– Exfoliate before you put on your lipstick

The first step before you put your lipstick on is to make sure that your lips are exfoliated, the INSIDER quoted makeup artist, Nicholas Lennon as saying.

Your lips are very sensitive to climate changes and can easily peel, according to Alejandro Falcon, celebrity makeup artist and Artistic Director for Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics.

There are many ways to exfoliate.

One way is to use a toothbrush with a small amount of vaseline and to rub the toothbrush in a circular motion, INSIDER quotes The Gloss.


– Moisturize after exfoliating

This method will prevent your lipstick to drift outside your lips, according to Falcon who recommended using foundation as a primer.

“Apply a small amount gently to just slightly erase the lips and then apply your favourite lip colour on. The minerals will help to maintain the pigments from fading   away,” said Falcon.


– Line your lips

For a bold look, your next step should be applying lip liner to focus on precision and definition, Caleb Backe of Maple Holistics told INSIDER.

You also can use a brow pencil as it is a neutral low pigmented colour making it perfect for softly defining your lips.

“To go for a softer look, you should apply lip liner after you fill them in, so you’ll have a clearer view of where you need to line,” said Lennon.


– Fill in your lips and blot

It is finally time to fill in your lips. Start by grabbing a lip brush to apply your favourite shade. Lennon suggested using a brush because it gives you the most control over the amount of product deposited on the lip versus directly applying from the tube.

“Work in layers and blot with a tissue to get a longer lasting pucker,” Backe told INSIDER.


– Add a layer of gloss on top

And lastly, apply gloss to make your lip appear fuller. Lennon recommended using a small amount of gloss in the centre of the bottom lip to get the look of a plumper pout.

Follow the above steps and nothing can stop you from becoming the ultimate lipstick pro.