Blank Canvas Cosmetics Demo

On Sunday I attended the Pro Beauty Show in the RDS and was absolutely delighted when Una from Blank Canvas Cosmetics asked me to do a Halloween demo.  I was so surprised and honoured.  I was totally thrilled as 1. I love Halloween, 2. I really love Blank Canvas Cosmetics and  3. Una told me I could create whatever look I wanted and left it totally up to me.

I was so nervous on the day as I had never done a demo before.  I was also really excited and very grateful for the opportunity.  I think I really started to feel a bit queasy when I put the headset mic on but once I started the make-up my nerves eased.

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I wanted to create a really easy Halloween look that anyone can do so I decided on a skull.  I felt very strongly that it had to be something that was easy to follow and that one didn’t need a make-up qualification to attempt.  I was going to do a day of the dead skull with the colour palette but decided to go even simpler and create a normal skull look.

I used all of my favourite Blank Canvas brushes with the neutral palette which is a total bargain and was on sale for €15. I wanted to create a really easy Halloween look that anyone can do so I decided on a skull.  To start with I applied a pale foundation with the F02 and then used the black from the palette with the E25 to create messy circles around the eyes.  Taking the F23 I applied a contour with a mixture of the black and grey from the palette.  I applied the contour under the cheekbones, under the jawline and along the temples.  I used the same brush to create some more smudges on the face and to take away any light from the face.  I used the E28 to shade the lips, the nostrils and add some cracks and lines to the face.  Finally, using the E24  I added some glitter from the palette to the eyes to make them a bit more glam.

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The whole Blank Canvas team and Sinead Cady couldn’t have been nicer or more supportive.  I was blown away by their kindness and encouragement.  I was on a total high afterwards.  It was an absolutely incredible experience and I can’t thank everyone involved enough.

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