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Outline your lips (whether you're using liquid lipstick or otherwise) first with a matching or nude lipliner pencil. This will ensure that the color doesn’t bleed or feather onto your cheeks or chin throughout the day.
If you have trouble lining your Cupid’s bow, you can draw an X at the corners of the Cupid’s bow and draw down over the top lip to keep the line crisp.
Try: Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Traditional lipsticks usually come in bullet-style packaging or in crayon form. Start applying color in the center of the lip and slowly work your way out. For a precise application, use a lip brush to clean up the corners.
Next, lightly blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess color. One trick makeup artists often use when they want color that doesn't move? Keep the tissue on your lips, dip a fluffy brush in setting powder, and brush it across the tissue. Remove the tissue, apply another layer of lipstick, and repeat.
Try: E.L.F. Cosmetics Studio Matte Lip Pencil in Wine, $3, available at E.L.F.
Tinted Lip Stain
Lip stains are sheer washes of color with serious staying power that can be layered for bolder color. But depending on the ingredients, they can be a bit drying.
Try: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, $9.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
Lip glosses, on the other hand, focus on shine and make pouts look plumper because of their light-reflecting nature.
Try: Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss, $1.99, available at Walgreens.