5 Must-Haves from The Estée Lauder Companies ‘Pink Ribbon Products’


In the United States,1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. As of 2021, breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer worldwide. The statistics surrounding the growth rate of breast cancer cases are both eye-opening and heartbreaking. It is imperative that now, more than ever, substantial progress is made toward finding a cure for this disease. Advancements in technology and breakthroughs in results occur every day. These glimmers of hope all the more solidify the dire need for a cure. Raising awareness and funding research are the pivotal ways we can continue to work towards a breast cancer-free world. 

Each year, the month of October welcomes us with warm pumpkin-spiced love. As we make our autumnal transition, it is important to remember that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While we love, support, and commemorate all those affected by the disease year-round, October allows us to drive our attention and energy towards making a difference. The Estée Lauder Companies are doing just that. To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Estée Lauder Companies are continuing their efforts with their exciting 2021 Breast Cancer Campaign! 

Creating a breast cancer-free world has always been the mission of The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign. Upon reviewing the jarring statistics of the widespread growth of breast cancer cases, The Campaign’s mission was reaffirmed. For this year’s Campaign, The Estée Lauder Companies’ has partnered with nineteen of its iconic brands to create limited-time-offer  Pink Ribbon Products. This year’s incredible products include new additions from brands like Michael Kors and Clinique! The Pink Ribbon Products are definite must-haves, beautifully crafted in iconic pink packaging. The best part about the Pink Ribbon Products is that a portion of the sale of the products helps raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest-rated non-profit breast cancer organization in the U.S., dedicated to funding the world’s most promising research. 

The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign remains steadfast in its commitments to raise awareness, drive progress, and ultimately help find a cure for this disease through the advancements of research, education, and medical services. As this exciting Campaign begins, we want to share our 5 Must-Haves from the illustrious Pink Ribbon Products, available this October! 


Our 5 Must-Haves!


La Mer

  1. La Mer Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing CreamOf course we had to start off with the legendary moisturizing cream from La Mer. The luxuriously rich cream imbues even the driest of skin with ultra-hydrating moisture. Your skin will be soft, supple, and smoother than ever before! The best part about this cream is that La Mer will be donating 100% of the purchase price to the BCRF during the month of October!Bobbi Brown
  2. Bobbi Brown, Powerful Pinks Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss DuoGone are the days of lathering your lips with low pigment, sticky gloss. These Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses are exactly what you need! These non-sticky and ultra-shiny lip glosses glide across your lips and provide the perfect burst of color that lasts for hours! The shades Love Letter and New Romantic are perfect for the Fall! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will be donating 100% of the purchase price to the BCRF!Darphin
  3. Darphin INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum If your skin is prone to redness and irritation then this serum is exactly what you need! The INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum maintains its fabulous reputation as a must-have product due to its lightweight and fast-absorbing qualities. The soothing hydration you get from this product is unmatched. Darphin will be donating 100% of the purchase price of their INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum to the BCRF!
  4. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass CreamAs the cold air comes in, maintaining the hydration of yourDr.Jart+ skin is vital. This Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream from Dr. Jart+ is a game-changer when it comes to hydration! A little goes a long way with this product. The soft cream soothes the look of dry and irritated skin. It is one of the best defenses against dryness and a must-have for the upcoming fall and winter seasons! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jart+ will be donating 100% of the purchase price of the Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream to the BCRF!
  5. Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de ParfumThis beautiful scent is an ode to the celebrationMichael Kors of women and the strength they hold. Michael Kors Gorgeous! is a bold floral woody fragrance that embodies confidence. Key notes of the fragrance include: floral bouquet, tobacco accord, and comforting woods. This limited-edition release is definitely a must-have for any woman. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Michael Kors will be donating 100% of the purchase price of the Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de Parfum to the BCRF! 


