The Ultimate Makeup Quiz
by Staff
There's a lot of talk these days about makeup ingredients. Are they natural? Are they harmful? Are they tested on animals? If you knew what women used to put on their faces, though, maybe you wouldn't be so worried about the ingredients in your new lip gloss. Hey, it might not be 100 percent organic, but at least it won't slowly kill you, right?

The ancient Egyptians made the first makeup out of ________.

  • copper and lead
  • zinc and copper
  • silver and lead

Why did the Egyptians wear eye makeup?

  • for good luck
  • for good health
  • to ward off evil spirits
  • to attract the opposite sex

What type of makeup did the ancient Chinese wear as a symbol of social status?

  • face powder
  • red blush
  • lipstick
  • fingernail polish
  • eyeliner

What did ancient Roman women use to lighten their skin?

  • chlorine bleach
  • chalk
  • talcum powder

Women from the ancient Roman period through the Renaissance used drops from this poisonous plant to dilate their pupils, making them look sexually aroused.

  • oleander
  • belladonna
  • poison oak
  • larkspur
  • bleeding heart

Queen Elizabeth I of England's signature thick white makeup probably contained this harmful ingredient.

  • lanolin
  • titanium
  • lead
  • chlorine

The first mascara was named after the sister of its inventor and spawned this makeup line.

  • Estée Lauder
  • L'Oreal
  • Maybelline

In the early 1900s, George 'the Beauty Doctor' Burchett made a career out of tattooing this on women's faces.

  • lipstick
  • eyeliner
  • blush

What's the world's largest makeup company?

  • Revlon
  • L'Oreal
  • Estée Lauder

What cosmetics brand owns the M.A.C and Bobbi Brown makeup lines?

  • Cover Girl
  • Revlon
  • Estée Lauder

Every two seconds, a tube of this product is sold in the United States.

  • Maybelline Great Lash mascara
  • Revlon Fire and Ice lipstick
  • Cover Girl Long-Lasting Lipcolor

What's the top-selling brand of makeup in the world?

  • Maybelline
  • Cover Girl
  • Revlon
  • Avon

This iconic shade was an instant best-seller when Revlon introduced it in a lipstick-and-nail-polish combo in 1952.

  • Fire and Ice
  • Cherry Bomb
  • Pretty Penny
  • Ruby Royale
  • Toast of the Town

This cosmetics company's longtime slogan, 'Because I'm worth it,' was changed to 'Because you're worth it' and then finally 'Because we're worth it' in 2009.

  • L'Oreal
  • Maybelline
  • Cover Girl
  • Max Factor

What's the name of the process that adds permanent makeup to your face?

  • perma-derma
  • dermaplastics
  • micropigmentation
  • cosmaderm

This common ingredient in 'natural mineral' makeup isn't natural at all -- it's actually an irritant.

  • zinc oxychloride
  • zinc oxide
  • bismuth oxychloride
  • titanium dioxide
  • selenium bichloride

Studies show that natural cosmetics are much better for your skin than synthetic ones.

  • true
  • false

Top saleswomen from this cosmetics company drive around in pink Cadillacs.

  • Avon
  • Mary Kay
  • Estée Lauder
  • Lancome

About how long should you keep lipstick before tossing it?

  • three months
  • eight months
  • a year
  • two years

What clever company is home to such nail colors as Kennebunk-port, Argenteeny Pinkini, La Paz-itively Hot, Teal the Cows Come Home, Silent Mauvie and I'm Not Really a Waitress?

  • L'Oreal
  • Maybelline
  • Lancome
  • Avon
  • Chanel
  • OPI