Back when I was about 14 I bought my first ever MAC product, Saint Germain Lipstick. This is hands down the most unwearable product I have in my collection but the 14 year old me thought the Barbie look was fabulous! Being one of those people who is reluctant to throw out products, particularly if they were expensive, I have devised two ways to make this a more wearable product so I can finish it up!
Firstly, lets see how it looks straight from the bullet:It’s pretty bright and barbie-ish and no other makeup that I apply looks quite right with it. It is a very ‘out-there’ colour, which looks lovely on some skin tones but does not complement mine very well. Due to the fact it is quite a cool-toned pink, it makes my teeth look quite yellow unfortunately. So, onto the backup plans:
- Make It More Neutral With A NudeThis is MAC Saint Germain layered with MUA’s Lipstick in Shade 14 Bare. I also used Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Tantalising Taupe. You just need quite a beige nude colour to tone down the pink. I feel like this is so much more wearable and is not too nude and not too pink. This is perfect for the day time as it is quite complementary to most of my makeup choices.
- The Bold Ombre LipThis is one of my favourite lipstick combinations to wear. It’s so bold and the subtle ombre look is really on trend at the moment! I line the lips with No 7’s Precision Lips Pencil in Plum and blend it into the centre of the lips. I apply Saint Germain to the centre of my lips only and blend the two together with my lips. You need to keep adjusting the amount of lip liner and lipstick until you are happy with the ombre effect. This is quite simple to do, yet looks really effective!
Do you have Saint Germain in your collection? What other unwearable lipsticks do you own? Which is your favourite look? I’m hoping to have more higher quality photos from now on, my lovely boyfriend has been helping me out and he is much better than I am, thanks T!