Colin's New Year Beauty Quiz
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Welcome to my New Year Quiz, to find out how much you know about the beauty world in general and what has happened in the last couple of years in particular. I hope you enjoy it, and please let me know what you think particularly if you think it could be improved.
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Question 1 of 10
What country did BB creams originate in?Correct
Sorry, that was wrong.
Question 2 of 10
‘I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm.’
‘Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life – they are mean and they want to kill you.’
‘Having adult children makes you look 100 years old. I don’t want that.’
‘Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.’
Who was the author of those samples of world class bitchage?Correct
You know your gurus.Incorrect
Karl Lagerfeld would not be impressed and would probably have something very cutting to say about that answer.
Question 3 of 10
What is triclosan?Correct
Sorry, it’s actually an antibacterial active used a lot in toothpaste and soap. Your anorak will be confiscated.
Question 4 of 10
Which celebrity or group has the best selling fragrance of all time?Correct
Classy answer. (Press reports have appeared saying that Beyonce is now the best seller – I don’t think these are right, or at least not just yet.)Incorrect
Surprisingly the old ones are the best. (Press reports have appeared saying that Beyonce is now the best seller – I don’t think these are right, or at least not just yet.)
Question 5 of 10
What did the American College of Physicians discover about taking Multivitamins in 2013?Correct
That’s right. After three large scale studies over several years, no evidence was found that they do any good.Incorrect
Sadly that isn’t true. After three large scale studies over several years, no evidence was found that they do any good.
Question 6 of 10
Which type of cosmetic product led to Rihanna being sued in 2013?Correct
She is being sued by someone who caught herpes from a free sample of lipstick given away at a Rihanna concert. Allegedly.Incorrect
She is being sued by someone who caught herpes from a free sample of lipstick given away at a Rihanna concert. Allegedly.
Question 7 of 10
Where does Caprylic Capric Triglyceride come from?Correct
It is a lot more natural than it sounds.Incorrect
It is a lot more natural than it sounds.
Question 8 of 10
A large chunk of ambergris washed up on a beach in Morecambe in February 2013. But how did it get into the sea in the first place?Correct
Amazingly, this is true.Incorrect
The correct answer was from whales, even though it doesn’t sound like it should be.
Question 9 of 10
What does MAC stand for?Correct
You sort of think you would know don’t you?
Question 10 of 10
Who won Cosmopolitan’s UK established beauty blog of 2013?Correct
Well done you finger on the pulse type person.Incorrect
The correct answer is Hello October. I’d never heard of it either.
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