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Blank Canvas are one of the best brands around when it comes to makeup brushes. They've got it all; quality, a vegan-friendly range and affordability.

The company see your face as a blank canvas which holds endless possibilities. Founder Una Tynan was inspired by the concept of using tools to express your makeup creativity; 

“My vision was to create an affordable beauty brand without compromising on quality”. Their products are made and produced with innovative methods, and it's no wonder they've got such a loyal fanbase.


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Having the right tools for your make up looks is half the battle. Every beauty lover knows the impact that each brush has on your look, and now Blank Canvas are releasing a Dimension Series Hamper as the perfect gift.

The hamper is just €90 and is the perfect present to gift to friends or family members who have an affinity for quality beauty products. It's got every brush necessary in one easy kit.

Filled with their most popular products, any makeup mogul (amateur or professional) would die to get their hands on the Dimension Series Hamper.

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The Dimension Series Hamper features;

BC Standee in Pink (worth €20 individually)

The BC Standee is a compact, upright standing brush pouch. Stylish and compact, it's ideal for your handbag or dresser, and can hold between 10 and 20 brushes (depending on size)


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F06 Bevelled Foundation Brush and F08 Dome Buffing Brush (worth €15 individually) 

The F06 and F08 are multi-purpose face brushes from the Dimensions series. They can easily be used to apply foundation, blush and contour by buffing products on first and then blending in a stippling motion.

The beautiful brushes are best used with cream, powder, mousse or gel products.

F06 Bevelled Foundation Brush

F11 Large Eyeshadow Brush (worth €8 individually)

The F11's multi-purpose design makes it the perfect tool for detail work to the eyes. This brush is best used with cream and powder products. 

F20 Buffer Brush (worth €15 individually)

F20 Buffer Brush

The F20 is a multi-purpose face brush specially designed to suit foundation application techniques for all skin types-stipple or buff your foundation on with the F20 for a HD base.

This brush can be used with liquids, creams and powders. 


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F33 Extreme Contour Brush (worth €15 individually)

The F33 is a multi-purpose face brush specially designed to create super-sharp contouring.

Place product on with the flat edge and turn to the side for blending, and use with cream or powder products.


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F39 Dome Powder Brush (worth €15 individually)

The F39 is a multi-purpose face brush designed to sculpt/shape and add texture to the face through foundation application, contour and blush. Use with loose and pressed powder products.

F39 Dome Powder Brush

F41 Flat Tapered Cheek Brush (Colour/Style may vary)

The F41 is a multi-purpose face brush designed to sculpt/shape and add texture to the face through foundation application, contour and blush. Use with creams and powders.

F41 Flat Tapered Cheek Brush

A luxurious Blank Canvas gift candle is also included in the Dimension Series hamper, as if we needed any more goodies in our lives. It's an incredible present idea for any makeup fanatic.

Blank Canvas cosmetics can be bought on their website, online at Cloud10 Beauty and in pharmacies nationwide.

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If you're a social media lover in Ireland, and addicted to beauty and cosmetic products, you have DEFINITELY heard of Niamh Cullen and Aideen Kate.

As two of the country's biggest influencers, with a following of 200,000 followers between them. they're a force to be reckoned with.

Niamh focuses more on lifstyle, health and fitness, and Aideen is the queen of make-up on Instagram. 


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Now the pair have officially joined forces to produce a weekly podcast together, and we couldn't be more excited,

The gals captioned their first post on the new Instagram page, Influencer is a Dirty Word;

"New podcast coming Sunday. Episode 1: How To Deal With A Breakup. Grab your hunnies and some snacks (or some dranks), available on YouTube."

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The two teased their new project via their Instagram stories yesterday, saying, "How to deal with a break-up? Or how to help a friend dealing with a break-up? Go!!!" 

Niamh and Aideen suggested that their followers ask them questions, but their fans had no idea that a podcast was coming.

We're assuming that Influencer is a Dirty Word is about life as Instagram royalty, brand ambassadors and garnering a following of thousands, while looking and feeling great.

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This is major news for the influencer industry, which is growing more and more competitive.

