Sometimes, beauty products are about more than just adding a pop of color to our faces and a glow to our skin.
Take The Lipstick Lobby, for example. According to InStyle, the beauty-for-good brand is using their lipstick products in order to benefit women in the United States and around the world by having 100 percent of the net profits of one of their lipstick donated to Planned Parenthood.
Called “Kiss My Pink,” InStyle says the sale of this vibrant shade of hot pink lipstick will directly benefit the nonprofit. While purchasing the lipstick comes with some philanthropic benefits, the cosmetic itself also has some skin benefits; InStyle reports that the lip smacker delivers a healthy dose of vitamins C and E, so it will keep your pout perfectly smooth and soft.
This dual-purpose lipstick is beneficial all around, and for just $19, you get an eye-catching new shade to try out, all while supporting women’s health care in the U.S. and beyond.
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Clean drinking water is a basic need, not a privilege. It is on this principle that Beyoncé is taking action to bring clean water to children in Africa via a new partnership with UNICEF.
According to HuffPost, the singer launched BEYGOOD4BURUNDI with UNICEF in order to supply children in the country with the potable water they need to survive and thrive. Described as a “multi-year partnership,” HuffPost reports that the project aims to ” improve the quality of and access to water in some of the hardest-to-reach areas of a country, where nearly half of the population struggles to find a supply of safe water.”
With BEYGOOD4BURUNDI sharing that 2.3 million people in Burundi spending at least 30 minutes a day retrieving water in the densely-populated area, the initiative is certainly much needed. President and CEO of UNICEF USA Caryl M. Stern said in a statement that the partnership will not only work to remedy a pressing issue, it will also demonstrate the power of collaboration.
“Addressing the global water crisis is one of the defining challenges of our time, and the children of Burundi are among the most vulnerable,” she said, according to HuffPost. “This unique partnership combines UNICEF’s decades of expertise in providing clean water to children in Burundi and around the world with the power and influence of the entertainment world to bring about social change.”
Last week, Nick Minaj made headlines by offering to pay her fans’ student loans and tuition on Twitter. Now, the rapper is making headlines again for looking to make a habit out of the payments.
According to The Cut, Minaj not only shared the receipts from her recent giving spree on Instagram (which topped $18,000), she also wrote that she is going to launch her efforts as an official charity.
“This makes me so happy,” she wrote in reference to the initial payments she made, The Cut reports. “I’ll do another impromptu payment spree in a month or 2 but pls know that I’m launching my official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments VERY SOON! You’ll be able to officially sign up! I’ll keep you posted!”
Official details have yet to be announced, says The Cut, but we will certainly be keeping an eye out!