HOW often do you check your boobs? I hate to say it, but I have no idea when I last did mine. I’m not alone – a massive 47% of UK women don’t check their breasts regularly, and one in 10 have never self-checked.
Yet breast cancer is the most common cancer globally. So this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the beauty industry is helping raise funds and reminding us to have a good feel, via a host of limited-edition products and pretty pink packaging.
My go-to sensitive skin saviour – Estée Lauder Limited-Edition Pink Ribbon Advanced Night Repair Serum, £82 – has been pimped with a reusable pink leather camo case.
It’s not cheap, but the serum transformed my combination, sensitive skin in just a few weeks.
Plus, 20% from each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Battling breakouts? The Pink Ribbon Foundation will receive all profits from the spot-busting Scientia Limited Edition Pure Clarity Targeted Blemish Paste , £16.
Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for new make-up, this month Trinny London is donating 10% from a whole collection of pink products to Breast Cancer Now and the same percentage year-round from each Trinny London Lip2Cheek in Sherin, £25.
The brand will also be offering one-to-one consultations with make-up artists this month to those receiving cancer treatments.
For each Bobbi Brown Proud To Be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo, £29.50, sold in the UK, the full RRP minus VAT will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
FYI, it’s my favourite lip gloss and the pink shades are ultra-wearable.
For brushes that give back, at least 10% of every Look Good Feel Better product is donated to the Look Good Feel Better charity, which runs workshops for those living with cancer.
Perfume lovers, look no further than the limited-edition-design Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, £102 for 100ml.
Yes, it’s a splurge, but this month, £20 from each sale will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Last but not least, GHD is donating £10 from every purchase of the pink limited-edition Take Control Now Collection, from £149, to Breast Cancer Now, while Asda has teamed up with John Frieda to donate 50p from every Asda Tickled Pink John Frieda Violet Crush Intensive Purple Shampoo, £6.99, to the supermarket’s Tickled Pink campaign in aid of breast cancer – so your hair will look good and you will feel great.
THE BEAUTY PANEL
My base has started to look muddy – what am I doing wrong? Katie, Swindon
Instantly this makes me think that either you are using too much powder, or your skin is dehydrated.
Prep is always key, so use Lisa Armstrong All About The Base Priming Moisturiser, £16, to hydrate your skin before make-up application and then, instead of finishing powder, opt for a setting spray.
If you must use powder, opt for a small brush like Real Techniques Setting Brush, £7.99, to target those areas where you really need it – and never reapply liquid products on top of a powder.
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