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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 …

Poem :: Musafir Zindagi


وہ آگے ہی نہیں بڑھے
اور ہم چلتے رہ گئے

وہ رہ گئے پیچھے
یا ہم آگے نکل گئے؟

کچھ پل کے لئے چلے ساتھ 
چھوڈ دیا پھر ہمارا ہاتھ

بیٹھے رہے وو کھیت می 
چلتے رہے ہم ریل می
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Here's the transliteration
Wo aage hi nahi badhe
Aur hum chalte rah gaye

Wo rah gaye peechhe
Ya hum aage nikal gaye?

Kuch pal ke liye chale saath
Chhod diya phir humara haath

Baithe rahe woh khet mei
Chalte rahe hum rail mei
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Asra

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