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The liberatory power of makeup

Lisa Eldridge’s first book, ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’ is a reminder of human social obligations; of wanting to belong and feel accepted



This book review/feature was first published for The Hans India

"Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices.”
London-based makeup artiste, Lisa Eldridge has added another shade to her palette of achievements with her first book, ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’.

In ‘Face Paint’, the red carpet specialist with over 20 years of experience in the industry reveals the history of makeup, from Egyptian ages through the Victorian age and the golden era of Hollywood, and surveys the science of cosmetics for what lies ahead in it. She narrates a story tracing the origins of makeup to its development over centuries citing anthropological, psychological, evolutionary and sexual significances as she uncovers the answer …

A Green Tomorrow :)

In the year 1968, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation brought to us the movie, Planet of the Apes, set in the year 3068.


Showing us as it ends how a (supposed) nuclear war has destroyed the New York City. Also, making the world unfit to live.

All this time.. It was Earth!
The year 1993 saw the sequel to the TV show, The Girl From Tomorrow- Tomorrow's End. Set in the year 2500, it shows us a polluted and wasted Earth with people fighting in the name of water.

Welcome to my home- Silverthorn

 Wall-E by Pixar , in the year 2009, set in the year 2700, once again brings us face-to-face with the same harsh fact. 


If there's one cause for our planet being destroyed, it is - 
THE HUMANS



Enough said.
Do your bit to save the Earth!

Be the Alanas, Jennys, Wall-Es and Eves!



 PS: My bit- I don't litter! :)

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