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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 :: One Day at a Time

Twenty-eight faces,
The moon’s gone by.
One day at a time,
Without you by my side.

Moments I’ve head,
Fasting, feasting, and festivities of the kind.
One day at a time,
I miss you by my side.

Neither gaze nor pen,
All that is fine.
One day at a time,
Hoping for you to take my side.

No moment is something,
To linger and cry.
One day at a time,
Oh! I miss you by my side.

So, if you could call it something,
Darling, I’m breathing.
One day at a time,
Wishing you were here by my side.

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