So, my birthday haul continues to arrive, and I’ve got swatches and my opinion of Juvia’s Place The Magic palette to share with you today. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my swatches. This palette is huge, and is the exact same size as the full size Masquerade palette. I’ll describe the colors from left to right, top to bottom. The palette includes 6 matte shades and 10 shiny finishes that include foils and duochromes. The shades are conveniently grouped, with 8 warm colors on top and the 8 cool-toned shades on the bottom. All swatches were done with a dry brush on bare skin. Let’s get into it!
Starting with the warm tones:
Nubia, a metallic yellow gold.
Zakiya, a brick red matte
Osun, a peachy pink foil
Kesi, an off-white matte
Zuba, a deeper pink foil with a gold duochrome shift
Nana, an orange-leaning warm brown matte
Boronu, a bright bronze foil
Kogi, a mid-toned red matte with a hint of orange
And on to the cool shades:
Faso, a foily lavender with a blue shift
Aja, a blackened teal with blue to green shift
Vai, a silvery metallic taupe
Yemoja, a bright silver foil
Ife, a matte royal purple
Yara, a metallic aqua foil
Buzo, bright green foil with gold shimmer
Yejide, a matte navy blue
I love The Magic’s color scheme. Having it split up into warm and cool colors is a convenience when planning a look, and I feel it’s a thoughtful touch. I do have to say that the first thing I noticed when swatching this palette is that the formula has changed. The matte shades are nowhere near as soft and velvety as I’ve grown to expect from Juvia’s Place. These shadows are harder and drier than the old formula.
Despite the difference in formula, the mattes are still quite pigmented, and (thankfully) they perform on the eyes much better than they swatch. I did notice it was more work to build the color. They don’t create much fallout, though, and are still very blendable. The colors are incredible, and despite a couple complaints I’d heard, there are no exact dupes for colors in any other palette. I still have to say I prefer the previous formula. The foil shades are intensely metallic, though, and I really like the effect. The more metallic shades are still soft and buttery, and don’t appear to have changed. Here’s a date night look I created using The Magic palette.
Nana – base
Zakiya – crease, outer corner, lower lash line
Kogi – transition
Kesi – brow bone, inner lid
Nubia – lid, lower lash line
Boronu- outer lid
I also used Juvia’s Place black gel liner.
The lips are Coloured Raine’s Truffle Raine.
You can find out more about The Magic palette here.
What do you think of this palette? Have you tried any of Juvia’s Place’s shadows?
Thanks for reading!