Makeup and beauty tips after breast cancer treatment

It can be hard dealing with hair loss and sensitive skin after treatment. We've created quick and simple makeup video tutorials, with professional makeup artist Debbie Storey and women who have had treatment for breast cancer, answering your beauty questions. Stay tuned for new videos each week.

  1. Eye makeup and fake lashes
  2. Eye makeup and thinning hair
  3. How to apply a makeup base
  4. How to apply lip makeup
  5. How to remove makeup
  6. How to cleanse sensitive skin
  7. Moisturisers for sensitive skin
  8. Eye care
  9. Hand and foot care
  10. How to apply and style wigs
  11. Affordable and natural skincare and haircare
  12. Managing short hair and headwear 

1. Eye makeup and fake lashes

Many of you have asked us how to apply fake lashes if you have lost your hair due to treatment. Debbie explains how.

In this playlist:

  • Eyeliner after chemotherapy: Step 1
  • Eyeliner after chemotherapy: Step 2
  • How to apply false eyelashes: Preparing the glue
  • How to apply false eyelashes: Applying the lash
  • Applying eye makeup with false eyelashes

 

Products:

  • DHC Liquid Eyeliner
  • Duo Brush On Striplash Adhesive
  • Eyelure Natural Starter Kit 020
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

2. Eye makeup and thinning hair

It can be difficult to know what to do if you have lost your eyelashes and eyebrows after treatment. Watch Debbie's tips on creating a natural eye look.

In this playlist:

  • Shaping your eyebrows
  • Drawing natural brows: Base
  • Drawing natural brows: Colour

  • Drawing natural brows: Depth

  • Eyeliner removal

  • Mascara removal

 

Products:

  • Iconic Sculpt & Boost Eyebrow Cushion
  • Benefit Ka-Brow Eyebrow Colour
  • Benefit FoolProof Brow
  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

3. How to apply a makeup base

Some people find that their skin changes texture or tone after breast cancer treatment. Debbie explains how to apply a natural makeup base and create highlights using concealer.

In this playlist:

  • How to use a beauty blender
  • How to apply foundation
  • How to create highlights using concealer
  • How to make eyes appear brighter
  • Using powder to help with hot flushes

Products:

  • beautyblender sponge
  • bareMinerals BAREPRO performance wear liquid foundation SPF 20
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat illuminating concealer pen
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
  • MAC set powder

4. How to apply lip makeup

In this playlist:

  • How to stop lipstick bleeding
  • How to apply liquid lipstick
  • How to keep lipstick off your teeth
  • How to use gloss to make lips look more full

Products:

  • KIKO invisible lip liner
  • Fliqué matte liquid lipstick
  • bareminerals Moxie plumping lip gloss

5. How to remove makeup

In this playlist:

  • How to remove eyeliner
  • How to remove mascara
  • How to remove makeup using oil: Step 1
  • How to remove makeup using oil: Step 2

Products:

  • DHC Olive Virgin oil Cotton Swabs
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
  • DHC Silky Cotton Cosmetic Pads 

6. How to cleanse sensitive skin

During and after treatment, skin can feel more sensitive than it may previously have been. Debbie looks at gentle ways to cleanse your skin. 

In this playlist:

  • Finding a gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin
  • How to use exfoliators on sensitive skin
  • How to apply a face mask
  • How to remove a face mask

Products:

  • Deep Sea Mineral by Vivo
  • DHC Silky Cotton Cosmetic Pads 

  • Bio Cellulose face mask by DHC Cosmetics

7. Moisturisers for sensitive skin

In this playlist:

  • Homemade moisturiser for sensitive skin
  • How to stop your nose from dripping step 1
  • How to stop your nose from dripping step 2

  • How to moisturise using natural face oil
  • Moisturiser tips for dry skin
  • How to make a homemade face mask
  • Tips for dry lips after chemotherapy

Products:

  • Moisturiser
  • Fine grain sugar
  • Moisturising Skin Cream by YuBe
  • Olive Virgin Oil Cotton Swabs by DHC Cosmetics
  • Olive Virgin Oil by DHC Cosmetics
  • 2ply tissue
  • Dry Skin Moisturiser
  • Lip Revive by Elemis

8. Eye care

In this playlist:

  • How to use eye coolers step 1
  • How to use eye coolers step 2

  • How to soothe eyes with eye balm
  • How to care for eyes day and night
  • How to nourish eyelashes during and after treatment step 1
  • How to nourish eyelashes during and after treatment step 2

Products:

  • Rich Eye Zone Care Pack by DHC cosmetics
  • ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm
  • Q10 base makeup by DHC cosmetics
  • Eyelash Tonic by DHC Cosmetics
  • Eye Tonic by DHC cosmetics

9. Hand and foot care

In this playlist:

  • Hand care during and after breast cancer treatment 
  • How to do a hand massage: Step 1
  • How to do a hand massage: Step 2
  • Foot care during and after breast cancer treatment: Step 1
  • Foot care during and after breast cancer treatment: Step 2
  • Foot care during and after breast cancer treatment: Step 3

Products:

  • Elemis Frangipani Monoi Hand & Nail Cream
  • Argan oil deep moisturising foot pack by Deliciously Scrumptious
  • Treat Your Feet Foot Cream by Elemis

10. How to apply and style wigs

Many women choose not to wear a wig whilst some find new strength through theirs. Debbie shares some tips on finding the right wig for you and making it look natural. 

In this playlist:

  • How to style a wig
  • How to wear a wig when your hair is growing back
  • How to use a stocking top for wigs: Step 1
  • How to use a stocking top for wigs: Step 2
  • How to apply and adjust a wig
  • How to care for a wig
  • How to fix a stocking top for wigs
  • Using powder to make a wig look natural
  • Different types of wigs after chemotherapy

Products:

  • D Style Wigs
  • MAC blot powder

11. Affordable and natural skincare and haircare

If you don't want to spend a lot on beauty there are some natural products from your cupboard you can use.

In this playlist:

  • How to make a coffee exfoliator
  • How to apply a coffee exfoliator
  • How to apply an egg face mask
  • How to remove an egg face mask
  • How to apply olive oil for cuticles
  • How to use olive oil on hair and wigs

Products:

  • DHC Olive oil facial cleanser
  • ELEMIS Exotic Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

12. Managing short hair and headwear

In this playlist:

  • How to style short hair after chemotherapy
  • Headwear during chemotherapy

Products:

  • Bed Head Manipulator
  • Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray
  • Suburban Turban hats and headscarves

We'll be releasing the newest instalment of makeup tutorials each week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay tuned for Debbie's top tips.

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