â€¢You are stunned that you have somehow reached adulthood without the first clue about wearing makeup.
â€¢You want a more sophisticated, polished look but are not willing to make a big-time or makeup commitment.
â€¢Your makeup skills are remedial to nil.
â€¢Youâ€™ve always been uncomfortable with the idea of makeup and foundation.
Start slowly. Itâ€™s unlikely that you will feel comfortable going from natural to a totally made-up look. A traditional department store makeover is not advisable, since it might involve too overwhelming and dramatic a transformation.
Instead, I suggest focusing on the two most basic elements: finding a foundation and powder that match your skin tone and a lip color or stain that matches your natural lip color perfectly. These are the two hardest, but ultimately most satisfying, elements of makeup.