Pucker Up for Charity…(and a Greener Tomorrow)


At the start of 2007 beauty experts everywhere looked into their crystal balls and predicted that 2007 would be the year that makeup will begin to go ‘green’ and become eco-friendly. Parabens are out, and natural and organic is in. Sure, The Beauty Bug has tried a slew of mineral powders, but other than than Her repertoire of eco-friendly products is very lacking.

Until now…

In February, Cargo introduced PlantLove, the first ever biodegradable lipstick tube made entirely from corn. Can you believe a tube that adorable is made from corn? Neither can The Beauty Bug. But it is. In addition to the eco-friendly packaging and the botanical formula, CARGO is donating $2 from each sale to St. Jude Children’s Research. So, when you pull it our of your purse to re-apply, you can feel good about it because it’s so cute and will obviously draw attention, but also has an amazing story behind it. Did you ever think a lipstick could have much power?

And there’s more…

Even the outer box is eco-friendly. The carton is made with bio-degradable flower paper, infused with real flower seeds. Simply moisten the packaging and plant. Let the Beauty Bug remind you – this is a lipstick we are talking about. These lipsticks are really one stop shopping…

Six shades are named after a certain celebrity who donated their time and creativity to the cause, and 6 are named after places of ecological beauty. These celebs include Courtney Cox, Lindsay Lohan, Mariska Hargitay, Maria Menounos, Evangeline Lilly, and Sarah Chalke. The Beauty Bug tried Maria’s shade, a vibrant poppy and Majella, a natural dusky rose. The lipsticks are beautiful – they are sheer yet creamy, and very moisturizing. They have replaced her glosses for the upcoming summer season.

So, on her next trip to LA, perhaps The Beauty Bug will run into these celebs while wearing the lipstick they named. It may be fashion a faux-pa to be wearing the same outfit as another, but no one ever said anything about lipstick….

PlantLove lipsticks are available at Sephora for $20.

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