I got this as my b2MAC lipstick. I just tested it out on my hand and went with it (I was in a rush) When i got home and tried it out..... I LOVED it! It's such a pretty colour. In the tube it's a peachy pink laced with gold shimmer. On me, I would say it's more "pinky" than peachy. The shimmer is great since it prevents the colour from looking totally matte/flat. I would imagine this would be a great colour for spring/summer topped with gloss. The texture is nice and creamy and the stay power is great!. Definitely worth a try :)
*UPDATE* This looks absolutely gorgeous with brick/cranberry liner as a base and lightening lipglass on top. Absolutely LOVING this lippy!
First of all, I want to say that I absolutely LOVE the cremesheen formula. It can apply sheerly as gloss, it's non-drying, really well-pigmented and it lasts really well compared to other non-drying l/s I've tried. Fanfare is just as comfortable as my other cremesheens (Hang Up and Party Line), but this one is light enough on me (I'm Sandy Medium/Medium Tan in EDM) that I can apply it directly from the tube instead of with a lip brush.
I went to the MAC counter looking for a more work-friendly l/s than Hang Up. I feel that Fanfare is a MLBP shade - it really is a pink on the yellow side, as described by the MAC website. It's warm, but not overly so, and it's a really, really pretty pink. I don't detect any peach in it either... Like I mentioned, it's a safe enough color that you can apply directly from the tube, and if you apply as a sheer gloss/stain, it is pretty, but not *that* noticeable. I really like how it looks though and my SO is much happier with it than my brighter colors.
And I got it 25% b/c Nordie's price matched FF'09. :D
This was another lipstick I returned because it doesn't apply evenly at all. It makes my lips look streaky and just doesn't look flattering at all.
Fanfare is a warm MLBP (my lips but pinker) shade. A very beautiful warm medium pink, on me I don't see any peach tones at all, everyone is different I guess. This is a gorgeous everyday pink and I highly recommend it for those who love warm or neutral pinks.
UPDATE: Too cool and pale for my complexion.
wanted to buy a nice nude shade.
i always avoided pink as i dont want to look like barbie.
I'm an asian with fair skin.
so the salesgirl recommended me lustre as one of the most popular nude. but. it wasnt the effect i wanted. it doesnt brighten my face.
so i tried on the new series of the creamy colours and Fanfare on my lips.
it brightens up my pale complexion.
very natural healthy lips. I like!
i wont buy again because I like to try out other various brands and colours so...it doesnt mean its not good. it is good but I'm a variety person.
I actually got this by mistake when I b2mac'd stuff. I was looking for "modesty" but was in a rush and got this instead. I agree with the reviewer below that it is a warm pink. I wore this with a coral colored shirt the other day and it brought out the peach in it, but it is mostly pink. It's pretty and awakens the face, but not too bright. I am surprised that I have been using this more than I thought because I don't have a shade like this. To me this is more of a spring shade and I know I will use it a lot in the spring and summer. I tone it down a bit by using oak liner, swiping it on lightly, and using "Oh baby" gloss on top.
As far as the formula, I love it! It is moisturizing and the color lasts longer than the lustre or satin formulas. I have gotten "Modesty" since then and that's my favorite shade so far. Huge rave for the formula!
I'm surprised that other reviewers are describing this as a peachy shade. I have NW20 skin and dark hair, and this stuff reads as a warm pink on me. It's not bright, but it's not subdued either. I'm loving pairing it with Dainty blush and smudgey brown eyeliner!
I suppose I would call this a peach, but its a spicy peach not a nudie peach. When I first tried it I thought the color was a bit off on me, maybe to yellow but I looked in a large mirror at my whole face and in several lights and I noticed it was quite flattering on my more cool than warn pale skin. MAC calls its a midtone yellow pink and thats very accurate. It think it would be a nice lipstick for the office when you want color but nothing to flashy. Nice, pretty and polished describe this color. And the formula is fantastic, similar to the Amphlified Cremes but a bit lighter in texture.
Let me say firstly, I'm not mad about this colour (so I took off 1 lippie), it's a medium peach shade, not light and nude, but quite bold. It's not the type of colour I suit, but I still think I'll keep this as it doesn't look terrible on, I'm personally, just not overly keen on it (especially as I have bright pink hair and it clashes with that).
Now the texture of this lipstick is the amazing thng (and why I gave it 4 lippies) and because of this when Cremesheen launch in the UK, I will be buying more shades that I like. It's much thicker than other mac lipsticks and very creamy. It feels very luxurious on the lips and has a creamy matte finish (not as shiny as gloss, but not dry and matte). I just love the creamy consistency and can't wait to see what the other colours look like on. I also think that because this lipstick is so creamy it tends to last longer than the usual mac lipsticks (which I reapply a lot!)