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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    Camouflage dark, tired eyes with a creamy eyeshadow.

    Certain types of cancer treatments can cause your eyelids to darken, or if your skin gets extra pale, you'll notice that the veins on your eyelids can appear to be more prominent. A good way to combat this is by using a creamy, pearlescent eyeshadow that will not only brighten up your eyes by picking up light, but will also give you blendable, long-lasting coverage. For a subtle look, choose a shade that's close to your skin tone.

    Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $24, at Bobbi Brown.

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