Step 1: The Skin Brightener
This cream illuminates the skin and readies it for makeup. It's packed with moisturizers and vitamin C.
Aura Science Transform Instant Brightener, $50, victoriassecret.com.
Step 2: The Concealer
Prescriptives now has customized concealers. No matter what your skin tone, they'll create a perfect match.
Prescriptives Custom Blend Concealer, $32, prescriptives.com for stores
Step 3: The Eye Definer
Inexpensive and effective, this liner is waterproof, so it won't run. Also available in other soft neutrals, including gray and khaki.
Lord & Berry Line 'N Shade Eyeliner in brown, $5, lordandberry.com.
Step 4: The Eye Highlighters
(a) If your eyelids look dark, lighten them with concealer or a light bone or taupe shadow. Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Wheat, $19, gloss.com.
(b) Use this coppery cream liner -- or try the company's gold hue -- along your lower lashes. Isadora perfect contour kajal in Brown Bronze, $8.50, walgreens.com.
If your skin tends to develop a shine during the day, pack blotting papers. It's better to remove oil than to mask it with more powder or makeup. boscia fresh blotting linens, $10, sephora.com.