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Apr 8, 2020

Are You Actually Bad At Makeup?

Let's see how strong your eyebrow game really is.

  1. What’s the best lighting to apply your makeup?

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    Natural daylight shows you what your makeup ~really~ looks like.

  2. What should you apply first?

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    Your makeup needs a good base. Primer is that good base.

  3. At most, how many shades lighter than your skin tone should your concealer be?

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    Going no more than two shades lighter will help you avoid a super-bright, contrasting under-eye area.

  4. How often should you wash your makeup brushes?

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    Dermatologists recommend that you clean those beauty tools once a week. Do it for your skin.

  5. What's usually the best foundation tool to give you a smooth, even finish?

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    Using a ~good~ foundation brush typically gives you smooth, even coverage.

  6. Where should you apply foundation to see if it’s the right shade?

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    Testing the foundation on your jawline helps you see if the shade will match the edges of your face.

  7. What makeup trick makes your eyes appear larger?

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    Curling those lashes makes your eyes look wide and awake.

  8. Where would you ~normally~ not apply highlighter?

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    Applying highlighter on your temples actually makes your face look wider.

  9. True or false: You should use translucent powder to remove excess blush.

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    Translucent powder can alter the color of your blush. Try blotting paper instead.

  10. Where should you NOT store your beauty products?

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    A cool, dry place works best! Your bathroom can get pretty humid, and excess moisture means you risk spreading bacteria. Gross.