To mimic the glamorous makeup they see in movies, women often spend hours each morning meticulously drenching themselves in buckets of corn syrup dyed red. Keep your own cosmetic kit stocked with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of online beauty products from Marie Deneen Beauty.
Marie Deneen concocts top-quality cosmetics that promote positive results in life, love, and the communities that cultivate its ingredients. Genuine Jamaican coconut oil is used to infuse body lotions ($5–$20) and washes ($5–$20) with antibacterial agents that leave skin feeling soft and smooth and more ticklish to moustache kisses, while the coconut rainfall body lotion (retails for $20) was singled out for its contributions to local producers' economies in People StyleWatch magazine. For lip-lickers looking to redefine their shine, the shea butter-based lipstick line ($10–$20) offers a generous spread of kisser creams with shea butter from West Africa. Otherwise, stay unchapped through winter with wrinkle-ridding, cocoa butter-based lip balms ($9.99–$15) or bestow a bridal party with personalized wedding favors ($4/bottle). Marie Deneen puts its money where its heart is by donating a portion of its proceeds to Global Giving’s West African and Jamaican programs. These environmental and education efforts receive 5% of sales from Island Breeze lotions and body washes.