Good evening girlies!
So I'm a little unsure about something and need opinions (and I'm sure I can count on you girls to be honest). I've been experimenting with pretty pale lippies this week and I'm a little stumped and inbetween over them.
The lipsticks in question are both MAC Amplified. The first is their Liberty of London lipstick in Blooming Lovely and the second is Saint Germain.
Pinks and purples are a little alien to me (especially PALE shades) as I tend to go for corals or oranges lately. But I have admired St Germain ever since I saw a swatch on a blog a couple of months ago and just HAD to get it (I do love an experiment). Both of these lipsticks are cool tones (totally opposite to what I would usually go for). I got Blooming Lovely because I have NEVER tried a purple lippy and, as I have green eyes, I decided to try it as purple is meant to compliment green eyes.
As you can see the colours aren't MEGA different... although Blooming Lovely appears lighter than it is on these photos (never find the right light when i need it in my flat). However, it is pretty clear which is the purple and which is the pink.
I got Blooming Lovely first so I have had more time to get used to it and I think i agree that purple definitely works well with green eyes. The thing that has me umming and ah-ing is how PALE these lipsticks are. I'm not pale-skinned in the slightest (and in these photos I'm also wearing a little fake tan) and, although my skin tone is pretty neutral, it does sometimes seem to err on the warm side. Saint Germain just has me totally stumped. In some light it looks gorgeous but then i look again and feel like my lips are almost BLUE!
My question is this....
Is pale lipstick a no-no in summer?? Do they make me look like some kind of street walker?? Also are the shades too COOL for me (ie. do i look half DEAD wearing them??).
|(l-r) Blooming Lovely and Saint Germain|
Just realised how AWFUL my skin looks in these piccies haha. In my defence I'd just done 4hrs in a hot kitchen so I'm allowed to be a little shiny but... BUCKET PORES?!?! Unforgivable hahaha
So.... opinions required. Are shades like this good for summer? Do you reach for them when you're sun-kissed? Should i stick to my corals?