Review: Juvia’s Place The Zulu Palette
August 8, 2018
Okay, okay, I know that this palette is all over my Instagram, but I recently got The Zulu palette by Juvia’s Place from Beauty Bay and I am IN LOVE. This post is something between a review and a first impression, as I haven’t had it for too long, but I honestly think that eyeshadows are the easiest to tell whether you like them or not.
Now, you won’t see me wearing colourful eyeshadow too often during the day. I’m honestly too boring and to lazy to do so, I prefer colourful lipstick, it takes less time and I feel like blue lipstick is more wearable than blue eyeshadow. Don’t ask, I can’t explain the logic behind that thought.
However, I am very into making colourful looks on Instagram and I will continue to do them, so follow me on there if you want to see more!
Now let’s get to the the palette, shall we?
The pigment in this Juvia’s place palette is amazing (and I have heard that it’s the amazing pigmentation is definitely not limited to the Zulu palette). Below are swatches with a brush and with a finger (only one stroke with the finger), without any primer or concealer underneath. It is amazing how pigmented they are. The swatches with a brush did require a little bit of building up, but you can see, they did show up quite good (I am mostly looking at that yellow. If you love yellow eyeshadow you know how hard it is to find a good one!) I showed the palette to my boyfriend the moment I received it and he told me that the colours looked like paints. And they do! The colours are so rich and vibrant, it’s amazing (I am easily excited, don’t mind me).
The swatches do look a little powdery, however, this doesn’t translate into fallout when applied on the eyelid. Which is great, because I usually do my face makeup before I do my eyes.
Of course, the shimmers are amazing, that green is calling my name and I am not sure how to respond, because I have never before liked green eyeshadow.
Top. Notch. Honestly. SO easy to blend into one another or into another shadow. Now, if you do put the mattes over concealer which you didn’t set, you may have some trouble blending them, but it is nothing a nice transition shade and a windshield wiper motion can’t fix, really.
This is weird to write about. You know, with so many great primers, who even needs great staying powder of eyeshadow without them? However, these do not budge (and I don’t wear eyeshadow primer… ever), they will stay on your eyes the way you put them, until you decide to take off the whole look. Which brings me to the next point…
The Zulu palette stains the skin. I did an intense sunset look the other day (plugging my Instagram again, as that will be up soon!) and only spent like an hour with it on (for photos on instagram, don’t judge) and my eyelids were pink for a day. And nothing took that off. So do keep that in mind. I think it was mainly the pink shadow, as that was the only one I hadn’t tried before that look.
Also the size of it. Having more of the product is great, but the whole palette is a bit bulky. I admit that this could only be because I can’t fix this in my acrylic drawer with my other palettes
The palette was much bigger than I expected. For some reason I thought that it was going to be smaller. Although the pink shade stains, I am still quite pleased. And for 20 euros and the pigmentation you get, this palette really is a bang for your buck!
Have you ever tried anything from Juvia’s place? Let me know in the comments below!
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