in_article_stayingpower.jpgFlattering clothes? Check! Stylish bag? Check! Comfortable yet chic shoes? Check! Long-lasting makeup? "I'll get back to you on that..."

As on-the-go women who lead active lifestyles, reapplying makeup may be the last thing on our minds—or at least, an annoying inconvenience. Sure, you won't leave the house without dabbing on a bit of concealer and swiping on some lipstick—after all, you still have to look presentable. But come midday, when work and family become the priority, will this still be the case?

The solution? Long-wearing makeup that will take you from a meeting with a client to cocktails with the girls! After all, why worry about constantly retouching your makeup when you can make it last through the long hours? Here are a few tips and tricks to make budge-proof, long-lasting makeup an easy reality.

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(First published in the December 2005 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, Good looks section as "Staying Power;" adapted for use in Female Network; photo by Sara Black)

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