Like I mentioned in my last post, Blank Canvas Cosmetics sent me a few products to review and the Master Series One Palette* (£30) was one of them. I have seen this gorgeous neutral palette floating around on the blogosphere and it immediately caught my eye. We all know eyeshadow palettes are my greatest weakness so I was definitely excited to receive this in the mail. I love that it is mostly matte shadows, in fact 11 matte shadows and 1 shimmer shade. If you want to hear more about what I think of this palette and see some swatches please keep reading.
Top Row (see picture above)
Lily - cream coloured matte. Pigmented and smooth.
Goddess - champagne shimmer highlight shade. Great colour payoff, looks pretty packed on the lid.
Core - flesh coloured matte. Disappeared right into my skin, but very smooth texture.
Hibiscus - medium brown warm matte. Looks chalky on the arm but applies evenly with a brush.
Brazen - terracotta mattte. Not great colour payoff but ideal for a wash of colour.
Carmin - warm brickish brown matte. Stunning pigmentation both with a finger and a brush.
Bottom row (see picture below)
Cocoa - chocolate brown matte. Looks chalky on the arm but applies well with a brush.
Downtown - muddy brown cool toned matte. Very earthy toned brown, not my favourite shade.
Forzia - cement coloured brown matte. Great transition shade.
Hickory - deep cool brown matte. Slightly patchy, needs a little more work to blend nicely.
Strut - light brown with an orange undertone matte. Very soft and smooth shadow.
Corruption - matte black. Pretty disappointing, not a rich intense black but a good "deepener".
Honestly, when I swatched these on my arm I was disappointed. They didn't wow me with pigmentation or texture and a lot of them looked chalky and really similar in colour. However, they apply phenomenally on the eyes, really smooth and easy to blend. In addition, I experienced no fall out whatsoever. In spite of being pigmented and true to colour they weren't powdery at all which is practically unheard of. The shadows are all very similar in tone, there are a lot of browns and oranges but the colours work well together enabling you to create many looks and to top it all off Goddess is the perfect shimmer shade. You can use it packed heavily all over the lids or just as an inner corner highlight. Overall, I really like this palette. It doesn't look all that exciting but it is a great neutral palette and it contains every transition colour anyone could ever need. Thank you for reading my review. I would love to know what your favourite neutral palettes are, leave me a comment below. Hope you guys are having a great week, already it has been pretty hectic for me. Take care.
What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes?