An Irish charity using the power of make-up to change lives

Finding out you have cancer can be daunting and life-changing. The added stress of the appearance related side effects of treatment can be demoralising and very hard to cope with.

 

This can have a serious effect on self-esteem and confidence, at a time when a positive attitude is very important. ​Cancer can rob a woman of her energy and strength, but with the support of Look Good Feel Better it need not take away her self-confidence. ​

 

We use the power of make-up to help rebuild self-confidence and self-esteem for women who have gone through cancer treatment. These amazing women attend workshops all over Ireland, run by a dedicated team of volunteer make-up artists.

Our research shows having participated in one of our workshops 93% of women say that they feel 93% more confident about their appearance (2018 Global Look Good Feel Better Patient Survey conducted with 10,000 workshop participants over 6 countries worldwide). We are a registered charity established in 2013.

  • Last year, Look Good Feel Better held 114 beauty workshops in 15 hospitals

  • In 2018, Look Good Feel Better worked with 1032 women going through cancer treatment

  • 10,000 women have been supported by Look Good Feel Better in Ireland

  • 170 hardworking volunteers support Look Good Feel Better Ireland delivery skincare and make-up workshops

Our vision

That the Look Good Feel Better programme be an integral part of cancer care in Ireland supporting people with cancer.

Our mission

To help improve the well-being and confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. We do this by providing free Look Good Feel Better workshops and advice, to help manage the visible side-effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

"After the Look Good Feel Better workshop I felt like I looked normal, I didn’t look sick, and that’s all you want under the circumstances. I felt like a million dollars after the workshop! Now my make-up is constantly admired as I know what I’m doing when applying cosmetics...My children loved seeing their mammy looking herself and happy. It brought some cheer into the house, knowing I was feeling fantastic rather than feeling miserable”

Sheila, Workshop Participant , Cork

"Volunteering for the Look Good Feel Better Programme, was one of the most worthwhile and fulfilling things that I have done in my life. Being able to make a patient's life that little bit easier and happy, was such a joy. On a personal level it also helped to put my problems in perspective and make me realise how lucky I was to be healthy and happy. I would definitely recommend volunteering to any beauty professional”

Emma O'Farrell, Volunteer Beauty Advisor

Look Good Feel Better is registered in Ireland as a company limited by guarantee and not having any share capital (Company no. 523636, Registered charity no. 20081379, CHY 20507). Registered office: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, D07 RHA8 

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