Ah! I am SO excited about today’s post because THERE’S A NEW MAKEUP BRAND in town!
Nip + Fab have just launched their very own makeup line and IT. LOOKS. GORGEOUS!
I adore their skincare products and I have yet to come across a product that I am not absolutely smitten with, so I have extremely high expectations for their makeup range.
I’ve already ordered their eyeshadow palette and it should be here by Friday. I have crossed all my fingers and toes in hopes that it arrives before the weekend so that I can spend Saturday and Sunday in product testing bliss.
I don’t know about you but I had NO CLUE they were working on a makeup line. I saw a few hints as to something big coming but I thought it would be another skincare range as they’ve been expanding it quite a bit in the last few months. I didn’t see any sneak peaks or the usual run of selected bloggers swatching a press drop. Then on Sunday evening – BAM!
The range is quite comprehensive and right on trend, so let’s take a look, shall we?
Starting off with the product I am most excited about – their twelve pan eyeshadow palette which, mind you, retails for a ridiculously affordable price of £10.95. WHAT!?
I’m wondering if it’s not a boo-boo on their part because their six pan contour kits are £15 which is still affordable but I was expecting the eyeshadow palette to cost around £20. Not complaining though – just wondering.
Their website describes this palette as highly-pigmented, velvety eyeshadows that feel almost like a cream and are easy to blend. Sounds lovely! There are matte and shimmer shadows in all the glorious warm tones that everybody is swooning over at the moment. I want this palette to be great, SO BADLY! It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited over new makeup. Who am I kidding? I am always excited about new makeup. I can’t wait for it to arrive!
No one can deny that big, bold and super defined eyebrows are having a major moment. There are four shades available (ash blonde, chestnut, ash brown and brown). They are all automatic pencils with a rectangular nib on one side and a spooly on the other.
Shop Eyebrow Pencils
Surprisingly, the only other eye makeup product is a mascara. There are no eyeliners. I guess they must still be working on them.
Moving onto base products, they have a primer and primer spray. The makeup primer is oil free and looks as if it could be more of a moisturiser than what I would call a primer (something that fills pores and makes my makeup look flawless). It contains vitamin E and hyaluronic acid – both excellent ingredients that you’d want from a good moisturiser.
The Primer Water contains glycerine so it will definitely help your makeup last longer. Their website says it can be used before and after makeup so I’m keen to find out if it’s any good as a setting spray too.
Shop Primer Water
UPDATE 28 April 2017
They have now brought out 4 eyeliners in black, brown, nude and white.
Shop Eye Pencils
At the moment, there are ten foundation shades that cover light, medium and dark skin tones plus two foundation ‘mixer’ products so that you can create the perfect, custom shade for your skin tone.
The foundations are medium coverage with a matte finish. They apparently have a ‘soft focus effect’ to blur imperfections. I’m all for that!
I am a MASSIVE fan of The Body Shop’s Lightening Drops (I can’t say the same for their Darkening Drops because I have never used it) and I’m very interested to see how these compare or if they can be used with other foundation brands.
I think this might be the second thing I buy if the eyeshadow palette turns out to be as epic as I hope it is.
Shop Foundation Mixers
There are six concealer shades ranging from very light to very dark. I can already tell that I won’t like the applicator because the bristles tend to get clogged up and gross after a while. They are described as high coverage, creamy, liquid concealers that leave a matte finish and don’t crease. That actually sounds like the perfect concealer to me… apart from the applicator.
It seems every brand is bringing out their own colour correctors these days. The 4 shades available are the usual green, purple, yellow and orange. They are said to be lightweight but high coverage, fast drying, matte and crease resistant. I’ve got my eye on the Peppermint (green) shade.
There are three, six pan contour palettes available in light, medium and dark shades.
From what I can see, there are cool and warm toned contour colours which are all matte except for a shimmery bronzer or shimmery highlight shade depending on which palette you buy. The dark palette looks all matte from the images. These are also on my wishlist.
The blush palette is another perfect combination, in my opinion. From pink to coral and plum in a velvety matte finish. YES PLEASE!
Shop the Blush Palette
The Stroboscopic Highlight Palette looks amazing. To me, it seems like it has the bronzer shade from the light contour kit and the highlight shade from the medium contour kit which I am totally OK with because I would only ever buy the light contour kit so I’d appreciate getting shades from the other palettes that I wouldn’t otherwise buy.
I’m also excited about the Travel Palettes which come in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark options. Each compact has a highlight, contour and blush shade plus a decent sized mirror which is always handy when you are out and about. *Adds to wishlist*
Shop Travel Palettes
There are ten, nude matte liquid lipsticks available. The website says they are very opaque, long lasting and non-drying on the lips. They apply like a gloss but dry down to a true matte. For me, personally, I think matte lips have had their day and velvety lips is where it’s at, at the moment, so I don’t think I’m going to be buying any of these, even though the shades all look very pretty. Maybe I’ll wait until someone else has posted some swatches before I make up my mind completely.
UPDATE 28 April 2017
They have also brought out 5 lip liners.
Shop Lip Liners
All in all, I think the collection looks very promising. There’s a great selection of makeup staples and they’ve made sure that all skin tones are included.
The price point is very affordable too, in my opinion. I am not sure if it’s a special launch price but I was expecting it to be slightly more expensive since Nip + Fab’s skincare products are firmly in the middle range when it comes to skincare pricing. (For example, their Post-Glycolic Fix Moisturiser is £19 for 40ml.)
As soon as my eyeshadow palette arrives, I will tell you ALL about it (with swatches) so stay tuned for that.
Are there any products that you would like to try? Have you already bought some? Let me know in the comments below.
This is not a sponsored post.
All images have been sourced from Nip + Fab’s Website.