This new beauty buy from Ulta looks good and does good

Dr. PAWPAW's shimmer balm gives back

(Image credit: Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Look good, feel good, do good—it's a triple threat! Fortunately, one of Ulta's latest buys has this mission on lock. 

Since launching at the cosmetic retailer in 2020, Dr. PAWPAW has decided to team up with Save the Children for its Shimmer Balm, which is available both online and in stores. Not only will your lips and skin be thankful for that nourishing glow, but proceeds will go towards Save the Children. For every item sold, 50 cents will be donated to the organization. 

"Now, more than ever, America’s children need us, and we are so proud to work with Dr. PAWPAW and Ulta Beauty to ensure kids have the futures they deserve,” Betsy Zorio, Save the Children’s vice president of U.S. programs & advocacy, said in a statement. 

Now, this is a beauty buy we can get behind—shopping that makes a difference. For good measure, we'll take a few tubes. 


Dr. PAWPAW Shimmer Balm | $8

A blend of sustainably sourced ingredients will allow the biodegradable, iridescent pearls to set your skin and lips aglow. 

More from woman&home: 
• The best foundation for every skin type  
• The best mascara for volumizing your lashes 
• The best eye cream at every price point 

While at Ulta, we'd be remiss if we didn't pivot your attention toward the newly-released Friends makeup collection. Revolution Beauty's third round of goodies inspired by the cult classic TV show mimic Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe's most lovable qualities! From the paleontologist-inspired eye shadows (we're looking at you, Ross) to Joey's Ichiban lipstick for men, this line is nothing short of lovable. Plus, you'll want to stock up on the finds before the Friends reunion special finally comes out. (Details are still TBD.) 

And, fortunately for you, we know you have a hankering for new cosmetics, so we conveniently rounded up the best new makeup releases to look forward to in April—the Kosas AirBrow Tinted Eyebrow Gel, Stila Stay All Day Mascara, Ila Blue Light Filter Face Mist—options abound. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.