15 things we bet you didn't know one lipstick could do
Always looking for the best multi-use products on the market? The beauty buys that give more bang for your buck? Well, MAC VIVA GLAM Lipstick not only takes the cake in that department, it bakes it and eats it as well!
Not sure how a simple lipstick can do so much? Let me explain. Back in 1994, the MAC AIDS Fund was established to support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Supported exclusively by the sales of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass (100 per cent of the purchase price goes to the MAC AIDS Fund), over the past 18 years MAC has launched seven exclusive VIVA GLAM product lines and has raised US$224 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
So…back to how this lippy gets brilliant bang for its buck…not only will purchasing one limited edition VIVA GLAM Lipstick or Lipglass get you the latest in luscious-looking lippy colour (try saying that quickly!), but the proceeds can also do the following:
1.) Purchase 254 condoms to prevent the transmission of HIV.
2.) Provide 32 Safer Sex Kits, which include condoms, lubricant and instructions.
3.) Provide a clean, safe place to sleep for two nights for one resident living with HIV/AIDS.
4.) Provide 45 minutes of lifesaving HIV prevention skills to a group of 75 women and girls.
5.) Buy eight individually tailored, nutritious meals for a person affected by HIV/AIDS.
6.) Prevent one mother from transmitting HIV to her baby.
7.) Keep an injection drug user HIV and HCV free for one year by providing sterile syringes.
8.) Purchase one rapid oral HIV test.
9.) Test four babies to determine their HIV status.
10.) Provide crisis counseling to a person living with AIDS who is also struggling with drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness.
11.) Provide a new job interview shirt and tie for one resident at an HIV/AIDS housing organisation.
12.) Purchase 151 safer injection kits (cooker, cotton, tourniquet).
13.) Provide 30 minutes of training for 20 medical providers on integrating HIV prevention and reproductive health.
14.) Provide a move-in kit for a client moving into new housing, including cleaning materials, toilet paper, laundry soap, dishes for one person, light bulbs, etc.
15.) Buy 24 female condoms, which are distributed by the DC Department of Health to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy.
They join the ranks of other equally-as-fabulous celebrity ambassadors, including RuPaul, K.D. Lang, Lil’ Kim, Sir Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Shirley Manson, Linda Evangelista, Boy George, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Pamela Anderson, Lisa Marie Presley, Debbie Harry, Eve, Dita Von Teese, Fergie, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga.
Have you tried any VIVA GLAM Lipsticks or Lipglasses? Which celeb would you love to see as the next ambassador for VIVA GLAM?