My long awaited order from Juvia’s Place came in the mail while I was away on vacation! I placed my order during an Independence Day sale (July 8th) and I am happy that everything arrived (July 27th) in tip-top shape with no damages. I couldn’t wait to play in them, but for now, I will share the palettes I purchased and swatches of each.
In my second order with Juvia’s Place, I purchased the following four eyeshadow palettes:
- The Saharan II
- The Festival
- The Magic Mini
- The Tribe
I am most excited for The Tribe palette, as I have been wanting a palette with a green color scheme. I’ve missed out on ColourPop’s Just My Luck palette so many times, I’ve given up all hope on it. That’s OK, if it’s meant to be, it will be in the future 🙂 Here’s each palette, with swatches, and my first impression tidbit about the shadows/texture/color pay off.
The Saharan II Palette
The shades of the Saharan II palette are very beautiful! I love the tropical blue touch, mixed in with the desert browns and rustic red oranges. This palette is different enough from the Saharan I, to have both (which, I do!). If you’re afraid of bold colors, you may be more comfortable with the original palette, which has more neutral color schemes and not-so-bold pops of color. The swatches of the metallics were buttery and soft, with great pigmentation on the first swipe. The mattes had a lot of fall out and may swatch patchy, but brush application will be really good.
The Festival Palette
The Festival palette has a very interesting color scheme that I have not worked with before. When I think of festive colors, this is not it! However, I really like the assortment and can’t wait to see what unique looks I can come up with. The colors I most looked forward to were, Iri Ji (matte hot pink) and Oro (matte mustard yellow), however they were very dry and hard in the pan. It took several swatches to gain any pigmentation, so I am really hoping they perform better with a brush on the eyes. The most impressive shades in swatching were definitely Keleke, a sparkly metallic black and Aba, a beautiful metallic teal. Uli is the softest and most blinding pearly metallic shade that I have ever come across!
The Magic Mini Palette
Despite this palette being labeled a “mini”, it definitely surprised me. You can expect average sized eyeshadow pan sizes with The Magic Mini palette. If you’re not familiar with Juvia’s Place, their usual pan sizes are double the size of a Mac shadow. Which is huge! If I had to choose one complete palette right off, it would be this one. A great assortment of colors but also tones that will work well for transitioning and highlighting. I do wish there was another color instead of having both Ife (matte dark eggplant) and Yejide (matte navy blue). These two swatched almost identical and will probably look the same when worn on the eyes.
The Tribe Palette
Last but certainly not least, is The Tribe palette. Isn’t it beautiful! My favorite part about the shades in this palette, is that most shades in this palette are infused with a bit of green. Even the brown transition shade in this palette, has an olive tint, which really makes it unique. The champagne gold color also has a reflective green duo chrome. I am most excited for this palette and will be testing it out and reviewing it first, out of the bunch.
That’s it, beauties! Which palette was your favorite from my Juvia’s Place haul? 🙂