Green seems to be the colour of 2019 so Juvia’s Place was ahead of the trend when they released the Tribe palette at the end of 2018. This 9 pan palette is a mix of green and orange tones and it is unique and beautiful. I love greens but because I have a large makeup collection I tried to hold out on more purchases… but man, I just kept going back to look at this beauty so eventually my love of the brand won out and I picked this up and WOW. This is stunning.
I think what I enjoy the most about this palette is how cohesive the colour story is. Everything works together so well. And I have been so pleasantly surprised by how easily I have been able to put together really beautiful and wearable looks.
The matte shades are so smooth and easy to blend. They have buildable pigmentation that works so well for me. I’d much prefer to be able to slowly add, add, add and blend seamlessly rather than patting on a hugely pigmented colour and struggling to manage it. There are five mattes in this palette and all are quite unique to my collection. The colours are lighter to mid-toned so if you really want to go dark and super smokey you may need to bring in a darker matte (like a black) from another palette, but I’m releaved they didn’t waste a pan of space with something as boring as a black that we already all have in our collection.
The shimmers are very pigmented. I love these applied with a little setting spray because they really do shine and I love super high-shine shimmer shades. Application with your finger works really well too and of course they do look lovely dry as well.
For me the most outstanding shade is the duochrome shade called ‘Koro’ which is a light gold with a strong green shift and it is stunning. STUNNING. This shade is what inner-corner highlighting dreams are made of. Seriously though, I’ve worn this in every look I’ve done with this palette and it is gorgeous. ‘Koro’ is a great layering shade too – over ‘Tutsi’ or ‘San’ it pulls even more strongly green, over ‘Oromo’ or ‘Ashanti’ more gold.
I know that there are greens flooding the market right now but honestly, this palette is beautiful so if you like Juvia’s formula (and honestly, who doesn’t?), this palette is perfection.
Have a glorious day!