Makeup tutorials aim to give cancer patients a boost in pandemic

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Dee Diaz, president and CEO of Look Good Feel Better Canada, said it now offered two one-hour skin and haircare workshops with groups of six to 12 women. Photo: Pexels

(Marie-Louise Gumuchia/ Reuters) — Surrounded by lipstick and eye-shadow, Aisha Quashie brushes her cheek with foundation as she mirrors makeup artist Laura Hunt thousands of miles away in London.

The 39-year-old, who finished treatment for lymphoma in March, is doing a private online makeup tutorial while shielding at her Mississauga, Ontario home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When you’re going through something like cancer, you tend to stay away regardless, because sometimes you’re not feeling well,” Quashie told Reuters.

“But that additional isolation, just it makes it even that much harder not being able to see family (and) friends. It’s definitely tough mentally.”

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