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I thought I knew a lot about beauty before I started writing for Ree but boy was I wrong! As time goes on I’m being introduced to loads of fantastic new brands and the newest of these is Blank Canvas. I have been trying out the Blank Canvas Master Series Palette One.
Blank Canvas are an online cosmetic brand based in Ireland. They offer quality products at affordable prices without the international shipping costs we often face. They also aim to introduce a new product each month and this intrigued me.
It’s also important to note that these are gluten free, vegan friendly and fragrance and paraben free products and are not tested on animals.
I put to the test the Master Series Palette one. This is made up of 11 matte shades ranging from a vanilla through to a deep dark brown. There is 1 shimmery highlight shade.
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette One Swatches:
The top row consists of L-R (no primer used):
- Lily – a vanilla base colour. It appears shimmery in the palette but was matte on the lid.
- Goddess – this is the shimmery champagne gold highlight
- Core – a slightly more peach based neutral. Perfect for those with darker lids or as a transitional/blending shade.
- Hibiscus – a warm light brown
- Brazen – for me the perfect transition shade on my paler skin. A deeper flesh toned brown.
- Carmin – a beautiful terracotta brown. I loved this in my crease and it added the right amount of warmth.
The second row consists of L-R (no primer used):
- Cocoa – no explanation needed really the name describes it perfectly.
- Downtown – a mid to deep toned brown a great outer V colour
- Forza – a beautiful caramel brown. When worn on my lids this really drew out the golden flecks in my Irides.
- Hickory – a slightly cooler toned deep brown, a bit like downtown’s cooler older brother.
- Strut – a deeper peach tone, perfect to layer over brazen as a transition. Or on its own for those days you want to neutralise the lid to rock that winged liner.
- Corruption – so dark it appears black on the swatch but is the deepest brown in the flesh. It makes a great liner when run along the lash line.
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette One Formulation:
The formulation on these shadows is outstanding. All felt velvety when swatching so I had high hopes when applied to my lids. I used the double ended brush that came in the palette – I got so excited I forgot to mention you get a brush as well!
Usually, I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of the brushes you normally get in palettes, I’m looking at you- Urban Decay. This brush picked up the right amount of product so I didn’t experience any fall out but allowed me to build up the colour quickly.
These shadows blended like a dream! I’m used to wearing Urban Decay or Tarte shadows and the formulation as we know is highly regarded as some of the best on the market. Sorry guys but I have to say Blank Canvas are snapping at your heels.
I used my normal Urban Decay original primer potion underneath, unfortunately I’m prone to oily lids so a primer is a must. I applied at 6.30am and removed at 7.30pm and they looked as perfect when first applied.
I’m highly impressed with the quality and longevity of wear of these shadows, and will eagerly stalk the website for the Master Series palette two. As who am I kidding when I think I have enough palettes?!
You can find the Blank Canvas Master Series Palette One to order online here
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