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Shape, define and fake it with style
You won't need to give up on your individual style - Below you will find hints, tips, ideas and contacts for brow and lashes:

Scroll down the page to see tips on eye brows and lashes
 

 

 

 


Eyebrows
 

Makeup - Pencilling on
It really is worth practicing how to pencil on brows as this can really define your face shape. Most department stores will show you how to do this free of charge. But if you want something more private you could try the following:

• Ask your wig supplier - when having a wig fitted you will find that many can show you how to pencil on brows and often supply ideal makeup
• Book a makeup session with a makeup artist to show you how to do this. For privacy book a private room or ask someone to come to your home
• Go along to a free cancer support look good feel better session which is especially designed to show you how to do things like this.

Tricks of the trade
When it comes to pencil perfection here are some tips:
• Invest in an eyebrow stencil, this can be a real help as you just gently pencil in the shape from the stencil
• Get the right colour pencil. Now depending on what skin colour you have and if you are wearing a wig, this will effect what colour pencil you choose. Most people actually have a pencil that is too dark and therefore shows up harsh lines
• Choose a water proof pencil – this way you won’t worry about smudges


Colour choice…
Wig wearers - If you are grey or blonde then generally speaking, choose a pencil that is two shades darker then your natural shade. For dark wigs make sure that your brow pencil is not too dark, for example unless you wig is black, then try dark brown. If your wig is a red tone it is best to choose a light brown pencil.
Head scarf, headwear and beautifully bare– Generally speaking, without hair around your face, you may feel that your pencilled brows feel more prominent than before. If so try going for a more subtle shade.

False brows
Until faced with dealing with hair loss most people haven’t thought about wearing false brows but with a little practice these can offer you a great alternative.

Just like fake lashes they are attached using an adhesive and removed using a remover product. They come in various shapes, colours real and synthetic hair. Prices start from around £10.00 for a synthetic pair and upwards for real hair.

You will be able to use a good quality pair over and over again. You can buy them from online shops, spa’s and beauty salons as well as wig suppliers and hair loss clinics. If wearing for the first time it is advisable to buy from a company such as a wig shop who can offer you advice on selection and guidance on how to apply them.

Unless you have any specific skin allergy or problems then you shouldn’t need to consult with your doctor before using these. However - ensure that you do a sensitivity test to ensure that you are not allergic to the glue and remover lotions – this is a very standard thing that most cosmetics recommend.

Permanent makeup brows

Sara pictured above chose to have semi-permanent eyebrows put on after chemo.

Kindly note – You should seek the approval of your doctor before having any form of permanent makeup. During some active treatments such as chemotherapy your doctor will normally NOT allow any form of permanent make up. However once treatment is complete, given no concerns, they will normally not have a problem with you going ahead – but please check.

Permanent (or semi- permanent) makeup offers you long term makeup for the face. In other words the makeup will be permanent much like a tattoo and will normally gradually fade. It is not available on the NHS and is offered at specialist clinics, salons and spas. Prices really do vary and normally start from around £150 upwards for two eyebrows. In general, you cannot have permanent makeup on large areas of the scalp but can on most other areas of the body and in particular the face. Enhancing eyebrows is one on the most popular services and permanent makeup artists are used to helping people who have all types of hair loss problems from alopecia, scarring and burns to people like you with hair loss due to cancer treatments.

The great thing about permanent make up is that once cancer treatment is complete, if you have lost your eyebrows and are awaiting them to grow back, are dealing with long term eyebrow loss, or eyebrow thinning, then permanent make up can offer you a great natural looking alternative. When you go for an appointment you will normally have brows pencilled on first so that you can confirm the shape, colour and appearance you like.

Permanent make up is classed as non-surgical but it does normally involve the use of needles and specialist equipment so should be treated with due care and consideration. There are various techniques and products used, but mostly a local anaesthetic (to mask any pain) in the form of a cream is applied then fine needles (similar to tattooing) with mineral colours will add gradual colour to your skin.

Most importantly, make sure that you check out the permanent make up artist you are using. Check their creditability and ask for testimonials or to speak to people they have worked on. One of the most important things is that you feel comfortable and confident in the person offering you this service.


Beautifully bare
You may be fine with having no brows at all and you should feel free to feel comfortable with this. It is an entirely personal choice. You may wish to enhance other features on your face or perhaps look at some ideas of using accessories such as earrings to enhance and add dimension to your style.
 


Eyelashes

Makeup
During treatment if your lashes have thinned but you still have some remaining it is best advised to not use mascara on these reaming lashes as it is likely that the remaining ones may be more fragile then normal. Best left to wait until after treatment is complete.

If you have no or thinning lashes you may find that wearing an eyeliner and shadow will help to define your eyes. As with using any eye brow pencil it is important to consider the shades you are using. For example you may be someone who normally wears heavy eye makeup, but with hair loss, you may need to adapt your makeup to suit your wig, head scarves or other look.

