I wear very little makeup and always have. Not sure why. Maybe it is because I am pale and hamfisted. Maybe I am too lazy. Part of it is indeed definitely that I cannot apply it properly. I tend to end up looking like David Bowie in Life on Mars – and believe me, he is the only one who can pull that off!
I usually just wear eyeliner (kajal in the waterline), lipstick and mascara. If I have to make an effort I usually use a foundation sample from a magazine (and hope it is the right shade), eyeshadow and eyebrow pencil. I recently had to go to a function where I had to wear evening dress so I splashed out on Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream and WOW! it works like a charm. It smooths you out and gives you a very subtle glow. I have dry skin though – oily skin may become a bit too shiny.
You only need a tiny bit. It goes on white but then adapts to your skin tone as you apply it (apparently little colour capsules burst under the pressure but to be honest I don’t care how it works as long as I don’t look like I have a mask on). There are four shades. I use number 01. At last makeup that I can apply.
You could probably use a foundation sponge to apply it but that is beyond my capabilities so I just use my fingers.
I really can recommend this product. If I can manage then believe me, anyone can. Read more about it here