A little primer over your lips will help to smooth any lines, as well as give your lipstick longevity. Follow up with a lip pencil around your lip line and use it to colour your lips for an almost stained effect so as your lipstick wears off, you won’t be left with just an outline. Applying your actual lipstick colour with a lip brush will get you better coverage and choosing a retractable brush means you can load it up with lipstick to take with you in your purse. Colourwise, your most flattering and natural-looking colour will be a couple of shades deeper than your natural lip colour.
1 Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Rose Crush, $51 and Smoothing Lip Pencil, $ 40; 2 Manicare Mini Retractable Lip Brush, $14.99.