When it comes to doing makeup I find that eyeshadow is probably the trickiest part to master. Not so much learning how to use them but getting the eyeshadow to last. I have tried many eye shadow bases but only recently found a good trick to ensuring your eyeshadow stays put and looks good all day...Long wearing eyeshadow sticks. In particular the Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color.
I chose shade Angel because it is rose gold colour that works well as a base colour to the browns and purples I wear (I struggled to capture the true colour but it is a beautiful pinkish gold colour). What I do is apply this all over my eyelid and then allow it to set. After the 30 seconds are up I apply my usual powder eyeshadows to my eyelids and when I get home in the afternoon my eyeshadow still looks freshly applied. To me this is a big thing because often I will go straight from work to supper or events in the evening. Another great thing is that this colour is so pretty that it looks beautiful on its own. This therefore ideal for people who don't like to spend too much time doing their makeup but still want to have a madeup look.
I bought my Nudestix from 27Pinkx for R350. There are quite a few colours available so you'll definitely find a colour you'll like. A few I'd like to add to my collections are Immortal, Spirit and Twilight.