If Wishes Were Lashes

Eight teenage cancer patients from the Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles, were recently treated to facials, manicures and makeup applications at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills, thanks to the organization Wish Upon a Teen and beauty companies’ generous donations of time, expertise and products.

Among the day’s highlights: a lesson in faux eyelash application, courtesy of Ardell Lashes and Stila Pro Makeup Team artist Lindsey Forrest. The young women not only learned how to apply the lashes but were encouraged to choose their favorite style, from natural faux flare to fun and funky fringe. Other team members showed the teens how to use eyebrow products to fill and define areas made sparse by cancer treatments.

Wish Upon a Teen is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and opportunities to Los Angeles and Detroit teenagers who are recovering from traumatic experiences. For more information, visit wishuponateen.org.

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