In general in makeup, I love a bold lip and emphasized eyes, with just very light skin stuff.
I am very lucky to have clear skin, so I never really wear anything on my skin when I do my own makeup, but I also think that the eyes and mouth are two of the most interesting areas on our faces and I love to play them up when I do bother to get all dolled up!
In my opinion, if you're going to spend more than five minutes on your makeup it should be a focal point of your look. Whenever I wear a complete makeup look, I like to wear my hair up (or pull it back, at the very least) so that it doesn't distract from the look.
How often do you wear makeup?