I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.. I think that Blank Canvas Cosmetics is such an underrated brand!
With high quality, affordable products, great colour payoff and a huge range of incredibly soft makeup brushes, is there anything this brand can do wrong!?
• Which palette shall I use first? • I have been dying to try the @blankcanvascosmetics Pippa & Master Series One palettes since hearing rave reviews about them from @sineadycady & @facesbygrace23! Thanks so much for this generous delivery @blankcanvascosmetics 😘✨ The borderlines eyeliner pen looks amazing too! ..I’m off to start practicing those 👀✔️
Ok, so I know I was slightly disappointed by the Pippa palette, but in all fairness I do think it’s great for those with a pale complexion, a makeup beginner or just somebody that travels frequently. I reviewed this and the Master Series Palette One, with a side-by-side comparison here. With 12 (mostly matte) warm tones, a buttery texture and great pigmentation, for me, the Palette One was the clear winner – and it’s one I reach for all the time!
I’ve now discovered some more goodies from Blank Canvas Cosmetics that I thought I’d gush about..
Some of my favourite brushes include the F41 Tapered Cheek Brush which is an all rounder for me; great for bronzer, contour & blush application as well as setting the face with powder. The F33 contour brush blends both powder and cream contour like a dream, while the F06 Bevelled Foundation/Contour Brush and F43 Flat Round Multi Face Brush are also excellent for contour, as well as foundation and bronzer application. The F22 Round Top Kabuki also buffs foundation flawlessly into the skin.
All the BCC brushes I have tried feel so luxurious on the skin and I’m confident they’ll last me for ages. Let’s face it, the new Dimension Series is so beautiful. Who doesn’t want gorgeous gold and rose gold brushes to display on their vanity!?
Despite all of the quick fixes and brush cleaning devices I have tried aside from the Stylpro (which is great to use if you need clean, dry brushes in a hurry), I still hate that dreaded time of the week, every Sunday, when I have to wash my brushes again. The Solid Brush & Sponge Cleansing Soap however, is a revelation.. especially considering the one thing I despise more than brush cleaning is washing my makeup sponges!
Super quick and easy to use, it makes the process feel effortless – all you have to do is wet the soap, swish the brush/sponge, rinse and set them on a towel hanging off a windowsill to dry and that is it! It’s perfect for those that don’t want to faff about with silicone gloves, rubber mats, machines or get their hands all wrinkly in the process.
The slim pear shaped blender was fun to play around with, but I found it challenging to master the best way of using it. The pointed ends are great for blending out concealer around the inner corners of the eye and around the nose, however I wasn’t blown away with this one.
The star of the show for me is the BCC teardrop sponge; it has so much bounce to it when used damp, the shape of it is easy to grip and it applies foundation flawlessly without soaking up too much product. Having never tried the traditional egg shaped original Beauty Blender, I used to be a huge fan of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, however since discovering this one, it has instantly because a permanent resident in my everyday makeup bag. – Can you tell by all the all the stubborn foundation marks on it!?
The Standee Compact Upright Standing Pouch is another revelation and perfect for those of us that frequently live out of a suitcase. *cough*
Gone are the days where your brushes keep rolling off the cramped hotel room dressing table – it’s such a space saver, prevents damage to the bristles and has adequate room to house a blending sponge too. Genius!