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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    Wake up your look with a shimmering highlighter.

    A little bit of illuminator goes a long way—it will instantly brighten up your face, making you look awake and radiant. Apply a dab of this NARS formula in the corners of your eyes, on your browbones, the tops of your cheekbones, and on the Cupid's bow (right above your lip) for an instant skin pick-me-up. You'll be shocked at how many people tell you how great you look!

    NARS Copacabana Illuminator, $30, at NARS.

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