Basic Makeup Directory
Makeup makes you feel glamorous. While you want to look great, you want basic makeup that’s healthy. You have options. Once you start a skin care regimen and decide on cosmetics, it’s getting the look you want. With practice, you’ll use brushes, sponges, and other makeup tools to apply cosmetics like a pro. Don’t know the difference between a primer and a foundation? Not to worry. Information on eye shadow, bronzer, and lipstick and other cosmetics are readily available. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of basic makeup, how to manage it, and much more.
History of Makeup
Ever wonder how cosmetics got started -- and when? Read a brief history of makeup.
Permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, is a fast-growing part of the health and beauty industry. Learn about the procedures and important safety tips in this article.
How to Read Make-up Labels
What do the buzzwords on make-up labels mean? This list of cosmetic terms may help.
Cosmetic and Makeup Dangers
Read these tips about preventing the dangers linked with using makeup and other cosmetics.
High-Definition Makeup Not Just for Stars
High-definition isn't just for TVs anymore. For a flawless finish, many are now turning to HD makeup, including foundations, powders, and eye and lip cosmetics.
What's Up With Mineral Makeup?
Learn about mineral makeup -- how it started, what's in it, and just what it can do for you.
What Are BB Creams? All About Beauty Balms
WebMD explains what beauty balms (BB creams) are, how they're used, and what to expect from them.
What's in Your Makeup?
We deconstruct the five essentials you use every day. Plus how to apply it and when to throw it away.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Hot Summer Makeup and Beauty Tips
Stay cool, beautiful! Summertime tips for sun-kissed skin, no-melt makeup, and heat-proof hair.
Slideshow: The Truth About Beauty Product Dangers
Headlines scream that hair straighteners, dyes, shampoos, creams, and cosmetics are bad for your health. We cut through the hysteria and show options for those who want fewer and gentler chemicals in their beauty products.
Beauty Quiz: Avoiding Common Makeup Mistakes
Do you leave the house with "clown cheeks" or a visible foundation line? Learn how to avoid common makeup blunders with this quiz.
Simple Quiz: Cosmetic injury
Take this quiz to find out what cosmetic is most likely to cause injury.
Cosmetics Quiz: The Truth About Your Makeup
Take this quiz and find out the dos and don'ts of your lipstick, mascara, and other cosmetics.
Simple Quiz: Allergic reactions
Answer this question to find out if hypoallergenic products can cause allergic reactions.