If You Can Answer All of These Questions about Makeup, You're Probably a Sephora VIB Insider!


By: Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

Beauty is such a complicated and beautiful thing. Although it's still fun, there's so much you need to know that it can be really hard to keep up with the products, trends and looks that people, celebrities included, are doing today. From lip kits to fishtail brows, people are getting more and more creative with their looks, and we want to know just how much you've been paying attention to them all. You can go into a YouTube hole for days looking at beauty tutorials.

Today, we not only want to quiz you on what certain tools are used for, but we also will test you on the recent makeup trends. If you know which celebs own which brands, and if you know the history behind some of the most iconic companies in the country and the world, you'll ace it. If you can answer enough of our questions correctly, we're willing to bet that you're a Sephora VIB Insider. Are you loyal to all of Sephora's makeup, or do you like pouncing on the VIB sale for your go-to brands?

Come take this quiz and put your beauty knowledge to the test. Show us that you know your products and that you can walk the walk and talk the talk. Can you pass this fun beauty quiz? 

What does the makeup-application term "strobing" mean?

Strobing is a makeup technique that is often mistaken for contouring, which does use highlighting as part of its process. Strobing, on the other hand, uses highlighter only to create a shimmery look that accentuates the face. It gives off the impression of a contour without actually outlining your features.


Do you know why you should use finishing spray?

Finish spray is a cosmetic product that is applied to the face after foundation, concealer and other makeup has already been applied. It helps to retain the makeup throughout the day. When spraying, it is best to avoid the eyes, as they can become irritated.


What is a spoolie brush used on?

This tapered brush is the ideal makeup product for your eyebrows. It works by grooming the hair on the brows so that they lie down smoothly and look uniform. After this, you can fill them in or prep them in any other way you like.


Rihanna's makeup line has made waves because of its inclusion. What's it called?

Fenty Beauty is a cosmetics brand launched in 2017 by Barbadian singer, Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty. This makeup line is well known for its diversity in products; it's said the line meets the makeup needs of women of color. Fenty Beauty is revered for its Pro Filt'R foundation.


Do you know what hyaluronic acid is used for?

Hyaluronic acid is a term that may sound intimidating, but actually, it refers to a substance that's healthy for skin! It provides ample moisture and anti-aging benefits. Hyaluronic acid is often used to make moisturizers and serums.


Some people may run from crow's feet. What are they trying to avoid?

Crow's feet is an unsavory term that simply refers to the lines that crease around the eyes when someone is laughing or smiling. These laugh lines are referred to as crow's feet because they resemble actual crow's feet.


What year was MAC Cosmetics founded?

Makeup Art Cosmetics, popularly known as MAC Cosmetics, is a brand of makeup founded in 1984. Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo are the men behind this billion-dollar enterprise.


We've all watched many tutorials on how to perfect contouring. What is it, exactly?

Contouring is a popular makeup technique that is done by applying product to the forehead, the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and chin. When done correctly, the face is sculpted and the features are enhanced.


What does the BB in BB cream stand for?

Blemish balm cream is called BB cream for short. This cream is the ideal product to add to your makeup routine because it provides moisture and functions as a foundation and primer for the skin. Due to its amazing benefits, it can provide quick coverage for the user.


Which Kardashian made the original lip kits?

Kylie Jenner, the little sister of socialite Kim Kardashian, has quickly earned a reputation of her own in the beauty world. The 21-year old has her makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics, where she sells many products, such as lip liner and lipstick sets.


Which area of the face is an angled brush not used for?

An angled brush is a soft brush that may be used to apply highlighter, bronzer and blush to the face. Some angled brushes can also be used in contouring and to apply finishing powder at the end of a makeup routine.


Slathering night cream on your face helps with what?

Night cream is a product with many different uses. When used overnight, it facilitates the skin's regeneration process, moisturizes the skin, evens out the skin tone and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.


What product is a kabuki brush not used to apply?

A kabuki brush can be used to evenly distribute makeup across the face and to provide full coverage. Loose makeup can be applied with this brush in a swift movement that provides a flawless finish.


The term "bake" doesn't just have to do with cooking. What does it refer to in makeup?

Baking is a technique that is the last step in a makeup routine. It's used to perfect the look by eliminating creases that may have occurred during the application process. Baking can be done using powders such as the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder or L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.


What is feathering?

Feathering, also known as eyebrow feathering or microfeathering, is a type of microblading. The individual hairs on your brow are kept groomed and filled in to create a full, natural look. This beauty technique may last for a few months depending on care and your skin type.


Root stamping does which of the following for your looks?

