There's nothing like a set of dry, chapped lips to ruin the look of lipstick – even if it's perfectly applied. No matter what color you choose, flakes will automatically take over as the main focus. Whether you're prone to dry lips naturally or you spent a little too much time in the sun, there's an easy way to fix the problem.
According to makeup maven Amy Nadine, who posts on The Beauty Department, all you need to do is scrub your lips on a regular basis – but not just with any old tool. A clean mascara wand like GloMinerals – Spoolie Brush will do the trick. You'll also need a great lip balm like June Jacobs – Lip Renewal.
Apply the balm to the spoolie brush so that most of the bristles are covered, then rub it back and forth over your lips. Small side-to-side motions and tiny circular movements will help you exfoliate each and every rough spot. You'll find that after a while, the flakes just come right off. When you're done, wipe the excess balm off with a tissue or washcloth, then be sure to clean the spoolie brush. Apply a thin layer of balm, and you're good to put on lipstick or just go bare for the day. Do this every couple of days for kissable lips on the reg.