Make-Up Essentials

My make-up is a mess.  Up until a few months ago, I was probably the last person who cared about anything other than a black eye liner pencil, and a nice coral lip gloss.  I wanted to share some of my make up essentials that I have developed over the past few months, and thank my cousin's wife {and dear friend} Nina.  Her love for make-up, and experience as a MAC representative for 3 years, really encouraged me to start appreciating the beauty & creativity that make up enhances for women.  With her help {especially picking #2, 3, & 5}, I've come up with 10 of my favorite make-up essentials.
1.   Sephora Collection- Colorful Palette {here}
2.   Make Up Forever - HD Foundation {here}
3.   MAC #187 Duo Fibre Brush {here}
4.   Anastasia Brow Duality {here}
5.   MAC Lipstick- Honeylove {here}
6.   Chanel Eyeliner- #65 Blanc {here}
7.   Nars Blush- Orgasm {here}
8.   Nars Lipgloss- Turkish Delight {here}
9.   MAC Eyeliner- Penultimate {here}
10. Bare Escentuals- Retractable Face Brush {here}

Since I find myself being new with the whole make up idea- do you have any recommendations? I would love to hear them!