Now. I love a good eyeshadow. It can go along way toward making one look alert and well-rested. It can also be a lot of fun on New Year's Eve, or one's birthday. But it should not match one's clothes--especially when those clothes are BLUE, Elizabeth! (It's even more appalling when you think about how expensive the stuff must've been.)
I stay moderately faithful to Cover Girl and Maybelline, but I occasionally stray when I need eyeshadow.
The Ulta brand has 96 colors to choose from, most of which are neutrals (thank god), but they also have some spunkier options for a night out:
Whatever your eyelids need, you'll find it, and you won't pay out the nose to do so. Each color is usually $7, but they're all on sale for $4. Go on and stock up. Heck, try something new! Just fight the urge to pull an Elizabeth--your future self will thank you.