Before you get handy with your lipstick, prep your lips with a primer.
Unlike a balm, primers are formulated especially to get maximum wear out your lipstick and provide the best base.
MAC's Prep + Prime Lip smoothes the contours of your lip surface so lipstick can be applied evenly.
It also adds extra stay-put factor so your lipstick won't slide off at first kiss.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Available from MAC