Examples of skin concerns we address
The Life Quality Makeup caters to a wide range of skin concerns to help even skin tones, smooth skin surfaces, and balance features.
Deep skin concerns
Examples of the finish of our cover makeup on deep skin concerns, such as discolorations and marks.
Bluish skin tone
Reddish skin tone
Cleft lip and palate
(facial palsy, etc.)
* There are individual differences in the finish of cover makeup. * As for the correction of balance in cases of cleft lip and palate and facial palsy, advice is only available at the Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center (Ginza, Tokyo).
Appearance concerns stemming from cancer treatment
For patients in treatment, post-treatment or about to enter treatment, and for family members, friends and co-workers of patients
We will guide you through some easy self-care techniques to cover your appearance concerns caused by the side effects of various cancer treatments.
* Photos retouched with makeup and CG
How to apply products that hydrate the skin and are gentle to the eyes
- When your skin feels dry and sensitive
How to apply concealer to cover changes in skin tone
- When you notice more dullness, dark spots and dark circles due to the side effects of treatment
Perfect Cover Foundation MV to cover changes in skin tone
- When you notice darker spots and more dullness that can’t be covered up with regular foundation products
How to draw brows after eyebrow loss
- When you don’t know where to draw your brows
- When you want to draw eyebrows to appear natural after most of the eyebrows have fallen out
How to draw brows when eyebrows become sparse
- When you don’t know where to draw your brows
How to apply eyeshadow after eyelash loss
- When you feel that eyeshadow powder is getting in your eyes
How to apply eyeliner easily and avoid smudging
- After the eyelashes have fallen out
- When you have watery eyes
How to apply blush without ruining the foundation
- When you want a vibrant, healthy looking finish
Beauty Book for Cancer Patients
The leaflet shows you how to care for your skin, hands and hair, as well as makeup tips to cope with typical beauty-related concerns associated with cancer treatment.
For example, you may experience more dryness and sensitivity, and notice more dark spots or dullness in your skin. With hair loss, sweat may get into your eyes and sting. You may find it difficult to apply brow makeup. In this book, we also provide tips on how to care for your dry hands and hair, and much more helpful beauty information tailored to specific concerns of patients.
- For when your skin feels dry and rough or
irritated after shaving
Skin Tone Coverage
- For when your skin appears dull or prominent
dark spots appear
- For sparse eyebrows
- For eyebrows that have fallen out completely
Men’s Grooming For Cancer Patients
Message from a cancer survivor
Ms. Maki Tsunoda
Makeup gives courage to take a step forward.
I am presently under follow-up and have regained my strength physically and mentally, but initially after being diagnosed with cancer, I cried and got depressed, being unable to accept the reality. We tend to retreat into ourselves especially in times of hardship.
When I had anxiety to even leave the hospital, I came across information on the hospital bulletin board about a place where I could meet people from every walk of life. As I thought about stopping by with my husband, I put on my makeup. This led me to the place where I could learn how to do my makeup. During treatment, I lost my hair, my eyebrows, and my eyelashes; yet, by learning makeup methods and putting on my makeup, I was able to enjoy going out again. On weekends, I wore a wig and cover makeup to go out with my husband for dinner. When I put on my makeup, I felt that I can be my true self, and not a sick person. Today, I don’t hesitate to go out to any place. I meet various people, collect various kinds of information, and spend every day to the fullest.
It is painful for women to experience changes in appearance, but makeup can give us courage to take a step forward. It not only covers your appearance, but also gives you positive feelings.
Oncologist, St. Luke's International Hospital
Dr. Atsuko Kitano
-How to feel beautiful during chemotherapy-
Many people, both cancer patients and their families, worry and even are frightened of the changes in appearance that come with chemotherapy. Children in particular are very sensitive to the changes their mothers experience. I believe makeup is an essential tool to continue feeling like your true self and stay active socially and professionally after the diagnosis.
Chemotherapy can cause a hair loss from the head, eyelash and eyebrow, dark spots, dull skin, and problems with nails, triggering psychological distress. But, you can also see it this way: it gives you a chance to brush up on your eyebrow and eye makeup skills, try the latest makeup looks, and revisit your skincare routine. You probably would not sport a wig, if it was not for the disease.
Do you realize? You are a fighter trying to beat cancer, and that makes you more beautiful than anyone.
One out of every three people in Japan develop cancer. For cancer survivors to continue living their lives and stay active in society, we need proactive involvement from establishments like this center to help them look and feel beautiful.
The Life Quality Makeup consultations are available at retailers of Perfect Cover and the Shiseido Life Quality Beauty Center.