I think it's amazing what some people can do with makeup! I actually admire those girls who can do the whole anime/doll thing! I admit, its slightly disturbing when they talk and move because its like "WOAH!!! OH! Right! You're a real person!"
I know a couple girls who really know their stuff and take their time with their hair, makeup and all that, and they look amazing! but I'm impatient and also don't really have the time. As it is, it probably takes me about 15-30 minutes putting on my face, depending on if I'm going full arsenal (play up the eyes plus the basics) or just the basics (even out the skin tone and some mascara.)
I like the smokey eyed look, but I can't seem to get it right. So I've given up. Besides, my eyes seem to look extra red when I wear dark shadows.
I think I've found almost a good combination that I like.
Sephora and MAC are out of my budget. I usually get Hard Candy cuz most of it is free from animal testing, its affordable, it works good, and I like how a lot of their stuff sparkles. Who doesn't love being a bit sparkly? I got one of my more glam friends hooked on Hard Candy eyeshadows because of that bit of glimmer.
I was using Organic Wear for a while, when my budget was more free. I loved that stuff! It worked well, made my skin feel amazing, and it didn't feel like I was wearing any makeup at all! I'd probably switch back to it again if I could afford to.
Wet & Wild is another one that has some decent products at decent prices and is also free from animal testing.
Not a lipstick fan. Lipgloss addict! I find that Lip Smackers or stuff with cartoon characters usually tastes and smells the best. Every once in a while I strike gold and find Reese's flavoured lipgloss. And then I don't want to use it because it's so precious to me. I once found some Apple Bottoms nailpolish and lipgloss. I loved it! The nailpolish lasted a good while, and the lipgloss tasted so yummy and looked so good! I have a bit left and don't want to use it. I've never seen this stuff in stores since