Perfectly applying lipstick can be harder than many people think. To really get your lipstick to stay on and look good throughout the day–or night–there are a few little prep steps.
Exfoliating your lips is extremely important for the avid lipstick wearer. It gets the dead skin off so your lips will be perfectly smooth and ready for application. I like to use a mix of honey and brown sugar to exfoliate lips.
A good lip primer is important when wearing lipstick because it helps your lipstick last long and prevents the lipstick from bleeding through or feathering.
Liner also helps your lipstick stay in place and if applied all over the lips, can act similar to primer as it will help prevent lipstick from bleeding and feathering as well.