According to Breast Cancer Care, more than 5,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this October. Whether it’s a mother, sister, auntie, grandmother or friend, it is a heartbreaking fact of life that many of us either know (or know of somebody) who has experienced or been affected by the disease.
Whilst regularly checking your breasts for any changes in size, shape or texture plays a paramount role in helping detect the disease early on, you can also help support the fight against breast cancer from the very contents of your make up bag.
At Living North, we don't need much persuading to part with our pennies when we see the latest beauty must-have. When the latest beauty must-have is also supporting a charitable cause– well, it would be simply rude not to. This month we take a look at the top five Breast Cancer Awareness month beauty buys that are guaranteed to tickle you pink:
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elemis is offering a 15ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream with every purchase of the Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm. Infused with delicate English Rose, this heavenly deep cleansing balm will make the perfect addition to your dressing table.
A cult favourite of any beauty lover, the Becca Skin Shimmering Perfecter has been given a Breast Cancer Awareness makeover this month. Enclosed in a limited-edition rose gold compact, the infamous ‘opal’ shade is complete with a pink ribbon pressed into the powder that makes it almost (but not quite) too pretty to use.
Presenting two classics in one iconic duo, these creamy, semi-matte lipsticks are perfect for those wanting to add a splash of pink to the dreary Autumn days. Supporting the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will be donating £5 from the purchase price of the Pinks with Purpose Lip Color Duo to the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Bobbi Brown, £35
Indulge in some skincare luxury this month with La Mer, all in the name of charity. Donating 30% of the purchase price of this limited edition, travel-sized cleansing micellar water to the Breast Cancer Research foundation, this sea-inspired cleanser sweeps away waterproof make up and dirt in one simple step.
La Mer, £42
This month ghd, Lulu Guinness and Breast Cancer Now join forces in the fight against Breast Cancer. Featuring the iconic lipstick kiss that is synonymous with the Lulu Guinness brand, the styler comes in a stunning pearlescent colour with a coordinating heat-resistant bag. Donating £10 of every purchase of the styler to Breast Cancer Now, being charitable never looked so good.