Juvia's Place Review & Swatches:
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Juvia's Place is an indie-makeup brand - gone viral - known for their incredibly bright, pigmented and affordable eyeshadow palettes. They have awesome deals almost constantly! After seeing hundreds of posts on both Instagram and YouTube of rave (and some not-so great) reviews, I had to give them a try! I'm late on the bandwagon but... Better late than never!
I purchased the bundle of three palettes - the Nubian, Nubian 2 and the Masquerade palettes. I don't believe this bundle is available right now but keep your eyes open and don't ever pay full price! They have different deals daily!
I will start by addressing some of the negative reviews I've seen about broken palettes and bad customer service. Although I can't attest to the customer service, as I thankfully did not need to contact them.. I will say that each palette was individually wrapped in bubble wrap and the entire package was also wrapped in it so they were very secure and safe! The palettes also shipped incredibly quickly and arrived in three days.
Each palette is a thin, bright cardboard packaging. They do not have a mirror.
Nubian Palette ($28):
This is a small neutrals palette with a mixture of mattes and shimmers.
The first shade is an iridescent yellow-toned shade, it's quite unique and I don't think I have anything else like it. It takes a little bit of building up.
The two middle shades in the top row are your transition & blending shades. They feel a little more on the dry side, as do most mattes from Juvia's but they are pretty pigmented and build up well.
The last shadow is a metallic champagne. It's insanely pigmented and almost feels like a cream eyeshadow to the touch.
This row was a surprise. In the palette it doesn't look as pretty as when it's swatched! Each shade is more on the metallic side and they are all very creamy and pigmented.
The last row are your darker browns. They are all quite pigmented! The last shade blends out incredibly well for such a dark shade.
Overall, this is a nice palette. I can't say it beats out my Makeup Geek shadows but they are a nice quality for the price and I've found myself grabbing for it often. There really isn't a shade here that I dislike or that doesn't perform well. They are all pigmented, blendable and long wearing.
Nubian 2 ($30):
Here's where Juvia's palettes start to get fun! You start to see those fun pops of color that Juvia's is known for.
Morocco is a matte orange. It takes a little bit of building up but I prefer shades like this to need to be built up so you don't go overboard too quickly. Although this shade is a crazy bright orange and may be intimidating to most, it's absolutely gorgeous!
Madagascar is like.... a poopy/puke brown. MY FAVORITE! haha if you've followed my IG for a while, you'd know I absolutely love colors like this!
Sheba is a bronze shade, crazy pigmented!
Yaa is.... SO PRETTY!!!! Oh my goodness, It's so metallic and pigmented.
Jezebel is a berry shade. I wish it was more pigmented! It's very dry and takes a lot of building up.
Zuri is a beautiful highlight for the inner corner/brow bone. It's creamy and pigmented.
Cleopatra is a deep metallic blue. I don't wear blue shades very often but this is beautiful!
Nefertiti is a orange-gold. It's really unique!
Nairobi is a bright metallic yellow with a hint of gold.
Leyla is a very deep purple with some shimmers.
Kenya is a medium brown. It takes some building up to get full pigment.
Egypt surprised me with how pigmented it was. It's SO pretty!
I love this palette. Although the few mattes in here are a little underwhelming, pigment wise (when swatching), they wear surprisingly well on the eyes. Every shade is beautiful!
This is the most popular palette Juvia's sells. It's crazy bright, fun and colorful and was created with festival makeup in mind!
Now before I get into the eyeshadows, this does come in a small size. These pans are huge and you'd never go through them in a lifetime so if you want to save a little bit of money, the smaller size palette would be a good option! The large palette is $35 and the mini is $28.
For size reference, you can see here just how HUGE the Masquerade Palette is. The mini is similar to the other two in size.
Helloooooo mermaid!!!!! This row is insane!!!! All are metallic.
Chi is a deep ocean blue.
Mali is a light sea-green.
Dalia is a gorgeous blue-turquoise.
Zola is a turquoise, the most metallic out of this row.
Makeda is a bright metallic purple.
Zobo is a cranberry matte. You've need to work with this one.
Calabar is a metallic reddish cranberry.
Bori is a bright pink with gold flecks of glitter. It's a lot more pigmented than I thought it would be!
Giza is a shimmery cream color. I love this for the inner corner!
Burkina is a warm medium brown matte. Amazing for the crease! This one is really nice in pigmentation. Probably the best out of all the matte shades.
Cairo is an orange with a hint of red and gold flecks of glitter.
Ada is a warm red brown matte.
Dahia is a pale gold metallic.
Zulu is a matte warm brown with hints of orange.
Casablanca is a warm bronze and that looks and feels like a pressed pigment. It is insanely pigmented and its really creamy to the touch.
Fulani is a medium matte brown.
There is a reason this is Juvia's most popular palette. It is amazing!!! I absolutely love the bright colors. There isn't a bad shade in the palette. I've created so many different looks with this single palette. It's so worth the price!
I love all three of these palettes. I've been using them almost daily! My next purchase will the the Saharan palette, for sure! Although the mattes aren't the best matte eyeshadows I've ever used, they aren't bad by any means. And the metallic shades are insane. They are SO pigmented and so creamy!
Here is one makeup look I did using all three of these palettes:
Head over to my Instagram to see a video tutorial of this look!
Have you tried anything from Juvia's Place yet? If so, let us know your opinions in the comments below!