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Is it just me or does the Revealed 3 look an awful lot like the Revealed 2? I haven’t swatched them side by side yet, but I do plan to do a vs. post before the end of the week like I did with the Tartelette and It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration palettes.
Regardless, I caved and ordered this bad boy within hours of its release and now here it is! But of course, I did snap a few teasers for my Instagram account yesterday so if you are HERE from THERE, welcome!
- More creamy than chalky
- About 60% of the shadows are impressively pigmented, with most of the rest being easily buildable
- Only 2 shadows were total duds IMO (think: bottom row, #3 and #4 from the left)
- Pretty blendable and easy to use
- Only 4 mattes (more of a con IMO)
- Top row seems more warm whereas bottom row seems more cool
- Seems to have more browns than Revealed 2
This palette does look a lot like the Revealed 2 at first glance, but I assure you they are quite different; the Revealed 2 is practically the drugstore equivalent of the Naked 3 (all about those rosey-berry tones) whereas the new Revealed 3 contains a few fun pops of purple and pink, but is for the most part a neutrals palette with it’s basic mix of browns, taupes and golds.
I would have liked to have seen more mattes in this palette (there were only 4), but for $20 it’s not the end of the world. The same goes for the fact that there is yet again no mirror. But personally, I can live without the mirror if it means a lower price. Am I right, or am I right!?
The overall quality is nice. Most shades are a just a bit powdery, but for the most part they are easy to blend, pigmented (or buildable), I didn’t find that chalky-ness was much of an issue, and there are a nice mix of cool and warm shades.
Personally, I think the berry theme is what made the Revealed 2 special. Therefore, the Revealed 3 is “just another neutrals” palette IMO. However, if you passed on the Revealed 2 for that reason (not enough neutral shades/too much berry), or if you own it but find that you never reach for it for that reason, then you might enjoy the Revealed 3 much more.
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I hope you have found my review helpful! I know it was kinda boring but I wanted to get to it because I know a TON of people are debating if they should buy this palette or not. Please feel free to leave any questions/comments/concerns/requests in the comments section and don’t forget to subscribe!