I managed to get a hold of this beauty a few months ago via a mail forwarding service (before it was up on Beauty Bay). I've been testing it for nearly two months and I'm absolutely in love with it. I'm so enthralled by it that I've given up on every other eyeshadow Palette and sometimes go for the single pot eyeshadows when I'm in a rush. I know that's a bold statement but I think it'd be hard to find a palette as good as this.
Now, these colors are not what I would normally go for - I like my normal (and sometimes boring) brown and taupe Shades, but thought its time I experiment and try out something unusual. There are some shades that I didn't like the first time, although after two months I have finally tried every Shade and incorporated them into an eye look. First of all this palette is huge and each pan weighs 3.6 grams. I won't be able to travel with this as its massive, but its the palette I've been going for every day over the past two months so you can say I'm absolutely in love with it. Being brown, a lot of shadows never show up on my eyes, but Juvia's Place is the perfect palette for this as their pigmentation and color pay off is top notch. If you're tired of patchy shadows, you need to try Juvias. You get 16 shades with 6 mattes and 10 shimmers which I think is the perfect combination. I got this palette as it has my favorite go-to shades but a few shades that would force me to experiment with eye looks.
Nubia: This is a beautiful yellow/golden foiled shade that I've had a lot of compliments on. You don't need a lot of the product for it to show up on your eyes.
Zakiya: This brick orange shade is an accompaniment to Nubia and it's a matte that is really pigmented. I love that it's not patchy and I have worn this as a mono shade.
Osun: A cool pink/gold shimmer which is not really my cup of tea, but I've used it in eye looks with Ife (very subtly), and it looks absolutely gorgeous with it.
Kesi: Kesi is very similar to the base shade found in the UD palettes, and I'm glad they had it in this palette as I've used it as a base for a lot of eyeshadow looks.
Zuba: Another pink shimmer shade which is similar to Osun but is less gold and pinker. I admit this is the one shade I haven't used much of.
Nana: This is one of the prettiest shades in the palette for me and I go for this all the time. I either use it in an eyeshadow look or just apply it as one shade on my eye. The pigmentation is really good and is buildable as well.
Boronu : Accompaniment to Nana, and a favorite of mine. Its the shade closest to what I would normally go for.
Kogi : A matte coral red shade which is absolutely gorgeous and again something that I use when I go for the warm shimmers.
Yejide : This gorgeous navy blue matte shade has been my go-to for when I experimented with blue eyeshadow looks (dark blue eyeshadow looks are my go-to for Indian weddings and festivals).
Buzo : This is a beautiful aquamarine green with a gold shimmer.
Yara : This is a deep green with a gold shimmer. I usually pair it with Buzo and Yejide for an eyeshadow look
Ife : A royal blue matte - the pigmentation is rich, and it borders on a purple.
Yemoja : A bright silver shade that I've paired with a lot of the darker shades (usually towards the inner corner of my eye, or smoky eye looks I've tried a few times).
Vai : A deep silver (more grey/silver) which works beautifully with a smoky eye look.
Aja : Hands down my favorite eyeshadow in this palette (after Boronu , Zakiya, and Nana). This is a beautiful emerald green shade that I'm in love with. I don't think it flatters me (but then I'm not the best at applying eyeshadows).
Faso : A light lavender foiled shade that I've yet to work with. Its beautiful and the pigmentation with one swatch is excellent (on the brush as well). I've tried using this at home, but I couldn't pull it off
General Pros :
a) Lasts for ages - The mattes tend to fade after seven hours (I didn't apply a primer when I tested these shades), but the shimmer was strong and standing out even after 14 hours. I would consider getting a Juvia's place Palette again which had a lot of long-lasting neutral shades as it'd be perfect for a long day of work or school.
b) Pigmentation - While these are finger swatches, they work equally well with brushes. The only shade that can be a bit difficult to work with a brush is Kesi. You need to apply twice to get it on your eyes complete opaque
a) Fall Out - There's a lot of fall out which can be annoying especially when you're working with darker shades. Yesterday I put on Zakiya and had a lot of orange fallout underneath my eyes.
Favorite Shades : I love them all but I couldn't work with Faso. It looks a lot like a beautiful highlighter though albeit not for brown skin.
Will I repurchase This Again? OFC - but once I'm done with all of the shades. I'm trying to be more mindful about mindless spending, and since I love all of these shades I do think I'd be able to work with all of them. If you're a darker woman who is tired of palettes with weak pigmentation or that barely shows up on your eyes - you need to get hold of a Juvia's Place palette.
Buy it here for £30 on Beauty Bay.
You can also buy any of your favorite singles here for £6 for a pan