I have officially reached the stage where I look terrible without make up. As much as I loathe applying make up, I especially loathe how horrible I look bare faced. While I still use make up, I am forcing myself to at least wear a little bit when I'm going to work or out in public (except the grocery store, the grocery store does not judge my bare face).
I am a big fan of BB creams. While I will forever remain loyal to my Armani Luminous Silk foundation, after much trial and error the L'oreal BB cream is my holy grail. As you apply it, it transforms in front of you to suit your complexion. And with continuous wear, I see an improvement in my skin. If need be I build some coverage with a mineral foundation, curl my lashes, apply a coat of mascara and use to Bloom cream blush. And if I have a bit more time I also use some brown eye liner. Baby steps.