What the "Kiss Of Death" Really Means


As a makeup artist, it’s important to not only be skilled in makeup artistry but also to know your makeup history. 

You’ve heard the phrase “Kiss of Death” right? It’s one of those lines we use often but we have no idea where it originated or what it really means. Well here’s a random fun fact you can share with your friends!

The phrase “Kiss of Death” was coined because of the harmful mixture of fucusalgin, iodine, and bromine mannite that Egyptian women used to create lipstick. Highly toxic, the mixture often lead to serious illness and sometimes death. 

Now go spit some random knowledge on someone today! 

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