So, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or removed yourself from social media in entirety, you’ve probably noticed that there’s been quite the kerfuffle around the makeup collaboration between Pippa O’Connor and Blank Canvas.
There was lots of anticipation and excitement around the release of the palette, in fairness, who doesn’t want to look like Pippa? I fancy the arse off her. And we, as a nation of makeup magpies, love a new makeup product, especially one to do with the eyes and this one incorporates products for the face too. We flocked in our droves… ever the eager beavers!
When my palette arrived, I ripped it open, like a kid on Christmas morning off their head on E numbers. I really liked the fact that it came with a mirror too and the package seems strong enough. I am a little heavy handed and it’s withstanding my rough ways, which is quite a testament in itself. It doesn’t come with one of those cheap sponge makeup applicators either. You know the ones you would use a kid with your shiny cheap eye-shadows! So, extra brownie points for the classiness there Pip
The names for each of the eye colours, blush, highlighter and concealer are all rather cute and I like that there’s obviously a personal sentiment for Pippa here. While the highlighter is very good, I particularly like it when I wet it a little and then apply it. It comes out much stronger. It looks well above the cheekbones, the brow bone and right down the centre of your honker too. The inner corners of your eyes will pop too if you build it up a little.
The eye-shadow colours, are of personal preference to me, as I tend to use these colours a lot. A good shimmer eye-shadow would make this palette more appealing universally. Collectively, the eye-shadows are matte and velvety with little fallout and good pigment. Being matte, they are smooth and easy to blend and the colour payoff for a matte eye-shadow is strong too.
I have used the palette a good bit now, so I am definitely getting use out of it. But I am making it work, I have been using the blusher and the contour as transitional colours for the socket and under the eye too. There’s a little tip for you /p>/p>
This palette is available on Cloud 10 Beauty for €39.99, which may seem a little steep for some BUT you can take into account that you are getting a blusher, a really good highlighter and contour in there too and when you add this into the mix with six matte eye-shadows, you can justify the palette if you’re going to use all aspects of it. If you are into neutral, fresh faced, glowing, healthy makeup, this palette will do it all for you.
If you buy it, enjoy it!
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