Makeup NEEDS to start with good skin care. If you see those Natural looks or even the fully dramatic makeup look skin care is where you need to start. Prepping the skin is one of the MOST important things to have a FABULOUS look. Make sure you cleanse morning and night. Exfoliate with either a topical or chemical exfoliator 2-3 times week. Serums you can add in to help with any other specific needs whether its acne, age spots, wrinkles, etc. Than moisturize morning and night, and make sure you go down your neck and decollete. Surprisingly the last thing I recommend for skin care is foundation. It doesn't have to be full coverage but having something on top of your skin care it locks in the moisture and any dirt or pollution collects in the foundations and than when you wash it off it goes down the drain.
Skin care will always be a necessity in my mind to help us age more gracefully, and the way it helps our skin to look so much better under makeup. Think about the ingredients and what it will do, but if you aren't sure anything is better than nothing!!