It was time for another eyeshadow palette review! And what a banger I have for you today. This is a bright, fun, rainbow number and one that I was very excited for. Because this is a Juvia’s Place palette and if there is one brand that does color well, it is this black owned makeup brand. I love many of their palettes and The Zulu is one of my favorite bright, colorful palette. So I was curious about this one: will it be as good as my other Juvia’s Place palettes?
Review: Juvia’s Place The Warrior III eyeshadow palette
Juvia’s Place is a brand that is known for the fact that they give you lots of product, do great color stories and yet are still affordable. I have to say though that over the years their prices have been going up. Luckily for us, Juvia’s Place is often doing sales and so you don’t have to pay full price for their stuff. This palette retails for $20 at full price but it is currently on sale for half that price. I got this one during a Black Friday sale and paid $12 for this. I buy my JP stuff from the official website mostly as I feel they don’t charge too much for shipping. Just know you will have to pay for customs if you live outside the US.
What does this palette have to offer?
The Warrior III is the third palette in the Warrior line, but I don’t think this really fits the vibe of the first two palettes. The first Warrior palette is a neutral palette with a deep, golden undertone and the second palette is a full on matte palette. So how that vibe fits with a full on rainbow palette I don’t know but that’s exactly what this palette has to offer. It features 9 pans like its sister palettes and it is nice and bright and super colorful.
What is the color story like?
So what does a rainbow palette have to offer that is different or new? You might think not, but this is definitely a rainbow palette that is different from others. It features 7 mattes and 2 shimmers and that for me isn’t perfect but still workable. I would have liked 1 or 2 more shimmers that’s for sure. The 7 mattes range from a vibrant green through, yellows, oranges, pinks, blues and a deep purple. The two shimmers feature an intense shimmering blue and the most gorgeous grey tone that is the star of the show.
How does this palette swatch?
As usual with Juvia’s Place palettes, the swatches are quite spot on. As also is the case with Juvia’s Place the shimmers far outperform the mattes. This is why I want them to put more shimmers in. Some of the mattes don’t swatch the best but when using brushes you can easily build them up. All these shades blend beautifully and just overall are easy enough to work with. With bright shades this isn’t always the case, so I was happy to find out these shades are very workable and fun indeed. What I wasn’t too keen on? How these shades combined into looks. Let’s have a look.
2 Looks, 1 Palette
So I created two different looks with this palette in order to use all shades. However, I felt that I struggled making the green fit with some of the other shades. The issue? Most of the mattes have a warm undertone (including the pink and purple to a certain extent) while the shimmers are both cool tones. This made it quite a challenge to come up with cool looks that were still wearable.
When in doubt, create a sunset eye! That’s certainly what I went with here and I think it’s a great look to do. However, it’s a look that you can do with any rainbow palette. You do not need this palette in particular to create this particular look. As you can see the purple may not have swatched well, but when applied to the lid it goes on nice and vibrantly. That said, this is my favorite of the two looks I created. The shades combine beautifully and that blue is one of the most vibrant shimmering blues I have ever tried.
Creating the second look proved to be more challenging. Not because of the quality of the shades, but because the shades didn’t really go together. The pink and the periwinkle shimmer pair beautifully but that green is just the completely wrong undertone to go with much of anything apart from the yellow. The shimmer is the star of the show here though. What looks to be a boring grey in the pan, turns out to be the most gorgeous periwinkle shimmer and we all know about my love affair with periwinkles.
My final thoughts
The Juvia’s Place Warrior III was a great rainbow palette to try but it wasn’t perfect. The undertones aren’t great, many of the shades a bit too warm toned to go well with my complexion and the shimmers don’t really go with anything else in the palette. So for me, this just isn’t coming together. I would not be able to use this as a standalone palette as I would always have to pull something else in to be able to wear these shades. So for me this just isn’t coming together as a full palette. It has a few very pretty stand out shades (the two shimmers) but the rest of the shades just aren’t that unique and it therefore isn’t a palette that gets to stay in my makeup collection.
Would I recommend the Juvia’s Place Warrior III eyeshadow palette?
This palette may be right for people who don’t have too many colorful or rainbow palettes yet. However, if you already own a few this won’t really add much to your collection. Who I can see this being perfect for is if you have a deep skin tone, because I think the undertones in this will be gorgeous on very deep complexions. If you can get it on super sale it may be worth getting this just for those two absolutely gorgeous shimmers, but do you really need this? Not in my opinion.