Up next on the blog as you can already tell, is the Blank Canvas Master Series Palette one. I recently attend the professional beauty roadshow and this palette was first on my list to go and investigate. I am not going to lie, I did no research on the palette, I went looking for it as I previously bought the beautiful Pippa Palette and that was my only reasoning. This will give you an indication of how much I love my Pippa Palette. I really should do a review on it…not sure why I haven’t to date? Any way back to Master Series Palette…
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette – The Packaging
The minute I opened it and saw all the beautiful matte brown shades I knew I had to have it. I did no swatching…the look of it was enough. The palette comes with a outer cardboard sleeve which matches the packaging of the palette itself. It has a magnetic clasp, a large mirror and a dual ended brush. The mirror is the perfect size if you need to use it to apply your shadows. The dual ended brush has the E40 – a flat shader brush on one end and the E41 – a fluffy blender brush. The brush is perfect if you are planning to create a simple 2 step eye look and don’t require any intricate eye work.
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette – The Shades
In total there are 12 shades, 11 mattes starting from a vanilla shade right through to the deepest brown (nearly black) and 1 beautiful champagne shimmer shade.
The top row starts with Lilly which is also in the pippa palette and is the perfect matte shade to apply to your brow bone or in the inner corner if you prefer not to use a shimmer shade in this areas. It moves on to the beautiful and only shimmer shade in the palette Goddess. This is perfect over the lid or on the inner corner of the eye. You then have Core which is nearly translucent as you can see on the below swatch.
I am so pale I struggled to pick the colour up in the picture. I use it to set my primer, however, for those with deeper skin tones, it would make a lovely blending shade. Hibiscus is a lovely warm brown shade and is the perfect colour to darken up the crease area. Brazen is what I use as my transition shade; I find this colour is perfect for my skintone.
The bottom row starts with Cocoa which is a richer warm brown and can be used to darken the crease and is lovely shade for the bottom lash. Downtown is a golden dark brown, which I tend to use on the outer corner of my eye. Forza, Hickory and Strut are not shades I use too often but that is just because I have found my favourites and tend to stick with them. Corruption is a very dark brown and I use this to darken out the outer corner for a smokey eye or to use along the top lash line as a liner.
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette – Overall Thoughts
Based on my love of the Pippa Palette, I am just a small bit disappointed in this palette. The shades could do with a bit more variation; I felt that the colour payoff on some were not as strong as I would have liked. That said, they blend so easily. Fallout occurs when applying to your brush but I did not notice much fallout when applying it to my eyes.
If I had bought this palette first, I am sure the review would have been 100 positive but god damn you Pippa Palette….you have me ruined!!
You can purchase the Blank Canvas Master Series Palette on their own website www.blankcanvascosmetics.com or on http://www.cloud10beauty.com for €34.99. If you like browns and nudes, then this is the palette for you. I think the price is quite reasonable as the brush you get with the palette cost around €11 on its own and this is one brush that comes with a palette that you will use.
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