Look Good Feel Better
Proudly supported by Elite
Elite proudly supports Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), the only worldwide cancer support charity providing free, practical support to women undergoing treatment for cancer. LGFB helps restore and enhance the appearance of cancer patients dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.
Elite joins forces with LGFB every year to celebrate their Feel Better month (July) by working alongside other charity partners to raise additional proceeds and awareness for their work. Also our students volunteer in the LGFB monthly workshops run for people undergoing treatment for cancer.
About Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is there with support, guidance and free classes at a difficult time in patients’ lives when they need it most. LGFB understands that the way we look on the outside can have a powerful influence on how we feel on the inside.
With makeup, skincare, skills and a positive attitude, the programme helps to transform the look and the outlook of more than 3,000 New Zealand women with cancer every year.
Visit their website for more information.Read about Leila's experience at the workshops
Elite student Leila Silva volunteers in the LGFB workshops hoping to put a smile on the faces of people dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.
"I volunteer to help ladies be their own kind of beauty. I show them how use products to clean, moisturise, and provide sun protection for their skin. I also show them how to apply full makeup and how to choose the right products and colours for them. I apply the products on one half of their face and encourage them to do the other half.”
The responses from the women Leila has been working with has been really positive and motivating for all involved.
“My first workshop was one year ago and it was much more than I expected. I was thinking it was just a treat for the ladies, but it is much more, it is to improve their self-esteem and life.
During the workshops the participants often start out quite serious and curious, but after half an hour there are lots of smiles and fun – all of them at the end of the workshops are so happy.
The ladies often tell me that they are learning a lot as this is their first time using makeup and have never had lipstick or moisturiser. This has been a learning experience for me too.
I have learnt more about applying makeup and just how powerful it is. It’s very helpful for those ladies who have had chemotherapy the day before the workshop – they look much better at the end of the workshops."
Leila loves helping women in such a difficult time in their lives and hopes that the participants can take what they learn away with them to help in everyday life.
“I would like to be able to introduce what we do in the workshop into their personal routine.”
When asked what inspires Leila to volunteer at the workshops and what aspect she enjoys most her answer is simple.