A few weeks ago now I received a surprise package from the team behind Nip & Fab – and I was so excited to find it contained a selection of products from their brand new makeup line.
Nip & Fab have been making high quality, reasonably priced skincare products for many years now, so I think makeup is a great addition to their range, as well as being a natural progression for the brand. Let’s take a look at the products…
Ok so Nip & Fab have launched quite a large range of makeup products initially, which is great news. Starting with the Foundation (£12.95) – there are 10 shades available, which look to span a decent range of colours, and they’ve also included a pure white Foundation Light Mixer to lighten any foundation you may already have, and a dark brown Foundation Dark Mixer, to deepen your foundation should you want to.
I have the foundation in shade 25, which as you can see definitely isn’t the right shade for me, but it appears to give a nice natural / dewy finish with medium coverage.
I tried mixing it with some of the foundation lightener to get a better shade, and though the lightener worked well to change the colour, it still didn’t really work as the right colour for me. I already have a foundation that is slightly too dark for me (but otherwise the right tone) so I’m going to try the Light Mixer with that and see if I can get a spot on match.
Next on to the Colour Correctors (£8.95). These come in a selection of four shades, to help correct any colour issues you may have –
- Banana – This yellow toned corrector is great for concealing dark under eye circles and can be used to subtly highlight and brighten the high points of the face.
- Lavender – This purple toned corrector eliminates any unwanted yellow undertones to the skin and works well under foundation to create a perfectly even-toned complexion.
- Terracotta – The warm orange tone neutralises blue undertones and is ideal for concealing under eye circles and dark spots.
- Peppermint – This green toned corrector neutralises redness on the skin and is ideal for covering blemishes and reducing irregular skin pigmentation.
For the lips, Nip & Fab have included Liquid Lipsticks (£7.95) and a small selection of Lip Liners (£5.95) in their launch. I have the full collection of Liquid Lipsticks which I thought would be worth swatching and sharing, as the colours look quite similar when placed together. The shades are all light to medium nudes including beige, pink and brown tones –
From left to right –
- Cinnamon – a mid toffee brown nude.
- Toffee – a mid caramel nude.
- Biscuit – a warm brown caramel nude.
- Marshmallow – a mid peach toned nude.
- Pink Lemonade – a light pink toned nude.
- Candy – a light beige pink nude.
- Tart – a light cool toned nude.
- Cool Nude – a light cool toned beige.
(Since trying these, Nip & Fab have also added three new slightly darker nude shades of Liquid Lipsticks to their site – Brownie, Spice and Brandy)
And here are the swatches – somehow I managed to misplace Cinnamon between photographing it and swatching, and I still haven’t found it. It’s literally just disappeared! So the above swatches start on the left with Toffee.
I have to say my favourite shades are Biscuit, Marshmallow and Pink Lemonade – these are all slightly pink or peach toned, and aren’t too light, which I think make them easier to wear. I’ve worn a couple of these and they dry down in decent time and last for hours before you need to re-apply.
Nip & Fab have also included a nice selection of palettes in their initial launch. There are eyeshadow palettes and contour palettes, and a single highlighter palette and blush palette. I have the Contour Palette in Dark and the Highlighter Palette.
The Highlighter Palette (£15.00) contains six large sized pans –
- Selfie – a light cream coloured shimmer.
- Champagne – a warm champagne shimmer.
- Golden – a slightly yellow toned shimmer.
- Sunbeam – a light golden bronze.
- Rose Gold – a warm rose gold.
- Sunkissed – a deep warm bronze.
The three lighter shades work best for me just because I’m super pale. I also love the darker shades used as eyeshadows.
And lastly I have the Contour Palette in Dark (£15.00). Again this contains six decent sized pans, this time they are all matte shades –
- Tan – a light caramel brown.
- Chestnut – a mid reddish brown.
- Cocoa – a deep warm brown.
- Sugar – a light peach.
- Soft Honey – a light warm brown, slightly lighter than Tan.
- Sunset – a bright terracotta orange.
These shades are all quite warm toned, and far too dark for my fair skin tone personally – but again I’ve used these a few times as eyeshadows and they work really well!
Nip & Fab’s range of makeup is available now at Nip+Fab.com
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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