Exfoliate your lips for dead skin and apply a lip balm.
Flatten the outline of your lips using foundation or BB cream to merge the lip line into the skin.
Take a lip liner in a similar colour or a slightly darker colour than the lipstick and draw your lip shape. Make sure you fill in the entire lip with the liner, including the inside skin too.
Then apply the lipstick with the help of a lip brush. Check for any spillovers and clean with a cotton bud toward the lip if there’s any.
Take the foundation you use and sharpen the edges of the lips with it.
Deepa Verma, makeup expert and winner of the
Elle Makeup and Hair Icon Award