According to makeup artists, if you prep your skin and have a good “canvas” to start with, you’ll get great results. Use serums and creams designed to brighten dark spots or a dull complexion—commit to it, and soon enough you won’t even want a full face of makeup. Try Dior DiorSnow White Reveal Fresh Creme ($90); L’Oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Serum Corrector ($19) or Olay Regenerist Night Elixir ($22).