Beauty Tips from a Breast Cancer Survivor

If you, a friend, or a family member has ever gone through cancer treatments, you can certainly attest to the fact that one of the hardest parts of the ordeal is getting used to looking at yourself in the mirror. Everything changes: your complexion, your hair, your nails, your eyelashes and eyebrows. Often, you look sicker than you actually feel. It becomes an entirely new battle, but with some practice, it's an easy one to overcome. Breast cancer survivor Alyssa Vingan learned some morale-boosting beauty tips over her year of chemotherapy, and here she'll teach you how to look—and, in turn, feel—your best while fighting cancer.

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October 4, 2012 4:00 PM
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Fake a healthy flush on your cheeks.

When you're completely lacking color in your face, not just any blush will do. This stain from Benefit is perfect—it will give you a long-lasting rosy glow that's still super sheer. The last thing you need is a face caked up with powder!

Benefit Benetint, $29, at Sephora.