Keep lipstick lasting longer - Try holding a tissue over your lips and applying a light layer of translucent powder. The powder will absorb the excess oils in the lipstick and the tissue provides a barrier to keep some of the natural shine.
Keep lips plump and moisturized - Few things draw attention to wrinkles like bleeding lip color. This happens because lipstick is a cream and it tends to slip into any low spaces -- including the lines around your lips. To keep color from traveling, use moisturizer, then coat the lips with foundation before applying lipstick.
If you are going Red:
- If you have light skin, go with a red shade that has a cool blue base. It will enhance your rosy complexion.
- If your skin is dark, make sure your red has a touch of brown to highlight the warm caramel hints in your skin.
- For those who have a medium skin tone, try an orangey-red shade that will reflect well with the yellow undertones in your skin.