The secret to smooth, seamless lip colour is starting with properly prepped lips. In other words, moisturize, soften and de-flake.
First, gently exfoliate your lips to slough off any dead skin, then follow with a hydrating, softening lip balm. You might be thinking, “Is this really necessary?” Trust us, you don’t want colour looking cakey and clumping to your lip flakes. (How’s that for a powerful visual?).
Something to note: If you regularly find your lips feeling dry and chapped, that could be a sign of dehydration so make sure you’re drinking enough water, especially if you’re a coffee or tea drinker.
Once your lips are fully scrubbed and smoothed, you’re ready for colour. If you’re applying lipstick right away, blot your lips with a tissue or blotter to remove any excess balm that could make your lip colour slick.