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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 :: Sleep

Blessed are those who sleep peacefully at night.

As kids we always wanted to stay up the whole night. Now, when I actually do it almost every night I know how much I'm missing by not being able to sleep.

If only I could fall asleep... *sigh*

Don't get me wrong. I love the night. I love staying up all night. It brings out many sides of me. But, every now and then I would love to just drop in bed, and sleep.

'Coz really,


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