Well folks, it’s been almost four months since my husband and I created IntegriBeauty. In that time, I’ve written several brand spotlights and product reviews. I’m happy to be writing my 50th blog post today! Since this is a milestone, I wanted to make sure this post would be a special one.
Today I’m sharing with you a review of one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes, the Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral. At first glance, this eyeshadow palette looks like a peachy neutral palette, and there are plenty of those available from various brands. However, this is not your average neutral eyeshadow palette! The shades in here are unlike anything else I own and the color story is very unique, combining matte and shimmer cool, neutral, and warm shades. I never would’ve thought to put shades like these together, but they complement each other extremely well!
Juvia’s Place launched in 2015 and I’ve heard nothing but good things about their products. Despite that, I don’t think Juvia’s Place gets enough love from the beauty community. Juvia’s Place products are inspired by African beauty traditions. According to JuviasPlace.com, Africa is the birthplace of beauty, where the cat eye, pigmented dyes, and eyeliner originated. Juvia’s Place formulas are designed to be full coverage and highly pigmented. More importantly, inclusivity is a priority for Juvia’s Place and the company celebrates diversity.
Product details directly from JuviasPlace.com
Meet The Nubian 3 Coral, an ultra-flattering and seriously fierce array of peachy neutrals and muted hues that transform every eye look. This eyeshadow palette is the highly-wearable, all-day dose of understated yet high pigment color that you’ve been dreaming of, and features an exciting range of show-stopping shades–like creamy coral, shimmering chrome, and velvety auburn.
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Other product details
- Price: $20.00
- Net weight: 0.63 oz.
- Made in China
- Shelf life: 24 months
- 12 shades (Juvia’s Place didn’t name these shades or provide shade descriptions, but they do have the shades numbered on JuviasPlace.com. I will describe them in my own words, starting with the top left shade)
- #1: Silver shimmer
- #2: Matte charcoal gray
- #3: Charcoal gray shimmer
- #4: Peachy shimmer with red undertone
- #5: Red shimmer with peach reflects
- #6: Matte brown with red undertone
- #7: Brown shimmer
- #8: Matte brown/peach/red (this shade is difficult to identify)
- #9: Matte pinky coral
- #10: Matte taupe
- #11: Light orangey coral shimmer
- #12: Matte orangey coral
- Where to buy: JuviasPlace.com or Amazon.com
- JuviasPlace.com ships internationally.
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- Overall rating: 9.4/10
- Inclusivity: 10/10
- Texture: 8/10
- Pigmentation: 9/10
- Staying power: 10/10
- Price: 10/10
Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.
Juvia’s Place is known for bold, often very bright eyeshadow palettes. Many of them are probably intimidating to people that don’t wear colorful eyeshadow. The Nubian 3 Coral is much more approachable. The shades in this palette are perfect for everyday wear, whether you’ll be going to work, family dinners, or running errands.That’s not to say this palette is boring, however. The shades are gorgeous!
I enjoy using colorful eyeshadows sometimes, but very bright bold colors like what you find in many of Juvia’s Place palettes can be difficult to work with on fair skin like mine. Those bold shades look beautiful on deeper skin tones, but they aren’t ideal for lighter skin tones. I think the shades in the Nubian 3 Coral palette would look great on any skin tone. Some of the shades might work slightly better on deeper skin tones and vice versa, but I believe this palette would be appropriate for anyone that enjoys wearing these colors.
In the photos below, I created three eye looks with this palette to give a general idea of how the shades look on fair skin. The main color categories in this palette are corals, browns, and grays, so I did one look featuring each of those sections of the palette. I think all three of these eye looks looked much better in person, but it’s difficult to capture colors and blending accurately in photos.
I’m so happy that Juvia’s Place made half of these shades mattes and the other half shimmers. That even split makes it really easy to create full eye looks without bringing in shades from other palettes.
I enjoy all of the shades in this palette, but the shimmers are definitely better quality than the mattes. The shimmers are smooth and easy to blend. They aren’t all perfect, though. The brown shimmer shade can be quite difficult to work with because of fallout. The most recent time I used that shade, I used my finger to apply it to my eyelid hoping that would minimize fallout, but I still ended up with a good amount on my cheeks. I experience very little fallout with the other shades. I’m so glad, because fallout is my biggest pet peeve with eyeshadow!
I like most of the mattes in this palette too, but some of them are patchy and difficult to build up (matte pinky coral and matte taupe, I’m looking at you). I’ve learned that matte shades can be difficult to get right. I think that Juvia’s Place did a good job with them overall.
If you want a highly-pigmented eyeshadow palette, look no further than Juvia’s Place! Nubian 3 Coral is the only Juvia’s Place palette I’ve used so far, but I’ve seen swatches of others and they all seem to be extremely pigmented. This one is no different! When you visit JuviasPlace.com, you’ll see at the top of the homepage “The World’s Most Pigmented Shades” so they are very serious about creating pigmented products.
I am very pleased with the pigmentation of all the shades in this palette, with the one exception being the matte taupe shade. It is still useful, but it takes a lot of effort to build up. That may partly be because it is so close to my skin tone.
This eyeshadow does. not. budge. It does not fade, crease (with eyeshadow primer), or smudge at all throughout the day and still looks flawless at the end of the day. I have a small mirror in my shower for verifying that my face is completely clean of makeup after washing, and I’ve noticed that this eyeshadow seems to be at least somewhat waterproof. I kid you not, it doesn’t move until I use cleansing balm or baby shampoo to remove it. If you need an eyeshadow to hang on all day and look good until it’s time to take it off, this one is a reliable option!
Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral eyeshadow palette is $20.00, which is very reasonable from an affordable brand, which Juvia’s Place is. I hesitate to call it “drugstore” since it is a little more expensive than most drugstore brands, but I digress. I think $20.00 is an excellent price for the quality and versatility of this palette. This palette is tough to beat in general, and also on price!
I chose not to include packaging in my rating of this product because the packaging of this product is similar to a lot of eyeshadow palettes and I thought the other rating categories were higher priority. I still want to make a quick note about it in case anyone is curious. This palette comes in heavy cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure, and it’s fairly compact. It would travel very well because the cardboard is sturdy and the palette is small and thin enough to fit easily in most makeup bags.
I think eyeshadow is so much fun and I really enjoyed reviewing this palette. I have more appreciation for this palette now than ever and I’ve owned it for over a year! The colors are truly beautiful and so flattering.
Juvia’s Place Nubian 3 Coral eyeshadow palette encourages creativity with its color story, and it is very easy to use. I think this is an excellent palette for anyone, from someone just developing an interest in makeup, to a seasoned makeup artist.
Have you tried any of the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes? If not, now might be the time! Please let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried Juvia’s Place eyeshadow or any of their other products.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I look forward to bringing you 50 more, and beyond. 🙂