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5 Beauty Products That Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is upon us, which means national Breast Cancer Awareness month is here! With everyone from NFL players to English professors sporting pink this month, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the meaning behind the iconic pink ribbon. Of course, fundraising walks and races may not be feasible for everyone over the next few weeks, so why not show your support by shopping for the cause? We’ve rounded up the top five beauty buys that are not only budget-friendly, they also benefit BCA by donating part of their proceeds to research. Read on and start spendin’!

OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Set

For the seventh year in a row, OPI has launched its Pink of Hearts promotion to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. This year’s super cute duo pack contains the classic sheer Pink-ing of You shade, as well as a brand new glitter-glam hue, More Than a Glimmer. The set will also include pink ribbon and crystal decals for all you accent-nail aficionados. Buy now, and during the month of October, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. ($15.95, available at salons and ulta.com)


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Not that we needed another reason to buy this award-winning magic potion, but for every tube purchased, Smashbox will donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Smooth lines while fighting cancer? Count us in. ($36.00, ulta.com and smashbox.com)


Aveda Limited-Edition Hand Relief Cream

This rosemary and mint-infused hand cream packs an insane amount of hydration in each dollop, thanks to its incredibly rich plant emollients and exfoliating fruit acids. As an added bonus, Aveda will donate $4 of the purchase price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($24.50, available at Aveda.com)


Eos Breast Cancer Awareness Pack

Everyone’s favorite lip smoothers are doing more this month than just nourishing kissers. In honor of BCA, eos has released a 2-pack containing Strawberry Sorbet and limited edition Fresh Watermelon lip balms and will donate 100% of net profits to support breast cancer research. ($5.99, available at ulta.com and evolutionofsmooth.com)


Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Brush Set

Sonia Kashuk, breast cancer survivor and beauty mastermind, has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for a seventh year to create this chic five-piece brush set with a matching case. Lucky for you, the set will be available year-round, with Kashuk donating 15 percent of the purchase price to the foundation. ($15.99, available at Target stores)

Chloe Metzger is freelance blogger, editor and writer, as well as a soon-to-be-graduate of English and creative writing at the University of Iowa. She has interned at/freelanced for Cosmopolitan, Parents, FITNESS, Seventeen, and JAYE, and is a 2012 ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) graduate and recipient of the 2011 Ed2010 trust fund. When she's not obsessively tweaking her beauty and fashion website, www.ThePrimpingPress.com, she's shoveling massive amounts of bread into her mouth while scouring beauty blogs.Follow her on Twitter! @chloe_metzgerCheck out her portfolio! 
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