After using both Urban Decay eyeshadow Primer Potion (in sin) and Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance, I found that Too Faced works so much better and goes on smoother and doesnt leave a shine.
Primers Primers Primers! Again Too Faced wins again. However in a pinch Loreal Studio Secrets does the job but doesnt last as long but it does leave your face super smooth. And Sephora's brand of primer is nice too, but I find it to be a bit greasy.
And for the lips! Ive been using Urban Decay's Pocket Rocket (in James) until a very good friend of mine told me about MAC Red. Sorry naked emo guy on my lip gloss, I just traded you in for MAC Red.
For the face! I started off using Plum Gorgeous by Clinque but I found O-Glow by Smashbox much more flattering.
Holy eyeshadow batman! After a good run with "I like bold vibrant colors" it just got to be too much of a hassle doing my makeup everyday. Once I was even insulted by an old man about how I look.. I think he thought I was a hooker. So again I've traded all that in for the MAC eyeshadow shown on the right.
Make you eyes POP! After using mascara from Clinique I found that less expensive mascara is easier to handle and less messy. Now I only use the Falsies, it does its job without leaving black on my eyeshadow.
Found my foundation! So no more using the messy messy Bare Minerals.. that rubbed off anyway.. I splurge a little and go with Clinique. It covers great and doesnt leave the cakey feel or look. VERY light weight.
I've tried alot and I hope this will help any of you who are looking for durable long lasting makeup.