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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 #3: The A-line Bob

Now, it is true that when a woman wants to change something in her life (for a refreshing feel, or whatever) the first thing she goes for is a change in hairstyle. I'm the kind who gets a haircut every 3 months. So, for me to adopt this 'change your hair-change yourself' formula was to take it to an extreme step.

Voila! The a-line bob.



It's a big deal 'coz

1. I did this myself
2. The last time I had my hair in a bob was in grade 1

The bonus of this big deal was the hair colour. My hair is damn stubborn and never takes on colour. After much consideration, I went for those permanent hair colours. It worked. Yes, it's safe. Presenting my mahogany balayage!


The best thing about the balayage technique is it grows out in the most natural manner and looks beautiful till the very end.

Special thanks to April from Hair 101 for her tips and tricks for hair cuts and colour.
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PS: I'll post an updated picture of the grown out balayage soon.

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