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Amongst all the hype surrounding Halloween and Labour Day Weekend, October also signals an extremely important cause–Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even if someone in your family hasn’t been affected by this awful disease, we’re sure that you know of someone who has, and the devastation that it can create.
October is the perfect month to support this cause and contribute whatever you can to breast cancer research, whether that be money, time or even just awareness. We guarantee there’s something everyone can do, even if you’re strapped for cash or aren’t in a position to volunteer.
One amazing, simple way to give back during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to bring out your pink! We’re talkin’ pink makeup, clothes and more. This is an initiative that helps to create awareness around the topic, and many companies have joined in by jumping on board. Keep reading to find out our favourite pink beauty products perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you’ve never tried out the Invisibobble, prepare for your life to change. This traceless hair tie is made out of coiled rubber, uniquely designed and shaped to avoid creating unwanted kinks in the hair. It also prevents against tension headaches caused when hair is too tight, and won’t cause breakage, meaning hair stays healthy and in-tact. They’re also a super cute wrist accessory for when you’re wearing your hair loose!
Although the Invisibobble is available in a number of colours, we encourage you to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this special pink edition. The metallic baby pink ring is a stunning neutral colour, and hanging off it is a rose gold charm etched with the breast cancer awareness symbol.
Wear your hair in style and contribute to an amazing cause–it’s a win win! Invisibobble also donated 20,000€ to a breast cancer awareness charity following the release of this product.
Bring on the pink with your makeup looks this October, as a show of support for this worthy cause. Although pink makeup is timeless, it’s also the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some newbies and liven up that makeup bag a little!
One of our top pink picks is this creme blush from Gorgeous Cosmetics. Ideal for a natural, dewy look, it can be applied lightly to the apples of the cheeks for a flush of colour. A creme formula takes all of the cakiness out of your makeup, so is perfect for a super hydrated, healthy vibe. If you experience oiliness, simply set with a small amount of mattifying powder, then spritz some setting spray to maintain that dewiness.
Calling all the mummas out there! If you’re expecting, breastfeeding or postpartum, give your boobies a much-needed boost with the Pregnancy Boob Tube from Mama Mio. This topical cream is bursting with antioxidants and restorative botanicals that will help bring back elasticity and lock in hydration. It’s also incredibly soothing and cooling, so will relieve sore and tender breasts caused by breastfeeding.
Mama Mio are long-time supporters of the breast cancer awareness charity Look Good, Feel Better, and have repackaged this best-selling formula in light of this. When you buy from the Mama Mio range, you’re directly contributing to the charity–the team donate over $12,000 worth of profits to LGFB every year!
So, if you want to give your post-pregnancy boobs a little TLC whilst supporting someone else’s in the process, it’s time to add this product into your routine.
Beloved haircare brand ghd are big into giving back, and breast cancer awareness charities are always amongst their top concerns. Along with many new initiatives, this year ghd have released their Pink Blush collection in support of breast cancer awareness. The ghd V Classic Pink Blush Styler is a gorgeous twist on the original V Classic Styler, one of the top sellers within the range.
Featuring a hot pink body and a coordinating heat protective bag in pink and purple hues, this is the ultimate in chic straighteners. How beautiful is this one bound to look on your bathroom cabinet? We’re sold already!
If you take a little more convincing, though, this straightener also contributes directly to breast cancer research! $20 from every purchase is donated to the National Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Perfect your pink pout this October with a gorgeous lipstick or lip gloss from one of your favourite brands. It’s a great way to raise breast cancer awareness–post a selfie on your Instagram, or tell your friends about the cause to create a chain reaction.
Although we’re sure you have an arsenal of suitable lippies, if you’re looking for an excuse to buy a new one, here it is! Our top pick is the Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in shades such as Nude Flush, Electric Pink, Berry Boost and Nude Thrill. Add a pop of pink to any outfit with these versatile hues.
Shop our fave pink products, along with many others from 200+ brands, today with RY! We’ve got you covered with free Aussie shipping*, 2 free samples and more. Plus, let us know what you’ll be doing to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month over on Facebook or Twitter.
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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