Your lips have some of the most sensitive skin on your body, leading to cracked or chapped lips in the Winter. In turn, that can make lipstick look rough or crumbly. It's a bad look, but you can avoid it with these tips.
TIP #1: Check the ingredients on your lip balm. Menthol, camphor and salicylic acid are in many lip-healing treatments, but they dry lips out further.
TIP #2: If you don't have a good balm, use your eye cream on your lips, let it set, and then put the lipstick over that. Your lipstick will go on smoother and your lips will look fuller.
TIP #3: Skip the lip liner; it may keep your colour in place, but it's also incredibly drying.
Keep reading . . .TIP #4: Use a moisturising lipstick primer, like Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer ($34.95). Primers fill in fine lines, protect lips, smooth things out and keep your colour on longer.
TIP #5: Chad Hayduk of Three Custom Color Specialists says to avoid matte or long-wearing lip colour. "They have fewer moisturising ingredients and can dry the lips," he says. "Instead, choose a lip gloss or moisturising sheer lipstick."