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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

Reblogged :: Survivor to Livelier: Hate you, hate you, hate you

Life was so much simpler without cheese, chocolate, donuts and junk. I mean seriously what do these International junkies want? To make every kid of our country diabetic or person of every class in this country to look like a burger?

Every time you switch on the television, you have KFC advertising the zinger meal for a price that seems to cost cheaper than a cheap soap? Switch to the next channel, there you have a super thin model gorging the new Lebanese roll from Dominos which are baked in exotic spices. You clench your teeth in anger and switch the television off and rather pick the newspaper up. And there it is...(read more) Survivor to Livelier: Hate you, hate you, hate you:

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