So in case you didn’t know, March 8 was International Women’s Day (but then again, if you went on Instagram for even a minute you would have seen a million posts about it). I am so proud to be a woman and honestly can’t imagine a world where we don’t have the same fundamental rights as men. But ladies, it happens. Although I live in Canada, a free country where everyone is equal, not all women get the same opportunity as me.
It’s hard to believe that women’s human rights were only enacted nearly 70 years ago, which include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. With that being said, there are countries and communities out there that still don’t partake in those rights, which is so mind boggling to me.
One of the largest issues this year has been the whole Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, which demonstrates the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. There have been so many stories coming out this year from brave women breaking the silence, and in honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Elizabeth Arden is paying it forward with their new lipstick as part of the March On campaign.
In 1912 Elizabeth Arden (yes, she was a real person) marched on 5th Avenue for equal rights for women and dedicated red lipstick to the cause. Today, in the spirit of their founder, the beauty brand is donating 100 per cent of the revenue from their new signature lip colour, Red Door Red, to UN Women, a global organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Red Door Red is available for the month of March, and best of all, Reese Witherspoon is the spokesperson behind the March On campaign. This limited-edition lipstick features her signature on the casing as well.
The brand was so kind and sent me the lipstick to try out, and although I’m not really a red lipstick kinda gal (I find it too high maintenance), I absolutely love this colour since it comes off more like a fuchsia on my skin tone. The wear is comfortable and moisturizing, and the finish is shiny. The fact that 100 per cent of the proceeds go to charity aside, I’m actually really digging this colour and find it to be universal for really any skintone (plus, it feels so comfortable on the lips).
Find this lipstick at Elizabeth Arden counters, such as Hudsons Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and London Drugs for C$33.50. I highly recommend picking this up since it’s a really beautiful colour, plus it all goes to a good cause. Total win-win!
Will you be picking up Elizabeth Arden’s March On Red Door Red lipstick?
Please note, I was sent this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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