Luckily, Youtube happened, and there are so many lovely make-up obsessives out there who rock at it and want to teach us how to do it too.
Now, a lot of these make-up types have a LOT of awesome make-up products, but I have found that usually you can skip some stuff you don't have and just work with what you have got. They often have whole pallattes of sexy MAC eyeshadows and whatnot, but stuff from Boots works just fine, and you don't need to have the exact colours they do. Often they like to use false eyelashes, but decent mascara is great instead - I only wear falsies on stage, and they are a bit tricky to get used to using. The make up ladies on YouTube usually all have lots of brushes as well, but honestly, I've found using fingers works fine - I often prefer to use my fingers to do foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow (and even blush and cheekbones when I forget my brushes!) so don't worry about having the right brushes so much.
Here's a lovely link to a simple fifties make-up tutorial:
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