We can't wait to hear all their gossip about their work-life, wellness tips and discussions about young women going through problems in their daily lives. 

The gals are unreal on their own, but we're delighted they've decided to come together for the magic of podcasts. It's sure to be a great one to listen to with your mates and a bottle of Pinot Grigio.


Kanye is well-known around the world for his….controversial… and often not actually requested opinions. Scratch that, they're rarely requested, if ever.

However, he gives them anyway, even to his wife Kim Kardashian; queen of social media and reality TV.

We've already seen him controlling her closet, essentially throwing out her entire wardrobe so he could re-do the whole thing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2012. He EVISCERATES her clothes choice.

As if that wasn't cringe-worthy enough, Kim's make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic has revealed that Kanye doesn't hold back his thoughts on his wife's beauty and cosmetic routine.

During Dedivanovic’s The Master Class last weekend, Kim's long-time MUA let it slip that Kanye West has plenty of opinions about the choice of products.

He allegedly even offered to pay Mario to move to L.A. from New York so he could be with Kim legit 24 hours a day, according to People.


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“Kanye is actually really opinionated sometimes,” Kim said. “He will come in and be like, ‘You know your blush is a little heavy.’ Or say, ‘What are you doing? That’s not the shape of your lip.'”

Essentially, Kanye has moved on from her wardrobe to her makeup, and is obsessed with Mario being around for Kim's glamour;

“Kanye actually called me and said, ‘Alright how much will it cost for you to move back to L.A.? I want you here for her,'” Mario said.


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Kanye also allegedly calls Mario on a regular basis to assist in maintaining Kim's face.

She commented; “He will call Mario without telling me! And Mario shows up without me knowing and he is like, ‘Oh Kanye called me and said it was a makeup emergency.'”

Eh, what? What are your thoughts on the matter; is this just incredibly rude and controlling or does Kanye just want the best for his wifey?

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Influencers are on the rise at the moment, with a booming make-up and cosmetics industry and the ever-expanding social media platforms, branding is more lucrative than ever.

Make-up guru and general sass queen Jeffree Star has always vowed to be as honest with his fans as possible, even when it comes to his wealth.

It's no secret that he is ABSURDLY wealthy; as well as his YouTube earnings and side projects, he predominantly generates income from his giant line of cosmetics.

He has now promised to expose any brand who try to meddle with him and his CASH DOLLA in any way that he can, and boy does he have power.

David Dobrik was told by the make-up star that he earns $150 million PER YEAR. *Pause to allow shook people to gather themselves before continuing*

In his recent tweets, Star mentions how he was supposed to create a project which exposed make-up brand deals, but the brand he was working with pulled out in order to keep other clients happy.

He has now revealed how much they were offering to pay him for a SINGLE product; a jaw-dropping $165,000. Dear God.

He challenged another brand to come forward in the New Year to help him in his mission to discuss behind the scenes make-up brand deals, which would be fascinating to see.

It's sure to be a crazy end result, whatever Star comes up with.

Maybe we should try our hand at this make-up artist business?  


When it comes to beauty routines and boyfriends, the only time we generally request their involvement is during fake tan application.

They are permitted to swipe (why do they do that?) aimlessly at our backs with a mitt (blend, for Jaysus sake, blend!), but that’s where the collaborative effort comes to an abrupt end.

So, hats off to make- up artist, Keilidh, who bravely allowed her boyfriend Darren to use her face as a blank canvass during a recent tutorial she uploaded to Facebook.

And the lad didn’t disappoint.

Between showing the viewer (the wrong end of) the brush and assuring Keilidh he was going to "contour the sh*t out of it", this lad is going places.

And we’re going to let Darren take it from here…



After training for three years as a pre-school teacher, Mimi Choi decided to pack in her day job and focus on her passion – make up artistry.

And if her Instagram is anything to go by, the Vancouver-based woman made the right decision.

Mimi's intricate designs, which really have to be seen to be believed, have captivated social media users, with the 31-year-old amassing more than 90,000 followers online.


