#TestedWithLove: Juvia’s Place's Nubian Eye Shadow Palette
It’s finally my turn to do a product review and I hope you’re just as excited as I am!
It was definitely tough to pick something from all the things in my makeup cabinet to do the review on, but then I realized there is one thing I’ve been wanting to rave about for a while. And that would be The Nubian Eye Shadow Palette by Juvia’s Place.
As you’ve probably figured out already, this will mostly be a positive review; but why don’t we get into some details?
When I got this palette a year or so ago, both the product and the brand weren’t really that well-known. Back then, this was the only eyeshadow palette they offered, but now you can actually pick from a few palette options.
I actually can’t quite recall how I came to know about this beauty, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.
The palette is inspired by Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and the shades themselves are based on all the colors representative of the Egyptian empire she ruled.
The first thing that grabs your attention is the gorgeous illustration of Nefertiti on the cover of the packaging, accompanied by the palette’s name. I though this was pretty unique as most eyeshadow palettes only include the name of the product and brand logo.
When you open up the palette, you’re met once again with the illustration on the back of the cover. Most palettes do have a mirror on this area so its absence might be something you may not like, but I personally never use this mirror when I’m applying my makeup anyway, so I’m not really bothered by this!
Now, onto the actual shadows! The palette comes with four mattes and eight shimmers, and let me tell you, it’s the latter that truly makes this product shine (pun intended). I think those of you who aren’t fans of shimmery shadows will have to reevaluate after taking a look at these gorgeous shades.
There are two particular colors that have more glitter than the rest—one dark copper and a translucent light pink—and I feel that when you pop these on your lids, others can see it from miles away. They’re my favorite of the bunch and just right for this holiday season.
The first shade of the palette is in my opinion, perfect for highlighting the inner corner, and I always come back to this palette for any eye look just for that one. Obviously this wouldn’t be my favorite palette if it didn’t have amazing pigmentation, but it’s also safe to say all shadows are buildable as well as very soft and creamy.
The palette as a whole is made up of coppers, golds and browns; making it perfect for fall too. Though I think you can get away with it during any season if you put your mind to it. I, for example, find myself constantly turning to the matte orange and light brown for a super simple, everyday look.
If I had to pick one flaw for this product, it would be that the shades don’t have names, but Juvia’s Place did end up naming each shade in subsequent palettes, so I'll have to check those out too.
Well, that concludes my review; but I’d also like to add my gratitude to Juvia’s Place for creating such a masterpiece. Do you own this palette too? If so, what are your thoughts? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!