My mom was never one to wear a whole lot of makeup, except for lots of mascara and a little lipstick (her signature look). So, when my best friend in high school had a Mary Kay makeover, I soon learned that "shadow" was something more than a dark image cast upon a surface in the background.
"Your look is a little plain-Jane," she told me. Ouch. She whipped out her shiny new makeup bag, and proceeded to instruct me on the ins and outs of applying makeup — complete with drawings and figures. So tell me, who taught you all about makeup? Was it a friend, a family member, or did you do it on your own?