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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

Reblog :: Subho's Jejune Diet: Forgiveness is Divine!

Is forgiveness humanly possible? Millions of people do it every day. So, is the answer 'yes'? A few days ago, I stumbled on to this quote by Mark Twain and I thought, 'No way! No way could anybody ever do that.' However, I understood that it is only that way in which one can forgive. My mind was running over these thoughts and I get an email notification: Subhorup's blog update. Now this is definitely a divine coincidence that the post happened to be on forgiveness!

A brief extract from the post:
"I remember that when I was younger, it was very hard for me to forgive. My mind would go in a loop replaying the nasty incident... There may be many ways in which people find their path to forgiveness. I rationalize by imagining all kinds of terrible things that the person must be going through to have caused them to behave in the way they did; it helps me forgive easily."
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