Rich, deep and luscious lip colors like wine, berry and scarlet are very popular in the make-up world right now.  Part of mastering this rich lipstick color trend is choosing the right color that complements your skin tone and the other part of making this trend work for you is being able to apply your lipstick perfectly. So often women use incorrect lipstick application techniques and have to deal with the unappealing consequences like color bleeding and feathering. To help you avoid these unattractive makeup mistakes we have our top 3 things you can do to make your lips look their best.

Give Your Lips a Scrub
We cannot stress the important of exfoliating your lips enough, prior to applying your lip color. This is one of the simplest things you can due to ensure your lips look perfect at all times. If you skip this step than lipstick can get caught on your dead skin and look clumpy, uneven and cakey. There are tons of different lip scrubs on the markets, if your the DIY type of gal then try making your own with honey and sugar or if you’re in a rush just brush your lips gently with your tooth brush.

Apply MATCHING Lip Liner First
Making sure you apply a layer of lip liner to your lips is very important; this will define the edges of your lips giving you a clean and sleek line. Lip liner will also help in preventing bleeding and feathering.  It is important to shade your whole lip with liner so that if your lipstick color fades away you’ll have another layer under it.

Apply Lipstick with a Lip Brush
Using a lip brush to apply your lipstick instead of directly applying the lipstick to your lips will give you more control of the application process and help you achieve the perfect shading.  Using a small lip brush to ensure you stay within your natural lip line and to apply even layers of your favorite lip color.