Hey loves and welcome back!
Today is another review of a product that has been lying in my collection forever. I never got round to taking pictures and writing some text about this palette but here it is. Finally. I introduce to you the Juvia’s Place Afrique palette.
The packaging is as always on point. I just love the illustrations on the box and the palette itself. It’s intricate, detailed and plain beautiful. This is my first 12-pan palette from Juvia’s. I already own Magic, Tribe, Zulu and Douce (review soon). I bought this palette during a lil sale and had a 30% discount so I paid $14 instead of $20 (€12,6 instead of €18). I think I bought it in June and I did feature it in my August Low Buy haul. That’s how long I’ve had this palette without reviewing it. I have tried it multiple times and have a good idea of what I think of it though.
The colour scheme is really unique and beautiful. The combination of the rich browns and burgundies with those pops of colour like the yellow, green and blue shimmers speaks to my soul. You can do some every day warm toned looks or you can go turn to the creative way.
“Our new eyeshadow palette has arrived. The perfect color palette. A true representation of beauty, art and glamour. Consists of 12 highly pigmented shades. The Afrique was designed for a very vibrant look; simply prime eyes with a neutral primer. The Afrique’s shimmer colors can be used wet or dry!” – Juvia’s Place
Let’s talk mattes. I have noticed that these mattes are a little different from their usual formula. Some shades (mostly the brownies) are really nicely pigmented and don’t turn patchy even though they don’t swatch the best. The colourful shades, however, are another story. I feel like the yellow, blue and green are a little chalky and patchy when applied to the eyeballs. You will notice it in the swatches too. They’re not as pigmented and smooth as usual. I found that very strange and underwhelming. Blending also takes a little longer than usual.
The shimmers are really nice though. I LOVE ANGELIQUE. That shade is so intense (you can see it in the swatch down below) and Kofi is almost just as intense and lovely. The other shimmers are a little less impactful and more mature shimmers. They aren’t as metallic as Angelique and Kofi but beautiful nonetheless. I do find that the consistency is also a little mixed and non-existent. Angelique and Kofi are beautiful but the other shimmers are not on par with them. The formula is very inconsistent, just like the mattes.
Overall, I think the colour scheme is great and I will continue to use it. But I don’t think I would recommend this palette. The formula is just too inconsistent for me to wholeheartedly recommend it to you. So, that’s that on that.
What do you think of this palette? Do you have it in your collection?
Lots of love and see you next time!