It is time for the last eyeshadow palette that I will be reviewing this month, it is the Juvias’ Place Masquerade Mini Palette, which let me say, just because it’s called mini does not mean these shadows are small, I was really surprised to have received this palette and the shadows are the same size as all of my other single shadows. That is not mini to me. Before we get into this one, you can check out last weeks here, now let’s jump into this palette review.
As per usual, I am going to start out the least important of all reviews and that is the packaging. I like the design of it fine, however, I’m not the biggest fan of cardboard packaging like this. I know a lot of makeup palettes coming in packaging like this, but it just doesn’t feel like the nicest packaging in the world. It’s not particularly cheap feeling, I just think it feels a little cheaper by just being cardboard. I’m not going to complain too much though seeing as this palette is $25 for sixteen full sized shadows, it may be mini but these pans are the exact same size as my makeup geek and mac shadow pans, so that’s a full size in my mind.
Once you open it up and get to the good stuff it’s a really stunning palette, the inside is really basic but that’s no big deal to me and I feel like the spacing on the inside isn’t too horrible so there isn’t a ton of wasted space in this one.
The shadows in here are stunning, I love the mix of shades and how it’s laid out. The top half is a bunch of fun colors, greens, purples, blues, and pinks, whereas the bottom half is more of a warm neutral kind of palette, with an orange or two mixed in that one might be able to debate is a warm neutral. I really like the mixture of colors, I think it makes for a really fun palette and makes it so one is able to create tons of different looks using this one.
Now, to talk about the formula of these, I am going to start by saying these are not the best eyeshadows I have used but there are still pretty great shadows. The mattes are very soft and blendable, the shimmers are pretty pigmented for the most part. There are a couple of kind of duds in this palette but I think that is pretty typical for eyeshadow palettes. Overall, I like the formula and think it’s a pretty good and easy to work with eyeshadow formula.
Now, for some swatches, we’re going to go from top to bottom starting with the left photo; Chi, Mali, Dalia, Zola, Makeda, Zobo, Calabar, and Bori. Now the right photo; Giza, Burkina, Cairo, Ada, Dahia, Zulu, Casablanca, and Fulani. Some of my favorite shades so far are Dalia, Calabar, Giza and Casablanca. I haven’t played with all of the shades yet but so far those have been some of my favorites. Some of the duds are Zulu, Mali and Bori, which I think are all still usable, just a little bit difficult to work with.
Now, for the look that I created using this palette, I did something a little more fun with this one because I felt like I really could and it had been a little while since I’d done anything fun. I used Zobo, Calabar, Bori, and Gize for this fun pink look. I’m really happy with how this turned out and am excited to play with this palette some more.
Overall, I am really happy with how this turned out and this palette, there are a couple of duds that I’m willing to try and work with but there are some really amazing shadows in here too, it’s a pretty good palette and I’m happy to have it in my stash.
Have you ever tried Juvia’s Place before?