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.
Are 'Hypoallergenic' Cosmetics Really Better?
The term “hypoallergenic” may not mean what you think it does. Find out why from the experts at WebMD.
Blending Makeups for Smoky Eyes, Glowing Skin
Get makeup tips for blending foundation and moisturizer, blush, bronzer, and more to get unique looks.
Beauty 411: Makeup Primers
Like the base coat in painting, makeup primers create a smooth first layer. Here's how to use them correctly.
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.
The Makeup of Makeup: Decoding Foundation
WebMD's basic guide to the history of, ingredients in, and proper color for your foundation.
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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.
Can Cosmetics Cause Injury?
Take this quiz to find out what cosmetic is most likely to cause injury.
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.
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.