Root stamping is a method of adding fullness and thickness to eyelashes, using a mascara wand, scissors and an additional curved wand. First mascara is applied as you would normally, then the curved wand is used to add pressure to the base of your lashes.


What is the lavender color corrector used for?

Color corrector help to cover skin discolorations, such as dark circles under the eyes and redness due to acne. They come in different shades depending on your skin tone, and the lavender color eliminates yellow skin undertones.


The term "hit pan" refers to which of these?

"Hit pan" is a term used to refer to an eyeshadow palette, powder or blush that is almost finished, to the point where the bottom of the palette is visible. This means that the makeup product was in frequent use and will soon need to be replaced.


What kind of substance is a foundation brush not often used with?

A foundation brush is used to do just that: to apply foundation to the face, whether it be cream or liquid. Use of this brush will prevent lines of makeup from creasing onto your face.


Which continent inspires most, if not all, of Juvia's Place palettes?

Juvia's place is a brand of cosmetics founded by a Nigerian businesswoman, Chichi Eburu. The brand was inspired by her African roots, as Eburu wanted her products to reflect the vibrancy of her heritage. She is motivated by the culture and art of Africa.


Toner is used for which of the following?

Toner is a face wash or lotion applied to the skin to rid it of oil and dirt and to cleanse the pores. Toners are good to use on oily skin or skin that is prone to acne, as it provides a deep cleanse and restores just the right amount of moisture.


Which super-famous drag queen did MAC collaborate with?

RuPaul is a black television show host and drag queen from Atlanta, Georgia. He became the spokesperson of MAC Cosmetics in 1994, for their VIVA GLAM campaign. Proceeds from this campaign were used to raise awareness of AIDS.


"Fall out" is a term that makeup artists use. What does it mean?

Fall out occurs when makeup, such as eyeshadow, is being applied to the skin and it falls onto unwanted areas like the nose and cheeks. This may happen when the makeup is not being applied carefully.


What part of the face is usually tightlined?

Tightlining is a makeup trick that adds definition to the eyes without actually looking like you're wearing makeup at all. This method, which has been for around many years, is achieved by applying eyeliner to the lash line.


Translucent powder is an important part of a makeup routine. What does it do?

Translucent powder should be applied toward the end of your makeup routine. This powder helps keep the makeup in place, create an even skin tone and hide pores, bumps or unwanted scarring on the face.


What brush applies a product that is used to hide your flaws?

Concealer brushes are used to apply concealer to the face. This product helps to hide scars, dark circles under the eyes, redness on the skin and breakouts of acne. The concealer should be blended in evenly in order to get full coverage.


What is blotting?

Blotting is the act of removing excess oil and makeup using blotting paper, which is sold as different absorbent sheets specific to makeup removal. An example of this is the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets for Oily Skin.


Which popular YouTube beauty guru is from the Netherlands?

Nikkie de Jager is a popular makeup artist from the Netherlands. She rose to fame some years ago when she first started posting makeup tutorials on YouTube. She has millions of followers on her social media accounts, and her net worth is believed to be more than $2 million.


How is makeup applied when airbrushing?

Airbrushing is a method of applying makeup to the face without using traditional means like a brush or sponge. In this technique, the makeup is sprayed onto the face using a machine that consists of an air compressor and an air hose.


Which company is Camila Cabello collaborating with on her first makeup line?

Camila Cabello is a Cuban/American singer who was first part of the girl group Fifth Harmony before she became a solo artist. In 2018, she collaborated with the cosmetics brand L'Oreal Paris to launch a sultry makeup collection called Havana.


What is a brow brush used to do?

A brow comb or a brow brush is used to groom the fine hairs of the eyebrows, by combing through them and helping to keep them smooth. This is often done before makeup is applied to the brows to change their shape or appearance.


What does the peach color corrector fix?

This hue or color corrector should be used to conceal redness on the face and other skin discolorations, such as dark circles under the eyes. This particular color corrector is suitable for fair skin.


Kajal is a product in which category?

Kajal is a product initially popular in Asia and Africa, where it was first applied to the eyes to protect it from harmful sun rays. This organic product is often used as eyeliner or as an alternative to other types of eyeliner.


Which product is used most often with a blending brush?

A blending brush is used to smooth eye makeup into the skin. This small handy tool is considered to be a "must have" by many in the beauty industry, and it can also be used to apply highlighter to the face.


What are the three color tones used on the skin?

Color tones refer to the undertones of the skin that determine which makeup will produce the best effect. Warm tones would refer to those with a gold or yellow base, whilst those with a cool undertone have touches of pink, blue or red. A neutral would mean that the undertone and skin color is the same or that there is a combination of cool and warm tones.


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