I'll start with the eyes. (model, my bud Diane Boyle, former ballerina and mother of two, makeup and hair by moi)
So do you ever put eyeshadow on and it just disappears? I see this all the time when newbie models come to the set. I can tell they've put something on their lids, but its all faded and the translucent color has creased into yucky lines.
Two things girls and Adam Lambert boys - Eyeshadow Base and Quality Eyeshadow!
For a shiny sparkly look on firm eyelids sans wrinkles (I'm just gonna be blunt people) I like Christian Dior's Eye Show cream shadow as a base. When you apply a nice pigment over it, it really stands out and has a pretty pretty princess feel to it!
my fave 622 Undressed Beige (warm beige shimmer)
For those of us in the less firm eyelid department, I'm a fan of Benefit's Lemon aid eyeshadow base. Your pigments pop and stay on all day. Use sparingly, really there is no need to over do it, this is a less is more product.
Okay so lets talk eyeshadow. Not a fan of M.A.C. Its a waste of money IMO. Yea they have a gazillion colors, but they're crumbly and they break easily which is a total waste. While they may seem like the best price in the department store, around $14 each, I beg to differ... While in the department store I'd rather drop dough on (again) Dior's 5 Colour eye shadow palette. These run in the $55 - $60 dollar range. Not only are you spending less per color, these pigments will last you YEARS! Seriously, they glide on effortlessly and the pigments are soft and beautiful. Yeah they have the Mimi from the Drew Carey show colors too. But really, when are you going to don electric blue on your lids? Perhaps your next PTA meeting or in the morning at your job at the M.A.C counter (in which case, no offense)?
Now you ask "Mary whats your personal eyemakeup regime?" Answer: "I hit my lids with a little blush and call it good."
Remember: "The first rule of makeup is THERE ARE NO RULES!" by Mary Rockwood-Crabtree
Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol released 1984