Mmmm. Exciting. I was able to have a similar splurge in Debenhams when I returned a very unsuitable wedding gift and swapped it for make up for the wedding. Givenchy - mascara with a ball shaped brush - plasticy, but brilliant. Givenchy also have a lovely soft kohl eye pencil which is great for non-expert eye lining. My best make up purchase ever was By Terry Vitalumiere foundation. A heart-stopping £63.00, but unrivalled. I always wear Mac eyeshadow & lippy. Try one of their little tubes of eye paint in a boring base colour. An unexciting purchase but it will make difference to your make-up.
Mac eyeshadows are the best and most long lasting. The person above who suggested getting a mac paint in a neutral colour is spot on, I suggest a colour called bare canvas. Then choose a lovely colour to go on top, it will last forever. PS I am am a make up artist... I don't work for Mac though.
I have beeb looking at paradisco and coppering eyeshadows from mac online as i found a blog where they used them with off the page which doesnt seem to exist anymore -do you know if they do one similar?
I love eyeshadow i'm sure i dont need anymore but i want some kn coloursi dont already have!