What Primer Matches Your Morning Routine?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Primer Matches Your Morning Routine?
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About This Quiz

Do you know what the best part of the morning is? No, it's not waking up early or walking to your car while it's still dark outside. It's your everyday makeup routine! And what better way to turn that morning frown upside down than with some eyeshadow, foundation, blush and lip products. But before you apply these types of products on, there's one thing in the makeup world that doesn't get nearly enough credit.

We're talking about primer. You know, the stuff that is supposed to smooth out your skin and enhance the overall finish of your face products. Some people don't use it or need it, but it all depends on a person's skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, then a silicone-based primer can reduce the size of the pores on your face while adding a lightweight finish. Or maybe you have super dry skin, which calls for a hydrating primer that has a long-lasting finish. Overall though, primers can enhance your skin tone, texture and makeup finish that will get you ready for the day ahead. So, if you're curious about which makeup primer matches your morning routine, it's time to take this beauty quiz now!

Apply makeup How long does it normally take for you to apply your makeup in the morning?
Not too long, about 15 minutes or less
About 20 to 30 minutes
About 30 to 45 minutes
I need at least an hour.

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Wash face What type of face wash do you use in the morning?
I don't use face wash in the morning.
Cream cleanser
Foam cleanser (or other)
Gel cleanser

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Moisturizer Is moisturizer really that necessary before applying makeup?
Nah, it's an unnecessary step in the routine.
OMG, YES!
A light moisturizer works best for me.
Not if my skin is super oily

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Concealer What goes on first, concealer or foundation?
I'm more of a tinted moisturizer person.
Foundation, always!
Neither, primer goes on first.
Concealer, I think

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Applying eyeshadow It looks like you're running late for work and you're only able to use one of these products. Which will you choose?
Mascara
Moisturizer
Bronzer
Eyeshadow

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Eyeshadow A great makeup routine is primarily based off ...
A great skincare routine
High-quality makeup products
Makeup techniques
How much time I have

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Paint nails You've got some extra time in the morning to paint your nails. What design will you choose?
French manicure
Marble nails
Ombre nails
Glittery stripes

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Sunscreen Be honest. Do you actually apply sunscreen or SPF-based makeup?
Yes, always!
Only when it's hot or sunny outside
Sunscreen, no. SPF makeup, yes.
Nope

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Foundation You tend to go for foundations that have a __________ coverage.
Light
Medium
Light-medium
Full

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Woman fresh skin How would you describe your current skin type?
Pretty normal
Dry as a desert
Sensitive
Combo

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Eyeliner Of which of these makeup techniques are you a master?
Blush or bronzer blending
Straight eyeliner
Contouring
Smokey eye

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Mascara What type of mascara do you use to make your eyes pop?
Lengthening mascara
Thickening mascara
Curling mascara
Lash-defining mascara

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Applying makeup If you had the day off, would you still wear makeup?
Nope, it's time for extra sleep.
Only if I was going out for the day
Maybe a tiny amount
Heck, yeah!

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Put on makeup What does your "daytime makeup" look like?
Natural "no makeup" look
Pink lips with bronzed eyes
Bright red or orange lips with shimmer eyes
Dark eyes with nude lips

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Pick clothes Which of these cute outfits matches your sense of fashion?
Sweatpants with a T-shirt
Skinny jeans with a crop top
Colorful clothes that don't always match
Preppy blazer with slacks

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Makeup serum Serum: Is it a waste of money or a must-have beauty product?
I don't even know what that is.
Oh, it's a must-have!
Eh, it's kind of a waste.
Serums are OK.

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Lipstick How would you describe your lip makeup routine?
I just use lip balm.
Lipstick with some gloss on top.
Lip balm, lip liner, lipstick
Lip gloss with a touch of foundation on top

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Applying eyeliner If you made a little whoopsie with your winged eyeliner, how would you fix it?
What's the point in fixing it? No one's going to care that much.
Extra eyeliner on top should do the trick.
I'll just wipe off the mistake and try again.
Ugh, I would just start my entire makeup routine over!

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Blemish What's the best way to cover up a blemish?
Pat some liquid foundation on top of it.
Use the power of concealer.
Always use a color corrector.
Pressed powder

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Eye cream What goes on first, eye cream or eye primer?
I don't use these products.
Eye primer
Eye cream
I think a light moisturizer ... right?

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Finish makeup How do you "set" your makeup after it's all done?
What does that mean?
With some concealer or bronzer
Makeup setting spray
Powder

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Make up touch up What kind of makeup touch-ups do you do throughout the day?
Mascara on the eyes
A bit of concealer on the face
More makeup setting spray
Lipstick or lip gloss

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Eyeliner Should eyeliner go on the bottom or top waterline?
I really don't use eyeliner that much.
Bottom waterline looks better.
Always on the top waterline
Both

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Remove makeup How do you remove your makeup at the end of the day?
Regular soap and water
Face wash
Liquid makeup remover
With the magic of makeup wipes

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Evening makeup How would you change your daytime makeup look to an evening makeup look in one go?
Eh, I wouldn't. I think it would look fine either way.
I would just add some shimmer to my face and eyes.
A pop of red lipstick should do the trick.
Take all the makeup off and start over for an evening look.

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Makeup Highlighter Where do you normally apply highlighter to your face?
Eyebrow area
A little bit on the lips
Cheekbones
Eyes

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Applying evening makeup How do you feel about putting on scented makeup?
I don't really mind it.
Wait, that stuff exists?
My sensitive skin can't handle it.
I love scented makeup!

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Makeup Can you give us a ballpark figure on the number of makeup and beauty products you own?
Five or less
10 to 15 products
More than 20 products
15 to 20 products

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Blush Blush versus bronzer: What product really brings out your beautiful face?
Bronzer
I prefer highlighter.
I know how to use both to achieve the best look.
Blush

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Tweeze eyebrows How do you normally shape your eyebrows in the morning?
Ha, I don't.
I use tweezers. Does that count?
I use an eyebrow palette.
I just fill them in with a pencil.

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