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Ingredient Knowledge: Bismuth Oxychloride

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What is Bismuth Oxychloride and why is it important to know in makeup?  Here is the quick and simple explanation of it.

Bismuth oxychloride is a bi-product of copper and lead refinement, mixed with chloride.  Just think about that: why would you ever want something that is a derivative of lead on your face that is mixed with chlorine, which dries you out?  It is chemically “heavy”, so it requires buffing to make it stick to the pores of your skin. Therefore, as you may guess, it can lead to clogged pores. 

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Gorgeous Celebration of Love from Joy and Artur’s Wedding

This one goes back in to the TMM archives, but we spotlight a gorgeous wedding celebration from Joy and Artur from June 2013.

Joy bridal party

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Contouring 101 Tips and Tricks

OK, so we’re getting lots of requests to talk about contouring.  I’ve been against it for a long time because there are already so many articles out there.  Seriously, there’s literally a million (ok, so maybe I am exaggerating just a little =P) articles out there on how to contour, so I can understand how hard it is to keep up.  But alas, I’ve cracked…after all, you are the most important to me!  I thought I’d keep it short, simple, and straight to the point today with contouring 101.  If contouring is new to you, here is the nitty gritty basics and what to know:

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