USE A LIPSTICK BRUSH
If you're like me, you can barely go anywhere, without, at least, some lipstick or chapstick on!! It's my "go-to" product! Many women, though, as they get to the end of their lipstick tube, toss it out; they think it's done. NOOOOO! Don't do it!! You can stretch the life of your lipstick GREATLY if you use a lipstick brush to get the rest of your lipstick out.
I would advise all you lipstick-wearers to invest in a lip brush. This particular Maybelline brush that I have pictured is GREAT! It is the one I use. It has the retractable "pop-up" brush for applying your lipstick and gloss and then retracts back into itself. Mess free!! Gotta love that! I believe it retails for about $5-7 in drugstores. It's a great investment to save you money in the long run!
Also, a neat little fact I learned, is that, if you apply your lipstick with a lip brush ALL the time (from start to finish), rather than applying the lipstick directly to your lips, you extend the life of it by up to 50%!! It picks up less color and the color actually lasts longer on your lips than if you applied it straight from the tube! Go figure!