Great Green Idea: Cargo's Plant Love

04/16/2007 at 10:30 AM ET

This Earth Day, share the love — the Cargo Plant Love, that is. This eco-friendly lipstick line has a tube made out of corn, botanical ingredients like Orchid Complex and meadowfoam seed oil (doesn’t that sound healthy?) — but our favorite part is that the boxes are embedded with seeds and can be planted. And for every lipstick sold, two dollars will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . If all of that wasn’t enough, some of the colors were created by stars including Lindsay Lohan, Evangeline Lily and Mariska Hargitay. Buy yours for $20 at

Photo: Courtesy of Cargo

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Charity , Eco-Friendly
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Ashley on

$20 for lipstick? I don’t understand why they are only donating $2 from every stick sold if they cost $20!!! That’s bullcrap. Creative idea tho, I like that they can be planted.

glad on

aww…the lipsticks looks cute !

KT from Cda on

My words exactly, Ashley!

jenny on

Well, the lipstick is called Plant Love so I’m guessing that the lipstick is more about being eco-friendly, the $2 to charity thing just seems like they’re being nice. They didn’t have to do that. How much have you donated to charity in the past year because I’m sure that $2 from each of their sales will add up to a lot.

Ashley on

Well what does the other $18 per stick go to? And yes, I have made my fair share of charitable donations this year. I think if you’re gonna do something for charity, please make it really about charity!!

Jenny on

Well, it costs some money to make the lipstick and after the $2 donation they rest is probably their profit which allows them to keep their company alive otherwise they would have to shut down. The lipstick isn’t about charity though, it’s being marketed for being eco-friendly, that’s why it’s called Plant Love and not like the St. Jude’s charity lipstick. I just don’t understand why people are so critical. I think it’s really nice of them considering that it can add up to a lot of money. I know that there would be no way I could financially match whatever amount they end up donating. I bet those children are grateful.

Elda on

very interesting and i love the fact about helping children out, i just love kids!!

kitty on

Good luck to their company if they are charging $20 per tube. Think about how many people can afford to pay $20 for 1 tube of lipstick…now how’s it addin’ up…

I’m sure the children are extremely grateful, but if they could charge less and donate more of the proceeds more people would buy it, and there would be much more $$$$!!!

stacie on

lol, or they could just not donate anything like a lot of other companies and have no one bashing them on this post anymore. Yeah…that’d be better.

darin on

yeh, if they didn’t donate a thing, people wouldn’t be so quick to start telling businesses how to run their businesses and how much money they need to give to the children. anyway the same people who are complaining probably won’t even buy the lipstick.

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