The Makeup Quiz

By: Talin Vartanian

The Makeup Quiz
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About This Quiz

If you love makeup, you'll love trying to ace our makeup quiz, which includes a variety of makeup tools, brushes, powders, foundations and eye makeup.

Let's start with the basics: foundation. Foundation comes in a variety of finishes and coverages that should be used before bronzer and blush. You should also know what type of skin you have, as certain types of foundation work differently on oily, normal, dry, mature and combination skin.

It also helps to know your face shape, which may vary from oval, rectangular, round, heart-shaped and diamond. Depending on the shape, you may have to focus on certain features of your face, such as the jaw line, cheekbones and hairline.

This quiz will also look at the lifespan of certain types of makeup, as it's important to know when you should toss out old makeup. Makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria that may cause infections, so it's crucial for your health to know which makeup to keep and which to throw out!

If you think you can score a 35/35 on this makeup quiz, we challenge you to test your luck now! We hope you know everything about makeup brushes, tools, bronzer, eyeshadows and foundation, because this quiz starts right now!

What is a Beauty Blender?
A type of brush that is used to apply eyeshadow
A type of sponge that is used to apply foundation
A Beauty Blender is a type of sponge that is used to apply foundation. The sponge also works best when it has been dampened in some water.
A type of primer that goes underneath foundation
A type of makeup setting spray

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Which of these is correct in order?
Use primer first, then foundation, followed by concealer.
The correct order is: primer, foundation, concealer. Primer is used to make foundation go on more smoothly, foundation provides a light-heavy coverage of the face, and concealer is used to touch up on any blemishes.
Use foundation first, then primer, followed by concealer.
Use concealer first, then foundation, followed by primer.
Use primer first, then concealer, followed by foundation.

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What is an angled blush brush used for?
Applying blush
As its name implies, an angled blush brush is used to apply blush to your cheeks, specifically the cheekbones. The "angled" part of the brush is used as a guide as well since your cheekbones are at an angle.
Applying concealer
Applying bronzer
Applying foundation

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Which of the following is NOT a type of eyeshadow?
Loose Powder
Kabuki
The word "kabuki" actually refers to the kabuki brush, which is used for applying powder to the face and body. Other types of eyeshadows are matte and sticks.
Cream
Baked

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What does "BB" cream stand for?
Baked Balm
Blackhead Balm
Beauty Balm
Beauty Balm, or BB cream, is used for a variety of applications, including acting like a "light" foundation/concealer. It's typically more luminous in texture and may also help to ward off acne.
Bee Balm

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Which of these foundations typically comes with a sifter?
Tinted moisturizer
BB cream
Stick foundation
Mineral powder
Mineral powders typically come in small, compact sizes and include a sifter. One benefit of a sifter is to add just enough product to the mineral powder brush.

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What is the standard lifespan for mascara?
3 months
The standard lifespan of mascara is 3 months, due to potential bacteria that could cause an infection. Mascara also has a tendency to dry out faster than other makeup products.
9 months
2 years
1 year

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Which of the following is used to "set" your foundation?
Makeup setting spray
Makeup setting spray is used to "set" your foundation via a liquid spray. This will help to prevent the makeup from fading, making it look just as luminous from the beginning of the day, to the end.
Foundation brush
Mineral powder
Bronzer

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Which of the following is the purpose of a fan brush?
To apply powder on large areas of the body, such as the neck area
To "fan away" any fallen eyeshadow particles from applying eyeshadow
The purpose of a fan brush is to "fan away" fallen eyeshadow particles due to eyeshadow application. This can be done without smudging any foundation underneath as well.
To contour your cheekbones
To apply bronzer all over your face

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Which of these words is associated with a tinted moisturizer?
Full coverage
Heavy
Dewy
Tinted moisturizers are used to provide a dewy look that doesn't feel heavy. This means that coverage is light, which is also great for hot weather.
Primer

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What does "CC" cream stand for?
Contouring color
Caked correcting
Contour correcting
Color correcting
CC cream, or color correcting cream, is similar to BB cream (which is known as beauty balm cream), except that it provides a heavier coverage. It also helps to correct certain coloring aspects of the face due to aging.

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If the length and width of a face shape are about the same, what type of face shape is this?
Heart
Square
A square face shape means that the hairline isn't curved and has equal facial proportions regarding the length and width. Demi Lovato is an example of a celebrity with a square face.
Oval
Rectangular

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Which of these techniques are used to enhance the overall features of your face?
Cat eye
Smoky eye
Blush blending
Contouring
Contouring is used in conjunction with highlighting to enhance certain features of your face. The rest of the answers in the list refer to specific parts of your face, rather than its overall shape.

