I'm not exactly a cosmetologist or even a heavy make-up wearer (on most weekends, I don't wear a spec), but I've gotten down a routine over the past couple years. Usually, I get complimented on my make-up... that it looks natural, blah, blah, blah.
Before I get down to the specifics, I feel the need to point out that I have three make-up bags. They are filled with the exact same products.... one for my house, one for my car, and one for my office. The house bag actually does have a LOT more in it (my different eyeshadows, a couple of specialty eyeliners, etc), but I use that one less. Typically, I do my make-up on my way to work or when I first get there.
Also to note....... I'm completely disloyal to any one brand, but completely set on these certain products. If I deviate, it is only because they have discontinued the product. I'm a drugstore mish-mash.
When I was about 24, my previously acne-free skin exploded on me. I had to go to Proactiv and have kept up with it. I only do the whole regimen in the mornings. I follow up with Oil of Olay for Combo/Oily Skin SPF 15.
At night, I use Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream, Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover, and Neutrogena Light Night Cream.
A couple times a month, I will do a deep cleaning mask. I really like the Refining Mask from Proactiv.
I *swear* by this!!! I *ONLY* use Revlon Colorstay Overtime. My typical color is Infinite Raspberry. Some of my coworkers are constantly reapplying their lipstick. Once I put this stuff on, it is ON for the rest of the day. If I do put some more on in the evening, it doesn't come off until I shower in the morning. Once, I was on a cruise with some friends. I'd reapplied my make-up before dinner.... the next morning, my friend Amy wanted to know if I had put on lipstick prior to showering or if my lipstick was really that good.
For eyeliner, I typically use whatever black liner I can find first on that particular trip. That is the only thing I don't have a preference with. Also, I do have a couple of specialty eyeliners that go with the I-Color Series.
Those are my daily staples. If I'm dressing up or going to a special event, I will add eye shadow. I use the Almay Intense I-Color Series. I use the colors for Blues.