Would you like to give a gift this year that really makes a difference in someone’s life? How about one that also happens to look as pretty as the new limited-edition MUD Cares Palette ($25)?
Every last cent (that’s 100%) from the sale of the new powder eyeshadow quad goes to the NextAid organization, a nonprofit assisting children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS.
Make-up Designory (MUD) stocked the palette with four warm, summery shades from their permanent line — Spanish Gold (a rich golden bronze), Dulce de Leche (an iridescent beige), Cashmere (a sparkling rosy beige) and Moss (a shimmery khaki green with golden undertones). Individually, the pans usually retail for $10 each, making $25 a great deal for the quad.
The shadows themselves are all highly pigmented, soft and silky to the touch and apply with hardly any fallout.
Shades clockwise from lower right: Spanish Gold, Cashmere, Dulce de Leche and Moss
Swatches from left: Cashmere, Dulce de Leche, Spanish Gold and Moss
BONUS: the pans are also pop-outs, so the palette’s refillable, too.
We’ve talked about this before, but isn’t it cool when companies give 100% of the sale of a product to a charity or cause? Not to say that even donations of 5-10% aren’t welcome, but 100%? That’s just awesome.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Speaking of making a difference, 16-year-old Tiffany sent this wonderful email yesterday, telling me about one of her Christmas gifts this year, a donation to the non-profit World Vision, a group dedicated to building a better world for children.
I am 16 years old and this holiday season my aunt asked me what I would like for Christmas. I began discussing with her about how I’ve been wanting to find the time to make baked goods or gifts for patients at a children’s hospital. Something for someone else. She then told me about World Vision and how you could donate money in order support different causes. I decided to ask my aunt if she could buy a goat to send to Africa for me.
Tiffany, I think you’re extraordinary. What a kind and selfless gift.
World Vision also accepts donations directed at educational needs, health care and emergency services, sponsorships, providing small business loans for women and safety for formerly exploited children around the world (including here in the U.S.).
If you’d like to learn more, please visit the World Vision Gift Catalogue.