Ultimate Eye Makeup Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Whether you're an amateur or self-proclaimed professional, you know your eye makeup can either make or break your entire look. Take this quiz and find out just how much you know about eye makeup.

The ancient Egyptians wore eye makeup because...

Cleopatra might have been a factor, but the main reason was to keep those pesky evil spirits away.


T.L. Williams, the inventor of modern mascara, named this makeup line after his sister.

Williams' sister, Mabel, was the namesake of Maybelline.


This mascara is the best-selling makeup item of all time.

Williams sure started something good. A tube of Great Lash mascara is sold every two seconds in the United States.


What's the shelf life of mascara?

According to Cover Girl, you should get rid of your mascara after six months.


Do you use an eyelash curler before or after you apply mascara?

You'll just create a mess (and probably break some lashes) if you put on mascara before curling.


If you get false eyelashes applied at a salon, about how long can you expect them to last?

Professionally applied lashes can last for up to two months. You can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $500, though.


If you have green eyes, what's the most flattering eyeliner color for you?

Go with light brown -- purple works, too.


What's the best way to get mascara out of the tube?

Don't pump the wand -- this will add air to the tube, which will make your mascara dry out faster.


This is the word for 'mascara' in several languages -- it's the last name of the guy who invented the first mascara product.

Eugene Rimmel created the first mascara product in the 19th century. 'Rimmel' means mascara in Italian, and 'rimel' is the word in Portuguese, Turkish and Romanian.


Which company came out with the first clear mascara?

Max Factor debuted clear mascara in 1988.


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