One of my favorite things to use before applying any makeup is a lip scrub. Not only does it scrubs away dead rough skin but it also get blood flowing to your lips and leave then full and soft. Personally I have helped develop this lip scrub using raw brown sugar and fine white sugar. I love his product because its 100% natural and it work wonders during winter when the cold wreaks havoc on your lips. Not to mention that it smells and taste like caramel and comes in super pretty packaging.
Gentility buff small circles on lips and wipe clean. Then apply your favorite lip tint.