1. Exfoliate lips once or twice a week.
2. Avoid too much sparkle, look for lipsticks with a creamy finish.
3. Choose a bright shade based on your lips natural color. Women with pale lips look best in cherry reds or coral; for naturally reddish lips, try hot pink or orange; for dark lips, brick red or burgundy are ideal.
4. The best nudes are brighter or darker than your skintone. If your pale use a nude with a touch of pink. Those with yellow, olive, or dark tones look best with sandy beige.
5. Avoid the vampire look. Black lipstick can be severe and aging. Look for ones with berry undertones instead.
6. Forget the liner. Today’s lipsticks don’t bleed If you still want to use one, find one the matches your skin.
7. Soften the edges.
8. Start in the middle. Start at the center of lips and blend outward (Never apply at the corners it will look clownish.)
9. Don’t overdo it. Prevent a strong lipstick shade from looking heavy by swiping it on just your bottom lip, pressing your lips together and using your finger to move color all over.
10. Blot, blot, blot. To make lipstick last longer, apply it straight from the tube, blot with tissue, and reply again.