I had always admired the work of Look Good Feel Better UK, way before The Lewis Foundation began. I loved the message it promoted. Just because you have cancer does not mean you should not look and feel beautiful.
So, when Look Good Feel Better UK wanted to support our charity, I was extremely excited!
A little about Look Good Feel Better UK
Look Good Feel Better is the only charity that actually operates worldwide and has been running since 1994. They receive no statutory funding to run this. Companies such as L’Oreal, Boots and Clarins; as well as individuals donate beauty products and fundraise to make this happen. Since 1994, they have supported over 130,000 ladies with cancer. Its aims are to improve well - being, self –esteem and confidence for anyone who is being treated for any type of cancer. They do this via their skin care and make up masterclass.
The Master Class
Look Good Feel Better UK offer masterclasses, all across the country. I was pleased to find they run one in Northampton on a quarterly basis. This takes places in Marks and Spencer’s in Northampton Town Centre. There is no cost to anyone that attends.
I attended a masterclass on the 7th February 2017 to see one in action. The session was led by a lady called Sally, a Look Good Feel Better beauty volunteer. Sally has years of experience in the beauty industry and now is a beauty volunteer.
There was 15 ladies in the master class of all ages and at varying stages of treatment for cancer. No one knew each other as people sign on the masterclass individually. The masterclass runs through a 10 step approach starting with skin care to the finished make up look.
We all sat in groups, with tables that had a variety of skin care products and mirrors. The ladies were asked to bring their own make up along with them, however there was spares if someone did not have a certain product.
Sally would demonstrate each step of the make-over on one of the ladies present and then the group would get the opportunity to try what she had shown us and ask questions.