I am so late to the party on this and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get my hands on this palette. Everyone who is everyone has been on a rave about the Juvia’s Place palettes. It was always going to be difficult to choose which one to pick from the amazing selection.
Fear not, I have finally caught up and I am so glad I finally did. I ordered this fabulous palette from Beauty Bay and it got delivered the very next day.
Juvia’s Place is an American based company and with African inspired makeup lines.
After a lot of deliberation, I ended up picking the Nubian 2 Eye Shadow palette which retails for about £28. This palette is inspired by Nefertiti, an Egyptian queen and beauty icon known for her outstanding beauty, strength and spirituality.
The palette itself consists of 12 eyeshadow colours, 8 metallic ones and 4 matte colours too. This is perfect for someone branching out and wanting to try a bit more colour for their makeup.
The palette comes in yellow box, similar to the front cover, with the same imagery . Opening the palette, there is also another image of Nefertiti on it’s inner cover.
The eyeshadows pans are larger and double in size when compared to the original Nubian Eyeshadow Palette, so this will definitely last you a long time. For your own piece of mind, this product is paraben free and cruelty free as it’s not tested on animals.
So now we have covered the finer details now, to the part you’re waiting.
The eyeshadows are individually named after various African countries and highly pigmented! Smiles all round, I was definitely ecstatic about this as it’s always a major requirement for any eyeshadow.
Here are the swatches, with no flash and with flash so you can see for yourself.:
from left to right : Yaa, Sheba, Madagascar and Morocco
from left to right : Nefertiti, Cleopatra, Zuri and Jezebel
from left to right : Egypt,Kenya, Leyla and Nairobi
All in all this is a versatile palette with vibrant and gorgeous colours to offer. My only issues were the lack of a mirror within the palette which would make it easier when you’re on the go and I found the Morocco eyeshadow was really good, but can stain so it’s definitely one to be mindful of as it takes a little more effort to remove.
So all in all a beautiful palette, definitely one I’d recommend! I hope to try out the other palettes in the near future. There you have it, a fantastic eyeshadow palette worth adding to your makeup routine all with an African twist too. If you have any other eyeshadow palettes that are worth reviewing, please let me know in the comments section. I’d really love to hear from you.
Until my next post…