Fashion Fair • Fashion Fair Lipstick • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||94%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have one Fashion Fair lipstick. I have the color Burnt Almond. I really like the lipstick. The color is fun. It's kind of like an orangey tan. I did not give this 5 lippies because I feel like the wear time is a little bit shorter than other lipsticks, like Bobbi Brown or even Revlon. One thing that I do love is the packaging. It's a beautiful dark copper metal tube. I just think it is so pretty. I really hope people start taking notice of Fashion Fair soon, because they offer some really nice products.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I found my nude in Dark Suede. It is a deep caramel brown. I got back into Fashion Fair after seeing Sam Fine as the creative director. Also Lisa Eldridge used Fashion Fair on a beautful model. I'm sold.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Black
I bought my first FF lipstick yesterday which was Cherry Wine just based on the MUA's estimation at the Fashion Fair counter after I asked her which red lipstick would be the best for me in her opinion.
On my hand under the store's dim lighting Cherry Wine looked like a red with a hint of brown but in the tube when it hasn't been used at all it looks a lot brighter and truer than that. I don't know what to make of it but I do love red lipstick and I always have.
UPDATE: Tropic Pink is my fave out of the 3 FF lipstick that I own so far. I love red lipsticks the most but I bought Cherry Wine and Radiant Red but both of those colors pull too pink and start to fuchsia-fy on me. I think I should have bought Cinnamon Crush instead probably as that looks like a red lipstick with a warm base to its color.
Chocolate Raspberry looks OK but I prefer Tropic Pink which is a pink of course and not so purplish but Chocolate Raspberry looks like it has dupes especially from Nars, Revlon, L'Oreal, and probably MAC as well. Tropic Pink seems slightly less dupe-able. But Tropic Pink does go with my MAC Beet lip pencil wonderfully well. Mocha Mink looked nice on the back of my hand also at the time too.
Some people on here have already posted that FF lipsticks can be a bit smear-y and move around a bit. Some of the pre-'Sam Fine' FF lipticks are waxy and too sheer and not opaque enough but some are OK like Tropic Pink. But I can easily blot Tropic Pink and make it look matte and it stays on for quite a while.
Tropic Pink is just lovely, thick, creamy, opaque and lush as a fuschia that's not really 'cool' or 'cold' with the teeniest bit of gold shimmer in it. But both are nice and wearable as it turns out.
I hope Sam Fine can shake Fashion Fair up enough to come out with some great matte lipsticks in bright colors and jewel-toned colors, as well as some neutral/nude colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My mom just turned me on to FF lipstick and it is the bomb diggity! I have 'say yes' and 'sepia'. Really love these browns because they glide on smooth and last for hours. Also FF keeps my lips moist as other brands have tended to dry my lips out. I am eyeing 'forever cocoa' as my next 'it' color. The smell is absolutely tantalizing. Wish I'd known about FF like five years ago.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Green
I bought this lipstick in Grapesicle as a dupe for MAC's Cyber. While the color looks very similar, the formula is horrible! I had to rub it on my lips multiple times to even get the color to show up, and about 2 hours later the color had run off. There was nothing left but a dark ring around the outer corner of my lips. I am not sure if it was just my tube, but I don't really think I'd buy this again. I received my MAC Cyber today so my Fashion Fair tube will be put on the back-burner. I just couldn't justify spending 15$ (US) on a tube of this stuff since that is what it cost in most stores. I'd recommend getting it somewhere cheaper if you must which is what I did.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am reviewing the Fashion Fair Finishings Lipstick line with the Gold Packaging which is out of this world beautiful and classy for your makeup bag!!! I had a hotpinkish red lipstick color in my head that I wanted, but figured it would be hard to find it. I so happen to just walk by the fashion fair counter, and just rub my finger on the lipsticks, and said "oh, this is my color" Can I have this please?" Berry Bourgeoise.This color is so freakin beautiful and sexy!!! Its like a deep purple/ with hints of pink and red!!!! How wicked and iconic does that sound? Sometimes you need a sexy color in your collection and this is it! I would not dare to add gloss, because it would mess up the color up. Its very intriguing and sexy! I was shocked that fashion fair had such a pretty color like this. I also bought Mocha Mink which is a bronzy/gold undertone, for those days that I want a simple lip. Oh and I love the new gold packaging!! very beautiful from fashion fair. Fashion Fair is definitely stepping their game up with the colors and the beautiful packaging.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Dark Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Fashion Fair Lipstick "Confidence" ( gold-brownish color)
This is the first lipstick I bought at age 25 when I started wearing makeup ( I'm 27) and I have to say it was more experimental than anything else. I have to say that I always thought FF was old school but that changed when I went to the counter and saw some the lipstick selections, I realized that MAC had some of the same colors but with different names of course.
