Ever since I got my first Juvia’s Place palette, The Magic Palette, I’ve been obsessed. Juvia’s Place is probably my favourite brand for eyeshadow. The colours are fantastic and vibrant and the quality and pigmentation are outstanding, so I was very happy when my mother got me The Masquerade Palette for Christmas!
With the perfect balance of both bold and neutral shades, The Mini Masquerade Palette represents the costumes and soil of the African culture and surroundings. Combining shimmer and matte finishes, apply wet or dry to create intense, high-impact eye looks.
- 16 shades
- Vegan and cruelty-free
- 11 shimmers
- 5 mattes
- Chi – Metallic cool toned purple
- Mali – Shimmering vibrant green
- Dalia – Shimmering electric blue
- Zola – Shimmering aquamarine
- Maked – A deep, warmed toned purple with a shimmer finish
- Zobo – Matte plum
- Calabar – Deep burgundy with a shimmer finish
- Bori – Matte neon pink with flecks of gold glitter
- Giza – Champaign shimmer
- Burkina – Matte warm brown
- Cairo – Matte burnt orange with flecks of gold glitter
- Ada – Warm copper with a matte finish
- Dahia – Warm, shimmering bronze
- Zulu – Matte red-toned brown
- Casablanca – Metallic warm copper
- Fulani – Matte warm brown
In typical Juvia’s Place fashion the packaging is very bold! This palette is bright pink with stunning artwork on the cover and inside. It’s made of sturdy cardboard and when I accidentally dropped it none of the pans inside broke, honestly my heart stopped as I watched it fall!
Inside the packaging is a vibrant yellow and contains 16 pans. I got the mini size but the pans are plenty big enough! There’s no mirror or brush inside but the quality of the eyeshadow definitely make up for it, the palette is also fairly inexpensive compared to other palettes of the same quality so the lack of brush and mirror doesn’t really bother me.
The shade is what instantly drew me in. I loved the mix of vibrant, bold colours with the more everyday, wearable browns and bronzes. The blue shades looked stunning and I was very excited to start creating some looks with this palette. I thought it’d be a perfect palette for summer, especially with the jewel and ocean tones. The top row gives me serious mermaid vibes!
When I swatched the shades I was blown away by the shimmer/metallics, they are absolutely stunning and insanely pigmented. The matte shades didn’t swatch as well, they were patchy and not as vibrant as they were in the pans. They did apply better to my eyes and I had no issues with blending, but I had to pack quite a lot on to get the level of intensity I usually expect for Juvia’s Place.
As always I created 3 looks with this palette. I tried to use as many shades as I could but I was so drawn to the blues and purples!
For the first look, I used ‘Zula’ as my transition shade, then ‘Ada’ in the crease. I then used ‘Dalia’ for the outer and inner corner and applied ‘Mali’ in the centre of my lid. I also used these shades on my lower lash line and of course, used ‘Giza’ for a blinding inner corner highlight.
For the next look, I went for a cut crease. I used ‘Burkina’ all over my eyelid and up to the brow brown for a transition shade. Then I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion to ‘cut the crease’. I applied the shade ‘Giza’ on my inner corner and toward the centre of the lid. Then used ‘Zola’ for the centre and a mix of ‘Dalia’ and ‘Chi for the outer corners.
Lastly, I did another cut crease look, using ‘Zula’ as my transition and blending ‘Ada’ in the crease. I then used the stunning ‘Makeda’ all over the lid. To finish off I used a mix of ‘Zola’ and ‘Dalia’ on my waterline and lower lash line and then ‘Giza’ again for the inner corner highlight and brow bone.
This is a beautiful palette which you can create some really fun looks with. There was a lot of fallout so I would recommend doing your eye makeup first. As I mentioned earlier the matte shades were a little harder to work with as they weren’t as pigmented as what I’m used to with Juvia’s Place, but they still blended out really well and the metallic/shimmer shades are incredible!
The shade range is also amazing and not anything like I currently own. I had a lot of fun creating these looks and I’m excited to keep experimenting and use the copper shades more. So far Juvia’s Place has never disappointed, although this palette doesn’t top The Magic Palette for me. I definitely want to keep adding more Juvia’s Place palettes to my collection so if you have any recommendations let me know.
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