1) Apply foundation on your lips before applying lipstick. Mineral foundation works best.
2) One of the things that will help your lipstick look its best is to use a lip brush to put on the lipstick instead of applying it directly from the tube. As we age we get small crevasses in our lips, when you use the lipstick from the tube the color lays on the top surface of the lips only. Using a brush allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it stay longer.
3) Take a tissue and blot your lips a couple of times to really press the color into your lips. Now go back in with your lipstick and apply a second coat of color.
4)To help clean up around the lips and give them a clean edge, wipe off your lip brush really well to remove the lipstick and use mineral foundation to clean up the edges.