Show your true political colors over the next few days by buying a limited edition lipgloss from Hotpants Cosmetics in either Palin Pink or Obama Berry ($19.99).

Leaving aside riffs about lipstick on pigs, there are several seriously good reasons to buy Lip Lust Light Up lip gloss. It is a merciful lip plumper that doesn't tingle or sting. Cottonseed oil fills in fine lines, while squalane, soy protein and almond oil moisturize.

The package comes with a nifty little LED light that switches on when you open the tube, enabling you see what you are doing in the side panel mirror.

Finally 50% of proceeds go to Cut It Out, a charity for domestic violence victims.

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