I find this 5 minute make up tips very useful. Don't forget! Your base foundation, eyeliner and mascara should be expensive so that they don't go all runny on your face after 3 hours of application. Bobbi Brown and MAC will do the trick.
You can save on lipstick, blusher, loose powder, and eye shadow. These can all be from pharmacy brands like Maybelline and Revlon. Most of us reapply our lipstick anyway. If you want your eye shadow to last longer, use make up primer before you apply your make up - especially if you are going to attend a dinner or a wedding!
Good luck looking good girls!