I've never really had much female influence in my life and as such I've never really 'learnt' what to do with makeup. (At 23 years old that's pretty sad!) At school I had fairly clear skin so never used concealer, foundation or any of that stuff. I did of course experiment with eyeshadow and mascara and ridiculously colourful lipsticks with friends but even those I've no idea how to use -properly- when I use eyeshadow I tend to look like a clown! For Christmas OH is helping with this by kitting out my makeup drawer (which is currently EMPTY!) but I've no idea where to start. Soooo what are the 'staples' to any makeup kit? What do I need? What do you have? What couldn't you live without and what sort of colours should I use? I'm really quite pale and thanks to two children have permanent dark circles under my eyes and patchy skin. Any help/advice is much appreciated!