The Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette might be the thing eyeshadow dreams are made of, no exaggeration. One of my good beauty friends put this palette on my radar and based on swatches I had to have it, no questions asked. I’m excited to share details about this one because it’s rather affordable and I feel like I got a great bang for all my bucks.
Let’s get the elephant out of the way, the packaging is bright green cardboard and I’ve taken it on three or four trips at this point so it looks a mess. That’s my only gripe. I wish it was plastic, metal, or black and for $25 (USD) I can totally wish the packaging was better and more long lasting. Unfortunately it’s not but that hasn’t stopped me from packing it for every trip and wearing these shadows out.
I’ve had this palette about two months now and it’s so versatile I really don’t have to pack anything else (I do anyway but I don’t have to). My favorite shade is the first one on the second row, it’s a beautiful peachy rose gold eye shadow that applies so smoothly it’s amazing. There are highlights, lid shades, transition, and crease colors here. You can easily do a variety of looks from basic to dramatic, day to night, and only use this one palette.
What I love the most about this palette is that although it’s considered a neutral palette, it screams spring/summer to me. The mix of shimmer and mattes plus light to dark shades is spot on and ideally you could use these shadows without pulling from your stash for anything else. I use the third shadow on the top row as a matte brow bone highlight that is absolute perfection. This palette can go anywhere and do anything. Add a colored liner for a pop of color on your lash line and honey you are set!
Random but not really, I tweeted the brand a while back inquiring about ownership, I wanted to know if the were black owned, and they never replied. The Instagram page seems pretty diverse (meaning I don’t have to scroll back 70 weeks to find a black girl) but it struck me as odd that I never got a response. Either way, I love the image on the palette and love that it’s a truly versatile, brown girl friendly palette.
Purchase at www.juviasplace.com
What are your thoughts on this one? Is packaging a deal breaker for you? Let’s chat in the comments below!