This is #makeup | When you're nosy AF and like to stare at people sitting beside you but don't want to make it obvious.#crosseyedbeauty ____________________ An extension of my twisted/shifted/sliced illusion makeup using @nyxcosmetics kohl liners, eyeshadows and matte black liquid eyeliner. Lips were done using @stilacosmetics "Ricco" liquid lipstick. @katvondbeauty Lock-it foundation and concealer for skin. ____________________ Participate in the #MIMLESORIGINALS MAKEUP CONTEST to get inspired to BE ORIGINAL and create your own signature looks that no other makeup artist has done before! The winner will be featured on my IG and will receive a selection of my favourite makeup products worth $300CAD+. The contest is LIVE NOW and ends on DECEMBER 31st 2016 11:59PM PST so challenge yourself to create your very own original signature looks. Here are the instructions on how to enter: 1. Follow @mimles on Instagram. 2. Tag at least one person who would be interested in participating in comments. 3. Post your ORIGINAL makeup look with the hashtags #MIMLESORIGINALS and #MIMLES, and tag me in the photo/video so I won't miss it! 4. You can post as many looks as you want but it has to be a BRAND NEW LOOK created for this contest. Tagging old work does not count for this competition. 5. Please state what you're inspired by! No recreations of other makeup artists' work please! 6. Contest is open to EVERYONE from all over the world. Good luck and have fun with this! I am excited and cannot wait to see what you come up with!#makeupcontest #makeupcompetition #contest

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Commenting on her decision to change careers, Mimi said according to The Metro. ‘I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy. I needed a new challenge."

"I’ve always been arty and had done bridal makeup before, which people really liked I’d not done anything as crazy as the work I do now, though," she added.


Front view of the multiple-eye/lips #makeup illusion I did on Emma for Halloween.She requested one of the first multiple-eye looks that I've ever done, but I couldn't stand doing the exact same thing again so I had to add a bit to it. Honestly I'm surprised that people still seem to like this kind of illusion that I do, even though it's been recreated over and over again since I did my first one a year ago. It's crazy how this kind of makeup illusion has spread and has somehow become a norm. I still enjoy painting this very much but I personally don't find this trippy at all anymore… Next time I'm doing these, I'll make sure to incorporate brand new elements that will stimulate my brain again!#MIMLESHALLOWEEN

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 Mimi often uses herself as a guinea pig, saying: "My face is a blank canvas where I can practice my art."

"I take my inspiration from everywhere. If a woman is wearing a coat with a funky pattern on it, I think I’ll do that on my face. I try to find beauty in everything."

After attempting a few designs, Mimi showed them to her family who encouraged her to pursue the interest, and the former teacher is now a go-to Instagram personality among the creative community.


"This is not makeup, this is sorcery….wow" wrote one of Mimi's followers recently while another added: "Your talent is on another level."

"I didn't think it could get any better, but it did!" gushed another.


Ah lads, could you cope?! 


This is one of the most mind blowing videos we have EVER seen. 

This is Roberta Larosa, a professional make up artist from Milan. 

Roberta specialises in stage make-up, and has become rather famous for her celebrity transformation make-overs.

Last week, the talented Italian woman posted a video to Instagram, which showed a step-by-step process to become Cara Delevigne (LITERALLY THOUGH)

Roberta uses a number of products, along with a blond wig and blue contact lenses, to complete this mesmerising transformation. 

The results are absolutely AMAZING! 

The video, has been watched 50,000 times this week, and we suspect it will achieve full viral status in no time. 

The caption for this amazing post reads: "today's makeup transformation… Little present 4 your birthday!! @caradelevigne".

Can you say WOW? 

We have watched this 37 times, and it is not getting any less WOW!  

What do you guys think? 



If you think you've landed yourself the perfect job, think again because this woman is paid to put make-up on Zac Efron's abs. We kid you not.

She literally spends her day spraying bronzer on his hot body and outlines his abs so they can be seen in full on camera.

Whether Zac gets his defined body from working out or from his make-up artist, it doesn't really matter – we're going to be first into the cinema to see Baywatch when it comes out.

Now, let's all just enjoy Zac and be jealous of the woman who touches his abs everyday. 

 You're welcome. 


