Makeup Revolution’s Colour Book Shadow Palette CB03 kit review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Makeup Revolution
  • Availability: released in December 2019
  • Contains: 48 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$20.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Makeup Revolution’s Colour Book Shadow Palette CB03 kit

When the Colour Book line first debuted, I was pretty sure I wanted this one along with the blue-and-green palette. Just like all the others in this line, this palette has 24 matte shadows and the same shadows in a shimmer finish. There are two very light shades in this palette, but they apply very easily…though in my opinion, the matte versions are a little easier to work with. There are some cool oranges and reds, but most are neutral or slightly warm-leaning (which makes sense - Makeup Revolution wants these palettes to have as broad an appeal as possible.)

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The entire Colour Book CB03 palette. The 12 shimmers, in the palette. Four shades, swatched: shades 1, 7, 13, and 19. Four shades, swatched: shades 2, 8, 14, and 20. Four shades, swatched: shades 3, 9, 15, and 21. The 12 shimmers, in the palette. Four shades, swatched: shades 4, 10, 16, and 22. Four shades, swatched: shades 5, 11, 17, and 23. Four shades, swatched: shades 6, 12, 18, and 24. The 12 mattes, in the palette. Four shades, swatched: shades 25, 31, 37, and 43. Four shades, swatched: shades 26, 32, 38, and 44. Four shades, swatched: shades 27, 33, 39, and 45. The 12 mattes, in the palette. Four shades, swatched: shades 28, 34, 40, and 46. Four shades, swatched: shades 29, 35, 41, and 47. Four shades, swatched: shades 30, 36, 42, and 48.

My favorite shades in this palette are: Shimmer 3, Shimmer 5, Shimmer 8, Shimmer 13, Shimmer 16, Shimmer 18, Matte 25, Matte 26, Matte 28, Matte 29, and Matte 45. There aren’t any that I flat-out dislike, though I do wonder why Shimmer 3 shows up a wine-purple and its equivalent matte shade is more of a dark red-plum.

If you want to try just one of the Colour Book palettes, I’d say that your best bets are either this one or the blue-and-green book. Yes, the browns are perhaps more universal, and there look to be some good shades in it; but two of the columns are all very light or near-white shades, and those don’t traditionally do too well in any of Revolution’s palettes.

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