Category Archives: Juvia’s Place

Juvia’s Place: The Saharan

I am totally in love with Juvia’s Place eyeshadows.  Like, it is taking all my willpower to not just impulse purchase every single palette that they make in a single order.  I think their palettes have such interesting colour combinations and the pigmentation is really outstanding.  The shimmers are so shiny and apply like butter with a bit of fixing spray.  In my first order from the company I picked up The Saharan along with The Nubian and The Douce palettes and it has been such a joy to play with.

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The Saharan by Juvia’s

When I first looked at The Saharan colour story I felt like it was really very colourful but actually this has turned out to be much more wearable for the everyday than I was expecting.  I surprised myself with some really soft, pinky coloured eye looks which I didn’t imagine looking at the palette at a glance.

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Row 1: Sokoto (matte), Wodaabe, Bororo, Kia

If you are looking for a really POW eye look then you want Wodaabe on your lid.  This colour is SO high shine.  I mean, seriously,  even my husband commented on the impressive pigmentation and shine whenever I wore this shade.  It is a little crumbly though so I used my finger to apply it but WORTH IT!

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Row 2: Zoya, Iman, Jamila (matte), Senegal

Zoya is literally gorgeous.  I mean, I had to STOP myself from using this in every look.  In fact, for a 5 minute makeup look I have loved Katsina through the crease and Zoya on the lid.  So pretty!  Kia and Iman both have pretty shifts – Iman  is an icy white with a blue shift and Kia is a gorgeous teal with a brown shift.  Both are lovely.

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Row 3: Chad (matte), Katsina (matte), Lulu, Fula

Initially I felt like the colours of the four mattes in this palette didn’t necessarily compliment the shimmer shades but actually I have found that these colours can work together surprisingly well.  It has pushed me to be creative.  The only shade that I don’t really appreciate is Chad – its a great quality black but I just don’t really use black.  However, I appreciate that many would love this shade.

Overall, this is a cool palette.  I like the colour selection more than I thought I would.  It has been SO much more wearable and user friendly than I thought at a glance and I think it makes a nice stepping stone out of purely neutral shadows into the world of colour without being overly daunting.  Plus, the quality and pigmentation of the Juvia’s Place shadows are truely impressive.

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Juvia’s Place: The Nubian eyeshadow palette

This year I tried Juvia’s place for the first time.  Juvia’s is owned by Chichi Eburu, a Nigerian-born American.  Her products are designed to be inclusive but certainly are pigmented enough and with a broad enough range of colours for the darkest of skin tones.  A fact that must be SO refreshing for those dark skinned beauties who are so often under represented in the makeup industry.  Her palettes also pay tribute to her African roots with simply stunning cover art.

I started with an order of three Juvia’s eyeshadow palettes during a 30% off sale where the total of the discount gave me the palettes at a cheaper cost while also completely covering the cost of the international shipping – winning!   If you know the Juvia’s Place brand then you know they have lots of beautiful colours in their range but I wanted to start safe when testing the formula and I was well in my comfort zone with the very neutral Nubian eyeshadow palette.

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The packaging is sturdy cardboard with stunning cover art.  There is no mirror if that matters to you and the palette contains 16 shades with a mix of metallic, satin and matte finishes.

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really like this formula.  The shades are very pigmented, creamy and blend so well.  The very shimmery, metallic shades (eg. row 1, swatch 4 below) are a little crumbly in the pan so I either tapped them on with my finger or wet the shadow on my brush before application to avoid fallout.  But look how reflective it is!!!!  Stunning.

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Row one swatches.  The first shade is actually a duo chrome which has a champagne base and a very strong pink shift which didn’t pick up in this photo unfortunately.

The mattes are really lovely.  They are super pigmented and blend SO well but they aren’t powdery and there is pretty minimal kick-up in the pan.  Impressive.  I think the balance of mattes on offer in this palette is dynamic and allows for very basic, everyday looks as well as for a deep, smokey, dramatic look.

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Row two swatches

I enjoy the fact that there are some berry tones on offer here too.  It really allows for you to get multiple distinct eye looks from this palette.

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My only complaint about The Nubian is actually to do with the shade selection of the third row.  The two satin shadows in this row (shade 1 and 3) are very similar in tone to the mattes in this row.  Although the formulas are different I would have preferred for the shades to be distinctly different.  I do, however, appreciate that the darkest shade in this palette is actually a deep brown rather than a black which can be a bit harsh for me.

Overall, I am so happy with this.  The Nubian palette is compact, beautiful and great quality and I would recommend it for sure.  Juvia’s Place is cruelty free and budget friendly.  Their own website ships internationally but you can also pick them up online at Beauty Bay as well as other stockists world wide.   A word of warning though for those of you looking to purchase from a local seller outside America – they can really mark up the prices!  Juvia’s Place often has sales on their website which would cover the cost of shipping and it may end up being much cheaper for you even with the exchange rate.

Have a GREAT day!