Rare Beauty True to Yourself Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

by Jeremy

True to Myself

Rare Beauty True to Yourself Discovery Eyeshadow PaletteRare Beauty True to Yourself Discovery Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows, three shimmer eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter. Two of the seven shades were pleasant to work with–the last two–but the rest were disappointing, considering the brand’s lovely holiday palettes. The matte formula tended to be thinner and more powdery with sheerer coverage (by no means “rich”). I was also surprised that they didn’t release two variations as this was more light-leaning and a second, darker and richer option would have provided opportunities for more skin tones.

rare beauty true to myself 001 palette

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Undeniable is a darker, purplish-mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. While the texture was silky and finely-milled to the touch, it was moderately powdery and had light fallout. The pigmentation was more medium and didn’t build up well, though it was blendable. This shade stayed on well for seven hours before fading noticeably.


Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. All Shades (+/-) May Contain/Peut Contenir: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 40 (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

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Genuine is a light, peachy coral with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which could be built up to medium pigmentation or semi-opaque coverage if applied over an eyeshadow primer. The texture was soft, smooth to the touch, but it was thinner and more firmly pressed into the pan, which may have contributed to the sheerness. It lasted for seven hours before fading visibly.

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