Nip + Fab makeup, is it the Rodial?

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.

Nip + Fab 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:

Nip + Fab Highlight palette Stroboscope

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!

Nip + Fab highlight palette stroboscope



Next up is one of the Nip + Fab liquid lipsticks *squeals like crazy*

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.

Nip + Fab Liquid Lipstick in Marshmallow

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.

Nip + Fab matte liquid lipstick in Marshmallow

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).

Nip + Fab matte liquid lipstick in Marshmallow

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.

Nip + Fab is definitely fab!

Captial B Lips Pout

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4 Comments

    • A love affair with Beauty
      June 16, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you! These definitely make me want to try other Nip + Fab products. Obviously more liquid lipsticks, but I think also the eyeshadow palette! What products did you get? xx

  1. June 29, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    This was so lovely to read because their products look amazing and I want to buy them but I wanted to know what they’re like before purchasing them. That lip shade looks amazing and so beautiful. Lovely post and your blog is so beautiful I love it! x

    • A love affair with Beauty
      June 29, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      The highlight palette really is a winner. I use it every day and with just a small fan brush I can get a seriously big glow. I personally like the liquid lipstick, but the finish does need some getting used to and it’s not for everyone. Thank you so much! Obviously if you have any questions on any products I’ve written about but haven’t talked about a specific concern, let me know! As I’m always happy to answer. xx

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