Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

This September, Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund has launched a campaign to raise awareness on the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. You can donate directly online, wear teal on September 7th (National Wear Teal Day), or shop for a cause. Laura Mercier is donating 100% of profits from the sale of the Bonne Mint Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Creme Colour Palette ($48.00) and Rose Hope Lip Glace ($24.00) to the fund.

Additionally, for every tweet with #LMOCF, Marie Claire will donate $1 to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Happy tweeting!

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45 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

  1. moena

    Aw, I thought she was selling that lip color.

  2. Monica

    There is a national day for wearing teal?? How fun!

  3. Oooh I swatch that Rose Hope Lip Glace. Is it pinkish red or red with pink sparkles?

    National Wear Teal Day? That has my name all over it. Teal is my favorite color.

    • I haven’t seen it, so I’m not sure what it really looks like!

    • daphne

      I picked it up yesterday on an impulse (I’m hardly buying any makeup these days!) and I think it’s a pinkish red. Almost no sparkle and quite a bit of pigment. It’s just gorgeous! I would have bought it anyway but the 100% donation product is icing on the cake.

  4. Ellie

    A cause close to my heart, as ovarian cancer is something that runs in my family. Will have to look into these products!

    • KaylaK

      It’s a cause close to my heart as doesn’t run in my family but my best friend just passed away in February from it, she was only 25 :( It’s a terrible disease!

      • That is terrible. I feel bad for her family and my condolence to all that knew her including you.

        The tough of me dying at that age as well.

      • Terri

        Oh Kaylak! I don’t know you but my heart aches for you and her family. As a mom the thought of losing one of my precious daughters is unthinkable. I hope in time the grief in your heart eases somewhat. She will never be truly gone as long as you remember her. I am so sorry.

        • Joan

          “To Live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die”.
          Hold the good memories near and dear. I hope the pain ebbs for you and all involved!

  5. MonicaP

    Impressive. I was wondering what the percentage was for the donation. 100% ! That’s downright cool :-)

    • I don’t post a lot of charity/awareness causes any more, but if they give a lot, I’m more likely to. 100% of profits is great :)

      • Considering how much awareness has been generated for breast cancer and just breast cancer it’s nice to see other campaigns are starting to sprout up.

        • I was just going to say that! It’s awesome that we’ve come as far as we have in breast cancer treatment, but ovarian needs some attention too. This is very cool – and I love that you can just tweet and Marie Claire will donate a dollar. That’s wonderful for anyone who wants to give but is really strapped for cash themselves.

    • Vick

      I was wondering the same and was pleasantly surprised!

    • Lindsay

      Just remember it’s 100% of *profits*, not 100% of the purchase price (so they cover their costs of making and selling the product, then the money leftover is donated). It’s still awesome, for sure!

  6. :( I like the teal lipstick. Money to a good cause nonetheless!

  7. Lulee

    Only LM could make a teal color look so beautiful and wearable

  8. Wow, 100% – that’s really incredible. Laura Mercier is one of my favorite brands and this just makes me respect and admire LM more. I love that they took the time to create products that are beautiful in their own right for the cause. I’ll definitely pick these up.

  9. 100 % of the proceeds is very commendable! The products are beautiful and the purchases go towards a good cause. I’m not mad at that!

  10. AnGeLwInGz

    Where can I buy the teal lipstick? It’s gorgeous!

  11. Jennifer

    My aunt had ovarian cancer. She’s been cancer free for almost a year now, but it was a difficult journey. I love that 100% of the proceeds go to the fund. I might actually buy something.

  12. blueraccoon

    Ooh. Both those products are things I’ve been thinking about picking up. I like this a lot. I just wish there were a cosmetics company selling to raise money for multiple myeloma awareness.

  13. Renee

    Fantastic!! Oviarian cancer is THE silent killer, of all the silent killing diseases us women can get. It is tricky to diagnose and usually too late.
    I feel the need to buy both and will.

  14. It’s a great campaign! Nobody talks about ovarian cancer, although it’s fairly common and hard to treat successfully. My grand-mother died of ovarian cancer, mostly because it was diagnosed too late. I think a lot of seniors stop visiting their ob-gyn regularly once they’re past menopause, at least that’s what happened with her. Every woman must have a gynecological examination at least once a year, regardless of age, it can litterally save us!

    • Natalie

      I agree! I lost my 90 year old beloved Gran to ovarian cancer this year as well. I miss her like mad. I will donate to this fund! Great idea LM!

  15. Rachel

    Oh that lip glace is calling my name! I like how brands are building awareness lesser known diseases and illness. I hope more brands will follow suit!

  16. I’m really impressed with Laura Mercier for this. How wonderful.

  17. zulaikha

    Its v nice to see more makeup brands do such campaigns. My Mom has cysts in her ovary and got it removed, though they were not cancerous, thankfully. They should do a diabetes campaign too, I’ve been having type 1 diabetes since i was 16 and I’ll be 24 next month. I’m on the Medtronic insulin pump, i was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome last yr, and i may have to go through a laproscopy- ovarian drilling v soon if the meds don’t work out for me. Talk about issues!

    • zulaikha

      And diabetes is really on the rise, in another 20 yrs time a lot of people would have diabetes type 1 Coz of bad eating habits and lazy lifestyles.

  18. Caroline

    Honestly, I want the blue/green lipstick in the advert. They should make a color like that and sell it, if it’s in the advert.

  19. Elle

    This is wonderful! I recently had surgery removing cysts from ovaries on last week. I am recovering wonderfully! I will definitely support this and have spread the word to my twitter followers.

  20. I kinda wish they’d made that amazing lip color from the campaign pic…

  21. Melissa

    Ovarian cancer can’t be detected via a Pap smear, and not even usually through a regular gynocological exam. It is not until a woman is in the advanced stages that there are any symptoms: bloating, a feeling of fullness when you haven’t even eaten much, abdominal discomfort. My sister was told she had bronchitis or pneumonia because she had fluid on her lungs and congestion — turns out the ovarian tumor was pushing up on her lungs, so those were her symptoms. She was already in stage 4. Five rounds of chemo gave her three more years of life but it was rough. She lost her hair, struggled with neuropathy, etc. we NEED to find a way to detect this horrible cancer earlier! Thank you Laura Mercier for donating funds to this research!