Review – Juvia’s Place’s Zulu Eyeshadow Palette

Juvia's Place Zulu Palette reviewI was tempted to put this Zulu Eyeshadow Palette review into the mental health category of my blog because I seem to have developed a strong taste for colourful palettes, especially the ones that include blue(-ish) shades. My life-long fetish for blue makeup has been thoroughly documented in the following reviews:

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Juvia's Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette pans

Juvia’s Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette pans

Where I bought it: BeautyBay

Price: €23.50 (it’s much cheaper from the Juvia’s Place website if you live in the US)

Total weight: 32.4g (3.6g per shadow)

Ingredients: Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mica, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Mineral Oil, Kaolin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77494, CI 77499, Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77510, Manganese Violets CI 77742, Chromium Oxide Greens 772888, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Red 40 Lake. (source: Beauty Bay)

Official description: A bright, 9-colour eyeshadow palette with 6 matte and 3 metallic shimmering shadows, The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette combines a selection of bold, bright colours that create exciting, highly-pigmented eye looks. Perfectly pressed into a compact palette, use wet or dry, together or alone to beautifully enhance. (source: Beauty Bay)

Juvia's Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette pretty swatches

Zulu palette pretty swatches

Application: Overall, the application is not too bad, although I’ve noticed some patchiness with the matte shades (with and without a primer, even with my favourite MAC 217). The shimmer shades, however, were excellent. However, don’t do your foundation first because you can expect a bit of fallout (more from the mattes than the shimmers), which is perfectly normal. A lot of well-known and good palettes do this (all time favourite Modern Renaissance is one of them).

Pigmentation: I’d heard the shadows in the Zulu Palette were insanely pigmented and the rumours were founded. Of course, finger swatches will always look mind-blowing and picture perfect, but once you apply and blend the shadows with actual brushes, they are a bit of work. As mentioned before, the matte ones need more blending and re-applying than the shimmers. In my opinion, this is slightly visible in the picture below.

Juvia's Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette finger swatches

Yes, I’ve got bitten by a mosquito.

Staying Power: I have been testing the Zulu palette for a while now and have worn the shadows on several occasions and each time the staying power was impressive. As a matter of fact, some of these shades cause a bit of staining.

Final thoughts on the Zulu Palette

I would definitely recommend Juvia’s Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette because of the following:

  • the value (especially in the US). There’s a lot of quality + product for the price.
  • the range of shades and how different they are from most palettes
  • summer is the time for bold looks
  • the quality of the shimmers (which also happen to be some of the most attractive shades in the palette)
  • it’s an indie brand
  • despite the matte being a bit less beginner-friendly than the shimmers, the colour payoff is still huge
  • blue eyeshadows

I’m considering picking up another palette from Juvia’s Place (probably the festival one).

Did you enjoy this review? Would you buy the Zulu Palette? Have you ever bought anything from Juvia’s Place?

juvia's place zulu eyeshadow palette review

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  1. July 17, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    As I’m currently based in Indonesia, I actually came across some review on this Zulu palette and I was amazed with the pigmentation of all shades they’ve got there. Must be valuable for those who love cheerful colors like this. 🙂

    Although when I checked the price, I think it wouldn’t be worth the price for me as I rarely use eyeshadow in daily basis to begin with. Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • Kate
      July 17, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      If you’re not a keen eyeshadow lover, I probably wouldn’t recommend this particular palette lol
      Thanks for dropping by

  2. July 13, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Love that these has staying power – that’s important! Would love to see how you apply these vibrant colors?

    • Kate
      July 12, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much. They’re nowhere as good as your pictures 🙂

  3. June 20, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    These are such beautiful colours! What a fab palette, I can’t believe how pigmented they are. You’re right they’re so perfect for bold summer looks!

  4. June 20, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    I just love your pictures! The tropical vibe is so amazing. I’m glad that you liked the palette, although I’m sorry you don’t like the mattes as much. Like I said, I really only had trouble with the yellow, and that was just lack of pigmentation. I would love to see some eye looks that you have done!

    • June 20, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I loved your pictures as well. My eye looks are nowhere near as beautiful as yours!

  5. June 19, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Nice review. They look pretty pigmented in the pictures you have taken. I am always on the look out for pigmented eye shadows x

  6. June 19, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Those swatches are really cool and colorful 😊👍

    • June 18, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      It is 🙂 It’s hard to resist when you’re a makeup junkie, really. Thanks for dropping by and commenting 🙂

  7. June 18, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    Love the post! I just got their Warrior Palette (which was my first Juvia’s purchase) and I totally agree with the Matte shades being a little pesky and having tons of fallout. The shimmers are gorgeous. If you’re into browns/bronzes I’d definitely recommend their Warrior Palette. I’m going to check out the Zulu Palette, such fun colors!

    • June 18, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who noticed patchiness and fallout. Considering the price, it’s fine though. The Warrior Palette looks gorgeous, but I think I have those neutrals at least five times each 😀

  8. June 18, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Loved this review as I’ve been wanting to try this one out! Very detailed and I will be making sure I pick up a palette. Thanks!

    Maite |

  9. June 18, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    I’ve never actually tried Juvia’s Place, but those swatches are great!

    • June 18, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      This was my first try with Juvia’s Place and all I can think about is getting my hands on another one of their palettes.

      • June 18, 2018 / 8:22 pm

        Definitely the sign of a good palette then!

  10. June 18, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Keep sharing, stay motivated

  11. June 18, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Wow! I really like those colors! great post !

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