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Skin and makeup are very closely related. Learn more about skin and makeup at HowStuffWorks.

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How to Minimize Your Pores

Aging, genetics and sun damage can all do a number on our skin. Along with sagging skin and crow's feet, it's possible to develop enlarged pores, too. Although we can't get rid of them permanently, we can take steps to minimize those noticeable dots.


Does the lead in lipstick cause cancer?

Does the lead in lipstick cause cancer?

Are there dangers lurking in your lip color? Find out if lead in lipstick can cause cancer at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should I Use Gluten-Free Makeup?

Should I Use Gluten-Free Makeup?

Giving up gluten is hard enough, but should you try gluten-free makeup. We talked to experts to get the down-low on gluten-free makeup See more »

Makeup Mishap Quiz

Makeup Mishap Quiz

Is it bad to share makeup? Take this quiz to see if swapping cosmetics and other makeup mishaps can end in a skin care disaster. See more »

Makeup Essentials Quiz

Makeup Essentials Quiz

What are your makeup must-have items in your bag? Quiz yourself on some of the must-have items in your makeup bag to see where you stand. See more »

5 Uses for Toner

5 Uses for Toner

Find the best toner for your skin with as we explain the many uses of facial toner – and how it can become an essential part of your skin care routine See more »

Quick Tips: What Makeup Does to Your Skin

Quick Tips: What Makeup Does to Your Skin

Makeup may make you look better, but is it bad for your skin? Learn how to use cosmetics without hurting your complexion. See more »

Does this match? Your Skin Tone and Colors

Does this match? Your Skin Tone and Colors

Do you know how to match colors to your skin tone? Challenge your knowledge of skin tone matching with this fun skin tone and colors quiz. See more »

Name the Price: Luxury Makeup

Name the Price: Luxury Makeup

Luxury makeup is for those don't mind dropping a few stacks for beauty. Take this quiz and try to guess how outrageous the price of beauty can get. See more »

Ultimate Eye Makeup Quiz

Ultimate Eye Makeup Quiz

Eye makeup, when done right, can make a plain Jane look like a celebrity. Take this eye makeup quiz and find out if you have the expert touch. See more »

Fact or Fiction: The History of Makeup

Fact or Fiction: The History of Makeup

Makeup sure has come along way since the days of ancient Egypt. Test your knowledge with this history of makeup quiz. See more »