Next Monday will see the launch of the second annual BeautyBloggers.org charity auction, an event that was started last year by KarlaSugar. Cosmetics brands and bloggers come together and donate products, plus the cost of shipping, for the auction. All the proceeds will go again to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France, and provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people suffering the consequences of violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
The cause is wonderful, and the auction this year is nothing short of amazing. Our group this year includes not just the best beauty bloggers but also your (and mine) favorite perfume bloggers who donated some highly-coveted products. There are limited-edition items, cult favorites, niche perfumes and even a sealed, pre-reformulated bottle of a Christian Dior perfume. Just look at the bottle of Tour d'Ivoire by Strange Invisible Perfumes, donated by Scent Hive.
My own contribution is an edited selection of eye makeup and tools. It includes:
• Chanel Ombre Essentielle single eye shadow in #86 Trace, a classic, rich brown with bronze shimmer
• Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Surat, a shimmering taupe
• Paula Dorf Smokie Eyeliner brush (second edition; newer and rounder than the first version). This is a now-discontinued and sought-after brush that appeared on Lisa Eldridge's Favorite Brushes list. It's impossible to find, especially unused in its original packaging.
• Burberry Eye Shaper Brush No. 11, an angled eye contour brush made of super soft natural goat hair.
It all adds up to a retail value of $120 and I will love seeing one of my own readers go after this set. Well, I will be delighted to see all of you bid and win as many of the available treasures. As mentioned above, the auction starts on Monday, November 28, at 8:00 am CST and ends on December 12 at 5:00 pm CST. Please have a good look at take note of all the items you might want to bid and purchase.
More details soon!