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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

Poem :: You Know You're Feeling It

You know you're feeling it--
When the blue of the sky,
Is like the hope inside;
The swishing leaves,
Give sound to your voice;
When the flying birds,
Are wings to desires--
Yes, you're feeling it!

When your smile in solitude,
Is a crescent of the moon;
And the clouds move,
With the rhythm of your heart;
When the glittering stars,
Make you count dreams;
And the dancing moonlight,
Makes you feel like a queen--
You're feeling it!


When your heart feels big,
Like the deep blue sea;
The roaring waves,
Shout out your passion;
The mist meets your face,
Like a lover’s kiss;
And the horizon becomes,
Your rendezvous with life--
Yes, you're feeling it!
Hell yeah! I’m feeling it.

-Asra

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