How to make your makeup last

Makeup can be pricey. And you may find yourself reapplying throughout the day and using it up faster than you’d like.

Beauty Expert Kirsten Brusse stopped by “The Rhode Show” on Monday morning to share tips on how to make the stuff we love last a little longer.


Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Give your skin a blown-out effect. Optical Illusion Complexion Primer instantly blurs flaws, reduces fine lines and makes pores seem to vanish for a gorgeous, porcelain-like texture. This velvety soft, lightweight primer has a slight pink tint to illuminate skin pre-makeup but dries down to a translucent, matte, powdery finish. The cushy, luxurious formula is created from a blend of argan, rosehip and meadowfoam seed oils to provide moisturizing and antioxidant benefits while vitamin E conditions. Like the name suggests, Optical Illusion creates an optical veil of scattered light, giving skin a blurred and soft-focus effect. The result? A beautiful, airbrushed finish (no Photoshop skills necessary) with makeup that lasts longer.

Price: $34, Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macyกฏs stores/, and

Nars Primer – Available at Sephora

A primer with a Radiance Boosting Complex that instantly revives dull, fatigued skin.

“The first step to beautiful makeup is beautiful skin. I believe our skin should mirror what we feel and reflect who we are.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director

Benefit Primer – Available at Sephora

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!



L’oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow Paints

High impact color meets all day wear with the NEW! LกฏOrจฆal Paris Infallible Paints Collection. Paint it Loud with the Infallible Eye Shadow Paints. Layer and customize colors with cream eye shadow duos. Wear alone or blend with other shades for endless eye looks. Available in 12 shades.

Price: $8.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide

L’oreal Paris Infallible Paints Lipcolor

Lacquer up lips in high impact liquid color. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant full coverage color to lips for intense color payoff. Available in 14 high impact colors, from nude to bold pinks, blues and purples.

Price: $9.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide

L’oreal Paris Infallible Blend Artist

LกฏOrจฆal Parisกฏ introduces the brandกฏs first collection of makeup sponges. A collection of three makeup sponges, Infallible Blend Artist offers an impeccable, streak free application that helps women achieve multiple expert looks.  Zero streaks and zero lines, each makeup sponge allows for the ultimate flawless finish.

กค         Foundation Blender: Utilize to apply foundation all over the face. This makeup sponge can also be used to blend concealer underneath the eyes, in the center of the forehead and on the chin.

กค         Concealer Blender: Apply concealer in even the hardest to reach places จC inner eye corners, brow bones and the sides of the nose

กค         Contour Blender: Contour Blender makes it easier than ever to blend your go-to sculpting products on cheekbones, jawline and the bridge of the nose

Price: $7.99 each, Available at and drugstores nationwide

L’oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation

LกฏOrจฆal Paris introduces Infallible Total Cover Foundation จC the brandกฏs first face & body foundation that not only offers high-coverage and 24HR wear, but also features an undetectable feel. Enriched with Alliagel and high-impact pigments, Infallible Total Cover Foundation provides undisputable coverage and glides on skin easily for a fresh, lightweight feel. From tattoos to blemishes to hyperpigmentation, going กฐundercoverกฑ has never been easier. Available in 12 shades.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Hot off the heels of the launch of the creamy, addictive Vice Lipstick formula, Urban Decay introduces Vice Liquid Lipstick จC a waterproof formula so life-proof, itกฏs not going ANYWHERE until you take it off. Urban Decayกฏs all-new, high-tech formula provides longer-lasting wear with ZERO transfer. Like Vice Lipstickกฏs original formula, Vice Liquid Lipstick lays down intensely pigmented color. And the comfortable, nondrying wear sets it apart from other liquid lipsticks. Choose from a huge range of 30 shades and two finishesกชcomfort matte and metallized. From neutrals with a UD edge to the bold bright color junkies crave, Urban Decayกฏs got something for everyone. This lineup includes everything from must-have colors from the Vice Lipstick range to limited-edition shades you begged UD to bring back.

Price: $18, Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macyกฏs stores/, and

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays

Stop makeup meltdown. Urban Decay introduces the re-launch of their beloved Makeup Setting Sprays, developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia. These groundbreaking sprays mist on weightlessly and make makeup last all day (or all night) without ever feeling feel or tight on the skin. These are also the only setting sprays on the market with Temperature Control Technology that actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it last longer. The sprayer delivers a calibrated, microfine mist that goes on so light, youกฏll hardly feel it จC and once youกฏve applied it, you wonกฏt even know itกฏs there (until you look in the mirror to touch up your makeup and realize you donกฏt need to). Free of oil and parabens. Choose from three high-tech, light-as-air formulas:

All Nighter keeps makeup looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours จC without melting, fading or settling into fine lines

De-Slick makes makeup last as it controls oil, deflects surface shine and keeps skin looking beautifully matte. High-tech ingredients help keep makeup from smudging, sliding or fading so you hardly ever need to touch up

Chill features time-release technology that actually cools the surface of your makeup to help it last for up to 12 hours without smudging or settling into fine lines

Price: $31 each (travel sizes of All Nighter and De-Slick: $15 each), Available at Sephora/, Ulta Beauty/, select Macyกฏs stores/, and