We are so excited for The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign this year! The selection of Pink Ribbon Products is exquisite and enticing. The best part of The Campaign is the ability for everyone to make a difference. We all have the opportunity to take part in supporting the important work that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) does every day. Throughout October, and always, we honor and celebrate all those affected by breast cancer. 


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3 Iconic Becca Cosmetics Products to Stock Up On Before They Close


Becca Cosmetics, a cruelty free makeup brand owned by Estee Lauder and sold at Sephora and Ulta, has a cult-like following and is known for its innovative highlighters. Unfortunately, Becca Cosmetics is shutting down permanently in September, largely due to the pandemic. According to an official statement posted on their website in February: “At BECCA, an accumulation of challenges, together with the global impact of COVID-19, has sadly been more than our business can withstand, and we have had to make the heartbreaking decision to close down the BECCA brand at the end of September 2021.” However, it’s not too late to still rock a glowy face full of the brand. Here are 3 iconic Becca Cosmetics products to stock up on before they close, and dupes for when they do.

1. Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter ($38)

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Perhaps the product that launched Becca into the public eye, the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter is unlike any other, because it melts down into a creamy finish once applied, despite its powdery texture. Their signature color, Champagne Pop, works great with warm or olive skin tones. Apply with a brush for the best results.

Dupe: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter ($8)

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This buttery formula is a perfect contender for The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, because it shares the unique powder to cream texture. There are currently 17 shades on the ColourPop website, ranging from a medium brown for a contour effect to a luminous purple if you’re going for the space girl look. However, this one should be applied with the fingers for the most effective pigmentation. 

2. Ultimate Lipstick Love ($24)

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Coming in a whopping 40 shades, the best aspect of this product is the fact that it is one of the only lipstick shade ranges on the market that comes with an indication of its undertone (warm, cool, neutral) so you can find the perfect match for your skin. Its creamy, hydrating formula is perfect for those who suffer from dry lips. It even has a magnetic casing so you never have to worry about losing the top half of the tube!

Dupe: Clinique Even Better Pop Lip Colour Foundation ($20)

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Coming in an impressive 30 colors, this lipstick also helps you find your perfect shade and undertone match to your skin by using Clinique Shade Match Science. It comes in three “dress codes”:  Naked, a soft, neutral sheer tint for the natural look, Casual, a step up between tame and dramatic for an everyday look, and Glam, an intense, in your face pop of colour that you can see across the room.

3. Zero No Makeup Virtual Foundation ($36)

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This innovative product is so subtle that it is difficult  to argue whether or not it qualifies as makeup or skin care, with Becca claiming that it’s the perfect hybrid of the two. Its effects are so subtle that even straight cis men report wearing it without embarrassment. The blurring matte finish is perfect for those with oily skin, and only takes a pea size dollop to get the full effects!

Dupe (Kind of): Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime ($10)

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Becca’s Zero No Makeup Virtual Foundation is so unique that there is simply no other product like it on the market. While there are other mattifying skin products that can give you a blurring effect and help soothe your imperfections, they’re not labeled as foundations. However, there are some lightly pigmented primers that work similarly and can be worn without foundation for a subtle effect. The Maybelline Face Studio Master helps with pore minimizing and works best for those with oily skin. 

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Make-up Must Haves For Under £50


Buying makeup can be expensive, particularly if you are looking at designer brands such as Dior, Nars, and Bobby Brown. Though it may seem tempting to stretch the budget when buying these makeup items, this can lead to the budget becoming tight. If this is the case, there is the option for unsecured loans, however, they should be used in case of a financial emergency and not to stretch the budget to fund your makeup collection. In this article, we are going to look at some of the make-up must haves on the market for under £50.

