Today we're talking lipstick. You may or may not know this about me but when it comes to lipstick, I usually reach for nudes, peaches, and light pinks. I think these colors compliment my skin tone the most and more importantly I feel very comfortable wearing them. I do own brighter lipsticks such as MAC's Vegas Volt, Impassioned and Revlon's Carnation. I love these colors but often feel self-conscious and out of my comfort zone wearing them. Call me crazy but in the rare occasions I wear these out, I feel like people are staring at me. lol Most lipsticks are pretty adjustable, we all know that if you want a brighter lip apply it full force, if you want a hint of color then use a light hand. I've been looking for a color right in between that I can just apply and not think about so much. Something that's obvious but not too over the top, also something versatile. I think Fanfare is just it. I don't know what to quite call this color, it definitely falls in the pink category. Coral-y pink perhaps?
I love it because...
It brightens up my face
Looks beautiful with green eyes (as in my green contacts :)) and brings them out
Versatility; come summer or winter, Fanfare will work! Can be paired with many different types of eye make-up; grays, browns, neutrals or even just mascara and eyeliner
Cremesheen formula is very moisturizing, applies like a dream, has a glossy finish and provides medium to full coverage
Color pay-off & pigmentation
Before swatches and even before comparing them side by side in the tubes I thought Fanfare looked a lot like NYX's Tea Rose. They actually don't! I just wanted to swatch them both so you can see the difference between the two.
|Fanfare (L) Tea Rose (R)|
Fanfare will surely be a staple in my lipstick collection. Such a shame that it's so underrated!