Swatches from The Saharan by Juvia’s.

Happy Friday!

Figured I’d do something a little different on the blog today: eyeshadow swatches! If you’re new here, I’m quite the beauty junkie and a friend bought me The Saharan eyeshadow palette by Juvia’s Place for my birthday.

I was so excited when I opened it because not only is Juvia’s Place a Black-owned brand, it’s one I always see at Ulta, but have never taken the plunge to purchase. Mostly because I never NEED new makeup — I have so much of it… but I mean, this was a gift 🙂

Here’s the scoop on the palette: Inspired by the vibrancy and vivaciousness of the Fulani culture, The Saharan Palette features 12 stunning shades of carefully-considered and beautifully coordinated colors that intensify every makeup look with transformative style. A mix of bold mattes and flattering shimmer, this eyeshadow palette will flawlessly embolden every beauty routine from morning to night.

There are 8 shimmers and 4 mattes. The color names are: Sokoto, Wodaabe, Borcro, Kia, Zoya, Iman, Jamila, Senegal, Chad, Katsina, Lulu and Fula.

This is the same order I did my swatches, starting from the bottom and going up; from Sokoto to Fula. For reference, I did use an eyeshadow primer on my arm before applying the shadows and I used a packing brush to make each swatch.

As you can see, these are some bold colors! I have already used Zoya and Katsina. For everyday use, I think my favorite shades are Zoya and Fula. Chad would make a great powder eyeliner. Iman is a good inner-corner highlight shade.

In this palette, I think the shimmers are better than the mattes. They blend easily and are very reflective, which I like. There’s a little bit of kick-up in the palette but it’s not bad.

I like the packaging — the illustration on the front — and the size of the palette makes it easy to travel with and you’d have a wide range of shades to use.

After using this palette a few times, I checked out the entire Juvia’s Place website and they have SO much good stuff. The Plastic Boy did a YouTube video testing out all of their new nude lipsticks and wow, they look nice.

So, I’ll definitely be getting more goodies from Juvia’s!

Have you tried any of their items? If so, what things did you like?

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