Before getting next to a tube of lipstick, take care of our natural lips. Any lipstick, (let alone red lipstick) will highlight cracks and flakes on your mouth. Since the winter is notorious for sucking the moisture from our pouts, get your lips in line by exfoliating.
Throw together a simple scrub by combining a tablespoon of granulated sugar, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix well! Swipe the mixture onto your lips and rub them together for 30 seconds. After rinsing off the exfoliant, your lips will feel soft and smooth.
Now, moisturize! Dab on a very moisturizing lip balm and let it sink in while you prepare for the next step.