Juvia’s Place recently launched two blush palettes. Volume 1 is for deep to medium skin tones, and Volume 2 is for medium to light skintones.
I got The Saharan Blush Palette Volume 1, and it is a thing of beauty!
Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume 1 Review and Swatches
Juvia’s Place Blush Palette Volume 1 contains 6 shades – 4 matte shades and 2 shimmer shades.
Toby is a bright matte yellow orange. Orange blushes always look so flattering on dark skin, and I love this particular shade because most orange blushes I’ve seen lean red. This is a refreshing change from that, and the yellow undertones really brighten up the skin.
Zane is a bright magenta. It reminds me of Makeup Geek’s Desire and Colour Pop’s Sandbar. I just thought of those while typing up this post so I will update the post with comparison swatches later.
Neo is a reddened brown. Think MakeUp Geek Chivalry or Mac Raisin. It’s that pretty everyday shade of blush for dark skintones, and it makes a great transition shade as an eyeshadow.
Aby is a deep brown with purple undertones. On me, it’s a gorgeous contour shade. It is possible that someone with a darker skintone might love it as a blush too. If you’re into the whole draping trend (wearing a blush as a contour, you’re going to love this). I also love this as an eyeshadow.
Zara and Lila are both shimmery golden shades. These shades are the types of highlighter shades I usually gravitate towards, because they look great on my dark skin. Lila is slightly more red/copper than Zara, but it’s barely noticeable on my skintone.
I wish they would have done two very different highlighter shades. If one of these would’ve been a duochrome of gold + something else, it would’ve been perfect, especially considering that this palette doubles as an eyeshadow palette too.
I plan to use this both as an eyeshadow palette and a blush palette. If you are a WOC and you’re just getting into blushes, this could be a great place to start because it offers everything from everyday wearable neutral shades to bright and fun colours. And if it turns out you don’t like blush you can use it as an eyeshadow palette.
These apply very smoothly, and they blend easily. They last all day. I’m very impressed with the quality. I’m actually surprised at how affordable this palette is, considering how amazing the quality and shade selection is.
I know it’s just May but this is already one of my favourite purchases of the year, it is that amazing.
Update: Juvia’s Place The Saharan Blush Volume 1 Dupes
As promised, here are swatches comparing the shades in this palette to some other blushes and eyeshadows I own. There are no exact dupes, but there are a few really close shades.
I thought Aby would be similar to MUG Americano (eyeshadow). While they’re both purple-based browns, Aby leans more red. I also compared it to Scandal one of 2 contour powders MUG makes for deep skin.
Neo and Chivalry (MUG blush) are very similar. Neo leans a little more red.
Zane is more vibrant than ColourPop Sandbar, but other than that, they are pretty close. Compared to Zane, Sandbar seems like it has been diluted with white, making it a little ashier, cooler, less colourful. I’m probably not explaining that right, but let’s move on. Desire is a muted, darkened purple shade. It’s really nothing at all like the other two.
Toby is like a more vibrant version of MUG Early Bird. Early bird seems more muted, cooler.
At this point, I ran out of arm space, but I have a ton of MakeupGeek shadows, so if there’s anything you’d like me to compare between this palette and anything from MakeupGeek, drop me a comment and I will see what I can do.
Juvia’s Place The Saharan Blush Palette Volume 1 is available for purchase from the brand website.
It will also be available for purchase in Nigeria here in the next few weeks.
Have you tried this? What’s on your Juvia’s Place Wishlist/What’s your favourite Juvia’s Place palette? Tell me in the comments.
Before you go, check out these other amazing blushes, contours and highlighters for dark skin.
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