Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Product 411 -- Juvia's Place Nubian 2 and Masquerade Eye Shadow Palettes

Several months back, I reviewed the Nubian Eye Shadow Palette from Juvia's Place.

I absolutely love that palette, which contains richly pigmented, creamy shadows in warm, natural tones like copper, rust, and bronze, and I've been meaning to pick up some of the brand's other palettes for a while.

When Juvia's Place was on Haute Look recently, I couldn't resist picking up the Nubian 2 and Masquerade Palettes.

I'm not going to do full-fledged review of these palettes because the shadow formula is exactly the same in these as the shadows in the original Nubian Palette -- which is to say, absolutely, completely amazing -- but I thought it might be helpful to show some swatches of the shadows in case you've been thinking about picking up either or both of the palettes.

It is worth nothing that the pans in the Nubian 2 and Masquerade are considerably larger than those in the original Nubian Palette. (I believe the pans in the Nubian 2 and Masquerade Palettes contain 3.5 g, but I can't find any information on the size of the palettes in the original Nubian Palette.)

Juvia's Place Masquerade Palette (l.) & Nubian 2 Palette (r.)
The Nubian 2 Eye Shadow Palette features a mix of 12 natural and more colorful shadows. The shades include: Morocco, a matte orange; Madagascar, a matte warm mid-tone brown; Sheba, a metallic bronze; Yaa, a metallic copper; Jezebel, a matte wine; Zuri, a metallic pale gold; Cleopatra, a matte cobalt blue; Nefertiti, a metallic orange-y gold; Nairobi, a metallic yellow gold; Leyla, a metallic dark plum; Kenya, a matte dark brown; and Egypt, a metallic army green.

Juvia's Place Nubian 2 Palette

From l. to r.: Morocco, Madagascar, Sheba, Yaa

From l. to r.: Jezebel, Zuri, Cleopatra, Nefertiti

From l. to r.: Nairobi, Leyla, Kenya, Egypt
The Masquerade Eye Shadow Palette features half bold, bright shades and half warm, natural shades with a total of 16 shadows. The shadows include: Chi, a metallic violet; Mali, a metallic grassy green; Dalia, a metallic turquoise; Zola, a metallic teal; Makeda, a metallic pinky purple; Zobo, a matte fuchsia; Calabar, a metallic red copper; Bori, a matte hot pink with gold micro-glitter; Giza, a metallic champagne; Burkina, a matte warm mid-tone brown; Cairo, a matte orange with gold micro-glitter; Ada, a matte burnt orange; Dahia, a metallic gold; Zulu, a matte reddish brown; Casablanca, a metallic copper; and Fulani, a matte mid-tone orange-y brown.

Juvia's Place Masquerade Palette
From l. to r.: Chi, Mali, Dalia, Zola

From l. to r.: Makeda, Zobo, Calabar, Bori
From l. to r.: Giza, Burkina, Cairo, Ada

From l. to r.: Dahia, Zulu, Casablanca, Fulani
I got a good deal on these palettes at Haute Look (I believe I paid about $19 each), but they're normally very reasonably priced, especially considering how nice the shadows are and how much product you get.

The Nubian 2 Palette is usually about $35, while the Masquerade Palette is usually about $30. However, Juvia's Place is often running sales and there are often promo codes available if you Google them.

I think both palettes are lovely, but the Masquerade is probably best for folks who love bold, bright color while the Nubian 2 is better suited for people who prefer natural or deeper, more muted shades.

Have you tried the Juvia's Place Nubian 2 and/or Masquerade Eye Shadow Palettes? Which one is your favorite?

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