Primarily a maker of beauty products, Diptyque offers their special addition RED candle ($68, diptyqueparis.com). Made with hints of sandle wood, vanilla, and rooibos, it's a perfect way to clear the air. Part of the proceeds from each sale are donated to the Global Fund to invest in HIV and AIDS programs in Africa.
We love LUSH. Aside from this delicious body care line using fresh ingredients in their products, 100 percent of the proceeds from their Charity Pot hand and body creams ($20.95, lush.com) go to one of the many charities that LUSH supports; Unite for Children and Unite Against AIDS.
As one of the vanguards in the makeup artistry world, MAC Cosmetics is perhaps the most consistent in their fight against AIDS. Since 1994, the MAC AIDS fund launched their Viva Glam lipstick in which 100 percent proceeds go to the AIDS fund, a program that helps men, women and children living with AIDS. Viva Glam spokespersons include RuPaul, Mary J. Blige and Lil' Kim. This campaign's features beautiful lippies and bags (maccosmetics.com) by spokesladies Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga.
Need to smooth your tresses for that holiday party coming up? The Bio-Ionic Limited Edition "Red" Freestyling Styling Iron ($150, aveyou.com) is the perfect tool. It's a welcome addition to their innovative iTools line of styling products, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Until There's A Cure Foundation, a non-profit for AIDS education and awareness.
NARS Cosmetics offers two ways for you to play it safe. For those who like to have their cake and eat it too, you can buy the Safer Set (trendhundter.com), which comes with 'Multiple in Orgasm' blush cream stick and two condoms. Not to be forgotten, the girls who are content to wait a little longer for satisfaction can purchase the Safest Set, which comes with a little black book detailing all the ways to say "no" at the right moment. The sale of each set benefits Amfar, a global voice in sex education.
Yep, MAC's Viva Glam pops up again because although it debuted in 1994 -- due to its popularity -- MAC has decided to keep it around. We think this brownish red-blue lipstick ($14.50, maccosmetics.com) is a perfect shade for women of color. Even more perfect is that every penny of the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund.
Do you need love? The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has plenty for you. Their popular LOVE condom line ($1.50-$25, lovecondoms.org) is available to individuals in the U.S. and Canada. Not only will buying these help you protect yourself, the money from each purchase is used to buy more condoms for free distribution around the world in communities severely affected by sex related illness.
Why not look fabulous and support a good cause with the Swarovski Crystal Ribbon Pin ($30, broadwaycares.org)? This stunning 2" red ribbon pin was designed exclusively for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and 100 percent of the profits go to their organization.
Your lips can help fight the good fight with out saying a word when you purchase the Tantalizing Lip Butter ($8, thebodyshop.com). Proceeds go to support the Staying Alive Foundation, a worldwide organization that spreads the word about HIV/AIDS prevention.
The Red Pump Project (theredpumpproject.com), an initiative spearheaded by bloggers Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie and Karyn of The Fabulous Giver encourages bloggers to post the Rock the Red Pump button on their blogs. March 10th of every year is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. What better way to show your support for the cause than by rocking your fiercest pair of red pumps?