- Make sure your lips are exfoliated. You can use a lip scrub or a clean toothbrush with some vaseline to do this. Uneven texture is more apparent with matte lipsticks.
- Moisturize beforehand. This will prevent the matte lipstick from looking dry and cracked on your lips. This can be done with a lip balm or oil.
- Apply a lip primer to prevent the product from bleeding. This will also make the product last longer.
- Use a lip liner to make lips more defined. Applying concealer around the edges of the lips can also make your lips look more clean and defined.