There is no worse feeling than trying to apply a liquid matte lipstick onto cracked lips and we’ve simply had enough!

Start your beauty regime stress-free by exfoliating your lips. This will ultimately ensure your pout is supple and matte-lipstick ready.

What is the best way to exfoliate your lips? We found a variety of answers in celebrity makeup artist Nicole ‘Pinky’ Thompson’s new beauty book, ‘Making It Up’ and thought we’d share them with you:

1. Invest in a lip scrub!

According to Pinky, a lip scrub and conditioner can do great things and even sometimes taste good. We love Lush’s ‘Mint Julips’ or Frank Body’s coffee flavoured lip scrub.

2. Make your own scrub

Got sugar and a lip balm? ‘It’s as simple as that’, Pinky says. Rub it all over your lips and make sure the texture is coarse and rough.

3. Use a  face exfoliator

This is not a drill. Pinky swears that a face exfoliator used dry over the lips works just fine.

4. Exfoliating wipes work like a treat!

Same, but different. This is an item that Pinky takes everywhere in her kit.

5. Your toothbrush can do more than you think...

If you can’t find any of the above, we hope you have a toothbrush. 'Use a dry brush on wet lips and scrub away.' 

So, there you have it! Pinky's top 5 tips to super smooth lips.

Want to hear more from Pinky?

Don’t miss the launch of her book ‘Making It Up’ on December 3rd in Melbourne.You can get your own signed copy and see her create a look from the book at this one off event.

Click here to find out more!