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.
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.
How to Read Make-up Labels
What do the buzzwords on make-up labels mean? This list of cosmetic terms may help.
Beauty 411: Makeup Primers
Like the base coat in painting, makeup primers create a smooth first layer. Here's how to use them correctly.
Is Your Makeup Still Good After a Year?
Makeup products may sit on your counters for months or years. Are they still good to use after a year?
Makeup, Sunscreen, and UV Rays: What to Know
Learn about how to protect your skin from the sun using makeup, sunscreen, and more.
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.
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Hot Summer Makeup and Beauty Tips
Stay cool, beautiful! Summertime tips for sun-kissed skin, no-melt makeup, and heat-proof hair.
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 on 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.
Does Hypoallergenic Products Cause Allergic Reactions?
Answer this question to find out if hypoallergenic products can cause allergic reactions.
Can Cosmetics Cause Injury?
Take this quiz to find out what cosmetic is most likely to cause injury.
How Much Do You Know About Your Makeup?
Take this quiz and find out the dos and don'ts of your lipstick, mascara, and other cosmetics.