Getting that perfect lipstick on the face is every woman’s desire. Makeup application is a skill that needs to be perfected. The following tips can help you master that skill to perfection.

Exfoliate your lips

Removing the dead skin from the lips makes them smoother and softer.You can use a toothbrush or a clean mascara wand for the same. You can also make a lip scrub with one part oil and one part sugar.

Moisturize your lips

Choose a waxy, non-oily lip balm to moisturize the lips at least ten minutes before you apply lipstick. This keeps your lips nourished and helps to apply the lipstick evenly.
Apply a clear makeup primer around the perimeter of your mouth before you put on your lipstick to keep it from feathering.


Use a lip liner, as it gives the lipstick a base and makes it last longer. The lipliner has to be a shade darker than your lipstick. Apply and then soften your it with your clean fingertip so that it doesn’t look too harsh.

Perfect your cupids bow by drawing an X on the center of your upper lip. Then fully line and fill in the rest of your lips. This way, when the lipstick starts to wear off, it will do so evenly, without leaving the tell-tale ring of lip liner around your mouth.

If you lips are thin and you want them to appear larger, this is one makeup hack that you should master. Apply one shade of lipstick over your entire mouth and then a shade in the same colour family that’s a lot lighter in the center (you can even use concealer if you really want a major effect)

To give your lips a crisp outline and make your lipstick pop up, outline your lips with a concealer that matches your skin tone. This will also prevent your lipstick from smearing

To make your lipstick last longer blot it with a tissue paper. Doing so removes excess oils from on your lips from the first application, so that the second one grips it better and doesn’t travel off of your lips as quickly.

If you would like to reshape your lips, you need to first cover them with  a concealer and then trace a new lip line  just slightly outside your natural lip line with a lip liner pencil, making them appear more symmetric and  larger.