You can line your lips before or after you apply your lipstick. It really depends on your lip type, thin, full or somewhere in between. Lick your lips before you take a sip from a glass to avoid lipstick getting on the glass. After applying lipstick, take your index finger and pop it into your mouth, then pull it out, the excess lipstick will come off on your finger
Huda Beauty, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry. I'm not usually a drug store makeup fan but this color is gorgeous on my olive skin. It's very smooth and has ok staying power - totally worth the $6-$7.