1.Exfoliate.Just like with your skin, your lips should be exfoliated at least once a week before moisturizing. Use a dab of olive oil and sugar to gently scrub your lips then rub off with a damp towl. You can also use a toothbrush and petroleum jelly. If you're in a rush, you can also use just the damp towel.
2.Moisturize. from the iside out. Avoid junk food and fill up on water.
3. Moisturize on a daily basis. Use unscented lip balm several times a day, especially before bedtime. Try to use lipbalms made with less preservatives and chemicals and go for ones made with beeswax and natural oils like coconut, almond or sunflower.
4.Plump your lips. If you weren't blessed with plump, full lips you can prime them with a collagen plumper. I wouldn't use this everyday as it isn't all-natural, but definitely swipe some on underneath your lipstick before a big date.
5.Don't cake on lipstick. Guys do not want to kiss that. Go for a lipstain or lip pencil and coat it with gloss or lip balm.
6. Pick normal colors. Seriously! I mean it. I don't care what is trendy. If you're going out with your girlfriends, wear whatever you want. But if you are going on a date, for the love of God, do not wear lipstick that is bright red, orange, bubblegum pink or glittery...especially not glittery!