Need to replace all of my makeup - suggestions?
Okay, ladies, I've got a special event coming up and I realized when I pulled out my makeup bag that most everything in it is expired, and I don't mean expired as in just past the recommended dates the makers tell you, but expired as in I probably shouldn't even touch the containers, lol. I haven't had occasion to wear it in recent months, and it shows.
I try not to spend much money on my makeup since I rarely use it, but I'm going to be needing it more and more in the coming months and I want some good stuff. Currently, I have some Cover Girl mineral powder foundation and blush, Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara, some Cover Girl eyeshadow pack with brown/neutral tones, a brown brow/eye liner pencil and a few tubes of lipstick in various shades that work well with my skin (I'm a redhead with green eyes and fair skin). I know there are better options out there and it's time to overhaul and update my stash, especially with the holidays around the bend.
So, what are your favorite foundations, shadows, mascaras, lipsticks, etc.? Your favorite brands? Your must-haves?
ETA: I'm in my late 30s and I just need light coverage that won't make me look too shiny.