Do You Know These Common Beauty Mishaps?

By: Isadora Teich

Do You Know These Common Beauty Mishaps?
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About This Quiz

There are countless beauty myths, products, tutorials, and suggestions both online and offline, but how well do you really know your own skin? Almost every beauty fanatic has their tricks of the trade and holy grail products, but are they any good? Do you know what works for different skin types and what doesn't? There are things that absolutely no one should do to their skin if they want it to be healthy. Do you know what those things are?

Not every product suits every skin tone, type, or texture. There is a lot of information out there, and some of it is outdated or just incorrect. It can be hard to sort fiction from fact, but true beauty lovers know what works and what doesn't. They know that just because something has a pretty package, great claims, or an interesting color, that doesn't mean it will work. Many products make claims ranging from clearing pimples to evening skin tone to even de-aging skin, but few of them truly deliver. 

If you are a skincare and beauty junkie with an eye for telling the reality of beauty from pretty little lies, but your knowledge to the test with this quiz!

Is sunscreen an everyday necessity?
Only for the very fair
Only in summer
No
Yes
If your beauty routine contains almost nothing else, make sure to use SPF everyday. Sun damage is one of the biggest culprits of premature aging, regardless of your skin tone or the season.

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What should you put on before foundation?
Primer
Primer should be applied before foundation. It helps makeup last longer and can address skin issues such as pores, oiliness, and redness.
Lipstick
Setting spray
False eyelashes

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Which of these makeup finishes has no shine?
Pearlescent
Shimmer
Gloss
Matte
Matte products have no shine. When in neutral tones, they make great natural makeup, but in bolder tones they give a colorful and long-lasting look.

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How long should you use mascara for?
Until it runs out
3-4 months
Don't mess around with eye makeup. Using old eye makeup can irritate you and cause infections.
1 year
6 months

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Which item in your kitchen can help depuff your undereyes?
Fork
Apple
Ice cubes
Ice cubes are cold, which has numerous skin benefits. They can depuff your undereyes, shrink your pores, and give your skin a more lifted look.
Lemon juice

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Which of these is the right place to swatch foundation for a good face match?
Hand
Arm
Chest
Face
Many people tend to have a skin tone that differs on different parts of their body. Always match your foundation to your actual face for a good match.

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What color corrects redness in the face?
Peach
Yellow
Green
The color green is used to color correct redness in the face. This would be applied under tinted moisturizer or foundation.
White

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Can nude lipstick make teeth appear more yellow?
Yes
Nude lipsticks are popular, but finding one that works with your skin tone and doesn't make your teeth appear yellow can be tricky. Cool pinky nudes will generally make teeth look whiter, while brown or peach nudes make them seem more yellow.
No

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Who should double cleanse their skin?
People with acne
Heavy makeup wearers
South Korean beauty is known for its skin care products and rituals. Those who wear heavy makeup might want to go in with an oil cleanser first and follow up with a regular cleanser to ensure all of their makeup is gone.
Children
Everyone

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If you have large pores, what kind of blush should you use?
Cream
Powder
Powder blushes are the most commonly used, and tend to emphasize pores less than other types of blush. Creams and gels tend to sink in pores.
Gel
Stain

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Which of these should you not wear everyday?
Lipstick
Sunscreen
Waterproof mascara
Unless you are incredibly sweaty, wearing waterproof mascara every day can have long-term lash consequences. Only use it if you have a good eye makeup remover. Otherwise, you will have to scrub at your lashes, which can damage them and make them fall out.
Eyebrow pencil

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A pink lipstick with which undertones is a safer bet?
Orange
Yellow
Purple
While lip products with cooler undertones make teeth look whiter, super cool undertones do not flatter every skin tone. Purplish berry shades are the perfect middle ground of pink lip sticks.
Blue

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Should people with oily skin moisturize their skin?
No
Every day
Moisture is key to maintaining a youthful complexion, whether you are oily or dry. Many people with oily skin over-strip their skin, which only causes them to produce more oil.
Weekly
Monthly

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Which of these acids hydrates the skin?
Glycolic
Hyaluronic
Acids might sound scary, but they are a key part of skin care. Hyaluronic acid draws moisture out of the air and into your skin, leaving it plump and hydrated.
Salicylic
Lactic

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What color is used to cover under eye circles?
Peach
Under eye circles often appear blue or purple. Peach color corrector is used to conceal them.
Green
Yellow
Blue

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All red lipsticks make teeth look whiter: True or False?
True
False
Blue based reds, like the classic pinup red, make teeth look whiter. More orange toned reds will make teeth look more yellow.

