I’m a huge fan of CC creams and wear them now much more than I do foundation so when I was on the lookout for a new CC cream and undereye concealer a while back and spied these little beauties on sale on the Nip+Fab website I snapped them up.
Nip+Fab CC Cream Light SPF30 (40ml, £14.99) – This is a lightweight hydrating complexion corrector with SPF30 and apparently was the first CC cream to launch here in 2013. It includes Hyaluronic Acid, Light Diffusing Pigments, Oat Extract and Soline, a sunflower oil derivative, that promises 24-hour moisturisation.
The CC cream is creamy when applied yet dries down to quite a matte finish, so it is perfect for my oily complexion, and although matte it still offers some luminosity thanks to the light diffusing pigments. The coverage for a CC Cream is also quite good and a little goes a long way. It covers small blemishes and perfects areas of uneven skin tone, although I’d always recommend using a seperate concealer for covering larger blemishes.
Although the cream was a little darker than anticipated when I first squeezed it out it blended well (see picture) and the resulting colour a great match for my complexion.
I have read some mixed reviews of the CC cream but I think some of those are down to false expectations or the application method used. I feel people expect a CC Cream to cover every blemish and don’t expect to still require a separate concealer. I always refer to the sort of coverage a CC Cream provides as “your skin but better”; it won’t substitute a heavy duty foundation but for those who prefer a lightweight foundation or just require a bit of colour correction then a CC Cream can be a great alternative. I also think that often people use too much resulting in an orange tinge or patchy areas where they’ve over-applied. Used sparingly and built-up, along with the addition of a seperate concealer, I was more than satisfied with how the Nip+Fab CC cream performed and found it comparable to my other favourite CC creams.
Nip+Fab Eye Fix Light (2ml, £9.95) – This is a refreshing eye cream and concealer in one, with Oat Extract and light diffusing pigments to help brighten and lift the appearance of the eye area. In addition Beeswax helps to protect and care for delicate skin, whilst vitamin E nourishes.
When I first came to use Eye Fix I was surprised by how pink it looked. It was much pinker than the Clinique concealer I’d just run out of and also a lot paler than the Nip+Fab CC Cream. As my skin tone is slightly yellow based I was worried it wouldn’t match. Applied lightly however it blended well and really brightened my eye area without looking odd. The formula is very creamy and doesn’t settle into my undereye creases too badly. My only word of caution would be to apply Eye Fix sparingly; the very light colour and creamy texture means you need use very little to illuminate the eye area.
Personally, although this is said to be a concealer and eyecream combined I would still use a seperate eyecream before using this product, but even just as a concealer for the price point, which is much more reasonable than higher end versions, this is a great buy.
I paid around half the usual RRP for these products direct from the Nip+Fab but even at full price I’d happily repurchase them. They do everything I expect from them and are competitively priced when compared with other mid-range brands.
You can find Nip+Fab products in selected supermarkets and in Boots stores nationwide.