hi everyone. this is actually my first post on this wonderful forum. my predicament is this: i'm 21 & i don't know anything about makeup! until recently, my makeup shopping consisted of going to the drugstore and picking up different shades of lipstick, hoping that at least one will suit me well. as for eyeliner & lip liner, it always came down to whatever was the cheapest brand. but now that i feel like all of my friends are buying their makeup from MAC, clinique, etc. & since i am willing to spend a little more now, i want to try to do the same. the first time i visited the MAC counter i felt so overwhelmed because i didn't know where to start & i only ended up getting a lipstick, lipgloss and an eyeshadow. i plan on going there this week but my budget is only around $120 or less. since i am basically starting from scratch, i'm wondering what can i afford to get in this range. also what are the products that would be most important to buy there regarding quality (as compared to getting it from the drugstore)?