I need makeup otherwise my red face is very distraction in my bright costume. lol
Honestly mineral makeup brands online was a saving grace for my uber pale skin and woman of color because very few ranges cover those spectrum till now.
Even for my male cosplays: Foundation concealer eyeliner in brown, highlight an couture (use the contour on the eyes as well) and a nude lip pencil/lipstick.
^ this is basic needed for female makeup as well, you can just bump up the eyes and colour more.