Pritt Stick As Brow Gel? 9 Beauty Hacks From Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist

Sir John is perhaps most famous for being in charge of none other than Beyoncé’s makeup, but it wasn’t always that glamorous for him. Years ago, he worked on New York MAC counters by day and did the makeup in strip clubs by night, before catching his break assisting beauty legends like Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury backstage at some of the biggest fashion weekshows. In other words, he knows a thing or two about nailing great makeup. From using Pritt Stick as brow gel (really) to the best concealer blending technique,…

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AVON appoints celebrity makeup expert Shraddha Bachani as India beauty expert

Bangalore : AVON, the global women’s beauty brand with beauty as a purpose, has got on board celebrity makeup expert Shraddha Bachani as its India makeup expert. “I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful association.  AVON is the perfect example of the amalgamation of women’s beauty and empowerment. I am looking forward to sharing and learning evolving makeup trends and encouraging these women to stand up strong as financially independent women,” said Shraddha Bachani. Shraddha is a renowned makeup expert with a diverse repertoire of clients including Bollywood actors…

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Company makes staff crawl on street as punishment in China, video is viral

A company’s bizarre punishment for employees who couldn’t meet the targets set out for them has left many on the Internet in shock. Videos circulating online show employees of the company being forced to crawl on a busy street as punishment for not achieving their year-end targets. The clips have gone viral and collected a ton a reactions from netizens. The incident took place in Zaozhuang, China’s Shandong Province on January 14. The video shows women, who reportedly work for a company that sells beauty products, crawling down a busy…

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As world economy stumbles into 2019, eyes turn to China

Ten years after China helped stave off the threat of a global depression with a huge stimulus plan, investors are looking once again towards Beijing as the world economy heads for a slowdown, or worse, in 2019. Booming China has accounted for about a third of the growth in the global economy in recent years. So recent signs that it is losing momentum is unsettling when the U.S. boom, turbo-charged by President Donald Trump’s tax cuts of 2017, seems to have peaked and Europe’s heavyweights are stalling. China’s slowdown is…

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Indian-American Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

Prominent Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath has joined as the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first woman to occupy the top post at the global lender. Gopinath, 47, joined last week at a time, when she believes the world is experiencing a retreat from globalisation, posing challenges to multilateral institutions. The John Zwaanstra professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, Gopinath, a US citizen, succeeds Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Obstfeld retired December 31. Announcing her appointment…

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Samsung Electronics Braces for Profit Drop as China Slowdown Chips Away at Demand

Samsung Electronics Co is set to post its first drop in quarterly operating profit in two years as slowing economic growth in China, a key market for the South Korean tech giant, erodes demand for its products. Bleak results from the world’s top maker of semiconductors and smartphones would add to worries for investors, already on edge after Samsung’s biggest rival Apple this week took the rare step of cutting its sales forecast on slowing iPhone demand in China. Samsung, due to publish preliminary fourth-quarter results on January 8, is expected to…

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Volvo’s Polestar 2 teased as brand’s first pure electric vehicle

Polestar – the newfound carmaker which formerly was the performance division for Volvo – has teased their second upcoming vehicle called the 2. The 2 is the first fully-electric model after the long-range hybrid Polestar 1. The 1 is slated to hit production line in late-2019. The 2, on the other hand, will be revealed in the coming weeks, says Polestar. Details divulged by the Gothenburg-based carmaker points to the fact that the 2 is a ‘four-door fastback’ with 400bhp and 300miles (around 480kilometres) of range. The 2 will also…

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Even a non-PhD economist can do well as RBI Guv: Ex-RBI Guv D Subbarao

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao said even a non-PhD economist can do well as head of the central bank. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Subbarao said the Centre should choose a candidate who can command respect from the market. His statement comes a day after RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigned from his post citing personal reasons. Subbarao said Patel was seemingly pushed beyond his level of comfort. Without speculating on who the next governor will be, Subbarao said, “The government will have the task of restoring…

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