Can We Guess What Year You Graduated From Your Taste in Makeup?

By: Allison Lips
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Who is your makeup style icon?
Elizabeth Taylor
Madonna
Gwen Stefani
Beyonce

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Would you ever wear brown lipstick?
No, I prefer a bold red.
Only when it's in style
Yes, I used to all the time.
Am I going to a '90s party?

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Have you ever experimented with a cat eye?
I wore it in my youth.
Not a big fan of them
I wear it occasionally.
It's my go-to eyeliner style.

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Are you brave enough to rock a bold eye shadow, like a bold green or blue?
No, let the eyeliner do the talking.
I do it all the time.
Of course
Yes, but it's not that special.

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Which makeup brand is your favorite?
Revlon
MAC
Bare minerals
Urban Decay

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When you put on makeup, on which part of your face do you focus?
Everything
Eyes
Lips
Eyelashes and brows

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How do you prefer to wear your eyebrows?
Full with an arch
Completely natural
Pencil thin
Natural, but well groomed

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Do you consider foundation to be an essential part of your makeup routine?
Yes, it provides the base for everything else.
No
Not really
If I'm going all out, yes

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What shade of blush are you most likely to wear?
Mauve
Burgundy
Peach
Light pink

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How important are long lashes to you?
Extremely
Necessary, otherwise my lashes will blend in with my eyeliner
Depends on my mood
Not very

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Did you ever dye your hair an unnatural shade, such as blue, pink, or green?
No
Yes, because I wanted to be like Cyndi Lauper.
Yes, but only streaks
I still do, all the time!

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Would you ever wear contrasting lip liner?
No, it would show my age.
No, I haven't done that since the 1990s.
Doesn't everyone?
Depends on if I'm doing a throwback look

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How experimental do you get with your makeup?
I stick with the tried and true.
I may try a new lipstick or an eye shadow.
I tried a new foundation yesterday.
Very, I like to think of myself as a trendsetter.

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Is makeup necessary for you to be able to feel like yourself?
Yes
I need at least my eyes done.
No, but the magic's in the makeup.
No

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From which era's makeup icons are you most likely to seek inspiration?
1950s
1970s
1980s
All of the above

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Which decade's makeup seems clownish in hindsight?
1970s
Early-2000s
1990s
Whatever I thought looked good as a child

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Do you always have a lipstick in your purse?
Wouldn't leave home without it
It's there, but I don't always use it.
Only when I'm wearing lipstick
Honestly, I don't know.

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Do you wear false eyelashes?
All the time. Mine aren't as dark as they used to be.
Occasionally
Yes
Sometimes, but I like natural.

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Were you ever tempted to wear black eye shadow and black lipstick?
Only when I'm dressing up for Halloween
No
Yes, I went through a Marilyn Manson phase.
Let's not talk about what I wore in high school.

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How many eye shadow colors are too many to wear at once?
Five
You don't need more than two.
Three
An entire 50 shade palette

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What type of makeup do you prefer to use?
Powders
Pencils
Creams
Gels

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How do you describe your makeup style in one word?
Timeless
Sophisticated​
Edgy
Whatever

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How do you wear your eyeliner?
A thick black cat eye
A thick blue line
A thin black line
Varies, based on my mood

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Do you use a highlighter on your face?
No
Occasionally, now that I know how to use one
Yes, it helps even out my skin.
It's a main tool I use.

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How do you feel about bronzer?
Completely unnecessary
If you like that look, just get more sun.
I've been known to abuse it.
A little is fine, but it's not needed.

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Have you ever contoured your face?
No
I tried it once, but it took too much time.
Only on special occasions
I went through a phase.

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What amount of time do you need to put on your makeup?
An hour
45 minutes
30 minutes
15 minutes

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How heavy do you wear your makeup?
I wear a lot.
I used to wear more. I really miss bold colors.
Very, but it's either my eyes or my lips and never at the same time.
it depends, but I usually lean toward natural unless I'm hitting the club.

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How much money is too much money to spend on an eye shadow palette with four colors?
$10
$20
$30
$50

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Would you ever wear mascara that isn't black or brown?
No
Yes, if it's blue.
Why not?
Of course, I love changing up my eye looks.

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