Available for Workshops, Keynote Speaking, Private & Group Sessions

A Guidebook to Using Makeup to Make A Difference

Empowering cancer patients
to look like the person they are used to seeing in the mirror.

“Wow! I can’t believe I
can do this myself.”
– Joan C.

Powerful before and after photographs of cancer patient makeovers.

Facing the Mirror With Cancer is a step-by-step guidebook that teaches makeup techniques for cancer patients to learn and apply in the comfort of their own home.

  • For Women, Men and Teens
  • Complete Visual Photos
  • Creating Eyebrows that Look Like Real Hair
  • Perking Up Tied Eyes
  • Dealing With Hair Loss
  • And So Much More…

Freelance Makeup Artist
& Author

Lori Ovitz

Lori Ovitz, a top makeup artist for models and celebrities for print and film for over 20 years has learned first hand the enormous energy and empowerment that looking good – or simply looking like yourself – can give to a person. Watching many cancer patients take control over their side effects using makeup, forever changed the way Lori viewed makeup, and ultimately, her career.

Lori’s passion is to make a difference in people’s lives who are dealing with appearance issues during cancer treatment and beyond by sharing easy to follow step-by-step makeup application tips and techniques.

She touches lives in many different ways, including conducting demonstrations all over the country at places like University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson, to name a few.

Lori has also served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation since 2005 and volunteered to improve the lives of kids with cancer for the past 15 years at Comer Children’s Hospital.

“Makeup will not cure cancer but it
helps make it easier to face the mirror and the world with confidence.” – Lori


Events & Makeup Demos

A hands-on demonstration of professional
makeup techniques taught by Lori Ovitz.

Demonstration Events and Speaking Engagements

  • Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • MDAnderson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Miami Sylvester ComprehensiveCancer Center
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Gilda’s Club
  • CURE Patient & Survivor Forum
  • CURE Day of Caring Breast Cancer Forum
  • CURE Magazine Forum
  • Rush North Shore Medical Center
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Hope Walk, Walking Today for Tomorrow’s Breast Cancer Cure
  • Scripps Cancer Center
  • American Cancer Society Golf Outing
  • PanCAN’s Annual Walk to Make a Difference
  • Key to the Cure
  • The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
  • The Jay Fund Foundation
  • Camp One Step at a Time
  • BEA
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference
  • Wellness Community of Central Arizona
  • Par For The Cause – at Torrey Pines
  • Young Survival Conference
  • Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa
  • 31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
  • Tufts School of Medicine
  • Nevada Cancer Institute Grand Opening
  • New York Jewish Community Center

And Many More…


Some Kind Words From Grateful Patients

Lilian C

When people at a charity event I attended kept telling me how beautiful I looked, I told them I had a secret weapon and that was Facing the Mirror.

Cynthia S.

Makeup gave me the strength to go past the mirror without fear.”

Julie H.

I can’t believe I can create eyebrows that look like real hair with a stroke of a brush.”

Press & Media

Lori has appeared in dozens of media outlets discussing her book and the importance of these makeup techniques to help people with cancer. Appearances include TV, radio, newspaper and magazine publications.

Contact Lori