I have gold-brown called Confidence and it is absolutely beautiful on brown skin. It has a light shimmer to it with looks great under lip gloss. The lipstick goes on smooth and you don't have to reapply all day.
The $15.00 price is a bit much for a tube of lipstick but its worth it if you are going to compare it to other pricey brands that carry the exact same color for twice the price!
YES, I would buy this again...and I don't care if FF is a bit old school.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
Blushing Bronze, Crystal Crimson. I bought these two because the Crimson I bought in Miami from a Columbian counter princess who did my face really amazing no longer exists apparently and they were closest to it.
Update: Feb 20th 2006
Unfortunately for Fashion Fair, I have found the same colour under a different name at the MAC counter so I have switched brands.
UPDATE 2009: Had ot give up on the MAC brand. Thier lipsticks are too drying for me. I have tried every lipstick in the world from every company and this product stands out by far the most softest, longest lasting, flattering shades for women fo colour. Mac shades unfortunately tend to look too bright.
Fashion fair LIPGLOSS
Its called gold. You put it over any lipstick and it is supreme. There isnt another brand out there that matches it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
FF has some surprisingly good quality lipsticks. There are some wicked colors they come in like orange, purple, shimmering gold-like bronze. When you put them on they look great though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I stopped by the Fashion Fair counter the another day and puchased Cafe MonteCarlo lipstick which is a bronzey shade. It flatters my NC 40 complexion very well. It is an awesome shade with E. Arden's Honey Gloss on top. I wear this lipstick with Golden Sunset blush which I will purchase again if I ever run out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm a 44 year old DDD and Fasion Fair and Flori Roberts were my first makeup purchases. I have left and came back to Fashion Fair for over 25 yrs.
I have a LOT of their lip sticks. In high school I wore magenta mist. It's a berry/redish color that was VERY popular in the '80's. I still buy it and wear it occassionally.
Fashion Fair lipsticks are very pigmented since the line is targeted at women of color. They are glossy. I have to blot before I apply a gloss or it's too messy.
I think I buy Fashion Fair out of nostalgia.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OMG I have sleeping on FF lipsticks, I bought "say yes" and "burnt almond" this weekend. I am soooo in love. I am going back to the counter to pick up some more. And can we talk about their blushes.....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am glad I visited the Fashion Fair counter at the Bay today! I needed to search for a replacement of my holy grail lipstick which was Diorific Jazzy Brown (a brownish plumy/mauve shade). I was shocked to learn that Dior had discontinued the whole line. Anyway, I bought Bronze Lights from Fashion Fair which seems to be a very very good replacement/alternative. As a previous reviewer explained, the colour is brownish/redish/plumy. On me, I'd say the colour appears more brownish/plum but in certain lights I can see a hint of the red tone too! Very flattering colour. I love that this lipstick can be worn with virtually everything in my wardrobe except for greens, yellows, and corals. I feel that the lipstick texture is also better than Dior's Jazzy Brown as it is creamier and gives off a shine. I can definitely wear this lipstick alone whereas I'd always have to use a gloss on top of Dior's lipstick to bring it up. I also agree with a previous reviewer that the colour is somewhat on the dark side and I'd wear it with a lighter shade or colour gloss to lighten it up for the summer months.
There's another lipstick from Fashion Fair that I'll have to pick up within a week or so. I should have just purchased it to day. It's called Toasted Bronze...a pretty pretty nude/neutral lipstick for me. On me, it appears to be a pretty brown/bronzy colour. Perfect for when I'm wearing my green and neutral tone clothes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have loved Fashion Fair since the ninth grade. A friend gave me a tube that came with a gwp that she could not wear.
