On days when I want to put on lipstick, but don't want any of the hassles of maintaining it, I like to wear a blotted lip look instead. Here, I've used the Renee Cream Mini Lipstick Pout in Plum, instead of applying it straight from the bullet, I've taken lipstick on my fingertips and dabbed it onto my lips. This gives it a beautiful, feathered effect, which I love. Why don't you give this trick a try, too? Let me know how it worked out for you.