inspirational people

Look Good Feel Better in Middlesbrough and County Durham using Veil products such as high coverage concealer Veil Cover Cream on workshop attendees 02/10/2018
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Look Good Feel Better Workshop Featuring Veil Cover Cream

What is Look Good Feel Better? Last week, our products were used in a workshop by charity Look Good Feel Better. We’re honoured to support this charity and have done for many years. Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity, providing practical and very effective free services for women and teenagers. The charity is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. One way in which they do this is by offering complimentary groups sessions. In these sessions, LGFB teaches beauty techniques to... Read More

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Face Equality Day: Amy Elsegood Shares Her Thoughts On Makeup

At Veil, we’re dedicated to helping you feel confident in your own skin. In support of Changing Faces‘ Face Equality Day campaign, we caught up with public figure, Amy Elsegood. Makeup artist and Veil fan, Amy Elsegood discovered a love for makeup after enjoying the confidence it gave her when she used it to cover her port wine stain birthmark. Amy has previously shared her story with us, featured in our tutorials and even demonstrated her use of Veil in Katie Piper’s Face To Face TV show on Channel 4. We caught up... Read More

This is an image of Cindy, a young lady who has Behçet's Disease. 18/07/2017

Living With Behçet’s Disease

What is Behçet’s disease? And what’s it like to live with it? Join us as we meet Cindy to learn more. Although doctors aren’t sure what causes Behçet’s disease, they believe that the condition starts when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s blood vessels. Although Behçet’s can cause lesions to appear on the skin, it is technically not a skin condition. As well as causing painful skin lesions Behçet’s disease can also cause ulcers, blurry vision, painful eyes, vision loss, sores, painful joints, joint swelling, headaches, fever, memory loss, trouble... Read More

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Veil Features On Katie Piper’s Face To Face

Veil Cream Cover Cream featured on Katie Piper’s Face to Face on Channel 4 and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Last night the inspirational Katie Piper’s Face to Face aired on Channel 4. The hour long programme saw women who have been diagnosed with skin conditions invited to London’s Harvey Nichols for beauty makeovers. It was only after the women had completed their transformation that they discover that the make-up artists and beauticians who have treated them also share the same condition as them. The show addressed various skin... Read More

Inspirational People: Nicholas Nikiforou 08/11/2016

Inspirational People: Nicholas Nikiforou

Nicholas Nikiforou is a nine-year-old artist from Weston-Super-Mare. Nicholas was born with a facial birthmark called a large Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. This type of birthmark is said to be caused by an increase in pigment-producing cells. Cells then cluster together and form moles. Congenital Melanocytic Nevus is said to affect 1 in 500,000 people. Nicholas had his Congenital Melanocytic Nevus birthmark removed successfully and was first treated by Bryan Mayou at the Cadogan Clinic when he was a baby. After the procedure, Nicholas was left with scarring. Earlier this year Nicholas beat off hundreds... Read More

Inspirational People: Sam Plumridge 07/11/2016

Inspirational People: Sam Plumridge

Sam Plumridge is a lady who was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark. After years of bullying, Sam feared that she would never find love. However, Sam met her now husband, Paul Plumridge. Sam told The Mirror: “If someone turned around to me five years ago and said I’d be married with two kids before I was 30, I’d have laughed. I thought because of the birthmark, everyone was going to judge me, and I wouldn’t find love but that’s not the case. In fact, on the night before... Read More

Inspirational People: Dean Woodford 04/11/2016

Inspirational People: Dean Woodford

Dean Woodford is a film producer from Salisbury who was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark on his left arm. A Port Wine Stain birthmark is a type of vascular birthmark which occurs when the blood vessels underneath the skin do not form properly. Port Wine Stain birthmarks can vary in size, appear anywhere on the body and are often flat and red or purple in colour. Most Port Wine Stains are permanent and may even deepen in colour as time goes on. Growing up Dean endured bullying because... Read More

Inspirational People: Annabel Jarvis 03/11/2016

Inspirational People: Annabel Jarvis

Annabel Jarvis is a young lady from Bristol who was born with a facial birthmark. Growing up Annabel didn’t receive any remarks or problems when growing up with her birthmark. It was only when she was 16 years old when she found people began asking her about her facial mark. It was then when Annabel found herself becoming paranoid that people were staring at her. Annabel told Cosmo “I was 19 I was ready to start afresh in a more open-minded city. So I moved to Brighton with my boyfriend.” Once... Read More

Inspirational People: Yvette Fielding 02/11/2016

Inspirational People: Yvette Fielding

Yvette Fielding is known to many in the UK for presenting TV shows such as Blue Peter and Most Haunted. At the age of 17 Yvette became the youngest ever to present Blue Peter. Recalling a situation when working on the show Yvette told The Mirror: “The editor decided it would make a good feature for me to strip off live on camera and show everybody my patches for a feature on vitiligo. I was only 17 and so embarrassed, but we got sacks full of post from young children with... Read More

Inspirational People: Sam Gonçalves 01/11/2016

Inspirational People: Sam Gonçalves

Sam Gonçalves is a male model who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of pigment called Melanin. This is caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells which produce Melanin. Why this occurs is not fully understood. Sam first developed Vitiligo when he was 12 years old. He told ego.globo.com “It was after my father died of cancer. As a teenager did not accept me, I thought ugly, so I got to do treatment, but the drugs... Read More