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.
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.
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!