Here’s Where To Donate Your Unused Beauty Products Ahead Of The New Year

Give your products to a good cause.

A new decade is coming and with it comes the question: Do I really need six cooling masks on my bedside table? As 2019 draws to a close and 2020 resolutions approach, it’s the perfect time to clean these makeup drawers and donate the eyeshadow palette or lipstick you’ll never use.

Spread the magic of Fenty Beauty to the less fortunate with the help of these six organizations.

Beauty Bus

Beauty Bus offers home beauty services and product packages for terminal patients and their caregivers. Donate new and closed products that are at least six months from their expiration date. Unaccepted items include perfumes, deodorants, makeup bags, and shavers.

Dress for Success

In addition to providing professional clothing for women prior to a job interview, Dress for Success also offers cosmetics and toiletries. All donations must be new, closed and within six months of the due date.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 2017, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has accepted unused toiletries and cosmetics for people who are not sex and gender-compliant. Hairdresser Andrew Fitzsimons created the initiative, which distributes products donated to the Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP) and to other clients of organizations serving the trans community. Donations will benefit a group of people with the highest poverty rates, especially transgender women.

Share your beauty

This New York-based organization donates beauty products to women and teens in crisis. Items must be new, closed, unexpired, and non-flammable. A sample of brands donated to the company include Elizabeth Arden, L’Occitane and Tarte Cosmetics.

Beauty Share Project

This organization will donate its unwanted beauty products to charities that serve marginalized women in communities across the country. Project Beauty Share accepts everything from feminine hygiene products to skin care. However, all lipsticks must be new. Also, unmarked powder items or items with a used wand will not be accepted.

Your local women’s shelter

One direct way to give back in your community is to look for shelters for local women. This site lists area shelters in each state, where you can find information on which toiletries, cosmetics, and skincare items are needed, as well as donation restrictions.

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