Palette of the Month

Throwback Palette of the Month – Juvia’s Festival Palette – January 2019

I wanted to start a semi- new series this year. In an effort to show some love to my older palettes, I wanted to kick off a Palette of the Month post showcasing a palette that I love and want to use more often and, hopefully, entice you to use it too if you own it or if you are thinking about picking it up.

I started doing this last year, but it lost a little steam, but that’s it the past. No use dwelling on it, right?

New year, new me!

I wanted to kick off the month with a really fun palette. When looking at my collection, I was like, let’s go big for our first post. Immediately, my mind went to the Juvia’s Place Festival palette. This is a great palette for various reasons

It’s definitely a stand alone palette. Don’t let the bright colors fool you. Mmanwu (bright peach) and Oro (golden yellow) are wonderful crease colors. Just add a little shimmer from Uli (shimmery white) or Odogwu (champagne) and you are set.

Colors from top to bottom: Izafa, Uli, Ofala, Mmanwu, Iri Ji, Oro, Keleke, Aba, Odogwu
  • However, it’s also a FANTASTIC companion palette to any of your other more neutral palettes. All the shimmers here are beautiful and metallic. Just watch out for Uli, since it is right between a red and an orange, sometimes it picks up some fall out and tends to take on a pink or orange tint.
  • If you are looking for a bright matte shade, also consider using Iri Ji (hot pink) or Ofala (neon coral/orange). Both are buildable and blendable, which I prefer for a more blown out look. Izafa (Red) is GORGEOUS!! It’s like a bright strawberry shade on me. I love using it on my lower lash line.
  • Let me know in the comments below if you have the Festival Palette and how you use it. Show me looks!!!
  • Till next time, my friends!
  • Maritza
  • Juvias Place

    Juvia’s Place Warrior Palette – Review Time

    I know I am, once again, late to the game on this palette, but it’s new to me, so I thought I would give you a fresh perspective after the hype has died down. Also, I know that Juvia’s is getting ready to drop the Warrior 2 soon, so maybe this may help your decision as I know it’s built to be a sort of companion palette.

    This is the second palette I have purchased from Juvia’s and much like the Festival, I am so very drawn by the aesthetics of this brand. I’m about as white of a girl as you can get, but something about the tribal artwork with the three gorgeous Black women on the front (who give me total Okoye vibes from Black Panther) calls to me.

    The goddess Danai Gurira

    I LOVE it!

    Packaging aside, I also love the Juvia’s Place formula overall. It’s pigmented, creamy and the shimmers are spectacular. I’ve found that you can use them with a brush or your finger and they are both phenomenal. The mattes are quality mattes, not dusty and certainly hold up well throughout the day, which I found to be the same with this palette.

    The Warrior Palette ($20) is also a very neutral palette, which is exactly was drew me to it. As a green eyed girl, warm browns and coppers are my go to basics for when I want an easy, yet POW look. The two matte shades, Mino and Kano, were the ones that drew me in the most. Kano especially, since I love to use caramel colors like that on the crease.

    Kano on the crease, Mino in outer V and Amina on lid.

    However, I found out that Kano has a yellow undertone, that on my skin color shows much more predominantly than I wanted. I’m not mad at it as is nice considering that I don’t have a color currently in my collection like that, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

    Left to right in Palette: Amina, India, Mino, Ahosi, Moreno

    Mino is actually really deep and chocolatey, which helps me deepen Kano to where I want it.

    Left to right in Palette: Kano, Dahomey, Bakwa, Benin

    I have the same issues with some of the shimmers. In the pan, some look like they will lean more toward a champagne shimmer, like Amina and Moremi, but they, once again, pick up more golden. I find that I have to do test swipes on my wrist before digging into a shade to make sure that it will go with the look I have in mind.

    Are these deterrents? Maybe for girls with my skin tone and color as you might have the same issues as me, but I use this palette quite frequently and really enjoy it. However, if you are in the market for a new neutral palette, I think you might want to keep that in mind.

    Anyone else have the same thoughts as me on the Warrior Palette? If so, you know where to drop your comments.

    Till next time, my friends!