Blank Canvas Cosmetics Pippa Palette vs Master Series Palette One

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Pippa Palette vs Master Series Palette One

If you follow any Irish beauty bloggers on Snapchat, you will have seen the buzz around the Pippa palette and Master Series, Palette One last year, so I had huge expectations when they both landed on my desk.. but, do they live up to the hype?

Pippa palette

This Blank Canvas Cosmetics palette is a collaboration with Irish blogger and model Pippa O’Connor. As soon as I saw the swatches, it immediately caught my eye and I knew why.. Not only is this perfect for downsizing my travel makeup bag, but are all the shadows matte and I would wear all 6 of them! This is unusual for me, as there is always at least one dud in most palettes, but these all looked gorgeous!

Inside the palette there are 6 eyeshadows, a blusher, highlighter and contour powder. The shadows have great pigmentation, but I think it’s worth noting that the pans are tiny, and I don’t feel like they’re very deep either, making this pretty pricey for around the £24 mark.

The clever shade arrangement of the three light to mid tone neutral shadows works well to create a very natural, daytime eye makeup look, and the more intense darker shadows are perfect for the ultimate glam smoky eye.

While I love the idea of this palette, unfortunately I think it was designed with pale complexions in mind. The blush, highlight and contour shades are all very subtle and don’t have great colour payoff; I would say that they have medium pigmentation.

The contour, although being the perfect colour for creating a naturally contoured look, barely shows up on my skin tone, and the gold highlight is also cool toned, which again, doesn’t work for me unfortunately. The blush is a gorgeous peachy pink shade that gives cheeks the tiniest hint of colour after trying to scrape as much product out as possible.

Ah so disappointing!

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Master Series, Palette One

This is every neutral-warm eyeshadow lovers’ dream and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

The palette is made up of 12 beautiful neutral shades which are perfect for creating a variety of looks from a soft daytime look to a glam smokey eye. It contains 10 matte warm brown shades ranging from a pale beige; Core, to the deep dark brown shade; Corruption. Lily is a pink toned vanilla shade, mostly matte with delicate sparkle and the only shimmer shade in the palette; Goddess, is a gold/champagne shimmery shade.

It also comes with a double-ended E40/41 tapered crease blender/smudger brush. The flat shader end (E40) is quite stiff and can be used to pack colour onto the lid, though I would be more inclined to use it for concealer. It isn’t my favourite shadow brush, however, the fluffy blending brush end (E41) is brilliant! Most blending brushes I own are lot denser than this, so at first I thought it may be difficult to use and leave a messy finish, however it blends seamlessly and I actually use it!

Considering the brushes that come in palettes are generally rubbish quality and never get used, I was very impressed as this is one of the best brushes I have ever received, and I would happily buy them individually.

Moving on to the actual palette! The shadows have decent pigmentation and a soft buttery texture. They are quite dusty in the palette and I’ve noticed a tiny bit of fallout when I pack on the colour for a bolder look, however it’s nothing major. They don’t crease, with and without a primer and blend beautifully.

As the palette is called ‘Palette One’, I am also intrigued to see what is yet to come in the rest of the series..

I’m not a huge fan of cardboard packaging in general, as it can make products feel quite cheap, however both of these palettes feel quite robust and include a mirror which is always a nice touch.

For me, the Palette One is the clear winner. It’s the perfect everyday palette as I live in neutral warm shades and so I love the shade offering. 

Do you have any Blank Canvas Cosmetics palette or brushes recommendations?

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