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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

Big Deal #1 :: Ms. Ratna Rao Shekhar

So, this year's going on kinda cool. The first big deal thing that happened was when I met the editor of WOW Hyderabad Magazine, Ms. Ratna Rao Shekhar. I met her in January to take her interview for my Journalism course's study paper. It was a celebrity moment for me because she's someone whom I've always followed and admired. I'm so so so grateful to her for giving me her time.

And standing in the office of one of my favourite magazines with the editor in front of me: BIG DEAL! YEAH!

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