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How can you make lashes appear thicker without applying false lashes?
Bright eyeshadow
Tightlining
Tightlining is the makeup technique of applying eyeliner to your upper lashline. It instantly makes lashes appear fuller and thicker.
Contouring
Pluck them

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When do you use toner in a skincare routine?
Before cleansing
After serum
After cleansing
Toners are made to balance the pH of the skin. You usually use them after you wash the skin.
After moisturizer

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Who should use super bright under eye concealer?
People with dark circles
People who want a natural look
People wearing a heavy contour
Only people who wear a full face, including contour, should opt for very bright under eyes. Heavy, super bright concealer will look aging and out of place in a more natural look.
People looking for an anti-aging effect

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For a natural and wider-looking eye, what color liner should you use in the waterline?
White
Flesh toned
While putting white eyeliner in the waterline to make eyes appear bigger and brighter is an old trick, this only looks natural on those with very fair skin. Opt for a liner closer to your skin tone for a natural look.
Black
Glittery

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Those with which skin type would benefit most from multi-masking?
Combination
People with combination skin might, for example, have an oily T-zone but dry cheeks. They might benefit most from multi-masking, or using different masks to target various skin concerns at once.
Acne prone
Dry
Sensitive

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If you want your makeup to last all day, which kind of blush should you avoid?
Cream
Powder
Ggel
Gels give a lovely healthy glow to the skin. However, they do not have the best staying power.
Matte

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If you are going for a "no makeup makeup" look, which kind of products should you use most?
Matte
Matte products have no shine. They can be used to mimic natural shadows, which makes them great for natural makeup when they are used correctly.
Glitter
Foiled
Glossy

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Where you should apply blush and bronzer to flatter your face depends on your:
Skin tone
Bone structure
The shape of your face is decided by your bone structure. If you want to flatter it, you can apply brush and bronzer in specific ways to suit it.
Eye color
Skin type

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What tool gives curly hair more definition?
A flat iron
A hair dryer
A diffuser
A diffuser can be added on the end of a hairdryer to give curly hair a boost. It helps to give curls definition.
A bump it

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What helps lip color stay longer?
Lip pencil
Lipliner can help to prevent lipstick from bleeding and smudging over the course of the day. It can also be used to help define and overline lips.
Lip balm
Lip gloss
Lip oil

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Can everyone use vitamin C on the skin?
Yes
No
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that many skin care junkies swear by. However, it can irritate sensitive skin.

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What kind of lip product makes lips look their biggest?
Matte
Creme
Gloss
Lip gloss is shiny, which makes lips appear bigger and fuller. You can also highlight your cupid's bow for a lip boost.
Balm

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Which of these skincare ingredients purifies pores?
Mud
Clay
Charcoal
All of the above
You will often see mud, clay, and charcoal masks and face washes offered by brands. This is because these ingredients do wonders to cleanse clogged pores.

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When doing eye makeup, which area of the eye should you highlight?
Inner corner
Under the brow arch
Center of the lid
All of the above
To balance and brighten the eyes, your lightest colors should be placed in these areas. While it can be fun to play around with all sorts of different eyeshadow looks and shapes, this easy suggestion will work for people who want to do something simple but flattering.

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What powerful skincare acid comes from milk?
Glycolic
Lactic
Lactic acid is a gentle and hydrating acid that comes from milk. It is often recommended for those with sensitive skin who are looking to get the anti-aging benefits of a skin care acid.
Azelaic
Malic

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You should never apply liquid lipstick to:
Dry lips
Dry lips can crack and flake, which is only highlighted by many matte liquid lipstick formulas. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips beforehand if they are dry.
Moisturized lips
Exfoliated lips
Normal lips

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Salicylic acid is great for:
Dry skin
Mature skin
Acne prone skin
Salicylic acid is one of the most commonly known skincare acids. It can be found in most drugstore skincare meant to treat acne.
Redness

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What makes eyeshadows pop?
Layering up shadow
A white base
Applying a white base to your lid can help bright colors pop. You can also try wetting your brush.
Glitter
Mixing shadows

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You should apply foundation in which direction?
Up
Down
We all have some peach-fuzz on our faces, which grows in a down direction due to gravity. If you apply foundation in an upward motion, the peach-fuzz will stand up and be more noticeable.
Circles
Sideways

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