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One brand I’ve wanted to try for a while is Juvia’s Place after hearing a lot about the palettes from Bridgette (Porcelain) and NikkieTutorials. And I went a little crazy and purchased all of their eyeshadow palettes that were available at Ulta, so I’m going to be sharing my thoughts of them over time until I’ve gotten through all of them. The first palette I decided to test out was The Nubian 2, which was inspired by Nefertiti. She was known for her outstanding beauty, strength and spirituality.
After researching, I found they were cruelty free and have been making all of their products vegan with the exception of their first two palettes as those were produced before they changed but they are still available today. So I wouldn’t say they are a vegan brand but they have a lot of vegan options.
There are four matte shades and eight metallic shades, and have massive pan sizes.
- Morocco (matte dark orange)
- Madagascar (matte beige)
- Sheba (metallic fawn)
- Yaa (metallic auburn)
- Jezebel (matte maroon)
- Zuri (shimmer ivory)
- Cleopatra (shimmer royal blue)
- Nefertiti (shimmer 18k gold)
- Nairobi (metallic yellow gold)
- Leyla (shimmer royal eggplant)
- Kenya (matte chocolate brown)
- Egypt (metallic royal green)
I’m trying to get better about swatches and making sure I don’t go for the Instagram perfect swatch. So going for the true finger swatch along with a brush swatch next to it. So for each of these the brush swatch is on the left and the finger swatch is on the right. I have no primer under the shadows and used the same pressure for each as well as the same packing brush. I did notice that the mattes do not apply great with a packing brush but rather a blending brush. But I wanted to keep it consistent for each of the swatches.
Looks & Thoughts on the Palette
So I wore this palette multiple days in a row but only two photos of two of the looks. No idea why I only captured two of the looks but yeah.
For this look I used the following shades in the palette: Morocco, Jezebel, Cleopatra, Zuri, Leyla, Kenya, and Nefertiti. I also have the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Are & Be, and Azeredo Cosmetics false lashes in the style Hollywood (use code MAE10 for 10% off).
For the second and final look that I photos of for this palette, I used the following shades: Morocco, Jezebel, Zuri, Cleopatra, and Leyla. Yes a lot of the same shades as the previous look but a very different result. I’m wearing Azeredo Cosmetics lashes again but in the style Doll. Also to show you how the shadows look after about twelve hours of wear here is how it looks…
As you can tell the shades are still insanely pigmented at the end of the day and you can barely, barely tell there is any wear time. The only thing that gives it away that it’s the end of the day, is if I stretch out my lids then you can see the where the shadow has worn in the crease of my hooded eyelids.
Final thoughts, the metallics apply like butter and can look amazing even when applied with a dry brush. Seriously I never see those results with metallics with a brush unless it’s wet. Yes, I still prefer with my fingers but I have to give kiddos to where credit is due. Mattes do not apply well with a packing brush or at least with any of my synthetic packing brushes from e.l.f. or Morphe. But I have no issues getting pigmentation from the matte shades if I use a blending brush. So not sure what’s happening there but for the most part I use blending brushes to do an entire look so I don’t mind it has issues with a packing brush. Overall, I love the palette and I’m excited to try the other ones that Juvia’s Place has come out with. Which is surprising as I haven’t been too excited to play with eyeshadow palettes lately for anything other than creative looks. Like I would apply it but I honestly didn’t care about it, but these are getting me excited about doing my makeup every day. So yeah, thumbs up for me on Juvia’s Place The Nubian 2 Palette.
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