I am so glad that they are using bronze packaging for most of their products now. The formulation for the lipstick hasn't changed. Today my favorite from FF is Fiery Bronze. It is a gorgeous reddish color that looks amazing! It is actually my HG red! If you have problems finding the perfect red try this one!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been wearing Fashion Fair lipsticks since 9th grade. They used to be packaged in pink tubes with that FABULOUS Fashion Fair scent. The packaging has changed but the scent is the best of ANY brand of lipstick. My favorite colors are Sangria, Radiant Red, Tropic Pinl(very intense fuschia). I plan on going to the counter this summer to see what's new. The free gift time makes it even more worth it. The pigments are SO rich, and the formulation is creamy and moist. LOVE!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Radiant Red! I adore this red, its bold and expressive. If you gonna do red, do it like this. Its a blueish red which are the only reds I can wear. The texture is smooth. I love it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have Knockout. This is a gorgeous bronze/gold/plum colour. I definitely consider this to be an every season colour. This is a frost(smooth, not gritty), so the coverage is medium. Not sheer and not heavy. I actually had to go to a couple of FF locations before I could purchase this lipstick(they were sold out). This colour is a staple for EVERY woman with a warm complexion. You cannot go wrong with Knockout.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Indeed, as the reveiwer stated below, (although she needn't be ashamed of being seen purchasing it at an Air Force base, or a FF counter;I mean, this is 2005, already- kudos to her Grandma), Bronze Lights is a great color. I used it in the mid-90's; and retired it for a while, but actually yesterday I picked it back up, and it is as great as ever. It is a semi-matte brownish/reddish/purple and depending on the lighting, you may get a hint of gold or silver glimmer (hence the name, Bronze Lights). I only wear it in the fall and winter, as it is a darker color. The texture is very smooth and easy to apply. This was THE color back in the day; I wonder if it still sells well now. Lighter caucasians should apply lightly, or top with a lighter gloss, such as MAC Lipglass in Explicit. And I'd say, march right up to the FF counter and buy with pride because it is indeed a top quality product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a love story. Fashion Fair lipstick in Bronze Lights is seriously the only lippie I have ever replaced. It's indispensable. So, you ask, how did a white girl get addicted to a very dark doo-doo brown lipstick from a cosmetic line for black women? Well, my grandmother is pretty clueless, I guess, and she bought the original tube for herself only to decide it wasn't for her. I can't even imagine her wearing this color, so I don't know what she was thinking but I'm glad she thought it because when she passed it on to my teenage self I fell in love. Well, I didn't fall in love at first. I applied it and thought "umm..dog lips?" (you know how some dogs have black lips) and I love dark lippies but this is a really dark brown. Being unwilling to waste anything and not having much makeup to waste anyway, I tossed it in the makeup bag and waited for inspiration. Inspiration arrived in the form of a shimmery super-pale 1960's type lipstick, which looked horrid on me. It was too light and I looked washed out, but I thought I might be able to darken it with what I had been affectionately calling Doo Doo Brown, and the result was gorgeous. To this day I use Bronze Lights to remedy too-light lipsticks in pink, coral, and nude tones, applying more thickly around the outside to emphasise my lip line. Imagine if you will that horrid look that came into fashion maybe ten years ago, where girls would use a brown eyeliner around their lips and then fill in with a pale lip color. Now imagine that but a hundred times more subtle. Not only is it frugal, but it makes my lips look fuller, and it's the one lip look I consistently get questions about from other women. "What IS that color?" And I respond that it's a mix of two colors including one from Fashion Fair and watch their expressions drop as they imagine themselves approaching the FF counter with embarrassment. Myself, I used my junior high hand me down for YEARS beyond the recommended limit until I hatched a plan to buy a replacement at the Air Force base exchange, where they sell department store makeup drugstore-style; you just bring it to the front with the rest of your purchases to check out. I just made sure no one was looking and snuck up on it, grabbing my color with great elation. As long as they make it, I will always have this color in my lipstick collection.