MAC Saint Germain Lipstick
MAC Saint Germain Lipstick ($15) is described on the MAC website as a clean, pastel pink. It’s a very blue-based (cool toned) pink, so it can appear a bit lilac-purple. It’s a very “barbie” pink, that can be difficult to pull off, and most times is a hit or miss on most skin tones. I think it’s absolutely beautiful on light skin tones (see Katy Perry below) and I actually didn’t discover my love for blue-pink lipsticks until I tried one minus my faux tan (around the MAC NC15 coloring).
Because it’s very light (pastel), and it’s a very opaque formula of lipstick, it can look a bit harsh as it can completely block out the color of your lips (much like any pastel – such as MAC Fleshpot or Myth), but when applied sheer, and combined with a pink lip gloss on top, it’s so much more wearable.
The above photo isn’t exactly the most flattering photo of my lips – MAC Dazzleglasses are quite thick and tacky, and combined with the dryness of my lips, the colors didn’t mix properly. But, hopefully you get the idea of how the color can be easily changed to adapt better to your skin tone.
I typically like applying a pink lip liner, a thin coat of Saint Germain and a pink lip gloss over top. Sometimes I’ll mix a bright pink or warm pink lipstick with Saint Germain, as Saint Germain makes colors appear much more vibrant and pink. The combinations are pretty much endless, so do a little experimenting!
Here are some comparisons-
- Ultra girly, fun shade
- Bold, pigmented color
- Applies evenly
- Formula can be drying on it’s own
- Can be difficult to wear on certain skin tones, but is a great mixing color
- Can emphasize yellow teeth
Price: $15, MAC.