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:
Price point, packaging and quantity
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.
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
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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