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Juvia’s Place Douce Palette review and swatches

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Juvia's Place Douce Palette

It’s that time of the year when things get out of control and I want to buy everything I don’t need. And despite the fact that my eyeshadow palette collection is getting out of hand, I wouldn’t qualify Juvia’s Place Douce Palette as something I don’t need, though. As a matter of fact, I’ve been dreaming (yes, dreaming) of picking up another Juvia’s Place palette ever since I bought, tried, and reviewed the Zulu Palette

Price point, packaging and quantity

Price: $20 (on sale at $11 at the time of writing) on the Juvia’s Place website, €23.50 on Beauty Bay (but got a 30% discount during the #beautybaydidgood campaign, which is basically their Black Friday sale, so it was €14.09).

Quantity: there are nine shadows of 3.6g each. Price per gram: €0.75. 

There are 5 mattes and 4 shimmers (2 of which are extremely pigmented and would better described as metallics). 

Juvia’s Place Douce Palette is cruelty free

Packaging: Typical of Juvia’s Place: simple and elegant unicarton with a cool design on the cover. There isn’t a mirror and it doesn’t come with a double-ended brush. 

Ingredients

Kaolin, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethlhexanoin, Zinc Oxide, Talc, Dimethicone, Silica. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), FD&C Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), FD&C Blue 1 Al Lake (CI 42090).

Review and swatches

Juvia's Place Douce Palette swatches
Juvia's Place Douce Palette shimmers and metallics
Juvia's Place Douce Palette mattes swatches

Texture: all the shadows feel creamy and soft to the touch, unlike the Zulu palette where some of them felt a bit dry. 

Pigmentation: Juvia’s Place’s eyeshadows are well known for being super pigmented. As a matter of fact, some might say they are the most pigmented eyeshadows on the market. I was surprised at how subtle (in a good way) some of the mattes were. Chocolat looks like it’s going to be an extremely dark and in-your-face shade, but it isn’t. It blends into a soft chocolatey (duh) brown (see swatches) and looks extremely sultry and sexy all by itself. I was a bit disappointed by Custard because it needs a ton of building up to show on the lid. I can’t imagine how much work it would be on a darker complexion. I love the whole ‘subtle’ vibe, but that particular shade is wonky in my opinion. 

The shimmers Tart and Mont Blanc are more on the subtle/inner corner side while Macarons and Puffs are extremely vibrant

Application: the mattes blend extremely well all by themselves and with each other while maintaining a good level of pigmentation (except for Custard). The metallics apply wonderfully, with a dry brush, a wet brush or just the fingers. I’d recommend using a wet brush for Tart and Mont Blanc or applying them with your finger for more colour payoff. 

Staying power: the staying power is great and the shadows stay put for hours. None of them stain the lids. 

Juvia's Place Douce Palette

Would I recommend Juvia’s Place Douce Palette?

Absolutely. This is by far one of the most interesting, surprising and versatile palettes I have in my collection. It does look like you’re not going to be able to do anything ‘wearable’ with it at first, but as you play with the shadows, you quickly realise how many soft, sultry, work appropriate, or even party looks you’re going to be able to create with it. 

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6 Comments

  1. November 26, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I bloody love a Juvia’s Place palette. I bought the Magic Palette in the sales last year and used it religiously for so long. Their metallic formula is my ultimate favourite, especially when used wet.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Kate
      Author
      November 26, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      I got it too on Beauty Bay. I’m eagerly waiting for its delivery.

  2. November 24, 2018 / 3:56 am

    The colours in this palette are so pretty! It looks like such a pretty summer palette or a beautiful palette to create soft, glamourous looks for winter 🙂

    • Kate
      Author
      November 24, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Exactly! I’m surprising at how much I love it. I thought it was a risky purchase taste-wise but the discount on Beauty Bay was hard to resist. I’m super happy I took the gamble.

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. myspottedblog
    November 24, 2018 / 3:38 am

    Oh this palette is absolutely gorgeous! I had the Saharan in my cart for days and still haven’t bought it, but these colors are gorgeous! I may have to bite the bullet. Another great review!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

    • Kate
      Author
      November 24, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Go for it, you’ll love it!
      Thanks for commenting 🙂

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