Makeup Donations

An Example of What We Cannot Accept

An Example of What We Cannot Accept

Hi Friends!  We are so thrilled with all of the makeup donations that continue to pour in to Cosmetics for a Cause!  We have a big moving event coming up where we will be moving into our new storage unit and we are so thrilled to have met our goal!

We wanted to remind you that we cannot accept makeup that has been opened and used, even if the makeup has only been “swiped.”  It seems like a waste to not be able to pass along makeup that you won’t use, but for health reasons, we cannot donate it.

Here is an example of “swiped” makeup.  We have to throw this away.  (It’s Chanel, too! It’s painful to throw away Chanel makeup!)

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The brush was never used and you can see that three of the shades are perfectly fine.  However, since one color was swiped, we have to throw it away.

The same thing goes for lipstick.  We check every single tube that gets donated to make sure it doesn’t have a swipe mark on it.  If it does, we have to dispose of it.

So please help make our job easier by NOT donating makeup that has been swiped.  We know it’s painful and that it seems so wasteful.  However, think about how terrible it would be if we donated swiped makeup and the girl or woman had a bad physical reaction.  That would be worse than throwing away the gently used makeup you have.

Thanks for understanding!!!

We Have a Storage Unit!

Hi Friends!

We wanted to let you know that we finally have a storage unit to house all of your fabulous donations! We are so happy to have the extra space to sort through all of the products we receive and make sure they get distributed to the right places where they can benefit the most women.

Thanks to our mention in People Magazine, we have been inundated with products and we are so thankful! So many women will be helped by your generosity. Thank you!

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In addition to our new storage unit, we have also added the ability for you to make monetary donations via PayPal and credit card safely and securely. Once again, thank you!


Summer 2016: Part 2 ~ Donation Received

Donated Cosmetics

We received ten pallets of makeup from E.L.F. Cosmetics in October.  For our new shipment in May, (you can read all about the May shipment details HERE) the folks at E.L.F. were kind enough to arrange for the pallets to be delivered to us directly.  We were so thankful that they were able to do that because it saved us from having to come up with the funds (which we don’t have) to rent a huge moving van.

We were thrilled when the pallets arrived.  It was like Christmas when we received the donated cosmetics, because we had no idea what would be in the shipment! There were several boxes but two different themes. One theme was Jasmine cosmetics geared to young girls and teenagers.  The second theme included individual assorted makeup items along with makeup bags that we could assemble into kits for women.

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Pictures of boxes are pretty boring, arent’ they?  Here is a closer look at the fun Jasmine Collection for the girls/teenagers that were in the pink and white boxes in the upper-right photo above:


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How exciting, right?!  I love all of the colors and the packaging.  Imagine feeling so alone and scared and having no hope and then receiving this fun set of makeup.  If it puts a smile on just one girl’s face, Cosmetics for a Cause has done its job.

Here is a look at the items that were in the white boxes shown in the collage above.  In addition to the makeup, we were so, so thrilled to also receive enough makeup bags to assemble several hundred kits.  Luckily, we had several makeup brush kits left over from our October shipment to make sure the makuep bags were filed with everthing a woman needs to apply her makeup.  There was even nail polish, too.

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Check back for Part 3 of my summer adventure and the growth that Cosmetics for a Cause experienced during the summer of 2016.  Remember in Part 1, when I said my intership fell through, and as a result, I was able to concentrate on Cosmetics for a Cause?  My mother sent me this quote, which I literally experienced come true:

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

(I only wish I knew who said it.)