I've loved makeup forever and ever. But skin care was never a big thing, apart from SPF, mostly because I was vain about my (frankly amazing) skin. But as I get a older, my skin is not necessarily what it once was, which is fine and acceptable and cool, but it also means that suddenly I have this desire to go out and buy skin care without the real knowledge of what I want or am looking for.

Some details about my skin, if anyone has recommendations:

1) Very pale. Ridiculously so. The only foundation I've found that fits my tone is Bobbi Brown's DOUBLE ZERO in "Alabaster."*

2) Very freckly/mole-y

3) Kind of sensitive, but "sensitive" care products tend to make me break out in hives (WTF?)

4) Very prone to redness, flushing, etc.

5) Willing to go high-ish in price, but unlike Burt not willing to become a god. That said, if there are great lower-end options or home made stuff, I'm happy with that, too.

ETA:

6) My biggest concern is that my skin just seems duller than it used to be. No big wrinkles or lines or acne breakouts, just... dull. And sad. With a little bit of broken capillary action.

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Mostly I want this to be a skin care open thread for everybody, though. Cuz the Pope is super ignorant here.

*DOUBLE. ZERO.