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.
Initially the group was quiet, when the master class commenced. However, as Sally went through the stages of applying the make- up it was lovely watching the ladies spirits and confidence grow. As Sally went through each step, such as reducing the look of redness on the face, applying eye brows and creating the look of lashes; I could see the difference it was making. The ladies were sharing advice and tips with each other, asking more questions and the room was filled with laughter.
I had a giggle with a lady (who shall remain anonymous), who like myself didn’t realise there was symbols on bottles to tell you how long you should keep your product for! Simple tips like this, help prevent things such as infections. Watching someone look in the mirror and saying this makes me feel great, made me feel really happy.
It was an uplifting experience. 2 ½ hours just flew by. At the end of the session, each person received a gift bag, packed full of wonderful products. Each lady walked about the room with a smile and I was so glad to be a part of this experience.
How Look Good Feel Better is supporting The Lewis Foundation.
Look Good Feel Better UK are currently donating beauty products for our make-up and pamper packs. These packs go to cancer patients who receive treatment in Northampton General Hospital.
The items include lip glosses, blushers, eye shadows and eye liners from companies such as Max Factor and No 7.
Our aim is to provide comfort and happiness to cancer patients in Northampton, which having these items in our pack will help us to achieve.
Booking onto a Northampton Master Class
To book on please contact: Marks and Spencer’s Northampton – 01604 544486 bleep - 4447
To find out more about Look Good Feel Better UK, visit: