Can We Guess if You Don’t Wear Makeup?

By: Emily Maggrett

Can We Guess if You Don’t Wear Makeup?
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About This Quiz

The topic of makeup causes more controversy than you'd think. Many people have strong feelings about cosmetics, for a variety of reasons. For instance, in the opinion of some feminists, the pressure women receive to wear makeup at work is inappropriate. Other feminists hail makeup as a fantastic tool for self-expression. Meanwhile, some conservative men despise makeup, claiming that it's "false advertising," while other men fully approve of cosmetics, seeing them as an essential component of female attraction ... except if the makeup is too "harsh," a term that has been applied to black lipstick, cat's eye makeup, mermaid eyeshadow and other creative looks.

Where do you stand on this issue? Do you love using the elaborate makeup skills you've picked up from YouTube tutorials, or are you good to go after applying tinted moisturizer and brown mascara? Do you chase the "no makeup" makeup look, or do you prefer to flaunt cherry lips and black eyeliner like a '40s pinup?

Whatever your makeup preference is, we bet we can figure it out if you're willing to answer a few questions. We want to know how you get ready for bed, if you'd ever consider microblading your brows and how often you wear sunscreen. All you have to do is tell us the truth, and we'll guess whether you rock a bare face or you are a proudly unnatural beauty. Are you intrigued yet? Let's get quizzing!

1 morning routine How many steps are there in your morning skin care routine?
Three: cleanse, moisturize, prime
Four: cleanse, tone, moisturize, protect
Six: cleanse, tone, refresh, moisturize, protect, prime
Five: cleanse, tone, moisturize, eye cream, spot treat

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2 cleaning skin What do you use to cleanse your skin?
Makeup wipes
Bar soap
Oil, then micellar water
A gentle facial cleanser

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3 skin problems Do you have any persistent skin issues?
Acne, acne, acne!
My skin is fairly clear, actually.
Fine lines
Redness

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4 reapplying makeup In your opinion, what's the most annoying thing about makeup?
The way it gets on the collar of your shirt
I think it makes most people look garish.
The fact that you have to constantly reapply it
The way it can clog your pores

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5 soft skin What's your favorite thing about your skin?
Erm, nothing?
It's smooth and youthful-looking.
I'm proud of how small my pores are.
My naturally rosy cheeks

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6 holiday work party How would you dress for a holiday work party?
I'd show up in a red dress or stunning jumpsuit.
I'd wear whatever made me feel comfortable.
I'd go for a cozy but expensive sweater and slacks, paired with killer shoes.
Honestly, it would depend on what everyone else was wearing.

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7 winter dry skin Let's say your skin is suffering from winter dryness. How would you remedy that?
I'd buy a humidifier for my bedroom.
I'd mix up an avocado and honey mask.
I'd buy a shea-infused sheet mask.
I'd start using an extra thick night cream.

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8 drink water Be honest: how many glasses of water do you drink per day?
Waaaay less than I should be drinking!
8 or 9 cups. Yes, I actually drink enough water.
7 to 8 cups, but it's a huge struggle
6 or 7 cups (that is, if you count diet soda as "water").

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9 Drew Barrimore Of the following celebrities, which one do you think has the best style?
Rihanna
Drew Barrymore
Audrey Hepburn
Katie Holmes

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10 preparing to workout How do you get ready to work out?
Easy: I don't work out at all!
I don't go to the gym; instead, walking or swimming is part of my daily routine.
I take a shower, work out, then take a second shower.
I put my hair up and change into leggings and a T-shirt.

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11 ingredients What's your favorite skin care ingredient?
Seaweed extract
Rosehip oil
Retinol
Collagen

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12 lashes How would you describe your lashes?
Annoyingly thin and short
Thick but short
Long but sparse
Too pale

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13 plastic surgery If you could change anything about your face, what would you alter?
I'd get rid of my acne scars.
Bigger lips would make me happy.
I'd say goodbye to wrinkles and fine lines.
Naturally thick eyebrows would save me a lot of time in the morning.