Jordan Hanz in a 24-year old make up artist who shares her amazing make up skills and transformations on Instagram with 250,000 followers.

Her incredible fantasy-inspired make up looks can take between three and five hours each to create and they are actually mindblowing. She has got some magic skills with a contour brush, she really does. 


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For her newest project, Jordan chose to create a video that shows how derogatory labels can have a powerful affect on women. Speaking to Buzzfeed Life she explained that she was "watching the VMAs, and saw Amber Rose's statement outfit," she then became "instantly inspired by her."


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Her idea then became a reality when she spent hours and hours creating a stop-motion video where hurtful words would appear on her body. She used makeup body paints to write the words whcih signified the stereotypes she felt she and the women in her life have had to fight against. 


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"As a woman who speaks out against others, I've often been called a bitch," she explained, "There is such a double standard when it comes to powerful men and women."

As the video goes on many words appear on her skin, Jordan says the phrase which was most difficult for her to write was 'asking for it'.


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"After I was assaulted, I was made to feel that it was my fault. Victim shaming and slut-shaming is something that I want to break down."

She then removes the words and explained the message behind the video as this:

"If we love each other, and have unbreakable self-love, NOTHING can hurt us. We are strong, bad-ass women that are ladylike as f**k, because WE choose how we see ourselves."



Disney characters, Pixar characters, TV cartoon characters and Nineties cartoon characters, this girl does them all.

Laura Jenkinson, a make-up artist based in London, has created the face of cartoon characters using her mouth and chin as her canvas. She paints a variety of our favourite animated creatures around her lips and the results have blown our minds today.

From The Rugrats to Frozen, Laura has covered all of our favourite animated movies and TV shows. 

Simba from The Lion King

Daisy Duck

Chuck Finster from The Rugrats

Sebastian from The Little Mermaid

The old man from Up!

Homer Simpson

Fred Flintstone

​Olaf from Frozen

Donkey from Shrek

Courage the cowardly dog

She even created an animated dinosaur before heading out to see the Jurassic World movie



Make-up artist Kandee Johnson has just seriously impressed us with her quick transformations into Barbie and Ruby Rose. 

Kandee is known for transforming her face to look like certain celebrities, but this time she has blown our minds. 

The make-up artist uploaded a 90 second time-lapse video in which she makes herself look identical to Barbie.

Using a serious amount of contouring, fake eyelashes, blue contact lenses, some vibrant pink lippy and a blonde wig, she would definitely give the Human Barbie doll a run for her money!

When becoming a Ruby Rose look alike, Kandee goes for a more natural make-up look, using contouring to give her face more structure, with minimal mascara and green contacts this time. She copies the neck tattoo of the OITNB star and looks exactly like her. 

Kandee has added more than 2million YouTube subscribers and has also become the twin of Kylie Jenner, Angelina Jolie and Elsa from Frozen. 

We need her to show us a thing or two! 



It is no secret that Reese Witherspoon always looks gorgeous, but we particularly adored her make-up look for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12. 

Reese's make-up artist, Molly Stern, has shared the top tips and beauty secrets for getting her red carpet ready and we cannot wait to try them out ourselves. 

Molly said: "For tonight's look I wanted the focus to be on Reese's eyes. By keeping her skin looking super fresh and natural, and the lips bright but sheer, I was able to keep the attention on her smoldering liner and bright eye color."

She began by hydrating her skin with Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Complex Mist and Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence, which is launching in July 2015. She then created a base to start from by applying Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. 

For some areas she applied Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil and mixed medium and light shades of Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in order to let her own flawless skin show. 

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Embrace was used to shape Reese's bone structure and she then added colour to the apples of her cheeks only using Christopher Kane for NARS in Starscape.

​For creating the area she wanted to mainly focus on, Reese's eyes, she based her lids with Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Taupe and applied NARS Bengali matte eyeshadow to her lash line. The upper and lower eye line was lined by smudging Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Star Black 1L. Her lashes were then curled with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and applied DiorShow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Black. The result being that her eyes were quite smokey and striking.

Reese's lips were based in Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Coral Reef and then made to shine by applying ColourPop Hyper Glossy Lippie Stix in Juicy.