Since turning thirty, I’ve been on a more concerted mission to level up my appearance. From revamping my wardrobe, to making sure that my skin & makeup are on point, I’ve been doing the work. So when Juvia’s Place had a 50% off sale on their eyeshadow palettes, I had to grab a few.
By a few, I mean three. In conjunction with their sale, I also received an Ulta gift card that allowed me to purchase a third pallet (not at 50% off though :()
I first learned of Juvia’s Place from a few makeup channels on Youtube video. The brand was mostly promoted by women of color, as it was created by Nigerian-born founder Chichi Eburu.
With its rich color scheme and proud display of Egyptian women on it’s cover, this brand screams, “Welcome, women of color. This is for you!”
If that statement somehow offends you, then try going to the beauty aisle of any drug store where diversity is scarce. #issaproblem
Nonetheless, I was attracted to the vibrant colors of the palettes and knowing that I needed to replace some old ones in my stash, their palettes have been on my radar for a while. So, of course, when they went on sale I jumped on the opportunity to get a few.
I purchased both the Warrior and Warrior II palettes directly from Juvia’s Place website. With it being around the holidays, I expected that there would be some delays in shipping, but to my surprise there weren’t.
It took about 6 days to receive my order– a far cry from the time it took for me to receive my third Masquerade Mini palette from Ulta.
As you would expect, I was a bit nervous about eyeshadow being shipped. The potential of receiving broken pans is high and I did not feel like dealing with that.
Thankfully, though, they did a great job of packaging the products and ensuring that everything was intact upon receipt.
I already knew that I was in for a treat when I ordered the palettes. The artwork on these palettes is just…amazing!
I love the fact that you get to experience it even after you open the palette as well. No useless mirror that’s going to get dirty anyway.
One thing that I did notice is that on the Warrior II palette, they included the name of the colors. This makes it a lot easier if you’re doing a tutorial or, perhaps, just want to know what color you’re using.
I imagine that this change may have come from customer feedback.
As you can see from the photos, the colors are very rich and literally everything!
If you’re a neutral eye kind of girl, then these two pallets are the perfect combination of shimmer and matte.
Here’s how the colors look on my skin, unedited & in natural sunlight. My complexion is comparable to MAC’s NC46 foundation.
Pretty vibrant, as you can see. Although, I was expecting a bit more. This is after roughly two layers of swipes.
Though, as you’ll see from pictures of the makeup applied, with the right base they do show well.
As for the matte shades, they were very vibrant. So much so, I had to tone it down a bit.
I used both palettes to create a bit of a sultry look. This is actually my go to look that I use often.
Overall, I’m pleased with this buy. I think that theses palettes offer versatile options at a reasonable price point. Although, I’d likely not pay full price for them if I could avoid it.
The payoff for the colors is great and buildable. I think that you can go as intense as you want with these shades. This is extremely important to note if you have a darker skin tone. They are definitely the perfect, WOC friendly palettes for neutral & sultry eye loving women.
Though I didn’t record this particular look, below is video that shows the technique that I used to achieve this look.
- NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Espresso)
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC45)
- NYX Eyeshadow Base (Nude)
- NYX Gel Eyeliner
- Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation (NC45 & NC50)
- Ben Nye Banana Powder
- LA Girl HD Pro Concealer (Fawn & Dark Cocoa)
- Covergirl Queen Bronzer (Ebony Bronze)
- Mineralized Skin Finish (Gold Deposit)
- Raisin Blush (MAC)