How To Get A Flawless Lipstick Application
Sometimes the hardest part of applying lipstick is making it look right. You can't just apply lipstick to bare lips. To get a flawless application preparation is needed. Lipstick looks best when applied to smooth lips, and using a lip exfoliator makes it happen. I use Mary Kay's lip exfoliator. Think of it as a mask for your lips. Massage it onto your lips as if you were putting on a lip balm, and leave it on for about two minutes.
When you wipe it off you'll instantly feel the difference. The tiny beads will remove the dead skin on your lips. Not only will your lips feel smooth, but they'll appear and be healthier. Afterwards apply your choice of lip balm to keep moisturized. I use Burt's Bees (I'm hooked on the minty one :)).
Now it's time for the lipstick. Apply lipstick using a lip brush. This helps get the perfect amount on. As you're applying it you'll be able to decide whether you want to add more color or not. Now you have a clean, smooth, flawless application!
I love this lip brush from Sephora. It's only $12 and retractable, so you can throw it in your makeup bag or purse.