Sunday, January 9, 2011

Camouflaging Chemo Face

When I was going through chemo, my face was pale and puffy. I was down to a few sparse eyelashes and had no eyebrows or hair. The Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center graciously invited me to a makeover workshop for women undergoing chemo treatment. We got a goodie bag of donated makeup compliments of the American Cancer Society.

One of the best tricks they showed us was how to paint soft eyeliner around our hollow eyes and create the illusion of eyebrows with water and cake eyeliner. I wish I could tell you how to apply false eyelashes, but I never quite got the hang of that. Do use darker blush under your cheekbones to contour your face. And use plenty of blush/bronzer, since low white blood cell counts make you look white as a ghost. I thought this video might be helpful.

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