Take three... cream eyeshadows
Cream Color for Eyes, €36, Tom Ford, available at Brown Thomas, Dublin
Try though I might to mix up my eyeshadow routine, I'm finding it very hard to deviate from these little pots of brilliance. It's a whipped mousse, pigment-rich formula that doesn't fade, cake or crease. The limited-edition shade Pink Haze is particularly amazing on green eyes.Creaseless Cream Shadow, €22.50, Benefit, available in department stores nationwide
Available in 10 different shades, they can be worn alone or layered with powder products for a more dramatic effect. Either way, the result is gorgeous and lasts through the day – especially when paired with a good primer. Pro Longwear Paint Pots, €19.50 MAC, available in Brown Thomas and BT2 stores nationwide
A cult product, and you'll find them in most freelance make-up artists' kits. Why? Well, because the texture is silky smooth, but they don't budge through the day – even when applied to oily eyelids. Also, they don't dry too quickly.