What do you do when one of your favourite products is limited edition and you're almost out of it? I faced that recently with a MAC Cremesheen lipstick called Gem of Roses. It was released with the Semi-Precious collection in 2011 and it's such a pretty MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade for me. I'm wearing it in this FOTD from 2011. It's such an easy shade to wear and natural enough that I can pair it with a smoky eye or with very natural day make-up.
I went into MAC to see if I could find a similar shade and without hesitation found one. Fanfare is described as a midtone yellow-pink and is one of the Cremesheen lipsticks. It's a permanent shade.
I'd describe Fanfare as a rosy pink and it is a touch more opaque than Gem of Roses, but it's definitely a dupe. Hurrah!
|Fanfare lipstick swatched on NW15 skin|
|L-R: MAC Gem of Roses, MAC Fanfare (NW15 skin)|
This shade is so very wearable. I've seen it work well on warm and cool skintones as well as on fair and medium skintones. It adds just a pop of rosy pink and that gorgeous sheen that the Cremesheen lipsticks have.
I'm so relieved to have found another lipstick I can wear as easily as I did Gem of Roses! Hurrah MAC!