Choosing a lipstick | Lip Cosmetics | How to apply the lipstick
To begin with, make sure that your lips are dry. Rid yourself of any traces of old lipstick. Apply a bit of face powder all around the outline of your lips to prevent the lipstick application from "bleeding" over the edges of the mouth. However, do not apply powder liberally all over lips.
The best way to apply the lipstick is to use a lip- brush. As you work, prop your elbows on a firm surface to give you steady hand, and keep your lips slightly apart.
Load the brush with plenty of lipstick. Start with upper lip, moving from the centre to the edges of the mouth or the reverse way. Repeat the process in the lower lip, then fill the rest. Make sure that lipstick is evenly applied. If you have drooping corners, do not outline them up to the corner.
After you have finished applying lipstick, keep your lips slightly apart for a couple of minutes. This gives it time to set. Blot your lips with tissue and apply a second coat. This will help it to last long last. If you are fond of shiny lips, apply lip gloss.