* These beauty brands give a portion of their profits to charity
* Programs support AIDS charities, the education of girls and mental health programs
* Beauty products include lipsticks, primers and eye creams
When it comes to charity, sometimes it’s easier to say than do. Luckily, there are a handful of beauty companies that help you put your money where your words (and lips) are. Each and every one of these purchases triggers a donation to a charity picked out by the beauty company. From supporting the education of girls around the world to fighting AIDS, these lipsticks, primers and eye creams will make you look beautiful and help you feel good about supporting others at the same time.
1. Sephora Collection FEARLESS Lipstick
Feel fearless with this bold and beautiful shade from the Sephora Collection. The limited edition rouge cream lipstick creates full lips with intense color and sheen. Plus, the hydrating formula makes your lips feel good, too. According to Sephora, “For every lipstick sold, [Sephora] will give $10 to Sephora Stands – a program dedicated to empowering women and positively impacting our communities.”
2. MAC Cosmetics VIVA Glam Lipstick
VIVA GLAM has made a constant appearance in the MAC Cosmetics line since 1994. At that time, VIVA GLAM I was a make-a-statement red. Today, the company is onto its sixth iteration of VIVA GLAM, a terracotta plum with notes of pearl. Not only do these MAC Cosmetics help you look great, they also do good. 100% of the purchase price of this lipstick is given to the MAC AIDS Fund.
A company with a unique outlook, Philosophy seeks to care for your skin and your soul at the same time. Hope in a Bottle is an antioxidant-rich eye and lip firming cream that provides moisture and vitamins, thus protecting and improving saggy skin. As an added bonus, Philosophy boasts the Hope & Grace Initiative. Under this program, the brand gives 1% of all sales to support mental health programs.
4. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer
Visibly reduce the size of your pores using the Pores No More Primer. This best-selling formula absorbs oil and allows you to apply your makeup for a smooth and more natural appearance. As an added bonus, this set comes with two travel-sized bottles of the Microdermabrasion Age-Defying Exfoliator and the Pores No More Mattifying Hydrator. Plus, the Dr. Brandt company gives $5 for every limited-edition product sold to support classes for young artists through the Dr. Brandt Foundation.
5. MAKE Beauty
You can feel good about buying MAKE Beauty products. They are not tested on animals, paraben free, hypoallergenic and vegan. In addition, Make Beauty donates 10% of sales to We See Beauty Foundation, which supports women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the country. This moonlight primer is one of their most popular products. It’s a hydrating gel-cream that preps your skin for makeup application.
6. TATCHA Full Sized Skin Care Products
TATCHA makes skin care products that are good for you and good for the world. Every purchase of a TATCHA full-sized skin care product triggers a donation to Room to Read, a charity that supports the education of girls worldwide. The water-activated exfoliant draws on the power of Japanese rice bran to give you smooth and polished skin.