For a long-lasting lipstick that won't budge, smudge, or dry out your lips, start with these failsafe lip-smoothing and color-securing preparations.
- Gently exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or soft toothbrush to remove any dead skin.
- Apply a lip primer to enable longer wear for your lipstick.
- Apply lip liner to the outer perimeter of the lips.
- Apply lipstick.
- Blot lipstick.
OPTIONAL: Apply translucent powder to lips for an extra-long-wear matte lipstick.
OPTIONAL: Apply an additional layer of lipstick.