Juvia’s Place just doesn’t stop! The brand has been on a steady trajectory of releasing beautiful and affordable palettes that I just need. Yes, I need all of them don’t judge me. You can check out my reviews of the Nubian 1 and Nubian 2 palettes here and here. I don’t know if it’s the fact that the brand is black owned, or these beautiful illustrations, or the popping shades, but something keeps pulling back.
The beautiful bright colors of the Masquerade Palette are definitely a nice twist from the neutral palettes and shades that are loading up the shelves lately. This palette is pretty large and features 16 fun shades “inspired by African Festivities filled with enomourous joy and spiritual activities. The Bold Colors Represent costumes used in festivals. The nude and browns represent the African soil and environments. The perfect balance of bolds and neutrals.” The blue and green shades in this palette really stand out, giving me island and sea vibes.
These shadows are very similar in consistency to the last two palettes I purchased. The bold shades appear so vibrantly on the skin and almost give me a cream to powder type of performance. Some of them are a little patchy so I would recommend a primer or a light base on the lids before applying. As I swatched I noticed there wasn’t a lot of fall out which is quite surprising for such bold eyeshadows.
The most difficult shades to swatch were Bori and Cairo. These eye shadows have larger glitter chunks and took so much just to swatch. You can barely see the glitter in the swatches. Fourteen out of sixteen great eyeshadows isn’t bad, but I was highly disappointed with Bori because I thought it would be a stunner. I do think this palette could’ve done without the neutral shades considering the Nubian 1 and Nubian 2 palettes cover those quite well. If you’re low on neutrals but also want to try bright eyeshadows, this will be a great all encompassing palette to own.
The Masquerade Palette retails for $39.99 but if you search well enough I’m sure you’ll find a discount code on social media.
Have you hopped on board the Juvia’s Place bandwagon? What are your thoughts on the palettes? Let’s chat in the comments below!