Applying lipstick is not as simple as it seems. There are a series of steps that it are important to follow if you want to achieve those perfect lips.
Before starting to apply lipstick, it is advisable to apply an exfoliator to your lips. Especially if you plan to apply a matte lipstick.
A good method to exfoliate your lips is to rub them using a toothbrush or a damp towel for several seconds. Or you could alternatively make yourself a sugar scrub and apply it to your lips. After you have exfoliated your lips, you will need to apply a lip balm. Then let it rest for a few minutes.
After several minutes of rest, apply the lipstick. After applying the lipstick you will notice that your lips will feel soft and hydrated. You can apply a foundation of makeup on your lips and thus avoid staining your lips. This will also help to highlight the real tone of the lipstick.