To prep for a long day of wearing red lips, I always try to moisturize and exfoliate my lips the night before. Some people like to do this step moments before they actually apply the lipstick but this never works out for me. The lipstick will either burn my freshly exfoliated lips or apply patchy because of the left over lip balm from my lip prep treatment. So, I always find that I get a perfect application if I prep earlier. My favorite lip balm to prep with right now has been Hurraw!’s Chai Spice Lip Balm because nothing beats chai on my lips before bed and having a glass first thing in the morning when I’m doing my makeup!