A clean latex makeup sponge works better than tissues or paper towels to lift spots from clothing. Use with a bit of soap and apply as soon as possible after stain occurs. (Non-oily eye makeup remover is also great for lifting makeup stains off clothes.)
Below are two makeup stain tricks I learned from the fashion shows. The aim is to cover stain and still be able to wear the outfit:
Makeup on white apparel: Do not rub. Press a little club soda onto the spot and sprinkle salt on top. Let dry. If a hint of a spot remains, put white face powder or talc on top. Or use translucent powder the only purpose I condone for this type of powderl Makeup on black apparel: Do as above. If spot remains, cover with black shadow.