Step 2: Line
In the battle against lipstick bleeding (i.e. those tiny cracks around your lips that fill with color and make your lip line look all fuzzy), using liner is essential. That said, it can also be really scary. As someone who changes up her lipstick on the daily, it seems like overkill to have to buy a different color lipliner for every single lipstick.
So I was pretty elated (no exaggeration here) when our dearly departed Cheryl suggested I try a clear lipliner. That very same day, I popped over to Sephora and picked up Make Up For Ever’s Lip Line Perfector. From what I can tell, it’s really just a wax pencil–but man oh man, this thing does wonders. Instead of lining the inside rim of your lips, you use it to trace the outside edge. You really can’t mess this part up. And if you do, well… maybe you’re a little too young to be wearing dark lipstick, let alone surfing the Internet without parental permission.