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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 …

Harry Potter and Life

Hello :)

I'm still waiting for my Pottermore Welcome email. Unlike others who're blaming it on Errol for the delay in the welcome owls reaching their inbox, I suspect nargles are behind its delay. Whichever the case, this is causing delay in my own blog post on Harry Potter. You see, I intend to include my pottermore details in it ;)

However, I have a little sneak peek on the post! Yay! A picture I made in Photoshop which I will be using in my post - exclusively released on my blog today. Now, I haven't added any watermark on it as it will spoil the image. Please maintain online ethics and do credit me if you wish to download and use the image.

Thank you for taking time out to read this quick, short, random blabber!

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 I hope to receive my email by the end of this week.

Until then. *mischief managed*

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