Micellar Cleansing Water

When looking to care for your skin when delving into the world of makeup, it is important to start with cleansing products. For this, you can do no better than micellar cleansing water. With a number of brands such as Garnier, Simple and Nivea all creating a formula that is kind to the skin, you can clean your skin of all makeup and excess oil leaving it as clean as possible without the use of harsh chemicals.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

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If you are looking for a foundation with a buildable coverage without paying for the high-end brands, then you can do no better than the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. This matt and poreless formulation is among one of the most sought after make-up must haves and available in 35 different shades to match all skin tones and is medium coverage. This foundation is best suited for oily skin or normal skin as it helps to fill in pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With a price of under £10 in most high street retailers, this is the perfect option for those looking for an outstanding foundation without the high-end prices.

Elf Camo Concealer

In addition to a foundation, there are a number of concealers on the market that are best suited to all skin tones. With some thicker than others and some more sheer, it is important to find the right one for you. With this in mind, the Elf Camo Concealer is the perfect option for you. This long-lasting formula is highly pigmented therefore giving you the cover that you need from a concealer at an affordable price. With a price tag of just £5, you can have all the coverage that you would expect from a high-end concealer from the likes of Tarte and Bobbi Brown.

Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner

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Eyeliner is another make-up must haves for many, but the formula can be difficult to fully grasp, with a number of eyeliners transferring it can be difficult to find one that doesn’t. However, the Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner is the perfect option for those that want an eyeliner that stays all day either in a normal or waterproof edition. This small yet powerful eyeliner is just over £5 in most high street retailers making it a must-have beauty item for your kit whether you are travelling or staying at home.



Makeup Revolution Eye Shadow Pallets                   

With several different eye shadows on the market by the brand revolution beauty, you have every colour you could ever need for as little as £10. In addition to this, there are a few collaborations with famous YouTubers such as Roxxsaurus, Tammi and Carmi making this the perfect option for those looking to start out in the world of makeup on a limited budget.

With this in mind, there are a number of amazing products on the market that give you the perfect introduction into makeup without breaking the bank. Which of these make-up must haves will you be trying first?

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5 Affordable Cruelty Free Makeup Brands That we Love


If you are vegan, huge animal lover or simply a huge advocate of using cruelty free makeup brands, we’re hoping that you will love these 5 affordable cruelty free make up brands just as much as we do.  For all of you princesses that are going to be out and about with your special someone this Valentines Day or at the club for a special V-Day ladies night, it’s not too late to go and track down some amazing cruelty free makeup for your outing.

If you didn’t know already, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of cruelty free makeup brands out there.  Some brands have really cool packaging while others have inspiring and over-the-top brand names so it wasn’t an easy task deciding which brands to select for this article other than being affordable. After all, there is so much more to a makeup product outside of the name and packaging. If your like me, you’re probably wondering how does one even become officially certified vegan & cruelty free and what does it mean exactly.  Let’s quickly the process and what’s involved.

cruelty free makeup brands logosThe term “cruelty free” simply means that the product was developed without testing on animals.  If a product is both “vegan” and “cruelty free”, it means that in addition to never being tested on animals, the product does not include animal-derived ingredients in the production process.  These products can usually be found with specific logos found on the product itself or the packages.

Seeing all of the different logos might be confusing at first glance but there are companies that actually verify and check that products aren’t tested on animals or contain ingredients or bi-products derived specifically from animals.

Some of the companies responsible for verification include PETA, Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), Leaping Bunny, Vegan Action and Vegan Society.   In able to use the logo, most companies must pay a license fee and agree to a binding contract.  They must also provide signed written statements by the manufacturer with documents proving they meet the criteria.

Everyone should also keep in mind that sometimes manufactures falsely use logos as a way to try and get you to purchase their product.  When in doubt, you should thoroughly research the brand or even contact them via email/phone to ask additional questions.  Also keep in mind that just because a brand doesn’t have a logo on their product doesn’t mean that their claim isn’t true.

These are some excellent high quality certified cruelty free makeup brands.


BH Cosmetics

BH Cosmetics cruelty free makeup


Vapour Beauty

Vapour Beauty cruelty free makeup

Cover FX

cover fx cruelty free make up
Lime Crime

Lime Crime cruelty free make up brands

Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty cruelty free makeup


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