If you buy a new lipstick make sure you buy a matching lip liner and a lip brush.
The hand technique involves applying cosmetics to the middle layer of the skin with a small pen like device that looks similar to an eye liner or lip liner pencil.
On the night itself, make sure your lipstick lasts by bringing your foundation down over your lips first, outlining with lip liner and then coloring in the lips themselves with the same liner.
Start with a lip liner that closely matches your natural lip color - not the color of your lipstick.
Line the lips first and then fill them in with the lip liner.