Lip Service: How To Perfect Your Pout


Kae Lartey / November 10, 2011

Put the lip gloss down. That is not what I’m talking about when I say “moisture.” Invest in a great lip balm–it doesn’t have to be expensive! Carmex or plain old Chapstick both work just fine. Moisturize your lips at least 10 minutes before applying your lip color to allow time for the balm to fully absorb. This will give your lipstick something to adhere to for longer-lasting, smoother color. Also, it will prevent staining and darkening of your natural lip color.