So I just got randomly sad, for no apparent reason. Well, I have a nasty cold and have missed two days of class and been incredibly unproductive and my ears are clogged and that may have something to do with it. But! I'm trying to make myself happy again, and thinking about this Saturday, when I will have some extra money and be heading so Sephora!!

I'm looking to invest in a good face routine: foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter. I've been just using drugstore stuff, so I'm walking in fairly blind. What are your essentials? What can I skip?

For reference: I have very fair skin with freckles that's pretty clear. My biggest concern is undereye circles and the fact that when I wear foundation, it tends to wash me out, and then I add too much color... it's no bueno. I have hair that is anywhere from bright red to light auburn or at times dark reddish brown.