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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

Random Thought :: On Moving On

We can only let it go when -

1. We stop caring
2. We have an equally appropriate distraction

and, only when these two work together do we 'let it go' and be all 'happy'; content at least.
We can be at peace.
"In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it."
— Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet In Heaven
It's amazing how we quickly get over things. Majority of us don't even remember what happened the previous day. Yet, there are things for which we keep trying to let go and, that's where we're stuck with those - trying.

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