Welcome to the second week of my #OnePaletteOneWeek challenge. If you missed the first one, check it out here. This week I used exclusively the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini palette to create six makeup looks. I was super excited for this palette, pre-ordered it immediately and have not been disappointed! I’ll leave you with a mini-review at the end of this post.
The first day i just wanted to wear ALL the colors! Does it ever happen to you? I went on and used almost all the colors in the palette for this rainbow look with a warm lid and cool lower lash line. This first test of the palette was a huge success I think. you can see how well the shades blend into each other and the great color payoff. I paired this look with Colourpop Notion on the lips, Flexitarian as highlight, No Shame gel liner and a berry blush from the Tarte Color Wheel palette.
Here I went totally opposite to my usual looks and used the berry matte shade Zobo together with the blue and cool purples in the palette for this eye. Again all shades blended so well into each other and showed up so bright and gorgeous on the white base NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk.
Back to some safe zone colors for me. I used the shade Cairo all over the lid and blended in the crease, then added Zobo on the outer corner and lower lash line. For some extra sparkle I dabbed Neve Cosmetics Ticket on the center of the lid for that halo effect and on the center of the lips on top of Mulac Candy Cane lipstick.
This look started by being a blue lid with neutral brown transition and then ended up in a graphic liner with some Cleopatra vibes. Don’t ask. Sometimes my mind just goes weird places. That line of gold goodness is the shade Casablanca mixed with Neve Cosmetics Rugiada mixing medium, it ends up so metallic!
Other than all the gorgeous fun colors in the top half of the palette, the Juvia’s Place contains also some great neutral and five matte shades, four of which I used for this look. This is my go-to soft smokey eye for every day, with a bit of shimmer on the inner corner (Casablanca again). On the lips I am using one of the new Colourpop Matte X Lippie Stix in Ziggie, so much love!
For the final look I wanted to play with the dark purple and blue shades in the palette (Chi & Makeda) paired with Zobo and Burkina in the crease, some purple glitter on the lid and NYX Glitter Liner in Silver on the inner corner. Of course I took the occasion to wear blue lipstick, the LA Splash Sangre Azul with a bit of Amor Eterno in the center. On top of that I dabbed the Colourpop highlighter in Honeymoon dabbed all over it for the blue glitter shift.
Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini review and swatches
You’ve seen the performance of the palette on the eyes, so I won’t be long in this review. The palette contains 16 shades, of which 5 are mattes (a berry, three browns and a reddish terracotta), two mattes with gold glitter particles (Bon and Cairo) and one (Casablanca) has a pressed-pigment type of texture. To the touch they don’t feel super soft or buttery and therefore there is minimal kick up and fall out.
The shimmers are all very pigmented on the eyes and are easy to use, with the exception of the green shade Mali which is not very pigmented. The two matte+glitter shades Bon and Cairo behave very much as mattes and it is very difficult to get the gold glitter to show. You can see Cairo in Look 3 which turned out matte and I had to add Ticket for sparkle. The pressed pigment shade Casablanca is one of the most gorgeous shadows and it reminds me a lot of the Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows and is a very similar shade to Makeup Geek Legend. The mattes are easy to blend and I just wished there was a slightly lighter shade to use as transition. However, as this is a palette catered towards women of color, I totally understand the choice of mattes in here. I also wished Fulani was much darker to act as a proper dark shade in the outer corner.
Overall I am madly in love with this palette and the definitely recommend it if you love colorful eyeshadows. It has such a fun variety of neutral and color that makes it extremely versatile to use for a night out or a day at the office. The Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini palette contains 24 gr of product and retails for $19.99, whereas her bigger sister contains 57.6 gr and retails for $32.50. The pans in the Masquerade Mini palette are the same size as MAC and Makeup Geek single eyeshadows. You can buy this palette exclusively at Juvia’s Place website (here) and there are many discount codes from famous Youtubers out there that will save you 10% on your order. I used NIKKIE from NikkieTutorials, but you can decide which Youtuber to support with your purchase of course.
What do you think? Will you be picking this one up? And which one of the looks is your favorite?