The excitement has been building since it was announced in 2011, that respected, acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine was taking over as Creative Makeup Director for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Ever since then makeup lovers have been wondering – when will there be a Sam Fine Fashion Fair collection? What would a Sam Fine Fashion Fair collection look like? And finally, our questions have been answered. The Sam Fine collection is OFFICIALLY at Fashion Fair counters!

I wrote a teaser post about the collection for – you can read it here.

And after writing that post, I was able to get on over to Macy’s on State Street to check out the collection myself! Beloved Chicago makeup artist Viola Nicholson was on hand to share it with me, and to try out a few items on me for an upcoming photo shoot I did yesterday.

Here I’m wearing a mix of lip colors – primarily Cognac, African Violet, Pink Parfait and we finished with a little Canary Diamond gloss.


On my eyes, Viola used the Tunisian Nights eyeshadow quad, applying the black shadow while wet, and patting on the navy shadow with her fingers.



I really love African Violet – it’s a truly unexpected kind of purple. Deep, dark and sexy, like the skin of an eggplant. Pink Parfait isn’t soft and tame as the name might indicate – this is a powerful POW of pink, perfect for deeper skin tones. The Tunisian Nights shadows lasted all day – can’t wait to show you the shoot I wore this for!

For now all I have are these images and the official info via Fashion Fair. Follow them on Facebook for more images and info. And of course, follow @SamFineBeauty on Twitter for the inside scoop from the man himself. CONGRATS, Sam! We are so proud of you and excited about this!

Visit Macy’s or Macy’ to get your items from the collection today!


Via Fashion Fair: The collection features Eight Supreme Lip Color Shades: This luxurious formula has an ultra-creamy texture to guarantee incredibly smooth application and rich color payoff. Specially treated pigments are blended to deliver pure, intense color with the perfect hint of shine.

Colors include: Champagne Toast, Whispering Rose, Deep Suede, Pink Parfait, Moroccan Spice, Dynasty Red, Cognac, and African Violet

Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

· Two Supreme Eye Color Quads: Each Eye Color Quad is designed with four opulent, complementing shades to achieve multiple looks, from a bold, smoky eye to a sexy, glam eye look enhanced with pops of color. Featuring a variety of finishes for luxe effects – sheer sparkle, satin, shimmer and matte – these Eye Shadow Quads deliver smooth, long-lasting color.

Colors include: Tunisian Nights and Amalfi Coast

Suggested Retail Price: $38.00

· Supreme Shine Lip Gloss: A high-shine, sheer golden shade designed to enhance your pout for a glamorous look, this luscious, non-sticky gloss can be worn alone or layered over lip color to add dimension.

Colors include: Canary Diamond

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

What are you most excited about, bellas?


Ashley says:
January 15, 2013, 12:43 pm
I've never tried a Fashion Fair product, but that doesn't mean I didn't grow up with it. Mom, grandmother, aunts, teachers and etc. owned fashion fair. I need to continue the legacy and find at least a favorite product of theirs to use.
bella says:
January 15, 2013, 2:56 pm
it's a historic brand for us and I'm excited about this new chapter! I highly recommend the lipsticks, if you're looking to support this line!
carmen says:
January 15, 2013, 3:52 pm
Sooooooo excited about this. Those quads look like they are about that life!
Lisa says:
January 15, 2013, 4:33 pm
I'm usually one for face of makeup, mascara and eyeliner are about it. For Mr Fine however, I'll check it out.
pets says:
January 16, 2013, 9:33 am
Fashion Fair is on its way back! Love the post and also the products. Congrats to Sam & to FF for choosing so well.
Joanna says:
January 16, 2013, 12:49 pm
My gosh African Violet is gorgeous! I am so proud of Sam!!!
shiningsolace says:
January 16, 2013, 9:15 pm
I tried Fashion Fair makeup for my graduate school's winter ball, and it was wonderful! I can't wait to try Sam's collection! :)
PoetrysTruth says:
January 18, 2013, 8:34 am
I'm on the fence. I haven't worn FF in over 20yrs. It just hasn't spoken to me as a brand...the scent, the heaviness and it just seemed like make up my mama would wear. I understand time brings change, I'll check out the collection and keep and open mind.
Angela Hall says:
January 24, 2013, 12:48 am
This is not your mother's Fashion Fair ! Thanks for featuring this important launch.
AI says:
January 31, 2013, 8:59 pm
Hi Bella, I'm graduating to big girl makeup and looking for a new foundation (Although I am very excited to try the FF lipsticks and shadow palletes. Seriously, I was JUST in Sephora looking for an affordable palette of high-pigment colors that included both purple and blue). I searched and found your post saying that you had tried out FF's foundation, but I'm wondering if you got any more tries out of it. What do you think?
Janet says:
February 14, 2013, 10:33 am
I wore Tropic Pink, Grapesicle, and Chocolate Raspberry religiously! Women of all races would approach me and ask what color and brand I was wearing. I slowly drifted away to other brands and have spent a lot of money. I was looking for a fuschia color the other day and of course went to MAC and tried all the usual suspects but they were too bright or not purple enough and very dry. Then I rememberd Chocolate Raspberry and went to the FF site. I am now going to rekindle that love affair and try Royal Orchid too!!! Keep it up FF and Sam Fine. says:
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