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.