As/Is·Apr 8, 2020Are You Actually Bad At Makeup?Let's see how strong your eyebrow game really is.by Liz RichardsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink What’s the best lighting to apply your makeup? Vanity Collections / instagram.com Natural lighting Correct Incorrect Natural lighting Studio lighting Correct Incorrect Studio lighting Fluorescent lighting Correct Incorrect Fluorescent lighting Yellow lighting Correct Incorrect Yellow lighting Correct! Wrong! Natural daylight shows you what your makeup ~really~ looks like. What should you apply first? Getty Images Blush Correct Incorrect Blush Foundation Correct Incorrect Foundation Primer Correct Incorrect Primer Face powder Correct Incorrect Face powder Correct! Wrong! Your makeup needs a good base. Primer is that good base. At most, how many shades lighter than your skin tone should your concealer be? KKW Beauty / instagram.com One shade lighter Correct Incorrect One shade lighter Two shades lighter Correct Incorrect Two shades lighter Three shades lighter Correct Incorrect Three shades lighter Four shades lighter Correct Incorrect Four shades lighter Correct! Wrong! Going no more than two shades lighter will help you avoid a super-bright, contrasting under-eye area. How often should you wash your makeup brushes? Getty Images Once a day Correct Incorrect Once a day Once a week Correct Incorrect Once a week Twice a month Correct Incorrect Twice a month Every three weeks Correct Incorrect Every three weeks Correct! Wrong! Dermatologists recommend that you clean those beauty tools once a week. Do it for your skin. What's usually the best foundation tool to give you a smooth, even finish? ColourPop Cosmetics / colourpop.com A brush Correct Incorrect A brush A sponge Correct Incorrect A sponge Your hands Correct Incorrect Your hands Correct! Wrong! Using a ~good~ foundation brush typically gives you smooth, even coverage. Where should you apply foundation to see if it’s the right shade? Getty Images The back of your hand Correct Incorrect The back of your hand Your forearm Correct Incorrect Your forearm Your jawline Correct Incorrect Your jawline Your nose Correct Incorrect Your nose Correct! Wrong! Testing the foundation on your jawline helps you see if the shade will match the edges of your face. What makeup trick makes your eyes appear larger? Getty Images Wearing mascara on your lower lashes Correct Incorrect Wearing mascara on your lower lashes Applying dark eyeshadow to your outer lids Correct Incorrect Applying dark eyeshadow to your outer lids Curling your lashes Correct Incorrect Curling your lashes Using black eyeliner on your waterline Correct Incorrect Using black eyeliner on your waterline Correct! Wrong! Curling those lashes makes your eyes look wide and awake. Where would you ~normally~ not apply highlighter? Getty Images Along your cheekbones Correct Incorrect Along your cheekbones Down the bridge of your nose Correct Incorrect Down the bridge of your nose Above your lips Correct Incorrect Above your lips Along your temples Correct Incorrect Along your temples Correct! Wrong! Applying highlighter on your temples actually makes your face look wider. True or false: You should use translucent powder to remove excess blush. kikomilano / instagram.com True Correct Incorrect True False Correct Incorrect False Correct! Wrong! Translucent powder can alter the color of your blush. Try blotting paper instead. Where should you NOT store your beauty products? Getty Images A closet Correct Incorrect A closet A fridge Correct Incorrect A fridge A bathroom counter Correct Incorrect A bathroom counter A drawer Correct Incorrect A drawer Correct! Wrong! A cool, dry place works best! Your bathroom can get pretty humid, and excess moisture means you risk spreading bacteria. Gross.