Liquid lipstick is somehow both the answer to all our lipstick dreams, and the bane of our makeup existence. It’s the only product that provides long-wearing, kiss-proof, gorgeously pigmented lip color, but it can also emphasize dryness, and look textured and uneven.

Luckily, we’ve figured out the ultimate liquid lipstick routine to give you smooth, plump-looking, liquid-velvet lips that last all day (trust us, we’ve tested it)!

The solution is -as most things in life- all in the prep, babe.

First, make sure you start with a smooth canvas by exfoliating and moisturizing the lips. Gently rub the Lip Exfoliator ($3) all over your lips in a back and forth motion to buff away any dead skin. Pro tip: Before wiping the excess away, let it sit on your lips for 30 seconds to absorb the moisturizing Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and nourishing oils.

Next, grab our dual-ended, Lip Primer & Plumper ($3). Apply the lip plumper first, and let the tingling sensation set in for pillowy, plump lips. Next, apply a thin layer of the lip primer for extra long wear.

Finally, apply a thin, even layer of Liquid Matte Lipstick all over your lips. Make sure to trace all the way to the outer edge of your lips for a fuller effect.

The result? Plump, smooth, kissable lips with long-lasting, super-saturated color. Yes, please!