Oh, look, another by-product of my Black Friday frenzy. This isn’t my first Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palette. I’ve already bought and reviewed the Douce and the Zulu palettes and I don’t plan on stopping now. I HAD TO get the Magic Mini Palette. My life would have become (even more) meaningless otherwise.
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Mineral Oil, Kaolin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Manganese Violets CI 77742, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Red Lake 40.
Price, packaging, and quantity
Quantity: there are 16 shades (6 mattes and 10 metallics) for a total of 24g. Price per gram: €1.24 if you buy it in Europe, $1.04 in the US. SIGH.
Packaging: the packaging is typical of Juvia’s Place: a unicarton with the portrays of two black women. They’re clearly showing you what you’re getting yourself into: 50% cool tones, 50% warm tones.
Review and swatches
Texture: all of the shadows feel soft and buttery to the touch. None of the shadows are dry (which is something I’d noticed about a couple of shadows in the Zulu palette).
Pigmentation: as usual, the pigmentation is off the charts. I’m actually running out of ways to express how pigmented these Juvia’s Place palettes are.
Application: all the matte shades blend seamlessly into each other, even using the worst brushes in my collection (Morphe). I tested the metallics without a base, on skin covered with Mac Paint Pot and on skin covered with a black base (Mac gel liner) and they all had the same payoff. The bases just improved the longevity. You can apply the metallics with a dry or wet brush or just a swipe of the finger.
Staying power: perfect. Don’t expect them to go anywhere. If I wasn’t that lazy, I’d probably have extended my wear test to a workout session, but I’ve been busy doing other things such as ignoring my diet.
Would I recommend Juvia’s Place Magic Mini Palette?
Absolutely. Yes. Sure. Aye. Certainly. Hell yeah. (source: Oxford Thesaurus of English).
On a more serious note, I particularly enjoyed:
- the fact that a warm toned and a cool toned colour schemes were side by side (who ever said you need to make separate palettes for different tones?!)
- the ‘mini‘ side of things. Juvia’s Place has a tendency to make huge-ass pans and I’m not sure I’ll ever see the end of them. Having smaller and more pans is a great idea. It should be extended to the whole collection.
- once again, the quality of the Magic Mini palette is amazing. It’s so much better than its direct competitors in the same price range (blooming Morphe) and just as good as high-end palettes.
Finally, I’d say the warm toned side of the palette is perfect for everyday looks, whereas the cool toned, darker shades make for amazing evening and party looks. Of course, if it’s your jam to wear dark shadows on a Monday morning, feel free. You do you, boo.