Are You A Makeup Pro?

BEAUTY & FASHION

Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

Using primer before foundation is a:

Primer helps makeup stick to your skin and last longer. This can be especially helpful if you have oily skin that breaks down product.

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What should you do with clumpy mascara?

Mascara often gets clumpy when it's old, which is not a good look. Replace your mascara every few months, or whenever you notice it getting clumpy.

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Which of these colors are a warm color?

Warm tones are earthy and sometimes fiery. They include some browns and reds. Knowing tones and undertones is important when figuring out what will work best with your skin.

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Where does mascara go?

Mascara comes in tubes with applicator wands. It can be applied to both upper a lower lashes.

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Which shade of blush looks good on any skin tone?

Peach blush looks good on all skin tones from the deepest to the fairest. This includes all undertones too.

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How do you get false lashes to stay put?

Lash glue helps those false lashes stay put. It comes in clear and dark colors for different looks.

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When it comes to makeup, blending is a:

Whether it's your foundation, contour or eyeshadow, blending is key to a natural look. While graphic eyeliner is one thing, you don't want graphic chunks of dark contour in most cases for daily wear.

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Nude makeup often looks:

Nude makeup often focuses on natural skin tones. It is excellent for everyday or office-appropriate looks.

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Which of these lip looks is currently on trend?

This '90s staple is back with a vengeance. Brown and nude lips are everywhere.

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Shimmery contour is a:

When you contour you are trying to create natural shadows to emphasize your facial features. This needs to be matte and natural, and not shimmery or sparkly, for the best effect.

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Your foundation should match the skin on your:

Many people swatch their foundations on their arms or hands, which can be ineffective if that part of your body has gotten more or less sun than your face. Always make sure that your foundation matches your neck for a natural look.

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Do brushes need to be cleaned?

Makeup brushes and sponges can hold onto bacteria if used for long periods of time without washing. This can lead to breakouts and even eye infections.

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When should you put on setting spray?

Setting spray is a finishing touch that can add a different finish to your makeup. It also helps foundation last longer and looks more seamlessly like skin.

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If a makeup product is matte that means it has no:

Matte products can be the most natural when formulated right. These products have no gloss, shine, shimmer or glitter.

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Which of these can help to hide pimples and imperfections?

Concealer can be used to both even out the skin and help with highlighting and contouring. While it should be lighter than your skin, concealer that is too light will only bring attention to problem areas.

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Will dark eyeshadow make small eyes look bigger?

Often, heavy and dark eye makeup can make small eyes look even smaller. Popular techniques such as thick liner and smoky eyes may need to be adapted to suit the smaller eye shape.

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Which of these things can make a person look instantly younger?

Eyebrows frame the face and can sometimes thin as we age. Drawing on fuller but still natural looking eyebrows can take years off of a face.

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Only using the same color of eyeshadow as your eyes is a:

While you can do this if you choose to, variety is the spice of life. Also, you may find you like the look better of choosing eyeshadows that compliment your eye color, rather than match it exactly.

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Heavy blush is a:

Too much blush leads to a dated look that is far from natural. This can even start to take you out of everyday glam and into costume territory.

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Matte foundations are often a ________ for dry skin.

While this is not a hard and fast rule, as everyone's skin is different, very matte foundations can often look cakey on dry skin. Satin mattes or dewy foundations generally work better.

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Eyeliner comes in which form?

Eyeliner comes in numerous colors and formulas. What you choose depends entirely on your preference.

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Copying celebrity looks uncompromisingly is a _________.

While taking inspiration from your favorite icons is great, it's important to remember that no two faces are the same. Just because something looked great on Kylie Jenner or Beyonce doesn't mean it will suit you, and that is totally OK.

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What type of eyeliner fans across the upper lid to tapered points?

Winged eyeliner is a retro but still modern makeup staple. It can be hard to get wings that match, as almost everyone's eyes are two different shapes.

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What makes a large forehead look smaller?

Contouring with a darker skin-toned shade can be used around the edges of the forehead to make it look smaller. Don't forget to blend!

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Which eyeshadow colors work best with blue eyes?

Deep and warm brown colors can make those baby blues pop. Golds and purples can also look great.

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For a natural look, what color eyebrow pencil should you generally never use?

Even on people with naturally very black hair, a pure black eyebrow pencil can look cartoonish and harsh. Opt for deep browns rather than true blacks.

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How can you change the shape of your lips?

You can use a lip pencil to balance out the shape of your lips, as well as contouring around them. An ombre lip, which is lighter in the middle than on the sides can also help to make lips look fuller.

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Should everyone do their makeup the same way?

The makeup you wear should reflect both your tastes and your face shape. The same things look differently on every face shape and skin tone.

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If a foundation is too dark for you, what can you do to fix it?

For those with very fair skin tones, it may be hard to find affordable foundation options. One way to make any foundation wearable is by using a white mixer.

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Which of these is not a natural undertone for skin?

There are a variety of undertones in skin, which can make choosing the right foundation and makeup difficult. Skin with cool undertones leans pink, red, or blue, for example.

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How can you tell what your skin's undertones are?

The color your veins look through your skin will help you determine your skin's undertones. If your veins look blue you have cool-toned skin. If they look green you have warm-toned skin. If you can't tell, your skin is probably neutral.

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What colors of eyeshadow work best with brown eyes?

Deep and bold blues look striking with brown eyes. So do greens, golds and deep coppers.

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What can you use to line your eyes with instead of liner for a softer look?

If you have smaller eyes or favor a more natural look, try this out. It will give your eyes definition without a harsh line.

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What can you use to help you get that perfect eyeliner wing?

Place tape under where you want the wing to be and use it as a guide on each side. This will help get a pair of matching wings!

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How much lighter than your skin tone should your concealer be?

Concealer can do a lot to brighten and lift your face, but it will just look off if it is way too light. Only go one or two shades lighter tops!

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People have been using makeup to take control of their appearance for thousands of years, but do you know your Do's and Don'ts? Test your skills with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

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