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LIPSTICK ANGELS. BEAUTIFULLY EARNED WINGS. | Suzan Brittan
What do you get when you’ve worked as a professional make-up artist for over fifteen years in the entertainment business for famous and glamorous celebrities, TV shows and films? You get nada, zip, zero, zilch baby. That is, unless you are Renata Helfman who turned her business of making the rich and famous look beautiful into the rewarding charity of making cancer patients feel beautiful.
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DYNAMIC WOMEN: RENATA HELFMAN
After 15 years as a Hollywood makeup artist, Renata Helfman gave up the world of TV, movies and print to connect with a different kind of client: cancer patients.
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LIPSTICK ANGELS OFFER CANCER PATIENTS SOMETHING REALLY BEAUTIFUL
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, there is so much at stake and so much stress that things considered “frivolous,” like makeup and massages, often fall by the wayside. But there’s a lot to be said for the power of positivity in beauty treatments and the much-needed mood boost it can give women — whether they’re sick or perfectly healthy.
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BREAST CANCER SPA DAY PAMPERS PATIENTS, BUILDS COMARADERIE | Lucy Feickert
More than 40 Cedars-Sinai breast cancer patients attended the iS Cancer Care Spa Day at Cedars Breast Center Saturday for a day of spa treatments, lectures and camaraderie Saturday. The Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center – A Project of Women’s Guild doubled as a luxury spa offering patients massages, facials, makeup, paraffin wax treatments and prizes.
MEET LIPSTICK ANGELS. THE ORGANIZATION BEAUTIFYING SOCAL'S CANCER PATIENTS | Kathryn Romeyn
For many, the idea of doing actresses’ makeup for movies, TV, and red carpets sounds like the definition of having “made it.” But after 15 years in the Hollywood biz, celebrity makeup artist Renata Helfman gave up that world after discovering clients who were much more rewarding to work for: Those suffering from cancer. Four years ago, the Angeleno founded Lipstick Angels, a 501c3 nonprofit business that with the help of professional makeup artist volunteers provides complimentary beauty services to patients receiving chemotherapy at three different LA-area hospitals.
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HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP ARTIST TURNS TO NATURAL BEAUTY WITH LIPSTICK ANGELS | Katelyn Gendron
Renata Helfman, Hollywood makeup artist and founder of the nonprofit Lipstick Angels, grew up as a self-proclaimed “beauty junkie,” without any expectation of turning her hobby into a career. However, a casual walk around a movie set in the late 1990s with her then-boyfriend completely altered her professional aspirations once she saw the inside of a makeup trailer and thought, “People actually get paid to do this?” From that moment on Helfman was fully committed to breaking into the industry.
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LIPSTICK ANGELS HONORED IN THE SPRING CATALYST FROM CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER | Written for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spring Catalyst
“I wanted to create a program to help women through the healing process. Touching someone when they are so vulnerable – even massaging their hands or doing their makeup – can make them feel better.”
GIVING WOMEN CONFIDENCE WHEN THEY NEED IT THE MOST | Jasmine Pansoy
It’s a natural act of goodwill: a makeup artist’s interaction with his or her client can be a very personal and bonding experience. The volunteer artists at the Lipstick Angels Foundation make patients feel less like health cases and more like human beings.
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SPA DAY HELPS PATIENTS FEEL WHOLE AGAIN
Massage therapists, makeup artists and aestheticians joined the Breast Center’s physicians and nurses to pamper 30 patients during the medical center’s first-ever Spa Day.….For Renata Helfman, who founded Lipstick Angels, an all-volunteer group of makeup artists, it’s all about helping women who are seriously ill to feel feminine again.
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EARTH ANGELS | Nora Zelevansky
Whoever said “beauty is skin deep” clearly never met Renata Helfman. The renowned celebrity makeup artist, long-time natural product advocate and former owner of Vert, the first green beauty emporium in Los Angeles, just launched the Lipstick Angels Foundation (lipstickangels.org). A nonprofit that rolled out at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, Lipstick Angels was created to boost the spirits of hospital patients with much-needed eco-pampering.