Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed below some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question which is not answered below, we would be happy to answer. Either, email us at info@lgfb.co.uk or call us on 01372 747500.

How do I find my nearest workshop?

Head over to our Workshop Finder and enter your postcode to see information on your nearest location. You will need to call them directly on the number provided to find out dates and to book your place.

If there isn’t a Workshop taking place near you, then please look at our Masterclass page as we may have one of these running closer to you.

What happens at the Workshops and Masterclasses?

We work through a specially designed routine, showing you basic skincare and make-up techniques to help you both “look good and feel better”. The classes last for about 2 hours - by the end of the class you will look fabulous and will have made many new friends.

How much does it cost to attend a Look Good Feel Better Workshop or Masterclass?

Look Good Feel Better does not charge for attending a Workshop or Masterclass

 

What is the difference between a Workshop and a Masterclass?

Masterclasses were set up to enable us to reach out to smaller communities that aren’t currently covered by the Workshop Programme. We do ask Masterclass attendees to provide their own colour products, a full list will be provided along with a generous discount voucher.  A set of skincare products are provided for attendees to share hygienically. 

What if I can’t make it to a Workshop or Masterclass or there isn’t one near me?

We’ve created The Confidence Kit for anyone who can’t attend a Workshop or Masterclass. The DVD and 48 page booklet covers everything from skincare and make-up, wig selection and styling, alternative head covering and nailcare. Find out more about The Confidence Kit and order your copy here.

We also have a selection of videos which includes advice on skincare, make-up, wigs and haircare and our most popular video ‘How to recreate missing eyebrows.’ You can view them all on our Tutorials & Advice page.

Is there a 'best' time to come to a workshop?

We would suggest that you come when we can be of most help with the visible side effects – this is usually in the middle or just after your second treatment.  You can attend for up to a year after your treatment has finished.

Will I have to take off my wig or head scarf?

We want you to be comfortable and have fun, many ladies are happy to remove their head scarves and wigs and others prefer to keep them on.  It is absolutely fine either way.

I have a lot of allergies can I still come to a workshop?

The products provided are suitable for most skin types.  If you are allergic to any specific ingredients or have extra sensitive skin, talk to the consultants. It is not a problem for you to leave out specific products that you are concerned about.  Or if you are worried about being allergic to certain products, you might like to bring your own products.

Can I bring my carer/friend to the Workshop or Masterclass?

Some of our workshops have plenty of space and others have none, so it is best to check when you book with the venue.

I have never used make up, will I be expected to know what to do?

Do not worry, our qualified beauty volunteers will guide you through every step of the session and make sure you are comfortable.

Will I be tired after the Workshop?

The 2 hours will go very quickly and most ladies come out on a high, looking and feeling amazing and wishing they had booked to go out that evening. 

Am I able to change to another date if I have a hospital appointment come up or don't feel well?

The hospital team will endeavour to rebook you onto another workshop at a later date, subject to availability. You must let the venue know as soon as possible.

Do you hold any Workshops specifically for teenagers?

We run a number of workshops around the UK specifically aimed at teenagers. These workshops follow a very similar format to the adult workshops but are tailored for a slightly younger audience.  (for example we may use brighter shades and bit of glitter too!)  Please call the LGFB head office on 01372 747 500 to find out if there is a teen Workshop taking place near you.

Do you hold Workshops for men?

We don’t currently run a programme for, men.  Our US counterpart has created a website which has lots of information and advice for men that are undergoing treatment for cancer.

My skin has become very dry since I started chemotherapy. What can I do?

Your skin may feel dryer than usual. The best way to combat this is to use a good facial cleanser and moisturiser that will help retain water within the skin. Use a lotion or cream, depending on what makes your skin feel most comfortable. Watch our Skincare Tutorial

How can I conceal the dark circles that have developed under my eyes?

Use a good quality eye cream morning and night to nourish the skin, apply with a light tapping motion to the eye socket bone around the eye. Diminish dark circles with concealer, apply gently on the dark area only with a clean ring finger or cotton bud and blend in. Watch our Base Make-Up Tutorial

I've lost my eyebrows, how can I re-create them until they grow back?

This is one of the most visible side effects of treatment. At our workshops participants will be shown how eyebrows can be drawn back on very naturally and effectively with a little practice. We’ve also created a special video to show you how to Recreating Missing Eyebrows

Can you suggest where I can buy a wig from?

Wigs come in all shapes and sizes, and are often available through your hospital, or cancer support centre. You can find details of some useful contacts within our Cancer Support Directory or watch our video on Wig Selection and Styling

My nails have become brittle. How can I care for them?

Looking after your hands and nails is particularly important during and after chemotherapy treatment as your nails become weaker and more prone to splitting.  Use a good hand cream to regularly moisturise your nails and hands and make sure that you wear gloves while doing household chores, especially when washing-up, as excessive exposure to water can lead to fungal infections of the nail bed. Watch our Nailcare Tutorial

Can I wear false eyelashes?

False lashes can be very useful, but they do need some existing lashes for support. If you are having chemotherapy treatment, check with your doctor or nurse before using false lashes as the adhesive can sometimes irritate sensitive skin and removing them may pull out any existing lashes.

 

Where can I find out more about cosmetic products?

The UK trade association, CTPA, has a comprehensive website for consumers giving facts about the way cosmetic products are regulated, the ingredients used and interesting information about how they work. Please log on to www.thefactsabout.co.uk

How is Look Good Feel Better funded?

LGFB receives no statutory funding. Over 40 member companies and brands provide product, professional support and help fundraise. In addition, a large proportion of our income comes from independent fundraising - individuals, companies, community groups and associations who run events and raise money to support our charity. Ladies who have benefited from our workshops also often want to get involved, either with donations or fundraising to enable other people to benefit from our workshops. Find out more about Fundraising and how you can support us.

How can I support LGFB?

There are lots of ways that you can get involved and support LGFB.  If you have experience in beauty, then we would love to have you as part of our volunteer team you can find out more on our Volunteer Page.  If you’d like to find out more about becoming a corporate partner or you can help us with products for the gifts bags, please e-mail us on info@lgfb.co.uk

We are always looking for new fundraisers, whether you’re an individual, group or company we have lots of ideas and events that you can get involved in, find out more on our dedicated Fundraising Page

 

I’m beauty trained, how can I volunteer?

If you're a qualified beautician and can spare a few afternoons a year to help run our Workshops, we'd love to hear from you.  Please visit our Volunteer page to find out more and sign up.