Apply a velvety lip balm to moisturize lips, improve texture, and make lipstick last longer. Here: Aveeno Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner with SPF15.
Line lips with a nude lip pencil; the closer the color matches the actual tone of your lips, the more natural it will look. To keep color lasting even longer, fill in lips with liner before applying lipstick. Here: Rimmel Vinyl Jelly Gloss Lip Liner in Fudge.
Choose a sheer, semi-gloss lipstick for the perfect combo of color and shine. (Matte formulas tend to be dry and dense, and super-glosses fade fast.) Apply with a lip brush for even coverage. Here: Rimmel Cool Shine Lipstick in Shine On!
Tip: Place a tissue over painted lips, then apply pressed powder to set lipcolor.