Makeup tips:

March 27, 1991|By N.Y. Times News Service

Women can maximize the staying power of regular cosmetics by following these tips from Gary Phillips, a makeup artist with the Pitino Buccheri Salon in New York City.

FOUNDATION: Apply a light coat of moisturizer. Let the skin absorb it and then apply foundation. Use a makeup appropriate to your skin type. Set it with a light dusting of powder.

BLUSHER: If your skin tends to absorb blusher quickly, use a cream blusher and then on top of it a dusting of powder blusher in a complementary shade.

EYE SHADOW: Cover the eyelids with a cream-based concealing cream one or two shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply a neutral shade of powder on top of it, and then eye color.

LIPSTICK: Outline the lips and then fill them in with a lip pencil. Apply a thin coat of lipstick, but don't cover the outline. Blot. Set it with a light dusting of powder, and then apply a sheer coating of lipstick.

MASCARA: Apply two coats.

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