A few weeks ago I was excited to discover that one of my favourite skincare brands Nip+Fab were releasing a makeup range. I’ve been an avid user of their skincare for a while now and it’s easily one of the best high street brands out there in my opinion.
The range is pretty huge to be honest, considering how new it is. I definitely feel they’ve covered most bases and it’s all really reasonably priced. I wanted to go a bit overboard and order pretty much one of everything, but then my logic kicked in and I decided just to pick one product up to see how I got on with it and if I liked it I’d allow myself a few more bits!
In the end I went for a foundation as mine has ran out and I wasn’t sure if I desperately needed another eyeshadow palette or matte liquid lipstick just yet (spoiler alert – I definitely don’t). The shade selection isn’t enormous, they have 10 available but they do sell a foundation dark and light mixer so you can custom blend yourself a shade – it’s just annoying that you may have to pay an extra £12.95 if that ends up being the case for you.
Seeing as I’m fair I picked up the lightest shade available which is #05. The swatch on the website is fairly accurate, if not slightly more pink toned than it actually is so as you can see in the swatch below it is slightly too yellow for my skin.
Before applying I made sure to use a primer, I have dry skin so this is an essential step for me. I used a stippling brush and blended from the middle of my face out towards the edge. The foundation blended easily and had quite high coverage even though it claims to be medium coverage. It covered up redness and a few small blemishes easily. I applied a second layer just to see if it was buildable and it absolutely is. I then finished my usual routine of concealer and powder.
At first glance this foundation is stunning. It made my skin look flawless, didn’t oxidise on me at all and did a great job of evening out my skin tone. It didn’t cake up at all after powdering and didn’t emphasise any of my dry patches – I was really impressed!
I wore this foundation for around 6 hours and for the first 2 it continued to look amazing. Unfortunately about 3 hours in it really started to bunch up on my dry skin and made all of my dry patches really noticeable, especially on my nose. It creased quite a lot in the corners of my nose which is never usually an issue for me. In other areas it did stay on really well, but it really did make my dry skin look dreadful.
So overall I’d recommend this foundation if you have normal to oily skin but I don’t think I’d suggest it for those who suffer with dryness. I’m still going to keep it as I find in Summer my skin changes slightly so I may be able to use it a bit more then.