gives this lovely dewey look to your cheekbones!

 

 

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Beautiful Ways to Support Breast Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Show your support—and look good in the process—with these products that help benefit breast-cancer causes.

Supersmile gives 75 percent of online sales of its Pink Diamond Toothbrush to SHARE, a national breast-cancer support group. $15; supersmile.com

Estée Lauder donates three dollars from each sale of Clinique Pink With a Purpose Long Last Lipstick in Power With Pink to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The company recently debuted BCAcampaign.com, an interactive site with video stories from people affected by breast cancer.  $16; clinique.com

For every sale of the Avon Anew Vitale Night Cream, $5 of the net profits will help fund the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. $28; avon.com

A quarter of a million dollars from sales of select products owned by Kao USA, including Jergens Original Scent Dry Skin Moisturizer, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance. $7; drugstores

 

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