1. Transform any lipstick into a longwearing one. Via thebeautydepartment.com All you need is powder. 2. Bored of regular ol' lip colors? Try an ombre look. Via pinterest.com It's a subtle look, but it still makes a big statement. 3. Or go for a striking matte lip. Via makeup.com Matte lipstick is a simple way to add a sense of polish to your face. 4. You can also apply blush on top of any lip color to make it matte. Via thebeautydepartment.com As long as they match, that is! 5. Get perfect red lips that don't require constant upkeep. Via thebeautydepartment.com Long-lasting and expertly shaped red lips aren't that hard to do, really! This process works for making every other color look flawless, too. 6. But pick the right red for your skin tone beforehand. Via theradiancereport.com Finding your ideal red is a life-changer. Once you do, you never want to take it off again (which is probably for the best, because it's going to look so rad). 7. Use a clear lip liner to keep color in place. Via thebeautydepartment.com It's especially awesome because you can use it with any and every shade — no guesswork about matching your pencil to your lipstick required. 8. Get a seasonal look by blending products. Via thebeautydepartment.com When the weather's warm, brighten up your face with suitably popsicle-esque lips. 9. Use Kool-Aid to make a surprisingly foolproof stain. Via thebeautydepartment.com Bonus: it tastes as good as it looks. 10. Use gold glitter to make any shade metallic. Via sephora.com Lightening your lips in the middle also creates the illusion of a fuller mouth, as if this look needed to rule more than it already does. 11. Channel the '90s with this frosted effect. Via pinterest.com If you want to look like a Barbie girl, this is the how-to you've been waiting for. 12. Make uneven lips symmetrical with liner. Via blog.themodelstage.com Lip liner is great for making undetectable adjustments to one's natural mouth shape. 13. In fact, you can make your lips take any form you please with ease. Via glamourdaze.com This handy diagram shows you how to fill in different mouth types so they look more evened-out. 14. Use white eyeliner for a super-pale effect. Via pinterest.com Draw inspiration from the 1960s, then draw on your lips with white liner. 15. Add volume to your lips with shimmer powder. Via thebeautydepartment.com All you need for plumper lips is a little strategically-applied highlighter. 16. Or color outside the lines in order to fake a fuller mouth. Via thebeautydepartment.com Disregard everything you learned in kindergarten and use a pencil to draw outside of your natural lines. Bigmouth strikes again! 17. Go all in and try getting super dark. Via thebeautydepartment.com You can use black eyeliner to add intense shadowing to any color — this looks especially good with oxblood red, too.