I got these products ages ago, and I’ve been using them religiously since. I’m in love with the bronzing palette, in the palette you get two products the palette. First a matte bronzer that has incredible technology in it that helps reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. What makes this possible is the addition of Nylon-12 an incredibly effective natural oil absorbent which gives you a perfectly matte finish. Nylon-12 is also hypoallergenic and it is bacteria resistant. What I love most about this product is the colour, it’s not too dark like many of the bronzers available on the market. On the other side is a golden bronzer that gives you perfectly glowing skin, this is a lighter shade to the matte product and when you mix the two of them on a brush real magic happens.
They also have a blush palette that has both the matte side and glowing side. They are pink, the matte pink is a strong colour, so you’ll need to be a blush lover to like it. It has the same oil absorption technology that the bronzer has on the matte side and the glowing side is fab. I’ve layered them on top of each other leaving the matter colour on the bottom and the glowing side on top and blending them in the centre, it looks amazing! There’s something about two colours being in the same pack that when you blend them they really look incredible.
The mascara is proper deadly. It is double ended, on end for volume and the other for length. You can use both together for a very dramatic look or individually for a more discreet look.
The brand does have a contouring palette, this is the only product in the range that I don’t like. Now I’m not a big fan of any contouring palettes so I’m not the best one to review it, but the matte bronzer is perfect for contouring so save your money!!
The packaging is lovely, the palettes are in cardboard, which initially I was dubious about, white cardboard in a makeup artists kit does not stay white for long. But it has lasted really well and it is 100% recyclable, this brings me joy, and just a wipe with a damp cloth or baby wipe makes it look brand new in seconds.
XIP Professional is available in Preen Salon on Dame Street, a really beautiful salon if you have never been in and need a new do I highly recommend Katherine for her unbelievable precision haircuts. Or you can purchase online here.