What Grade Would You Get on a Makeup Exam?

Monica Lee

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About This Quiz

Do you dab with your fingertips or blend with a sponge? This answer and 29 others on this quiz will determine what you know about the cosmetic cosmos. You'll be queried on the techniques for applying makeup, how to select the right foundation for your skin tone, the best eyeshadow for your eye color and more. And to be a true makeup maven you'll need to identify the latest trends.  

You'll notice throughout each decade the makeup pendulum swings from one end to the other. In the 1910s you didn't want to be seen "wearing" makeup because that was only for women of the stage - or the street! So the look was pale, with a light lip stain and mascara. The Roaring Twenties swung the pendulum the other way, with dark smokey eyes and ruby red lips. Swinging from the natural, hippie look of the '60s to the '70s disco decade, super bright colors became the makeup of choice. Today anything goes, from dying your eyebrows blue or orange to having a clean, healthy glow. Just be sure you know how to apply your makeup properly to get the results you want. 

Take the quiz now and find out if you make the grade. 

What is one of the easiest ways to enhance your makeup application?

Which brushes do you currently have in your makeup bag?

How do you hold a brush correctly?

You forgot your angled brush for eyeshadow at home. What do you do?

Is the rule that primer should go on before foundation?

If you want a sun-kissed look, what cosmetic do you use?

Which of these applicators do you use during your morning makeup routine?

What's the latest trend for applying rouge under the cheekbone?

Which lasts longer - cream foundation, liquid foundation or powder foundation?

How do you thin a round face with blush?

Members of groups like BTS, Twice, EXO and GOT7 bedazzled us with what trend?

Besides green, what color eyeshadow will highlight your green eyes?

If you have oily skin, can you use a cream foundation?

What is the latest kind of eye makeup?

What concealer do you use to cover your blemishes?

If you're blonde and blue-eyed, should you wear black mascara and eyeliner?

If gravity is taking a toll and your cheeks are sagging, what should you do?

How do you add definition to the eye?

The latest in eye fashion is which of these?

Your friend has "spider legs"! What did they do?

My skin is dry and cakey - what's going on?

What's the best way to apply makeup if you have small eyes?

Besides blue, what color eyeshadow will highlight blue eyes?

Where do K-pop stars wear colorful, graphic makeup?

What might happen if you sleep in your makeup?

What's the best way to have clear skin?

What's the best way to apply lipstick?

If you want to cover dark circles under your eyes, which concealer should you choose?

Should you wear waterproof mascara?

What's the most important makeup technique to learn properly?

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