Think You Know Everything About Makeup? Try To Pass This Quiz!


By: Stella Alexander

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

TLC tells us that "You can buy all the makeup that MAC can make!" You can certainly try! Whether you're headed to MAC, Sephora, Ulta, or another store, there are thousands of different products to shop and use. 

The ancient Egyptians are often credited with the beginnings of makeup. Rather than actual "makeup," they would use face paint to change or enhance their features. Through these methods, the huge beauty industry came about.

When one looks at the history of makeup products, it started off simple. There were only a few items that women would include in their kit. They might use a powder foundation, blush, and lipstick. Their makeup kits would grow to include eyebrow pencils and bronzer. They would further evolve with contour powders and highlighters. For all these products, makeup users have the option to shop tons of different brands. 

The beauty industry features popular drugstore brands like Maybelline, L'Oreal, NYX, and Wet n Wild. There are luxury brands that feature the expensive Givenchy, Lancome, and Dior. Somewhere in the middle, you'll find favorites like MAC, Nars, and Urban Decay.

In the beauty world, there's a lot to remember, but it becomes a lot easier when you wear the products every day! Do you? Only people who wear makeup every day can get over 75 percent on this quiz. Will that be you? There's only one way to find out!

Get out those makeup brushes!

On which part of the face would you apply highlighter?

When it comes to makeup, using a highlighter is meant to "highlight" your face. The product is used on the high points of the face where light normally bounces off. This would be the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and some people even highlight their cupid's bow!


If someone said you have pink undertones, what category do you fall into?

When someone asks about your undertones, they are usually referring to your skin. If you have red or pink undertones, you'd be "cool." If you have yellow or olive, you'd be warm. If you have neither, you'd be neutral.


Which of these would go last in your makeup routine?

In a normal makeup routine, you would set your face with setting spray, which is why the Primer Water would be last. It is meant to help lock your makeup in place while refreshing the skin.


Concealer is applied to which parts of the face to "brighten" the skin?

Many people use concealer to give the face a brightened effect. One would usually place concealer under their eyes, down the bridge of their nose, in the middle of the forehead, and on the chin.


What does E.L.F. stand for?

E.L.F. is a popular drug store brand that you could find at stores like Target, CVS, and Walgreens. It stands for Eyes, Lips, Face.


Which goes first: cream or powder?

You might think it wouldn't matter, but it does. Applying cream products before powder is ideal. If you attempt to apply cream products after powder, you might notice your makeup looks blotchy!


Which of the following isn't a real makeup brand?

LLL is definitely not a makeup brand! Colourpop is an online Indie brand and you could find Anastasia Beverly Hills and Urban Decay at a Sephora.


If you want to reduce the oil on your face, what kind of primer should you use?

When it comes to picking out a primer for oily skin, mattifying primers are usually your best bet. Not only will most of them also help smooth out the skin, but they're main purpose is to help control the oils on your skin.


Which of these is not an Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette?

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a popular makeup brand known for its eye shadow palettes. The Desert Dusk palette is a product of Huda Beauty.


When applying lipstick, you have to be careful around the curve of the top lip. What is it called?

The cupid's bow is the curved part of the mouth found on the upper lip. This area has also become a popular spot for people to apply highlighters.


Which makeup brand is known for the Translucent Loose Setting Powder?

Laura Mercier is a French brand that was founded for makeup artist, Laura Mercier. This product is said to help set in the makeup as well as give you a flawless finish. It now comes in different shades.


The POREfessional Face Primer is a product of which brand?

The POREfessional Face Primer is one of the best-selling products from Benefit Cosmetics. The product is meant to diminish the look of pores on the face and help smooth out the skin for makeup application.


Which product would have more coverage?

When it comes to coverage, a tinted moisturizer is going to be very minimal. It's almost like adding a bit of pigment to your face lotion. Foundation, even if it is light coverage, will usually have more than a tinted moisturizer.


Which of these is a popular item by Nars?

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is a very popular makeup product. Made for all shades, this concealer has an impressive 22 shades.


Which brand was formed by and is named after a tattoo artist?

Kat Von D is a makeup brand that was started by makeup artist, Kat Von D. The brand is known for its high coverage face products and liquid lipstick.


Tightlining is a process done to which part of the face?

Tightlining is a process that is done to the eyes. Eyeliner is necessary for this and it consists of passing the eyeliner between the lashes on your upper eyelid.


Which makeup brand collaborated with YouTube influencers for their Dexi X Katy collection?

Dose of Colors is a brand that teamed up with two YouTubers to create a collection of products. This included lipsticks, highlighters, and an eyeshadow compact.


Where on the face do you apply blush?

Blush is applied to the apples of the cheeks. This is to give the wearer a more flushed appearance.


If a product promises a glow, does it have a matte or dewy finish?

If someone wants their foundation to have no glow, they would go with a matte foundation. A dewy foundation would leave the skin with a glow, which can vary in intensity.


When applying eyeshadow, where does the transition color go?

When applying eyeshadow, a transition color is used to help blend the colors. It is usually applied in the eye crease.


What is the name of the Too Faced mascara?

The Better than Sex mascara is from the brand, Too Faced.


Cover FX is responsible for which of the following products?

Cover FX is known for its custom enhancer drops. This can be added to the face to highlight the high points. It can also be mixed in with foundation for a more luminous glow.


What color corrector shade is used to combat dark circles or marks?

In the world of color correcting, orange/peach correctors are applied to the skin in an effort to cancel out the look of darkness.


Which brand is known for its "Naked" eyeshadow palettes?

Urban Decay is a makeup brand that has a collection of "Naked" products. This includes eyeshadows, concealers, and foundation.


Which makeup brand is owned by singer Rihanna?

Rihanna launched her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, in September 2017. It came equipped with 40 foundation shades, highlighters, concealers, and contour sticks.


Which drug store brand is responsible for the True Match Super Blendable Makeup?

L'Oreal is known for its True Match line. The line's most popular product is the foundation that comes in an impressive three shades. It is also very affordable, costing under $10.


BH Cosmetics teamed up with which of these YouTube influencers for a makeup collaboration?

BH Cosmetics is an online beauty brand that has collaborated with both Carli Bybel and Raye Boyce. Carli Bybel released two eyeshadow palettes with the brand while Boyce released an eyeshadow palette as well as a highlight kit and brushes.


Which of these would you apply to add shadows to your face?

Many people often get the two confused. Bronzer is meant to be used to add warmth to the face. Contour, which should have a gray tint, is supposed to add shadows, carving out the face as you'd like.


Which drug store brand is responsible for the Fit Me! line?

Maybelline is a drug store brand known for its Fit Me! line. This started with foundation and has since grown to include powders and concealers.


Which of the following is not a drug store brand?

Smashbox is definitely not a drugstore brand. You wouldn't find it at Target or Walgreens, but you could definitely find it at Sephora!


The Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is a product of which brand?

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is a product sold at Sephora. It has nine foundation shades.


How much is a BeautyBlender?

The BeautyBlender is a popular blending product that allows makeup to apply smoothly. It is meant to be used when damp.


Which color corrector is used to combat redness?

When it comes to color correcting, you'd have to look at the color wheel. Red and green fall opposite each other. In order to combat redness, you'd need a green color corrector.


Studio Fix Fluid is a product of which brand?

MAC is a popular makeup brand that sells its own products within its store. It is known for many products, its Studio Fix Fluid is one of them.


In 2017, Make Up For Ever had one of its products voted into Allure's Best of Beauty. Which item is it?

The Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation has always been one of Make Up For Ever's best-selling products. This foundation comes in an impressive 40 shades.


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