While it's fun to experiment with different types of eyeshadow, for some reason trying out bold hues on your lips is a little more intimidating (something about the overwhelming fear that you're going to accidentally smudge it and look more like a clown than a Hollywood starlet). Want to get that perfect pout every time? Use these tips for applying lipstick:
The secret to getting your lipstick to go on evenly is starting with a clean canvas. You should exfoliate your lips at least once or twice a week and follow it up with basic balm – nothing too fancy.
Find the right color
Half the battle is finding the right lip color. Avoid anything too shimmery. Instead, opt for lipsticks on the creamy side of things. When searching for a color, base your choice on the natural color of your lips, not your skin tone.
Line your lips with a color that matches your lips, not your lipstick. Next, apply your shade of choice beginning at the center of your upper lip and work your way outward. Finish by using a tissue to blot – it will keep the color off your teeth and make the look last longer.