As promised, here is my mini review on yet another hyped (and constantly selling out) eyeshadow palette by this indie brand- Juvia’s Place. Now I’ve been having their brushes for over 2 years and I love them so much, but it was actually Karen from That’s So Charming who got me addicted to their eyeshadow palettes as well! I have two more eyeshadow palettes from Juvia’s Place (The Nubian 1 and The Mini Masquerade) and two ah-mazing! blush palettes: The Saharan Vol 1 and The Saharan Vol 2 (review coming next week) which I’m obsessed with right now!
The Magic was sold out quite fast and there had been a few restocks as well, and somehow I managed to buy one after like waiting for 2 months! Is the wait worth it? TOTALLY!
Price: US$ 35.00 (They ship worldwide but shipping is costly!)
Packaging: It comes with a colorful cardboard outer box with a beautiful illustration of two ethnic women (this is like signature style of Juvia’s eyeshadow palettes) and the actual palette (bubble wrapped) has the same illustration on the top. It has no mirror and it’s pretty big. I mean, I didn’t expect it to be this big TBH.
Inside you get 16 new shades (some claim they’re dupes for some colors in their other palettes) that consist of 6 mattes and 10 hard pressed shimmer/metal shadows. The shimmer shades have a foil texture and have a slightly wet feel it to and the pigmentation is out of the world!
This palette is inspired by the sun and moon, and therefore has a good balance of warm (two top rows) and cool tones (two bottom rows)
The Sun-inspired shades:
I am really impressed by how crazy pigmented these two rows are! All these are made with literally one swipe, and I did not use any primers on my arm. These are finger swatches, but they work just the same with brushes, so be careful when you dip your brush into these pans! They are INSANE!
The Moon-inspired shades:
I cannot say the exact same thing about the cool tones in this palette. They are well pigmented but, the 3 shades: Yejide, Ife and Aja are slightly dryer than the rest, and therefore they swatch a little lighter and patchier than others. They did work will with brushes. Buzo is also slightly less pigmented compared to the rest (Yara, Vai and Faso swatch beautifully!)
Things to remember when using this palette:
- Some of the matte shades are pressed pigments (as I believe- much like the dramatic ABH Subculture palette) so they tend to change colors (as they would! these are mostly primary colors) as you blend two opposite shades. (For example, I blended Nana and Yejide and the middle area where both shadows meet and blend got to a slightly moss green shade, so bear that in mind when you blend a few colors together)
- There’s a slight fallout in some shades, even the shimmers. Recommend doing eyes first 🙂
- You need little to no primer. They stayed on me without primer from day to night.
- Use a light hand specially with the matte shades.
Overall, this palette is one of the best I’ve ever purchased. Honestly, ever since I bought their palettes, I haven’t touched another eyeshadow palette from another brand. For the price you pay, this palette is worth more than I can say, and I no it’ll take a long time to hit pan on these!
If you have never tried a Juvia’s Place eyeshadow (or their blushes) you’re seriously missing it! Forget Too Faced, Tarte, and even Makeup Geek! Highly recommend this palette to anyone and everyone!
Their products are cruelty-free.
Have a nice day!