I used to wear makeup, but it was so much trouble and required so much upkeep during the day that I abandoned it. I don't feel like I need it, but it would be nice to know what to look for to smooth out skin tone. My skin is a light olive color. It looks like I'd be pretty fair, but not exactly.
Problems: my skin is very oily and VERY sensitive. I can feel most foundations on my face, though I had a mineral powder that wasn't bad, but it was expensive and the color was really hard to nail down. I've never found eyeshadow that doesn't sink into the creases in my eyelids, either. Using Clinique's eyeshadow base worked a little better, but was still a dud.
ETA: I use Aveda toner and All Sensitive Moisturizer. I can't use anything else.