1. Exfoliate Your Lips

To remove any dry, flaky skin, exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or a gentle toothbrush. This will create a uniform surface for applying lipstick.

2. Moisturize

Apply a moisturizing lip balm or lip conditioner to keep your lips hydrated and prevent lipstick from settling into fine creases.

3. Use a Lip Primer

Consider using a lip primer to prolong the wear of your lipstick and prevent feathering and smudging.

4. Line Your Lips

Utilize a lip liner in a similar shade to your lipstick to define and outline your lips. This will prevent lipstick from seeping and aid in achieving a precise pout.

5. Apply Your Lipstick

Use a lip brush or apply lipstick directly, beginning in the center of the lips and moving outward. Fill in any crevices to ensure uniform coverage.

6. Blot and Layer

After applying the first layer of lipstick, blot the lips with a tissue and apply a second layer for a more intensified and long-lasting hue.

7. Set with Translucent Powder

To keep lipstick in place and reduce transfer, gently dust translucent powder over your lips.

8. Check Your Teeth

To prevent lipstick from sticking to your teeth, position your index finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, and then pull it out. 

9. Choose the Right Finish

Consider the occasion and your intended look when selecting the appropriate lipstick finish. Matte lipsticks provide a sophisticated appearance.

10. Carry Touch-Up Products

Keep your lipstick and lip liner with you throughout the day for touch-ups, particularly after eating or imbibing.