By Christina Shanahan
Updated Nov 16, 2014 @ 10:45 am
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We love a good excuse to stock up on prestige makeup, designer fragrances, and cool tools. And now, thanks to BeautyKind's unique fundraising model, replacing your lipstick can also mean helping someone in need. The brand-new beauty site donates 5% of every sale directly to the charity of your choice.

Here's how it works: Create an account at; select the cause closest to your heart; and begin filling your cart with high-end skincare products, makeup brushes, perfumes, home fragrances, hair tools, nail polish, and more. Once you check out, you'll have the option to "share" your purchase and raise awareness about your cause through a custom link that can be distributed to your friends, colleagues and loved ones via email, or posted on your social networks. The best part? Every time someone in your network makes a purchase, you'll earn reward points which can be redeemed for products, debit cards, or a donation to your charity.

Go ahead--get your trigger finger ready!