With Showtime, EA added the ability to change make-up by category. Although, I have been doing this for certain sims with Master Controller up until now, I was excited to be able to do it without a mod.
Unfortunately this also caused a bug where make-up will not "stick." There is now a lock added to each make-up section, in the same way there is one added to the hair style section. However, locking the make-up to apply to every category does not seem to work.
This does not impact sims created before these patches, I can safely edit their make-up.
However, when I create a new sim, and select their make-up while in the everyday outfit, the second I switch to another category, say athletic, the make-up is removed OR randomized for that outfit. The make-up stays intact for the everyday outfit (or whichever outfit you set it on). But if you want say, the same contacts for every outfit, you have to manually set it. This is really irritating and I don't know of a current fix for it.