I am back this week with another series of looks featuring Juvia’s Place! Today’s review I will be highlighting The Warrior Palette. This palette retails for $20 USD, but can often be snatched up for sale anywhere from $10-14 USD. I purchased my palette during a Valentine’s Day sale for $14 USD. For details on my shipping experience with Juvia’s Place, check out my initial Haul & First Impressions.
The Warrior Palette is nine eyeshadow pan palette with beautiful gold, bronze and brown color scheme; six metallics and three matte shades. If you’re not into bright and bold colors and prefer the every day neutral glam look, this palette is for you. The packaging is adorned with beautiful metallic gold pattern and afrocentric artwork; Juvia’s signature look. With this palette, each shadow is named:
- Amina – neutral champagne metallic shade
- Idia – dark gold metallic shade
- Mino – deep cool toned brown matte shade
- Ahosi – cool toned nude matte shade
- Moremi – light gold champagne metallic shade
- Kano – warm canal brown matte shade
- Dahomey – deep copper metallic shade
- Bakwa – yellow gold metallic shade
- Benin – taupe bronze metallic shade
In the pan these shades are gorgeous, on the eyes and when swatched the metallics glide and are buttery and soft; no priming of the brush with water to get a foiled look with these! I love that about JP’s metallic shadows; they are pigmented without much effort. The mattes in this palette are easy to work with and not so hard/dry. They do kick up a bit of particles in-pan and have fallout on the eye when applied, but careful application will remedy that. The pigmentation is even and not patchy for the mattes here; which I am happy about. My only complaint is the gold shade variation. On the eyes, some of these shades may look identical, depending on your skin tone. I would have really liked to see one more matte brown in between the darkest brown (which can build up to almost black intensity) and the medium camel brown in this palette.
After a couple days, you can see how the looks all start to be similar. So, I utilized the shadows as highlighter on Day 4; I love these metallic eyeshadows as highlighter, as well.
Despite my slight disappointment with the shade range and fallout of this palette, it still deserves a 5 star rating, in my opinion. The size of the pans, the color pigmentation and the universal fit for every skin tone, makes this palette a winner for a lot of people. I can recommend this to those just starting out on makeup, those in need of something every day in the office, and more. With a bit of creativity, these shade ranges can be used in various ways and I really like that!
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