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The Juvia’s Place Issue: Nubian 2 {Review}

Well, hello April. We’re officially in the 4th month of the year and I hope the year has treated you guys well so far. As some of you might know, I’ve been doing a monthly series on my blog. For those who aren’t aware, it’s a series where I either a review certain brand for the month or a certain type of product from various brands. This month I’ve decided to share my thoughts on the Juvia’s Place brand. You can expect a product review every Monday in April as well as a giveaway on 22nd but you’ll have to stay around to hear more about it.

I know many of you are already familiar with this brand. They’re slowly making their mark in the beauty industry and I’m really excited to see what else they have up their sleeves. Juvia’s Place is known for their really adventurous colour scheme eyeshadow palettes and the pigment of these shadows is nothing short of amazing.

About Juvia’s Place:

“One element that cuts across all human barriers and culture is makeup. Everybody deserves to look and feel beautiful with or without makeup. We’re all beautifully made!! Julia’s Place is your one-stop destination for beauty products, makeup brushes, and makeup tools and organisers. Make A statement. Shop today.
Juvia’s Place owner, Chichi Eburu, has brought black beauty to the cosmetics industry in a way we’ve never seen before. The Nigeria-born wife and mother of two launched her cosmetic company a little over two years ago, and even she can’t quite wrap her mind around the rapid growth of the brand. Juvia’s Place is known for highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes that feature images of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.”


Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Eyeshadow Palette


Juvia’s Place Description

The Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s was inspired by an African Empire in old Egypt, headed by the beauty icon Nefertiti. She was famously endowed with strength and spirituality. This palette consists of 12 versatile arraigns of Metallic shades and pops of colours.




The shadows are housed in this bold orange cardboard packaging with bright pink background. It has a secure magnetic closure, no mirror but instead the front and the inside has this gorgeous portrait illustration of an Egyptian woman, which I LOVE. The bold colours of their packaging and their graphics are definitely distinctive. Each shadow is named and the names are printed under each pan (always a plus).


Eyeshadows and Pigmentation


The palette features 12 shadows, 4 matte colours and 8 metallics. The eyeshadow pans in this palette are huge. You get so much product that you would not hit pan for a really long time. I love the colour scheme of this palette, it gives me autumn vibes. It has some beautiful neutral shades as well as unique pops of colour.

The matte formula in this palette is really great. Medium but buildable pigmentation and great blendability. The metallic shades are exquisite, they’re rich in pigment, buttery soft and apply like a dream.

Shade description:

  • Morocco (matte dark orange)
  • Madagascar (matte beige)
  • Sheba (metallic fawn)
  • Yaa (metallic auburn)
  • Jezebel (matte maroon)
  • Zuri (shimmer ivory)
  • Cleopatra (shimmer royal blue)
  • Nefertiti (shimmer 18k gold)
  • Nairobi (metallic yellow gold)
  • Leyla (shimmer royal eggplant)
  • Kenya (matte chocolate brown)
  • Egypt (metallic royal green)

Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Nairobi and Egypt are my favourite shades. Cleopatra is such a stunning vivid blue, this beauty is eye-catching and I fall in love every time I use this shade. All the metallic shades are highly pigmented as you can tell from these swatches but these 4 just stand out from the rest.

Final Thoughts



I’ve reviewed three Juvia’s palettes in the past and this is without a doubt one of my favourite brands when it comes eyeshadow formula.

They don’t skimp on pigment, quality or size. Their products are therefore always such good buys. Best of all is that they have sales quite often and you’ll find palettes going for $16.

I love the Nubian 2 because I know I can achieve neutral looks, sultry smokey looks or bold and fun looks using the pops of colours.

Do you own this palette? Does the colour scheme of the palette speak to you?

Stay tuned for next weeks blog post where I’ll be reviewing another eyeshadow palette.






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