MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

There are going to be a lot of lipstick posts coming up, which is good because I know how much you like them, plus I love doing them for you. I seem to have gone a bit crazy lately with seven new MAC lipsticks being added to my collection. Not quite sure how that happened as I can only blame the Back 2 MAC scheme for a couple of them. Oh well. I’ve also made a new board on Pinterest of all the lipstick swatches that I have done so far, so this has really spurred me on to add more. Let’s get this little beauty added to the mix – it’s MAC Lipstick in Fanfare.

MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

When I put my picture on Instagram of the four lipsticks I had picked up that day, the amount of people who went crazy for Fanfare or raved about its beauty made me certain that I had made a good choice. I am a huge lover of the bright pink lip, but recently I’ve been finding myself edging towards a more natural pink. Fanfare is described as a mid tone yellow pink in a cremesheen finish. To me it’s a very creamy pale salmon pink with a hint of coral that works so well with my natural lip colour. It isn’t too pale, nor is it too natural. It’s an exceptionally good everyday pink. I’ve worn MAC lipsticks for years, and maybe because I have been drawn to the brighter pinks, I have totally missed the appreciation for Fanfare. It really needs more praise for being a perfect all rounder colour.

MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

I do have a slight issue with Cremesheen formulas and my dry lips. It doesn’t matter what I do, I always get random patches of dryness. It’s the same with Satin finishes but I love the mild sheen that is left on the lip. They still feel moisturising to an extent and there is no tugging or dragging when applied. I found Fanfare lasted just 3 hours but I do like to keep my lipstick topped up throughout the day and especially with the paler colour than what I am used to, I like to keep checking that my natural lip colour isn’t peeking through.

I’m really loving the paler pinks on myself which is good as I seem to have a few now. Which one should I review next? Brave, Velvet Teddy, Crosswires or Speak Louder? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Kate Thompson

    Ooooh this looks a gorgeous everyday shade. I’ve just picked up the shade Syrup & I’ve noticed that it doesn’t smell like my other MAC lippies. Have you found that with any of yours? x

    Kate | kateemmaloves.

    • I haven’t but I am going to sniff them all now haha xx

  • This is such a gorgeous shade! I find some of the formulas can stick to dry patches too. I’ve tried using a primer, and sometimes it works but sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve been sticking to matte formulas lately, because for some reason they seem to be okay for me.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    • I think it just depends on me, I have very dry lips anyway 🙂 xx

  • I must pick this shade up soon, Fanfare has been on my wishlist for far too long now!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  • I feel lucky i don’t get dry lips now, but I am sure one day I will be cursed and have to buy that thing calle ‘lip scrub’ 😉 Gorgeous colour, I love the lipstick posts as I never know what to buy until I read posts xxx

    • Lip scrubs do nada for my dry lips, they just stay dry haha xx

  • Kirsty

    This is a beaut. I’ve definitely been favouring the more understated shades lately. I recently picked up Please Me which is fairly similar in colour. A seven MAC lipstick purchase is seriously impressive girl! xxx

    Kirsty – http://www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

    • Ooh I don’t have Please Me! Its a terrible amount to buy, but it was so fun ha xx

  • I recently purchased Fanfare as well (in December) and she is a beauty. So happy to have it in my collection. I’ve been planning to do my MAC lipstick collection swatch session for a while now – but just carving out the time – ya know how it is! Love this shade on you, sweetie. xo

    P.S. I’ve recently noticed that not all creamesheens wear the same. Go figure. :/

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • They really don’t and I have no idea why! I was thinking of doing my collection but it would take forever so I don’t think I can!xx