Lip liner is not essential but if used, it should be applied first. It should either be neutral in color or match the shade of your lipstick and not darker than your lipstick, so that if the lipstick fades, you don't walk around with only the outline showing. Lip liner is used to define the look of your lips and normally, you start lining them on your natural lip line starting from the center of your upper lip to the outer edge. For sharpening the lip pencil, chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes first. To make the lipstick stay longer, use foundation on the lips first, then apply lipstick, blot the extra color with a tissue, reapply the lipstick and then dust the lips with powder. Since foundation and powder make lips drier, use lipstick with a creamy formula to counter the effect.
For applying the color, stretch the lips and starting at the center of
the lip and glide the color to the corners. Lip brushes help you to give
better finish to coloring your lips and avoid the application of excess
color. A quick way of applying lip color is to use the lipstick to stain
the bottom lip, press them together to transfer some of the color to the
upper lip and then use the angle tip of the sponge applicator to refine
lip edges. For more natural looks, you can try tips given below: