I’ve had this palette in my collection for a while now, and am just getting around to reviewing it for you. Juvia’s Place is a brand which I’ve heard a lot about and people have very positive things to say about them. Their eyeshadow palettes are bright and vibrant but the shade selections are not intimidating as you can create daytime wearable looks to dramatic Instagram worthy looks all in one palette. The brand is also cruelty-free and focuses on catering for all skin tones. When the brand launched on Beauty Bay, I had a look through the palettes and could honestly have bought them all – they’re stunning. In the end, I thought I’d test the waters with The Saharan Palette. But will I be going back for more?
The Saharan Palette | £30 | available here
I picked this palette because I wanted something that wasn’t the same as everything else in my collection, but was still wearable. I was definitely missing reds in my collection so this one drew me in. This palette has 12 shades which are a mix of mattes and shimmers. As you’ll see from the swatches below, they’re extremely pigmented.
Sokoto – Matte bright red toned orange
Wodaabe – Shimmering green gold
Bororo – Shimmering deep red
Kia – Shimmering green
Zoya – Shimmering bronze peach
Iman – Shimmering white
Jamila – Dark matte orange
Senegal – Shimmering gold
Chad – Matte black
Katsina – Matte tan
Lulu – Shimmering peach
Fula – Deep shimmering rose
Aside from being very pigmented, the shadows are really soft and easily blendable. I do find they can have quite a bit of fall out which didn’t sweep away easily so that’s something to be mindful of. Maybe do your eye makeup first or lay some translucent powder on your undereyes to catch the fall out.
I adore the shade selection in this palette, as it’s predominantly warm but with some unusual shades. I like that there is a perfect transition shade in Katsina – this is a one and done shadow that I’ll just quickly sweep all over my lid and blend out into the crease on my laziest of days. I also love that there’s an extremely black shade in the palette in Chad – be careful with this one though, it’s very intense so go in lightly and build it up to avoid going from zero to Taylor Momsen real quick. The only shade I really don’t like is Iman as I just find it so chalky. I don’t see much of a shimmer to it at all. Whenever I’ve tried applying in on my inner corner, it just looks like chalk.
Do I think overall this palette is worth £30? As much as I’m really enjoying using it, I’d probably say no. The packaging is just cardboard, with no mirror so you’re definitely not paying for luxe design. So ultimately you’re just paying for the shadows. But are they any better than others I’ve used? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… when you can get a 35 shade Morphe palette for £23, why pay more for less?! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret buying the palette at all, and in terms of quality and uniqueness, it’s spot on but I don’t think I’ll buy another in a hurry (at least at full price anyway – Beauty Bay often have them on offer so I’ll be keeping an eye out).
What are your thoughts? Have you tried anything from Juvia’s Place? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading…