5 Stars Share Their Best Lipstick Application Tips

  1. Jessica Chastain

Jessica applies lip balm before lipstick: “Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush and put on lip balm. Do the rest of your face, wipe off the balm, swipe on red lipstick and blot with a tissue.” 

  1. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita uses a skin-toned liner around her lips to define the edges: “Lip liner! I had always been confused about how and why to use lip liner. [Makeup artist] Nick Barose taught me to match my lip liner not to my lipstick but to my skin tone. It frames the lip, and lipstick seems to stay on longer.”