It really is worth practicing different ways to define your eyes. Most department stores will show you how to do this free of charge but if you want something more private you could try the following:

• Ask your wig supplier - when having a wig fitted you will find that many supply and can offer advice and help you select makeup colours to go with your wig choice.
• Book a makeup session with a makeup artist to show you how to do this, book a private room or ask someone to come to your home
• Go along to a free cancer support look good feel better session which is especially designed to show you how to do things like this.


False eyelashes
Fake eye lashes are readily available in many different colours and styles. From high street chemists, salons, department stores to wig suppliers and hair loss clinics, you will find something to suit you. With a bit of practice they are easy to use and can offer you a great way to feel a bit more like yourself.

Generally speaking, fake lashes are attached using an adhesive and removed using a remover product. It can be a good idea to look for "hypoallergenic" products as you may be more sensitive at this time. They come in various shapes and colours and are available in either real or synthetic hair. Prices start from around £1.99 upwards.

If you have never worn false lashes before you could buy from a company such as a wig shop or salon who can offer you advice on selection and guidance on how to apply them. On the other hand they are something that after a bit of practice are really quite easy to get the hang of. Here are a few tips:

• Do trim them to make sure they are the same length as your lid
• Do add mascara to accentuate lashes
• Do a sensitivity test – see below
• Don’t wear them in bed or asleep
• Don’t wear if you have any skin sensitivity issues
• Enjoy trying different lengths and shades


Unless you have any specific skin allergy or problems then you shouldn’t need to consult with your doctor before using these. However - ensure that you do a sensitivity test to ensure that you are not allergic to the glue and remover lotions – this is a very standard thing that most cosmetics recommend.

Semi permanent lashes
As the name would suggest, semi permanent lashes are designed to last anywhere from 2-3 days or longer. You can sleep and swim with them on. At the time of writing these need to be attached to your own stable and strong lashes, so are not suitable for people during hair loss and treatment. However once treatment is complete, and sufficient new lash growth is stable (only a very small growth is needed), then semi permanent lashes may be an option.

Eye lashes and permanent makeup

Kindly note – You should seek the approval of your doctor before having any form of permanent makeup. During some active treatments such as chemotherapy your doctor will normally NOT allow any form of permanent make up. However once treatment is complete, given no concerns, they will normally not have a problem with you going ahead – but you must check.

Permanent makeup offers you long term makeup for the face. In other words, the makeup will be permanent much like a tattoo and will normally gradually fade. It is not available on the NHS and is offered at specialist clinics, salons and spas. Prices really do vary and normally start from around £150 upwards for eyeliner. In general, you cannot have permanent makeup on large areas of the scalp but can on most other areas of the body and in particular the face. Enhancing eyes is one on the most popular services and permanent makeup artists are used to helping people who have all types of hair loss problems from alopecia, scaring and burns to people like you with hair loss due to cancer treatments.

The great thing about permanent makeup is that once cancer treatment is complete, if you have lost your lashes and are awaiting them to grow back, are dealing with long term hair loss, or eyelash thinning, then permanent make up can offer you a great natural looking alternative way to enhance your eyes. When you go for an appointment you will normally have any eye makeup pencilled on first so that you can confirm the shape, colour and appearance. You can have a base of makeup such as a natural looking eye liner, that you can then add make up to. Some artists have some very clever suggestions that really can create the image of eyelashes and other eye enhancement ideas.

Permanent mak up is classed as non-surgical but it does normally involve the use of needles and specialist equipment so should be treated with due care and consideration. There are various techniques and products used but mostly a local anaesthetic (to mask any pain) in the form of a cream is applied then fine needles (similar to tattooing) with mineral colours will add gradual colour to your skin.

Most importantly, make sure that you check out the permanent mak up artist you are using. Check their creditability and ask for testimonials or to speak to people they have worked on. One of the most important things is that you feel comfortable and confident in the person offering you this service.



Eye brows and Eyelashes
Here are some links to specialists and organisations:


Permanent makeup
Permanent Makeup.com
http://www.permanent-makeup.com

Tracie Giles
http://www.traciegiles.co.uk

The British Association of beauty therapy and cosmetology
http://www.babtac.com

Karen Betts
http://www.karenbetts.co.uk/eye-enhancements

Diahann Berridge
http://www.diahannberridge.co.uk/

False eyelash and eyebrow suppliers
Remember that most spas, chemists, salons and beauty shops sell false lashes


Eldora false lashes
The team at Eldora are very helpful and supply the largest range of lashes in the UK. Their team are very supportive of ladies with hair loss so if you don’t know what may be right for you email them as they really are great at giving tips and helpful advice.
www.eldora.co.uk


Classy Lashes
www.classylashes.com
Great demo video of false lashes
www.classylashes.com/fittingvideo.htm

Nu Brow
http://www.nu-brow.com/


Kindly note that we cannot take responsibility for the products that these companies sell. To the best of our knowledge they are reputable companies who sell specialist products.
 


 

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