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.
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.
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.
Dirty Secret: Trying on Makeup
There aren't germs in that communal makeup at the cosmetics counter -– or are there?
Makeup That's Good for Your Skin
Some makeup may be good for your skin. Find out what makes the difference.
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.
Sunscreen and Your Makeup Routine
Many foundations and powders say that they contain sunscreen, but is that enough to protect your skin for the day? WebMD finds the answers and shares what the experts say about makeup and sunscreen.
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.
Simple Quiz: Cosmetic injury
Take this quiz to find out what cosmetic is most likely to cause injury.
Simple Quiz: Allergic reactions
Answer this question to find out if hypoallergenic products can cause allergic reactions.
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.
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.