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What's Your Makeup IQ?

Are you a beauty buff or a beauty beginner?

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  1. How are acrylic nails different from gel nails?
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    Arcylic nails are hardened with UV light
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    Acrylic nails are part-liquid and part-powder 
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    Acrylic nails have a harder, non-porous surface 
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    Acrylic nails were created by the nail polish company CND
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    Acrylic nails different from gel nails because they are a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer that harden as they're exposed to air.

  2. Applying eyeliner in the spaces between the roots of the eyelashes is called what?
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    Streamlining
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    Lashing
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    Tightlining
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    Root stamping
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    Tightling is the process of applying eyeliner in the spaces between the roots of the eyelashes to define the lash line.

  3. Where did the word "cosmetic" come from?
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    The Greek word kosmetike 
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    The English word cosmopolitan
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    The German word kosen 
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    The Greek word<br>metaphor&nbsp;
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    The word cosmetic came from the Latinized form of the Greek word kosmetike, which means "the art of dress and ornament."

  4. Who founded M.A.C. Cosmetics?
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    A salon owner and a makeup artist
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    Two makeup artists
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    The former CEO of Estée Lauder&nbsp;
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    A chemist and a former supermodel
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    Frank Toskan, a makeup artist and photographer, and Frank Angelo, a beauty salon owner, founded M.A.C. Cosmetics because they were were frustrated with the way some makeup colors appeared in photos. The two men initially cooked up the beauty products in their kitchen and sold them at the salon until March 1984, when they launched the line from a counter in a Toronto department store.

  5. Applying tiny dots of foundation for an airbrushed effect is called what?
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    Stippling
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    Strobing
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    Multimasking
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    Waterlining
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    Stippling is the process of applying tiny dots of foundation for an airbrushed effect. You know those flat-topped brushes, usually two-toned black and white? Those are actually called stippling brushes.

  6. Who created Urban Decay's first celebrity collection?
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    Shirley Manson
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    Gwen Stefani
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    Madonna
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    Hayley Williams&nbsp;
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    Gwen Stefani partnered with Urban Decay to launch the grunge-glam brand's first celebrity collection, which featured lipsticks, lip liners, brow powders and a blush palette. The limited-edition collection was released in 2016.

  7. Nail polish originates from which country?&nbsp;
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    South Africa
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    Germany
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    China
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    Poland
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    Nail polish originates from China

    Nail polish was first created in China as early as 3000 BC, according to historians and archeologists.

  8. How do you properly pronounce&nbsp;NYX?
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    Ny-Ex
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    Nicks
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    N.Y.X.
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    Ny-kee
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    The official pronunciation of NYX Cosmetics is “Neeks," because it the company was named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night (which is pronounced the same way.)

  9. Which company was NOT named after its founder?
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    Max Factor
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    Shiseido
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    Estée Lauder
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    Essie
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    Shiseido was not named after its founder

    The Japanese beauty company Shiseido was founded in 1872 by Arinobu Fukuhara, a former Chief Pharmacist of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The other companies were named after their founders.

  10. What is the difference between BB cream and CC Cream?
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    CC cream is hypoallergnic
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    CC cream is for sensitive skin
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    CC cream clears your complexion
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    CC cream color corrects
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    BB cream and CC cream are almost identical products. BB cream is basically a lightweight foundation with a few added benefits, like antioxidants and SPF. CC cream does all of that while also color correcting to mask uneven skin tone, discoloration, or dark spots.

CORRECTION

NYX is pronounced nicks. An earlier version of this quiz misstated the pronunciation.

 
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