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Which of these brushes are used for blending eyeshadow?
Blending eyeshadow brush
As its name implies, a blending eyeshadow brush is used for blending eyeshadow. This typically works well if you're applying different eyeshadow colors.
Smudger brush
Angled eyeliner brush
Concealer brush

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What is the lifespan of liquid foundation?
18-24 months
6-9 months
12-18 months
The lifespan of liquid foundation ranges from 12 to 18 months. On the other hand, powder foundations last for 24 months.
3-6 months

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If you extend eyeliner past the edge of an eye and into a "winged tip," what is this makeup look called?
Shimmer eye
Smoky eye
Cat eye
A cat eye can be accomplished via pencil eyeliner or liquid eyeliner, but using a pencil eyeliner tends to be easier. This makeup look involves extending the eyeliner past the edge of the eye for a "cat-like" look.
Vibrant eye

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Which of these makeup tools is used for curling eyelashes?
Mascara
Lash comb
Eyelash curler
Before you apply mascara, use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. You typically curl your lashes for about 10-20 seconds per eye.
Eyeliner

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What is the best way to apply concealer under the eyes?
Draw a "U-shape" underneath the eye using a concealer wand
Draw an upside-down triangle underneath the eye using a concealer wand
To apply concealer underneath the eye, it's best to draw an upside down triangle using the concealer wand. You then blend the concealer in an angled, upward motion.
Draw an "S-shape" underneath the eye using a concealer wand
Draw a circle underneath the eye using a concealer wand

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If you have brown eyes, which eyeshadow color should you use?
Purple
Blue
Green
Gold
Of the colors in the list, gold eyeshadow is the most flattering on brown eyes. Other colors that flatter brown eyes include red and brown.

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To groom your eyebrows, it's best to use a ______ .
Brow brush/comb
A brow brush/comb has both a comb and a brush side to it, and is best for grooming your eyebrows. This type of brush is also great for "unruly" eyebrow hairs.
Fan brush
Angled eyeliner brush
Smudger brush

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Where is the cupid's bow located on your lips?
It refers to the bottom center of your lips.
It's the "v-shape" on the top center of your lips.
The cupid's bow is the "v-shape" part that is located right on the top center of your lips. This can be accentuated further using lip liner.
It refers to the outer corners of your lips.
It refers only to the bottom half of your lips.

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Which of these eyeshadow colors are the most suitable for green eyes?
Purple
Purple colors work best for green eyes. This is because purple is a vibrant color that makes green eyes "pop."
Brown
Black
Green

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To make certain features of your face "glow," you should use _______.
Mineral powder
Blush
Highlighter
Highlighter is used in conjunction with contouring to enhance specific features of your face. Highlighter, in particular, is used to make these facial features "glow."
Cream eyeshadow

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"Light, medium and full" refer to ______.
Foundation
Foundation comes in various forms, including light, medium and full coverage. It's also best to pick a type of coverage based on the weather.
Concealer
Eyeshadow
Bronzer

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Which of these is NOT a type of blush?
Shimmer
Smudged
"Smudged" is not a type of blush, but gel, cream and shimmer are. There are also powder and tinted blushes as well.
Cream
Gel

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If makeup has the word "baked" on the label, what does that mean?
The makeup was baked from a powder to a cream.
It's a type of brush brand.
The makeup was baked from a cream to a powder.
"Baked" makeup means that the makeup started out as a cream base and was baked into a powder. This means that the texture is much softer than typical powders.
It refers to a chemical ingredient in the makeup.

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If you have oily skin, which makeup look would be best?
Sheer
Dewy
Matte
Matte foundation is not only long-lasting, but it's great for those with oily skin. The finished look won't look oily, shimmery or shiny.
Satin

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If you have dry skin and need very lightweight coverage, which type of foundation should you choose?
Satin
Sheer
Sheer foundation is similar to tinted moisturizers and provides a very lightweight coverage. This is also great for dry or normal skin types.
Matte
Dewy

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A skunk brush is also called a ______.
Foundation brush
Powder brush
Stippling brush
The stippling brush, or "skunk brush," is actually made from two kinds of fibers. The top portion of the brush is made from synthetic hairs, while the bottom half uses animal hairs.
Concealer brush

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When determining if you should use old makeup, you should check its ____.
Texture
Color
Smell
All of the above
When determining if you should use old makeup, you should check its smell, color and texture. This applies to all brands, whether its luxury or drugstore.

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For about how long does pencil eyeliner last?
9 months
4 years
6 months
2 years
The lifespan of pencil eyeliner is typically two years. If it was liquid eyeliner, the lifespan would be 3-4 months.

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If you don't have lip liner, which of these can you use instead to line your lips?
Angled eyeshadow brush
Lip brush
Lip brushes are the perfect tool to use to line your lips, sans lip liner. It can also be used to "fill in" your lips with color.
Your pinky finger
The wand of a lip gloss tube

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Which of these eyeshadows typically last the longest on your eyes?
Loose
Liquid
Pressed
Cream
Cream eyeshadow lasts the longest on your eyes compared to the rest of the answers in the list. It can also be used underneath powder eyeshadows.

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A combination of smudged dark brown or black eyeliner and eyeshadow results in which of these eye makeup looks?
Smokey eyes
Smokey eyes or "rocker eyes" are dark in color with the help of smudged eyeliner and eyeshadow. Dark mascara is also typically used to enhance the overall look.
Vibrant eyes
Cat eyes
Metallic eyes

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Why should you use primer?
It is used to conceal blemishes.
It is used in conjunction with contouring,
It is used to as a foundation brush.
It makes your makeup go on more smoothly.
Primer is applied before foundation and is used to make your makeup go on more smoothly and evenly. It's also used so that the foundation doesn't settle in the pores.

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