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How Well Do You Know Your Cosmetic Safety?

A friend of mine once got an eye infection from poking around in makeup testers. She tried all sorts of different shadows and mascaras, and ultimately got pinkeye from it. Want to avoid her fate? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz!


How Well Do You Know Your Cosmetic Safety?

Does the FDA require cosmetic products to have expiration dates printed on the packaging?

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SleepyAVON SleepyAVON 9 years
Yep, never share make up, and be very careful with mascara. It is best to get samples, thats what I give out, because they are more hygenic than testers or demos.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I don't share makeup. Fragrance, yes. Makeup, nuh-uh.
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
oopss :oops: i failed with the liquid foundation question, i thought that it must be replaced every 6 months
potterlove potterlove 9 years
I'm totally horrible at this then...
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
:woohoo: I got em all right!
fablavishlife fablavishlife 9 years
4/5! Yay, never share makeup, thats gross.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Yes, I like to throw in a trick question now and then. Sneaky, huh?
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
I thought #5 was a trick question so I got it wrong, haha ... my first impulse would have been the correct answer! ;) Bad thing is that I know these rules ... but don't follow them myself. BAD Schaianne!!
makicabrera10 makicabrera10 9 years
first one wrong :-(
Lissiebug Lissiebug 9 years
I don't share my makeup with friends. I don't want to get sick!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 9 years
Finally a 5 out of 5!
Wicked Wicked 9 years
Ha, I thought question 5 was a trick question but I still answered it correctly. Also I didn't know that you have to replace liquid foundation every 3 months! Soon I have to buy a new one.
queencessjosie queencessjosie 9 years
Addressing Vienvien's comment: Some makeup artists carry around makeup remover wipes to clean off their brushes speedily, or brush cleansing wipes/sprays. Products such as these are available at MAC and Sephora.
shini shini 9 years
I didn't know about the liquid I know why they come in smaller-than-usual cosmetic I'm stupid.
zeldaf zeldaf 9 years
Some of the guidelines for tossing makeup seem to work in favor of the cosmetics companies...that's not a mistake. These are guidelines set by the industry and not by an independent body so take that for what's it worth.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
Woo hoo, only one wrong - the one about liquid foundation, which I've never even worn in my life. Looks like I'm in the clear.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I'm curious about that too vienvien! Sharing makeup = a huge NO NO!!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Yeah, I am pretty frustrated with the liquid foundation thing. That stuff isn't cheap!
lilv lilv 9 years
yeah no sharing with others kinda gross. but liquid foundation i just don't go through it quickly and then spend $ again UGH
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I hate when people wanna share my makeup. Esp. people I barely know.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
wow, 5/5! :) NEVER share your makeup, girls!
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
4/5. i barley use liquid foundation so how can i throw it away so quickly? maybe i just need smaller vials of makeup.
jmast jmast 9 years
Well, I'm they have a lot of the disposable brushes and applicators (mascara wands, eyeshadow, etc.). I'm sure they can't risk giving their models pink eye.
jmast jmast 9 years
I never share any makeup. I didn't know that you had to replace foundation every 3 months, I thought 6..hee. I use the Colorscience mineral spf powder with color and when it runs out I buy a new one.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I knew that it wasn't smart to share eye makeup and lip makeup...but things like blush or foundation I thought were okay.
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