So my first step is whilst I apply my make up I will have a lip balm soaking in to give the smoothest finish for my lips.
Next I will apply a red lip stain, I have quite a few of them but I think they're the best base as of course if the lipstick is to be wiped away, the pigment is still there.
After that, if I want it to last as long as humanly possible, I will use a red lip liner to outline and completely fill them in. I do this because lip liner is on the drier side so it brilliant for adhesion of the lipstick.
Finally I will go in with my lipstick. This just completely finishes the look for me and adds that final pigment.
I find that when it comes to getting a good application, it's a case of working slowly as it's much easier to smooth the colour out and work further and further out than to throw it on and clean it up if you go over the line.
I hope you've found this post useful!