Today I have something exciting to share! A launch that everyone is talking about all over social media… Nip+Fab new makeup range!
A sleek and fabulous black and white package got delivered to me around 2 weeks ago! I received 3 Foundations in shades 05, 25, 45; the Light and Dark mixers; 4 Colour Correctors; the Primer Water; Mascara; Eyeshadow Palette Contour 01 Sculpted; Contour Palette 01 Light and a Highlight Palette 01 Stroboscopic.
I have been testing them out for over a week and am excited to share with you.
First up, the Foundation and the Foundation Mixers | £12.95/each.
Nip+Fab releases 10 shades of foundation. I was sent shades 05, 25 and 45. The foundation has a light to medium coverage with a thin but not too watery consistency. It blends out beautifully and feels quite light weight. The finish is natural, matte (not powdery) and flawless. It does live up to its claim of having a blurring effect. The foundation doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines and it doesn’t separate on my skin even when my skin starts to get shiny. I wore the foundation on a few hot and sunny days in London and I really like how it doesn’t feel too sticky, stay put and my oiliness was well controlled. So far, I found that after 5 hours my face does get shiny, but with the aid of a setting spray my skin would mange to stay shine-free up to 8-9 hours.
The Foundation Mixers are fab to lighten or darken your foundations. The Light Mixer contains a concentration of white and pink pigments to neutralise yellowness while lightening. The Dark Mixer contains a concentration of black and red pigments. Both mixers mix well with the foundations and do not change their consistency nor their longevity. They are great items to have as you can utilise them with any foundations that you haven’t been able to use because they are either too dark or too light. I know I will benefit from having these mixers in my base arsenal… my shade varies wildly with the number of holidays I have managed to take or how stringent I have been with my skincare exfoliation.
For your reference, adding one drop of the mixer will change half a shade. For example:
Add 1 drop of the Light Mixer = 1/2 a shade lighter
Colour Correctors | £8.95
I recently really got into colour correcting. Admittedly, I thought it was all just a gimmick then I learnt the magic it can offer:) Now I thoroughly enjoy using colour correctors as a pre-step to my foundation to counteract any concerns I might have on the day for a flawless complexion. I generally reach for the green corrector (to counteract redness) and the yellow (to counteract under eye darkness) on a daily basis. The Nip+Fab correctors are quite liquidy in consistency, pigmented and blendable. They dry down quite quick to a matte finish. It is great that they are light weight so you don’t feel an extra layer on your skin. You will need to be careful when squeezing the product out as the dispersed amount might be too much for your intended areas.
The Primer Water | £9.95
This is my first time using a primer water. I am pleasantly impressed that it works! It smooths and evens out my skin and aids the application of my foundation. It prolongs the wear of my makeup and controls my oiliness quite well. Not sure if I have got a faulty one as it doesn’t spray out a fine mist so I am having to spray it into my palm and dab it on my face.
Some ingredient details if you are interested (well I was!):
Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Pca, Urea, Citric Acid, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid
I am happy to learn that the primer is free of silicone, alcohol and oil. It is packed with revitalising electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture.
The Eyeshadow Palette Contour 01 Sculpted | £10.95:
This is a natural warm palette that would suit all skin tones. There are 10 matte shades and 2 shimmery bronze shades (Monroe and Mink). The eyeshadows feel soft and buttery to the touch. Cleopatra and Camel swatched a little powdery but both perform well on my lids. All shades are pigmented, blendable and long-lasting. They last over 9 hours over my usual eyeshadow primer before showing signs of creasing. Personally I would like to see a light shimmery shade in a palette to highlight the inner tear duct. The Highlight Palette Stroboscopic has been a great companion with this Eyeshadow Palette.
The Contour Palette 01 Light | £15
The palette consists of a matte highlighter, a shimmery highlighter (Porcelain) and a banana powder together with 3 contouring shades. I adore Ginger shade for contouring as it has a cool grey tone. All shades are pigmented, very smooth to the touch and blendable. You can use them as eyeshadows too.
The Highlight Palette 01 Stroboscopic | £15
All shades are pigmented, soft and buttery, with the Golden one being extra soft so it can feel slightly crumply to the touch and does kick up more powder when you dip your brush in. All shades have fine shimmers that give you a luminous shine without visible flecks of sparkles nor emphasising your skin imperfections. The opaqueness is buildable with all shades. My favourite shades are Golden and Selfie.
The Mascara | £9.95
I have to say I am very happy to discover Nip+Fab mascara. It does a fabulous job of lengthening and giving my lash some much needed volume. My lash doesn’t get clumpy with extra layers of this mascara and more importantly it’s not too wet or heavy that would drag my short, straight and thin oriental lashes down:) It doesn’t flake or smudge throughout the day.
I am really impressed with Nip+Fab new makeup range. It is fabulous to see a drugstore range which offers gorgeous products with great quality. My favourite products would be the Foundations and the Colour Correctors. I’m very much looking forward to checking out the Blush palette and the matte liquid lipsticks.
Has anything caught your attention? Have you tried Nip+Fab makeup range?
Much love always,
Disclaimer: This post featured PR samples. My opinions expressed here are honest and unbiased.