Don't you hate it when you try to take your look from a day in the office to a night out with the girls and your makeup doesn't want to cooperate?! Though your girls will tell you that you look fabulous anyway, we'd still like for our expensive eyeshadow to last through a couple more cocktails! To be honest, it doesn't really matter whether you bought your eyeshadow at the Neiman Marcus beauty counter or at Target....it's what's underneath that counts. MAC paint pots (available here for $16.50) are highly pigmented cream shadows (applied with a makeup brush) that provide a base layer for any shadow that will prolong it's staying power. Plus, they come in a wide variety of shades, from super neutral to electric blue (can't say I've felt the need to use the blue though). My favorite three are Painterly, Girl Friendly, and Bare Study. Here's a rundown of when you'll need which one....
Painterly: This shade is the ultimate neutral, and can be applied for everyday wear with just about any shadow shade.
Girl Friendly: This one has a pinkish hue that looks fantastic with pink/chocolate brown or gold/plum shadow combinations.
Bare Study: This paint pot provides a slight shimmer with a light natural shade that's perfect with about any shadow for a night out with a little added glitz!