Let me first off say that I am loving all of the B.O.M.B. challenges that I am seeing on YouTube right now which inspired this type of post. In case you don’t know what it means, it stands for Black Owned Makeup Brands. Many YouTubers are highlighting Black owned makeup brands to their audience and to bring support to the brand. This was especially important to me because as a black woman, I want to start supporting more Black owned businesses…………
So with that being said, I want to at least each month to spotlight a Black owned makeup brand with a review and information on the brand. For my very own B.O.M.B. post, I purchased the Juvia’s Place “The Masquerade” eyeshadow palette. I received this palette pretty quickly (ordered on a Friday and received it the next Monday) but please note that I didn’t purchase this palette when it was first released. I received an e-mail with my tracking number and was able to track my package. My package came with no damage:
I purchased this palette from their direct website about a month ago because I was searching for a colorful palette since most of my eyeshadow palettes are mostly neutral/everyday colors. I was going to get the Urban Decay Electric Palette (since many stores had it on sale) but decided on the Juvia’s Place palette due to the size of the pans and the color options.
From Juvia’s Place:
The Masquerade Palette(Limited Edition)
This product was inspired by African Festivities filled with enormous joy and spiritual activities. The Bold Colors Represent costumes used in festivals. The nude and browns represent the African soil and environments. The perfect balance of bolds and neutrals
Mica, Talc, Magnesuim strearate, kaolin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, iron oxides, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Magnese violet, ultramarines,FD&C Red 40 Al Lake, FD&C Blue 1 Al lake, FD&C Red 40 Al lake.
May contain : Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide
Net Weight : 57.6 G/ 2.03oz
This is a Cruelty Free Product. No testing is performed on animals
The package itself is very beautiful (which to be honest……attracted me to the palette). It comes in a hot pink palette with a beautifully designed African woman on the cover.
This palette comes in 16 large colors, which range from bold colorful colors to gold/brown/neutral shades. To me, this palette can be used for an everyday look or a night on the town (the options are endless). The shadows are very, very, VERY creamy and it has nice pigmentation. They were very easy to blend and again, the color playoff is there. It says to prime your eyes with a white or nude base, but to be honest, you can really grab eyeshadow from the pan directly to your eyelids…..the colors was amazing. This to me is a great quality palette, with great formulation, and it has quickly became one of my holy grails:
I really love this palette and has easily became the best makeup purchase I made this year. I recommend this palette due to this being able to work on any skintone and you can use this at anytime – work, school, club, and etc:
But before I end this blogpost, let me discuss some of the cons………………
One problem that I can see with this palette is that you can’t be heavy handed while using it. Since it’s so pigmented, putting too much on at once can cause a little fall out onto my face. Another thing with this palette is that even though I love that it is large, it is not very travel friendly. It is magnetize at the bottom so the palette can close but it is not a strong hold (which can easy open if you don’t pack it correctly). Again, due to it’s size, this would be hard for me to pack it in my makeup bag to travel. The last thing is that this does not come with a mirror or a brush which I personally wish it had a mirror but I don’t mind it having a eyeshadow brush (just personal opinions…..may not be a big deal for you).
(On a personal note, you may or may not heard of the customer service complaints that some customers were having with this brand. I can only speak from my personal experience but please research for yourself before you are comfortable placing an order.)
The retail price of this palette is $39.99 but it’s on sale for $32.50. I ended up paying only $35.00 by using a 10% off code (I used the code “beatfacehoney” from Beat Face Honey YouTube) plus shipping and handling. As of today, this limited edition palette is sold out but it’s suppose to be back in stock on October 30th (also, I have been reading that they are releasing a smaller version of this palette to make it more travel friendly).