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Actually your brows make a huge difference. I got a brow kit which was basically a powder and filling them in makes a major difference. It's basically like eye shadow and you just kind of quickly stroke in some colour.
As does evening out skin tone. It makes a huge difference, Be it via a light bb cream or foundation. A little concealer under the eyes if you have dark circles, and I also like an eyelid primer as my eyelids can be a bit dark.
Mascara if you can be bothered removing it, some blusher if you're very pale, it makes a surprising difference in terms of making you look healthy and then , if you want to go glam, fill your lips in with nude lip liner, all of your lips, them add a sheer lipstick on top.
I also, when going out, use a kohl liner on my eye lids to fill in the bits between my upper lashes, a thin line and I use a pale gold eyeshadow, I have brown eyes.
Go someplace like a Bobbi brown counter, or mac, and ask them to do a makeover for you.
I'm exactly like you kitkat plus a dodgy thyroid so my eyebrows despite not being plucked for5 years-- are really sparse. I Couldn't agree more with having defined eyebrows so a really good pencil is a Must. I'll outline my make up regime :-
After moisturising, I apply both benefits Dandelion, then Hoola powder (lightly). It gives me a healthy and fresh look without the foundation.
Concealer (body shop chubby stick) if needed.
Aveda's Sepia eye pencil. It's light brown and creamy and defines my brown eyes without too much of a dark line.
IF I'm going out (rarely), I pop a bit if white definer on my inside eye area to widen them. I also wear a mink coloured No 7 eye pencil to give my eyes more depth.
I agree about starting with brows. And a bit of lip stuff. I use a lord and berry magic brow pencil. It's great for beginners as it has several colours mixed together so it gives a very subtle, natural look.
Have you considered finding a decent red lippy? I've always been very against red lipstick but after trying loads have found one that suits my skin tone and can now look polished with just mascara & lipstick (also have a bland face!)