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14 beauty youtuber Which beauty YouTuber do you watch the most?
Wayne Goss
Sarah Tran
Gothamista
Karima McKimmie

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15 sultriest makeup look In your opinion, the sultriest makeup look is ... ?
Lots of eyeliner, a nude lip and well-contoured cheekbones
Rosy cheeks with pink lip stain
Dewy skin, red lips and defined brows
Perfect skin, matte lipstick and subtly brightened eyes

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16 skin care shop Where do you buy your skin care products?
Rite Aid
My local co-op (or another local store)
Sephora
Mario Badescu

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17 healthy food Do you believe your diet affects how your skin looks?
No. That's just what the wellness industry wants you to believe.
Yes. I try extremely hard to make sure my diet is serving my skin.
Yes, but I don't have time to eat perfectly, okay?
Maybe. But I'd guess that as long as you drink water and take vitamins, you're probably fine.

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18 fabric What kind of clothing fabrics do you gravitate toward?
Polyester blends and bright knits
Cotton, linen and wool
Silk and velvet
Denim and rayon

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19 old fashioned skin care Do you ever use any old-fashioned skin care tips?
Yes! I use Pond's Cold Cream every night, just like my grandmother.
Witch hazel is an old-fashioned toner, but it really helps tighten my pores.
It's a cliché, but it's true: to obtain great skin, you need to get your beauty rest.
Starlets used to use cold spoons to get rid of bags under their eyes. I do this too (and it works)!

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20 Gigi Hadid Who's your skin care icon?
Gigi Hadid
Lupita Nyong'o
Michelle Williams
Olivia Wilde

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21 creative makeup In your opinion, what's the ultimate purpose of makeup?
To help you express yourself
To hide your flaws
To help you create a professional image
To enhance your natural beauty

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22 reading label Is there any aspect of the beauty industry that you consider to be a scam?
I'm not sure that anti-aging products actually work.
Sometimes I wonder if all my skincare products are working with each other or against each other.
It's strange how, suddenly, CBD is in every beauty product.
I think that parabens are probably fine.

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23 true beauty Can you complete this sentence: "True beauty is ... "?
Imaginary. There's no such thing as "true beauty."
Good health
Worth working for
A clever illusion

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24 buying makeup If you had $300 to blow at Sephora, what would you buy?
Lip stains, eyeshadow palettes and concealer
Exfoliators, night creams and a jade facial roller
Serums, sheet masks and eye creams
Foundations, blushes and perfumes

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25 tanning machine When's the last time you visited a tanning salon?
Um ... a few weeks ago?
I've never been to a tanning salon.
Oh, I haven't been to one of those since high school!
I went last year, right before beach season started.

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26 short hair How is your hair styled?
I've got short hair that I wear in a shag.
I cultivate the natural texture of my medium-length mane.
My hair is long, straight and time-intensive.
I generally wear my hair up in a bun or ponytail.

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27 microblading Would you ever consider microblading your eyebrows?
Maybe ... but what if I want a different eyebrow look in a few years? It's such a commitment.
No, never!
I've already had that done.
Yes. I'm saving up for it.

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28 sunscreen How often do you wear sunscreen?
Whenever I go to the beach
Every morning
I apply it multiple times throughout the day.
My facial lotion has sunscreen in it.

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29 moisturizer When it comes to moisturizers, what are you looking for?
Something that soaks right in
An unscented formula that will give me a natural glow
Anything with hyaluronic acid
A creamy formula that will minimize my pores

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30 spending money In your opinion, how much money is TOO much money to spend on skin care?
I'd never spend more than $25 on a single product.
I believe in investing in nourishing, all-natural products ... so I'd be willing to spend up to $100 on a single product.
To be honest, I'd spend my whole paycheck on skin care if I could afford to.
In general, I stay away from most drug store brands, but I would never spend more than $75 on a single product.

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