MAC 'saint germain' amplified creme lipstick + nail lacquer

mac saint germain
I was such a lucky ducky on my birthday, not only did I recieve MAC ‘feel my pulse’ lipstick from the Mr. I also got MAC ‘saint germain’ lipstick and nail varnish too. I am actually so proud of him as he chose this himself. I try to avoid makeup shopping when he’s with me as I feel rushed and that is something that you definitely shouldn’t feel during these crucial shopping trips. Obviously he pretends not to be interested but is actually taking it all in, he actually knew where to go which was a start! 🙂

mac saint germain lipstick
mac saint germain lipstick swatch
mac saint germain amplified lipstick

This lipstick is extremely pigmented and full on barbie pink. It is so creamy and becomes opaque in only a few swipes. This is the first amplified lipstick I have tried and the formula is amazing, you really can’t fault the colour pay off. Unfortunately I really struggled to get this colour to suit my complexion, I know I am going to sound really ungrateful for saying this, but i’m really not! You know when a colour is just not you, I really wanted to love it as its the first bit of makeup Lew chose for me himself, but it’s just so not my colour. Personally I think it would be much more suited to paler skin tones, with quite bold eye makeup. The colour is also a favourite of Lady GaGa, gotta love a bit of Gargs!

mac saint germain nail lacquer
mac saint germain nail swatch

This nail varnish shade on the other hand is perfectly me. Again its a lovely barbie pink and very creamy looking, the colour really reminds me of candy floss. My only niggle with this is the application, it took 3 coats and still looked really streaky, in the end I gave up and put a top coat on which actually ended up evening the colour strange?! Anyone else find this? The colour is so cute, it’s so worth it though. 

You can find Saint Germain nail varnish and lipstick on the MAC website here.


DISCLAIMER: Both of these items were gifts for my birthday from the Mr! What a gem. Full discaimer here.



  1. May 28, 2013 / 12:31 am

    Just found your blog through the london lipgloss and I love it! Now following you <3!

    This is such a great review, I've always wanted to try saint germain lippy but been wary as to if it would suit me or not, but I'm pale and love my mascara so perhaps there is hope! XO

    • May 28, 2013 / 3:11 pm

      thankyou so much sweet!
      its definitely worth a try if you like bold colours 🙂

  2. May 28, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    Awwww how sweet of your boy to buy you MAC makeup without you. I know what you mean about the colour, it's very much a 'wow' lipstick shade. The polish is gorgeous 😀 xxx

    Gemma |

    • May 31, 2013 / 9:52 am

      Thankyou lovely!
      I know I was slightly surprised that he even looked at a makeup stand himself ha!
      Yeah the colour is very bold, nice if you like in your face colours though.

  3. May 29, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Ah 3 words. Want want want! 3 more , Now now now. How absolutely stunning!!!! Well jealous lovely – think i need to get my purse out and do some hauling – just came across your blog. I loved the name so had to pop over and cure my curiosity – new follower here gorgeous – i look forward to reading more from you. Love Laura xxx A Scottish Lass ❤

    • May 31, 2013 / 9:57 am

      It is such a beautiful colour, just slightly too bold for me.
      Aw thank you so much for following me!

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