As I type and you read, I’m in Boston (affectionately pronounced “Bahhhhston” by some natives), visiting my sister in beauty, Santara of The Gorgeous Ingredient! This city is absolutely beautiful, which means I’ll be putting some New England grad schools on my list. I could totally see traveling 6 hours by car to Philly for a cheesesteak when I need it. Any who, today should totally be “Wear it Wednesday“, but I told you how set schedules make me twitch a little, so I need room to sway here and there. In hindsight, I guess I could still call it Wear it Wednesday, only we’ll be talking makeup and not clothes. So let’s get to the point, I can’t beat around the bush with this one because I’m still hyped about my beauty visit to the Fashion Fair counter yesterday.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never used a product from Fashion Fair before. I’ve always heard the cosmetics company mentioned from the tongues of my more seasoned ladies of a certain age, but in modern beauty day it seemed more like a distant piece of beauty history. That is until their recent rebranding efforts and naming THE Sam Fine as their Creative Makeup Director. Say, whaaat. I’m pretty sure that if you’re reading this you know who Sam Fine is, but if not….. I’m sorry to hear that and I urge you to visit SamFine.com or google juuuuust to get a closer look. He’s a beauty BEAST. The
likes looks of Iman, Vanessa Williams, Tyra Banks…yep, his hands did thaaaat. If you have followed him and his work in any capacity, a cosmetics line from Sam Fine has been a pleading request from many of his supporters for years, and guess what? All of our pretty dreams have come true! Sam Fine’s Supreme Collection for Fashion Fair released about a week ago, and yesterday I got to test it out in person. PHENOMENAL. And I’m not just saying that.
The Sam Fine Supreme Collection is nothing short of what I thought it would be. It consists of eight lip colors, two eye shadow quads, and a shimmering gloss that can bump any of the lip colors up a notch. Of course my eye went straight for the RED, Dynasty Red. The lip colors have such great coverage and pigmentation– something I long for in a lipstick. The formula is very smooth and moisturizing, with sexxxxxy luster…just how I like it! Owww. I had to “try on” each shade, and basically I fell in love with all of them.
Now let’s take it to the eyes. I like to think that they are my best feature , so sometimes I want to dress them up a little. You know, add a little pizzazz like the old folks say. I tested out both of the shadow quads, and indeed the pigment in them made me want to scream “Hallelujah!” in the store. In the “Tunisian Nights” palette, that I know will give a bomb a$$ smokey eye, I swear to you that it includes one of theeee most blackest black shadows I have ever seen! Like, it was serious. And I need it in my possession. Like now.
Y’all see that black?! Sheer whaaaaa? Naw, now THAT is black! Pigmented to the Gods, The End. The other palette, “Amalfi Coast” reminded of the warm earth. Shades that make you feel all fuzzy inside. It includes a deep brown that I foresee creating awesome creases worldwide and a deep Forrest green that is going to cause problems too. Don’t believe me just watch.
It was terribly difficult to walk away from the counter, but since my intention is to get the full collection, I waited. And it was hard folks! Dynasty Red visited me in my dreams last night. No lie.
I hope y’all are as excited as I am, go check out the collection at your nearest Fashion Fair counter, or if you’re feeling lucky, just order online! I like to try things on before I buy them, but some just need a quick glance and they KNOW. The full collection is up on FashionFair.com where you can see more images and see some behind the scenes goodies with Sam Fine.
with style~ Sharontina B.