Choosing the right foundation might not be easy. Even though there are so many foundations in the market, how many percent of them actually suits your needs? Nip + Fab foundation is a new addition to the market and it offers a lot! #Nofilter status is really promising, right?

When a skincare brand releases a foundation, I end up having high hopes. They are the skin experts so they know what they are dealing with, right? For instance, Vichy Dermablend foundation and powder are great! Now when I read Nip + Fab releasing makeup products, the first thing I wanted to try was Nip + Fab foundation.

Nip + Fab foundation has big claims from lightweight, non greasy, natural matte, a photoshopped effect complexion to a soft focus effect to blur imperfections. Sounds perfect right? Everything you would want from a good foundation.

Let’s start with the good bits… Nip + Fab foundation has a light liquid texture and gives light to medium coverage. You don’t need much to cover the whole face. I can’t say that it gives photoshopped effect complexion, but it gives soft focus. I have fair skin and 015 is a good match for it.

I’m not getting on with this Nip + Fab foundation, it might be just me but whenever I wear it, it gathers around my nose and under my eyes. Even though consistency is light, it just feels heavy on my skin after wearing it for a few hours. I tried it with a brush and beauty blender, then also used the brush first then the beauty blender, I don’t know what else to do to make it last  longer. I am not a primer person, but for the sake of testing the foundation, I used it over primer and it felt even heavier and didn’t last much longer.

Foundation clings to dry patches, so I have to make sure my skin is well scrubbed and hydrated before I can use this foundation. Even though you get soft blurred effect when you apply it, it sits on pores after a few hours! If you have visible pores with oily skin, then this foundation will not make you happy. After 2 hours I had to bloat my skin as it got really shiny. Then a few hours later it gathered around my nose and at the end of the day, there wasn’t much foundation left after keep bloating my face.

Except the consistency and the soft blur it gives after the application, I can’t think of anything good about this foundation. It is not for me! Everyone’s skin is different, all I could say is, this is not 100% oily skin friendly foundation. I think it is more suitable for normal skin. If you have oily skin and also tend to get dry patches, then I wouldn’t recommend this foundation.

Price-wise, it is £12.95 for 30 ml. It is not the cheapest, it is almost close to high end foundations. For 50 ml, it would be £21.60 which is quite expensive for drugstore-highstreet brand.

Have you tried any Nip + Fab makeup products? How about Nip + Fab foundation?

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  • Rosy Ferry

    Well I definitely won’t be trying this, I don’t think I’ve actually ever bought a Nip and Fab product but this foundation sounds like such a let down.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  • Daniela

    Gathering around dry patches and around my eyes sounds like exactly what I am not looking for in foundation so I’ll most probably give it a miss.

    • I hate it when a foundation gathers around the nose, it looks horrible.

  • Oh no, it doesn’t sound like something I would enjoy neither, such a shame as I was excited to see the brand has released makeup range. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • You really need to have flake&pore free face to make it look good on the skin. Other day I tried it with the ordinary primer, it lasted longer (after too much powdering) but it still gathered around the nose :/ x

  • I really want to try Nip+Fab makeup. But this doesn’t sound great at all xx

    • It is not ideal for skin with dry patches, it doesn’t look right x

  • Oh no, this doesn’t sound good at all! xx


  • Oh no. It sounded so promising, but that? No thank you.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Sounds promising, but yet again a total disappointment!

  • I haven’t tried any Nip + Fab and I don’t think this will be on my list! The fact it’s not full coverage puts me off but the lasting powder and everything doesn’t sound great! Hopefully the Ordinary Colours will be better 🙂

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I tried it with the ordinary primer the other day and it lasted longer (I powdered a lot before completing my makeup) but it still gathered around the nose which I really don’t like. So far, I like the ordinary primer 🙂 And waiting for the ordinary colours, I read that there’re 25k+ people in the waiting list, lol!

  • I haven’t tried anything but this sounds terrible! Sucks it didn’t work out for you 🙁

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • Haven’t heard of it before but it sounds promising!



  • Charlotte

    I’ve not tried any of Nip+Fab’s skincare ranges yet so the fact that they’ve not bought out makeup…I’m so far behind! I can get dry patches on my face and when you said it clings to those areas I made my mind up on this foundation before even trying it. It’s so refreshing to hear a very honest review.
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • It is a new release and after reading the foundation description, I couldn’t resist but order.

