So ignoring the seriously bad pun in the title, as you can probably guess this post is about Nip + Fab makeup!
From the many many post on my blog about Rodial makeup, you can probably tell I am a huge fan, so when founder Maria Hatzistefanis announced her more affordable, sister brand Nip + Fab was about to include a whole brand spanking new makeup collection I was thrilled.
Sold on the Nip + Fab website, as well as in selected Superdrug stores around the country, I was excited to find out how good the makeup was and whether it would live up to its glamourous big sister Rodial.
As I live for highlight, I had my eye on the six pan highlight palette Stroboscope.
At £15 (although I got mine on offer at Superdrug for £13!), it is a real steal, £2.50 a highlight any one! The pans a pretty big considering you get six, and they range from an ice white shimmer to a golden bronze glow.
Lets go straight to some swatches:
All of these swatches were applied with just a few swipes of my finger. As you can see they are pretty darn pigmented, and you’ll be pleased to know they apply well with a dense bristle brush, although this does take a little longer to build up the level of glow seen here.
They are all buttery soft, and are more shimmery then glitter which I was very pleased to see. The only slight disappointment is Selfie. Although it’s a gorgeous shade, it is slightly powdery and has some fallout, but this won’t stop me blinding people with my selfies wearing Selfie.
They would definitely suit a range of skin tones, and people with fair skin should not be afraid of a little Sunkissed bronze, and likewise darker skins would look fantastic with a little Champagne kiss. They would also make fantastic eyeshadows during any season!
Here is me with a little of, well all of them actually!
I love liquid lipstick, I love nude liquid lipstick even more, and Nip + Fab have a whole range of them!
I have the shade marshmallow, which is described as a deep peach with pink. It has a classic doe-foot applicator which allows the liquid lipstick to glide on smoothly like a gloss and then dry with a matte finish.
In terms of colour, I love this shade. It is a PERFECT nude.
It applies really well and is not streaky, not one little bit.
Now this is where it gets interesting. Once applied, I waited for this to dry and leave a smooth matte finish. However, I was surprised to find, it never fully dried and I was left with a very slight tackiness on my lips.
Initially, this was not something I particularly liked, as I felt I was reminded I had lipstick on, and needed to be careful every time I had a drink or something to eat. This feeling soon subsided, after I applied Marshmallow in the morning and it was still on after a long long day later. Not only that, but the tackiness actually prevented my lips from being really dry and flaky (something which I experience with a lot of other matte liquid lipsticks).
Each Nip + Fab lipstick is £7.95, which is a pretty good price considering the quality and I will definitely be looking into other shades after the success with Marshmallow.