I’m not sure what took me so long to try out Juvia’s Place. The eyeshadow palettes have been popping up in makeup tutorials for a couple years now with rave reviews, but I was turned off by all the bright colors if I’m being honest. I love warm tones and neutral colors, and already own way too many.
What finally sold me was the price point and the colors of The Saharan Palette. It was $26.66 with shipping, and arrived very quickly. The color selection of this palette is great because you have your warm and neutral brown mattes, neutral shimmers, but also some fun bold colors that can be added to accent a look. These are a different formula than Anastasia Beverly Hills, Makeup Geek, or Kat Von D shadows- the mattes and shimmers both get much less powder kick up. The pans seem to be pressed a little harder, which I like. I can get an even wash of color that you can build up, rather than depositing a bunch of pigment on my skin right away that I need to blend out. The shimmers are gorgeous and all swatched well.
The colors Lulu & Zoya are showing up like a pale dull pink mauve in the palette photos, but they aren’t like that in person. The picture from Juvia’s place and the photo I took with flash at the bottom of this post shows them more true to color. The only shade that didn’t swatch well with my finger was Katsina, the light tan shade (3rd from the bottom on my arm). I think it may have been partially because it matches the color of my arm. It works just fine with a fluffy brush on my eyes. This palette is a perfect color selection for everyday or for a more smokey going out look. I have used it only about twice now because I haven’t been doing too much makeup, but I will be posting more looks using this palette as soon as possible.
I started writing out my favorite shades from the palette, but it ended up being pretty much all of them. The only one I don’t need/ love is Iman, the pearly cool toned white frost. There’s nothing wrong with the color, but it’s not one I’ll use often and doesn’t really go with the theme of the rest of colors in my opinion. Wodaabe is a stunning color that was part of reason I wanted this palette in the first place. It reminds me a little bit of Trophy Wife from Fenty!
There’s basically nothing to hate on about this palette. It’s the perfect small size, I like the slim magnetic cardboard packaging, and the price point is great. Of course as soon as I buy this one they announce that there will be a Saharan 2 palette dropping… I can’t wait to see the colors! If they’re as beautiful as these it will definitely be my next purchase.
I would definitely recommend this palette to you if you are looking for a versatile affordable eyeshadow palette for fall or anytime of the year.
BONUS if you’ve made it to the end of this post, here is an adorable slideshow of my cat Prince wanting in on the action when I was photographing this palette. He decided to eat the cutest leaf that I had found outside. I would say he ruined the fall ~~*aesthetic*~~ of the post, but he’s a black cat and therefore he is the definition of Autumnal aesthetic. He loves the palette too. Enjoy!