Lipstick provides the final touch to your makeup; without it no look is complete. As your skin tone changes from seasons to seasons, so you should regularly re-assess your lipstick as well as your foundations shade. Lipsticks that work best are those that have some of your skin's natural tones in their color such as a blue-pinks or yellow- browns. A corresponding lip pencil is a valuable investment too because when you outline your lips before coloring them in, lipstick and particularly the intense shades- will not bleed into the fine lines around your mouth. NEVER apply a liner that's darker to your lipstick in an effort to make the liner stand out.
You need a narrow, flat-ended brush, a selection of finely sharpened lip pencils, lip-gloss and lipstick (either the conventional tube lipstick or the cream type with a sponge-tip applicator. Before heading for lip make-up, study the shape of your lips, identify the defects, if any, and decide on what you want to achieve and then precede.