Do You Know The History Of Women’s Makeup?

Makeup is the ultimate freelance art form, but how much do you know about its history? Take these 12 questions and put your makeup know how to the test!
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True or False: The shimmer in some women's makeup comes from fish scales.
True
False
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According to historians, how many years ago was makeup first used?
100,000 years
10,000 years
20,000 years
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What ingredient did women use in Ancient Egypt as eyeliner?
Kohl
Mud
Colored clay
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True or False: In the 10th century, cosmetics were considered a form of medicine and were often found in documents on healing.
True
False
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In 3000 BCE, what natural ingredient did women use to paint or stain their nails?
Gelatin
Berries
Ink
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What year did makeup become popular in the United States?
1900
1910
1920
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What industry had the greatest impact on the popularity of makeup in America?
Film
Advertising
Journalism
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What was the first company to mass market cosmetics to the general public in the 1920s?
Max Factor
Estee Lauder
Revlon
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What year was hair dye invented by Eugene Schueller?
1907
1930
1917
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Question 10/12

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In the current time period, what is the most commonly used cosmetic product by both men and women?
Foundation
Concealer
Mascara
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Question 11/12

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Aside from the United States, what country has the biggest market for cosmetics?
Japan
Russia
France
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Question 12/12

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On average, how much money does the cosmetics industry generate in the US per year?
$10 billion
$48 billion
$29 billion
Result
Uh-oh, it seems we have a bit of a makeup mishap on our hands. Even though you are surely excellent at applying makeup and know your stuff, you're not quite up to speed on your cosmetic history. Try agin soon!

C+, Makeup Mishap

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You are cosmetic clever! You surely know your stuff when it comes to the history of makeup. Even though you missed a few questions, we still think you are pretty makeup marvelous.

B+, Cosmetic Clever

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You are a true makeup maven. Not only do you know the industry side of cosmetics, but you've got the history side down too. You are truly knowledgable about makeup. Well done!

A+, Makeup Maven

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1
True or False: The shimmer in some women's makeup comes from fish scales.
True
False
2
According to historians, how many years ago was makeup first used?
100,000 years
10,000 years
20,000 years
3
What ingredient did women use in Ancient Egypt as eyeliner?
Kohl
Mud
Colored clay
4
True or False: In the 10th century, cosmetics were considered a form of medicine and were often found in documents on healing.
True
False
5
In 3000 BCE, what natural ingredient did women use to paint or stain their nails?
Gelatin
Berries
Ink
6
What year did makeup become popular in the United States?
1900
1910
1920
7
What industry had the greatest impact on the popularity of makeup in America?
Film
Advertising
Journalism
8
What was the first company to mass market cosmetics to the general public in the 1920s?
Max Factor
Estee Lauder
Revlon
9
What year was hair dye invented by Eugene Schueller?
1907
1930
1917
10
In the current time period, what is the most commonly used cosmetic product by both men and women?
Foundation
Concealer
Mascara
11
Aside from the United States, what country has the biggest market for cosmetics?
Japan
Russia
France
12
On average, how much money does the cosmetics industry generate in the US per year?
$10 billion
$48 billion
$29 billion