Ultimate Eye Makeup Quiz

By: Alison Cooper

Ultimate Eye Makeup 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...
It looked good.
They wanted to ward off evil spirits.
Cleopatra might have been a factor, but the main reason was to keep those pesky evil spirits away.
It signaled their social status.
Cleopatra wore it.

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T.L. Williams, the inventor of modern mascara, named this makeup line after his sister.
Maybelline
Williams' sister, Mabel, was the namesake of Maybelline.
Esté Lauder
L'Oréal

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This mascara is the best-selling makeup item of all time.
Revlon Lash Fantasy
Cover Girl Professional Super Thick Lash
Maybelline Great Lash
Williams sure started something good. A tube of Great Lash mascara is sold every two seconds in the United States.
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

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What's the shelf life of mascara?
three months
six months
According to Cover Girl, you should get rid of your mascara after six months.
a year

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Do you use an eyelash curler before or after you apply mascara?
before
You'll just create a mess (and probably break some lashes) if you put on mascara before curling.
after

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If you get false eyelashes applied at a salon, about how long can you expect them to last?
two weeks
a month
two months
Professionally applied lashes can last for up to two months. You can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $500, though.
four months
six months

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If you have green eyes, what's the most flattering eyeliner color for you?
light brown
Go with light brown -- purple works, too.
dark brown
brown-black
black
dark green

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What's the best way to get mascara out of the tube?
pump the wand inside the tube
swish the wand around inside the tube
Don't pump the wand -- this will add air to the tube, which will make your mascara dry out faster.

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

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Which company came out with the first clear mascara?
Cover Girl
L'Oreal
Revlon
Max Factor
Max Factor debuted clear mascara in 1988.
Lancome
Maybelline
Clinique

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You Got:
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