It is no secret that I love Blank Canvas Cosmetics. In fact I’d go as far to say I’m addicted to their products. I have never tried anything that I haven’t loved and the Pippa palette is no different.
Although my adoration for the brand is unwavering, I have to be honest and say I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this collaboration.
The palette itself is incredibly pretty. I’m not normally one for pink but there is no denying the simple and beautiful elegance of the palette’s design. The palette is relatively hardbound so it is fairly robust and it also comes in a cardboard sleeve. There is a decent mirror on the inside cover.
The Pippa palette consists of 6 shadows, a highlighter, blusher and bronzer.
(swatches were taken on my phone)
Lily is a white/vanilla shade and is slightly more shimmery than the other shades. I use it all over the eye as a base colour. It is great as a highlight under the brows and on the tear duct.
Ollie is a beautifully soft taupe which I absolutely adore above the crease. It is just so gorgeous and so smooth and blendable. Used above the crease with Lily gives a lovely wide open eye look.
Tobi has a redish tint to is and is just amazing. It is beautiful as a crease colour on its own or worked in with Ollie which is my personal preference. This colour, to me, is quite different to the “normal” shadows in a brown or nude palette.
Susu us another unusual tone but it is just gorgeous. I love it added along the crease and outer corners. It is also beautiful under the lashes to give a more intense look.
Adding to the redish undertones is Dodo. This is a chocolate brown. The redness in it makes it more striking to a standard dark brown. This is the perfect outer corner shade and I love it added to the crease colours for some extra depth. I’m honestly so excited about this colour, so many dark browns look heavy and bland but this one is just divine.
KD is a soot black. I often find that blacks in palettes can be too greyish and almost watery looking but this one is perfect. I love a good strong black and this one didn’t disappoint. It works perfectly with the other shades in the palette or it is great for using all over the lids to create a smokey eye.
I can’t even express how velvety all of these shadows are. They are so easy to apply. All of the shadows are so wonderfully textured so they feel luxurious when putting them on. Each colour blends into the next so seamlessly. I just love each and every one of them I have been wearing all of the colours together for the last few days and so many people have commented on them and asked where I got them. I have been asked a couple of times if they are MAC shades. The shades will suit every eye colour.
Amour is a gorgeous bronze shade that is perfect for contouring. I particularly love it because it isn’t very shimmery which a lot of bronzers are (I don’t like that for contouring purposes) and the shade will suit even the palest of us. The bronzer is closer to a taupe colour than an orange so it is just perfect for contouring under the cheekbones, under the jawline, along the forehead and down the sides of the nose.
Lulu is a cream shade highlighter with subtle gold pigments. It is AMAZING! It as good a highlighter as any high end one that I have tried. It is incredibly shimmery and long lasting. I also like it under the brows and in the tear ducts.
Pipsy is a peachy pink blusher. The colour is absolutely beautiful and will suit most skin tones. Pipsy is very smooth and velvety. I love it because I have dryish skin and sometimes by the time I put my blusher on, my skin has had too much product and my blusher goes a bit clumpy and patchy. The texture of this blusher is just perfect. It feels so lovely on the skin and blends in perfectly.
I cannot say enough good things about the palette. I know my post is quite long but it would be a shame not to share some details about each of the shades. There has been some discussion online about the price of this palette (€34.99 introductory price) but having tried it I can honestly say it is worth the money. Everything in the palette is the absolute best quality and they are incredibly long lasting. On my very first day of using the palette, I wore it for 14 hours. My foundation needed a bit of a touch up but nothing from the palette did.
I liked the reasons behind each of the names in the palette. They made me think about what I might call the shadows in the imaginary palette Blank Canvas Cosmetics and I will create. I’m thinking Pumpkin, Thor, Loki, Gotham, Thackery Binks, Beast and Belle.
I love this palette and I will be posting three tutorials over the next few days with looks from the palette ranging from a very simple 5 minute eye, a more textured eye make-up and full on smokey drama. I can’t recommend the Pippa palette enough.