  • Nina

    It’s bad it didn’t work out for you. I hate when a foundation clings to dry patches.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Aah finally, I’ve been wanting to read a review on the new foundation, I was so excited for the makeup range hitting stores and then hunting down whether the foundation was worth it. But this is a let down, I hate it when foundation gathers around the nose and eyes. And there’s nothing more I find annoying then a product clinging onto dry patches as I have combo skin!! How frustrating but I’m so glad that I read your honest opinion xxx

    • Clinging onto dry patches was the first let down, you really have to scrub your face before you use the foundation. x

  • Ewww….the foundation sounds absolutely horrid! This is the first time I’m reading about Nip+Fab foundation, didn’t even know they launched one but I will stay away from it.

    • It is definitely not ideal for people with dry patches, it just clings onto them a lot and I have to physically scrub my skin to make it work!

  • Lauren Letizio

    Thanks for sharing an honest review on this! I have oily skin as well so may not be the best for me too!



    • It is really hard to find a foundation for oily skin! x

  • Haven’t seen this around, such a shame it didn’t live up to your expectations! I have a few dry patches on my skin right now so I know that it’s not for me. Thanks for your honest review Ela!

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • Having dry patches is annoying, but when the foundation makes them more visible, it is even more annoying!

  • Such a shame that it’s so promising when it goes on but it doesnt’ have staying power. I think I have quite similar skin, so this wouldn’t work for me either. It can be tricky finding the perfect foundation!

    Hope you are having a really good week so far.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Having oily skin and come dry patches are horrible and this foundation made everything worse 🙁

      Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  • I’ve never tried Nip+Fab anything! LOL Sounds like their skincare is much better than the foundation. Sorry to hear about your experience Ela, but glad you told us. LOL Reviews of any kind are always helpful.

    • I tried a few skincare products and they weren’t bad so I thought the foundation would be good too. I’m not saying it is a bad foundation, but it is not ideal for really oily and dry skin.

  • Ohh this sounds amazing!! I’m such a huge fan of Vichy so definitely going to give this foundation a try after using Nip+Fab skincare products weekly and it’s very budget friendly! xx

    Jenny | X

  • Ah I have combination skin so this sounds like my worst nightmare! Thank you for sharing, a shame it didn’t work so well for you. Excited about their new makeup range though! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • It is not the best foundation for combination skin 🙁 x

  • Such a bummer that this isn’t a great product for you! I hate when foundation clings to dry patches or sits on top of pores and is super visible. I do admit that I love vichy products as well though – they make some great skincare lines!

    • Having big pores and dry patches aren’t ideal for this foundation. After a few hours, everything gets more visible.

  • I am not very sure about this product, since my skin is dry. I also don’t like when make-up clings to my dry patches (I guess exfoliation is key). Thanks for such an honest review Ela!

    Naya //

  • Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts and experience with this foundation, I’m sorry it didn’t work for your skin and seems as though it wouldn’t work for mine either, since we have similar skin types. I actually didn’t know that this brand made foundations, this is my first time reading a review on it, so I appreciate the heads up 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week so far, girlie, and thanks again for sharing!



  • Thank you for your review! Although I love the look of full coverage, most of the time I end up just using a CC cream to keep it light!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Aww sorry it did not meet your expectations! Good to keep in mind

    Enclothed Cognition

  • I’m so glad you posted this as I was really tempted, but I have combination skin (oily t zone and some dry patches) so it sounds like it’d be a disaster for me. Definitely avoiding!!

    The Makeup Directory

  • Thank you for your honest review! I also have oily skin so often find it hard to find products that totally suit. I tend to find a matte but lightweight foundation works the best for me.

    Laura xo

  • Thanks for the honest review. Sorry to hear you had such disappointing results. It’s so important that it blends properly. And I feel like I definitely have visible pores, so it probably wouldn’t do much for me.

    xx Yasmin

  • Oh thats a shame. That was the one product I actually wanted to try from their launch. But you’re right…£12 is quite pricey for a highstreet foundation. Thanks for this clear and honest review. xxx

  • It’s a shame this wasn’t quite a winner for you as I was originally intrigued by it! I think I’ll pick up the Ordinary ones instead when they launch

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Ms Tantrum

    Its such a shame it didn’t work for you Ella. Nip and Fab as well as The Ordinary Foundations have been on my wishlist to try. I might skip this. Thanks for honest opinion.
    Ash |