I haven’t bought anything from Nip and Fab for around three years now as I wanted to steer clear from the brand for personal reasons. I avoided all of the Nip and Fab makeup launches until recently when I spotted the Nip and Fab Fix Stix Definition Contour Stick as it looked like the perfect cream contour for my skintone. I did wonder if I should feature this product on my blog at all, but I decided I would incase anyone wants to know if it’s worth a try but this product hasn’t changed my thoughts on the brand overall.
In my opinion the Nip and Fab makeup line is overpriced and it’s often on offer at Superdrug so I guess I’m not the only one that feels that way. The Nip and Fab Fix Stix Definition Contour Stick is £10.95 full price which I’d never have paid as it’s too expensive for a drugstore brand, but it was on offer for £7.95 with £3 off and included within the Superdrug 3 for 2 so I decided to choose it as my ‘free’ product so I wouldn’t be wasting money if it turned out to be rubbish.
The Fix Stix range are cream twist-up products with shades for highlighting, contouring and blush with them all being £10.95 full price. I wasn’t interested in any of the highlighters or blushes as you can get good quality stick highlighters/blushes at a more affordable price but the Nip and Fab Fix Stix Definition Contour Stick appealed as it’s really hard to find a decent, cool toned cream contour especially for lighter skintones. There are three shades to choose from within the Definition collection, and I opted for the lightest shade; Cool Taupe and I had no idea if it was any good as I couldn’t find any reviews online prior to purchasing it.
“Glow on and get our NEW Fix Stix Definition, with a matte finish to create the perfect shadow for sculpting and defining facial features. With an easy application and buildable formula to achieve a sculpted and defined look.“
Cool Taupe is described by Nip and Fab as being a ‘cool ash tone’ which is why it appealed to me as I like my contour to be cool and more ashy in tone. The packaging is nice with a holographic effect but the lid is very loose so I wouldn’t be able to carry it in my makeup bag as the lid just falls off which is so annoying especially with a cream product as I don’t want it to dry out or get ruined. The volume of the product is 14 grams which is great as you are getting a lot of product for the price.
I like the stick format as you can apply it directly to the skin and then blend with your fingertips, beauty sponge or brush. It is quite a chunky ‘stick’ but I’ve been using the stick tipped on its side so I can control how much I apply, and I’ve been using it within the hollows of my cheeks and along the sides of my nose. I’ve hated my nose ever since I broke it in primary school and I’ve never found powder contour to be effective for my nose contour but this Nip and Fab Fix Stix Definition Contour Stick is the perfect product for contouring the nose.
The tone couldn’t be more perfect either, it’s very cool toned in the stick and does look a touch warmed when blende but it does an excellent job at creating natural shadow. After watching my friend Wanischa use the Fenty Beauty Match Stick in the shade Mocha in a YouTube video, I really do think that the Nip and Fab Fix Stix Definition Contour Stick in Cool Taupe might be a dupe for the Fenty Beauty stick.
I’ve tried a number of cream contour products but this is my favourite I’ve found and it’s ideal if you’re a contouring newbie, or a contour obsessive as it’s so easy to apply and blend and you can build up the intensity too. I had been lusting after the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand but it’s £29 so I’m very happy to have finally found my perfect cream contour especially as it was essentially free as part of the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer which is on until the 18th of September.
Have you tried any of the Nip and Fab makeup range before?
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