I finally got my hands on the Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics Palette thanks to a friend who treated me for my birthday a while back! So I've been putting it to the test to bring you the lowdown on the much talked about palette.
Pippa is one of Ireland's well known models and in 2013 set up Pippa.ie to talk about her love of beauty, style and fashion. So next on the list for the beautiful businesswoman was to create a palette and together with Blank Canvas Cosmetics this is the finished result!
The cardboard palette houses a good sized mirror along with six matte eyeshadows, one highlighter, one blusher and one bronzer. The shades are all very much leaning to the warm side, and suited my pale skin really well.
The eyeshadows all blend really well, and any neutral shadow lover would adore this, and can build up to a wonderful smokey eye. They can be used dry or wet. They feel super soft and you have your essentials when it comes to these shades.
Lulu- A gold champagne highlighter is a beauty to work with and not full of chunky glitter. I've been lashing this on the top of cheekbones and the inner corner of my eyes.
Pipsy- The blush is a lovely fresh pinky coral that I can't get enough of and lasted the day even without a setting spray!
Amour- Usually a warm bronze would pull orange on my skin tone but they really got the shade right and it worked as a contour shade for me, as well as using it on my eyes. This is buildable and it needs to be as it doesn't pack a punch on fist swipe.
I can't fault the shades, pigment, or lasting power with this palette but I do have a bone of contention when it comes to the price. The palette retails for €34.95 and (can be purchased from Cloud 10 Beauty) but with its cardboard casing and safe selection with the eye shades I really do believe it is a tad over priced. The palette from the outside looks to be aimed at younger women who may not be able to afford it, and the inside has the quality any beauty lover would want at that price, which leads me to believe that they weren't sure who to market the palette to. Yes, I may sound completely harsh but I've always given the pros and cons of products I review here and this is just my own opinion at the end of the day. I do really like this palette. I'm certainly not bashing it as the quality of the product itself, as it has surpassed my expectations, and I am delighted that it's part of my collection because I don't have many neutral palettes. But I do find that the faults I've picked out cannot be overlooked. It's definitely worthwhile palette as it has your basic, essential shades. I can see that I will get a lot of use out of it and it's slim enough to throw in the handbag!