- Prior to applying your lipstick you should use a lip liner to give your lips a neatly defined edge.
Apply a little moisturizer to soften your lips and also to help the Lipstick to glide on more easily.
Apply a light coat of foundation to your lips to act as a base and to help even out the color.
Outline the natural edge of your lips with a lip pencil that is not more than one shade darker than the lipstick you’ll be using. The lip liner keeps the color from bleeding and it gives you a guideline for applying your lipstick.