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About This Quiz
When something looks good on you when you're young, say, wearing thick blue eye shadow, it may not be the right look for you as you get older. Your skin tone, hair color, skin firmness all change with each decade, and you need to change your makeup and application techniques right along with it. Don't get stuck with bad habits and the same old routines.
Take a fresh look at your beauty regimen and see what should be switched out, updated or left to the side of the road as you embrace today's new colors, fashions and hairstyles. This quiz will help you uncover a number of bad habits you may have developed over the years. And, you'll learn whether or not you can identify these practices as being unacceptable. From not using sunscreen protection on a daily basis to using rough pillowcases, you'll find a comprehensive list of beauty faux pas that must be avoided at all costs. It's time to break the chains that bind you to bad habits. Pick up a fresh bag of makeup supplies, find that perfect natural light, and make the most of your beauty! This quiz will help you banish the bad beauty boo boo's for good!
Which of these is a bad habit in the world of beauty?
Using a mild cleanser to wash your face
Washing your face three times a day
It is ideal to wash your face twice daily – once in the morning, and once at night, before you go to sleep. if you're washing your face more than that you may get dry, flaky skin. It is best to use a mild, gentle cleanser.
When it comes to putting on makeup, what bad habit should you break?
Applying it under fluorescent light
Applying it under natural light
Applying it in a shadowy room
A & C
The light around your makeup mirror is trying to replicate natural light. It's better to actually use natural light if you can, even when it's easier to put on makeup in the fluorescent light in your restroom at work!
If you put on the foundation first, you can see the type of coverage you are getting before you put on a concealer. If you have a blemish, after you put on the foundation and concealer, cover with translucent powder and apply only the concealer (again) on the blemish.
Which of these is a regular routine that needs to be improved?
Wearing SPF on the days you remember to do it
Not wearing SPF when it's cloudy
Not wearing SPF in the winter
All of the above
Simply make wearing SPF before you go out a habit. You can get sunburned when the clouds are out and in the winter. Sun exposure contributes to wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin, zapping your beauty.
What bad habit has you wearing the same eye makeup whether you're at a party or walking the dog?
Only buying nude eye shadows
Only buying sparkly eye shadows
Only buying one type of lipstick
A & B
If you want to look the same all the time, then it's fine to only wear one kind of eye shadow. But most people like to "dress up" their eyes for special occasions so be sure you have the supplies on hand or you'll never get out of this habit.
What is an unfortunate pattern you might fall into when you use shimmery eye shadow?
Only using it under the brow
Using it over the entire lid, up to the brow
Using it both over and under the eye
All of the above
Shimmery eye shadows, when used over the entire eyelid, can look extremely shiny and, well, over the top. Use shimmery eye shadow only on the inner eye area, and a matte shadow for the rest to make your eyes sparkle.
Which of these is the worst faux pas when wearing eyeliner?
Circle the eyes in black, including the waterline.
Don't put on too much eyeliner. And if use the eyeliner on the waterline, you won't open up the eye, you need a nude pencil for that. It's easy to get into this habit as a teen and keep it as an adult. Try not to fall into that trap.
Pick a lighter color for your bottom lids.
Apply liner to three-fourths of the upper eyelid, no more.
If you're putting on concealer this way, you have a bad habit. Which way is the wrong way?
Ring only the under eye with concealer and blend with fingertips.
Ring the eye above and below with concealer, and blend with a sponge.
Dot a few drops of concealer on the bone below your eyes and blend it up.
A & B
Gravity pulls the skin under the eye downward, so if you're not using an upward stroke to blend your concealer you can expect wrinkles. The correct way is to dot the concealer on the bone below your eyes and blend it up.
Eyeliner can be habit forming. When should you kick the habit?
When you are drawing harsh, marker-like lines
Unless you're off to a fashion, goth or arty event, don't use your eyeliner to make harsh, marker-like lines. Use a pencil liner instead for soft, natural, beauty-enhancing lines. That's the correct habit you want to start following.
Using a mascara two shades darker than your lashes.
Applying three or four coats of mascara.
Using mascara that's older than four months.
B & C
The best way to ward off clumpy eyelashes is to apply only one or two coats of mascara at most, and dump any mascara that has been in your makeup case for over four months. Get out of this beauty rut by purchasing a new mascara.
Get in the habit of buying this type of concealer if you have dark circles under your eyes. Which one is best?
A peach-toned concealer
A peach-toned concealer cancels out the blue and is best to use with dark circles. A green-toned concealer helps hide red blemishes. And a yellow-toned concealer is best to use on large areas of your skin. Get in the habit of buying the right makeup for you.
When choosing a foundation color, what is a bad habit waiting to happen?
Choosing a color one shade lighter than your face.
Choosing a color one shade darker than your face.
Choosing the same shade as your face.
Choosing a color three shades lighter than your face.
Don't make it a habit to apply a bad foundation color for your skin color daily. The right shade of foundation should match or be very close to your skin tone. A lighter foundation accentuates the blemishes, fine lines and it's obvious you're wearing makeup.
It's not your fault, you weren't taught how to put on blush correctly. What bad habit are we describing?
This is what happens when you put on blush without shaking the excess off the brush and putting it on your face. Also if you've put it on without having some foundation on your face, it will hard to blend and make it look natural.