Last summer, I decided that I would file a few products in a safe place whilst I caught up with my content. That place was so safe that I only discovered it three weeks ago. I have found lipsticks that I thought I had lost, palettes that I thought I had dreamt about and skincare that was just a distant memory. Included in this mini haul of forgotten goodness, I found my collection of Nip + Fab makeup products. To say I’ve never been happier was an understatement, and thankfully, now that I’ve started becoming a bit more organised, I should never have the issue of losing products again. Last April, when Nip + Fab launched into Superdrug, I couldn’t have been more excited. As a fan of the skincare range, the Nip + Fab makeup range was going to bring affordable makeup with the same high quality that we expect. Although I adore Rodial, the big sister brand, a powder compact prices up at £50 where as the Nip + Fab contour palette is around £15 for a 6 pan palette. I’m so annoyed with myself that I tucked this safely away, because I have not stopped using the products since they came out of hibernation.
The makeup range itself now stands with around 20 different products, from eye shadow palettes to concealers, matte lipsticks to foundation mixers. I think that overall, the range is actually quite extensive with what it has to offer. A full face of Nip + Fab would be very easy to achieve and I have found some stand out products from those that I have.
The Nip + Fab eye shadow palette is one of those products. Whilst it is yet another neutral palette, I find some of the taupe shades to run quite cool on my skin tone. It does make a welcome change to all of the warm toned palettes that I have hoarded in my collection, and the bottom row of shades in particular are the shades that I am most drawn to. Finger swatches do perform a lot differently to how they apply on the eye, and whilst I found some shades difficult to apply with my finger, they performed a lot better using a brush. Blendable, buildable, soft and buttery, they do apply evenly and without patchiness, and even on my oil slick eye lids, they manage to adhere and stay put for a good few hours. Hurrah! I’ve been wearing the bottom four shades a lot lately, and they look great with a slick of the Nip + Fab mascara.
When my Mum told me that she had found a miracle mascara and it was the Nip + Fab mascara, I had to see for myself. Mum has said that it lengthens and volumises to give a fluttery butterfly lash and she loves it. I have always been the girl to go for a thickening and lengthening mascara so I was excited to see the difference. Whilst I do like the overall effect that it gives, for my personal taste it does lack that little bit of va va voom. That being said, it is a great everyday mascara and one that I wear for work whilst I wear my glasses. I do find that it does stay put and I don’t get the dreaded black under eye smudges whilst wearing it.
Definitely a hero product from the range, the Nip + Fab Colour Corrector in Banana has been my absolute saviour. Yellow is the perfect colour for my skin tone. I have olive undertones and a medium beige shade to my skin, so yellow helps to counteract the dark circles that sit underneath my eyes. Whilst yellow has become quite a popular shade since Kimmy K shot Ben Nye Banana Powder to the top of the make up charts, it can make skin look jaundiced should you use it on the wrong shade. If you skin is too fair for yellow, then a peachy pink or pale pink will be a better solution for your needs. I must admit, I do love a good salmon coloured corrector. The Nip + Fab Banana corrector has not only been my dark circle banisher but I have been using it to even out my skin tone and add a touch of highlight to under my eyes. The handy squeezy tube with a brush applicator also means that it can get thrown in my handbag for on the go touch ups.
Over the years, I have amassed many a blusher and I have even made several custom palettes in order to have my favourite shades in once place. I really wish that I had found the Nip + Fab blush palette sooner because it’s perfect. It’s an actual dream palette of coral and pink with a touch of plum. As well as being a perfect quartet, it comes in at just £8.95. The thought of all that money that I have spent on my custom palettes when the answer was right there. The shades are so easy to work with and I have swapped my usual small blusher brush for a larger powder brush to give a gorgeous pop of colour on my cheeks. With this weather that we are having, I am really enjoying the intensity of a blush to look like I’ve been out in the cold and I’m naturally flushed.
I am a sucker for a nude matte liquid lipstick so I was excited to try the Nip + Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick. In the shade Tart, this is the lightest shade which on most people would look gorgeous, however on my naturally deep red lips, it makes me look a tad corpse like. This is always the problem that I find with nude lipsticks. However, I have found that within the lipstick range, there are 14 colours. I want to grab a few more shades as far as I can see the formulation is actually really quite nice. It does take a while for it to dry down and although I have only worn it around the house, I think it does have good longevity. My only negative is that it did go quite flaky after a while, but my lips are insanely cracked and dry right which might have affected the performance. Once I have picked up a few new shades, I will test drive them out fully and let you know my final thoughts.
I think what makes me the happiest about this range is the price point. It keeps going on offer in Superdrug with 1/3 or like now 1/2 off the full price, whilst everything is under £15 at full price. In a world of makeup, where there are a lot of brands vying for shop floor space, I think Nip + Fab are definitely one of the most underrated brands on the high street at the moment. I’m quite literally blown away with the products.This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.