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Juvia’s Place’s Zulu Eyeshadow Palette review

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I 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:

MAC Cosmetics x Patrick Starrr Me So Fleek collab

MAC Cosmetics Rockin’ Rebel eyeshadow palette

Zulu Eyeshadow Palette review

Price point, packaging and quantity

Price: €23.50 on Beauty Bay, but it’s much cheaper (20$ on the Juvia’s Place website if you live in the US). 

Packaging: it’s pretty simple. The pans are in a white unicarton palette with a cool design on top and inside (just click on the links above to get a closeup look). It doesn’t have a mirror. 

Quantity: there are 9 shadows of 3.6g each, and that’s A LOT. (that’s €0.72 per gram)

Ingredients (because we care)

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. 

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.

Review and swatches

juvia's place zulu eyeshadow palette swatches

Texture: the mattes tend to feel a little bit on the dry side, but nothing too bad. The shimmers are extremely soft and buttery. 

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. I advise you not to 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 very pigmented palettes do this (all time favourite Modern Renaissance is one of them).

Pigmentation: I’d heard the shadows in the Zulu eyeshadow 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.

Staying Power: I have been testing the Zulu eyeshadow 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 eyeshadow 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
  • this palette would definitely be suitable for some good Halloween 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). Let’s be real: I’m considering picking up at least three other palettes from Juvia’s Place. 

Do you own the Zulu eyeshadow palette? Would you recommend other Juvia’s Place products? Sound off below!

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juvia's place zulu eyeshadow palette review and swatches

29 Comments

  1. September 21, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Oh my word, I think I need this

    • Kate
      Author
      September 21, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Yup! Thanks for commenting!

  2. 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
      Author
      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

  3. 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
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 2:52 pm

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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 😀
      xx

  9. 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 | whereismighty.wordpress.com

  10. 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!

  11. June 18, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Keep sharing, stay motivated

  12. June 18, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Wow! I really like those colors! great post !

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