Today I am reviewing the Juvia’s Place Afrique Palette! If you read my last Ulta Beauty Haul then you would have seen that I picked this item up and was super excited to use it. I have been obsessed with Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes for awhile. I think they do an incredible job, not only with their formula but also with their color story. All of my Juvia’s Place palettes are incredibly unique and this one is no different.
Afrique retails for $20 and comes with 12 shades in total. 7 of the shades are matte and 5 of them are shimmery / metallic shades. I have to say the Juvia’s Place’s pricing is very fair. This is an amazing deal for 12 of their shades. Although the pan size is smaller than some of their other palettes, I personally will never even hit pan on these types of shades so I don’t mind the smaller pan size.
Can we just talk about the packaging for a minute? The front of this palette is a bright neon orange and then it has a beautiful African woman on the center. They have amazing artwork for their palette. The border of the palette is a dark purple and then the inside has a unique design with similar colors as the eyeshadows.
Let’s jump into the shade range! In the first tow, you have:
Cote d’Ivoire – This is a bright (slightly neon) matte blue shade. I am pretty impressed with how this shade performed. It appeared really bright on the eyes and I liked wearing it on my lower lash line as a hint of color.
Dakar – This is a bright orange matte shade, it also seems to be slightly neon. This one is also a really nice color. It’s fun to play with but also one that I can incorporate on an everyday basis.
Niger – This is a matte green shade. I feel like this shade is pretty unique. It can be sheared out on the eyes or really packed on.
Togo – This is my favorite shadow in the palette! It is a emerald green shimmery shade with silver reflects. It is absolutely beautiful!
In the second row, you have:
Bintou – This is a deep maroon matte shadow. Its also a really nice shade and very wearable. I have used it to deepen up the outer v and all over the lid. I think it will be really nice in the fall time!
Cotonou – This looks like a dark blue in the pan but it is actually a shimmery dark purple shade. This isn’t a shade that I would wear all the time but it is beautiful.
Aya – This is a bright neon yellow matte shade! I have been loving yellow shades lately and even thought this is super bright, I still really like it. It is nice as a transition shade for the other warm colors in this palette.
Cameroon – This is a warm mid-tone matte brown. I am glad they included one of these shades that can be used on an everyday basis.
In the third row, you have:
Angelique – This is a gorgeous white shimmery metallic shade. This is a beautiful inner corner and brow bone highlight.
Kisi – This is a light tan matte shade. This is basically the only neutral transition shade in the palette.
Fifi – This is a beautiful cranberry shimmery shade. Although it’s a beautiful shade, I don’t see myself using this one that much just because it’s a pretty dark lid shade.
Kofi – OMGOODNESS! This is the most beautiful gold shimmery shade ever! I literally melted when I swatched this shade for the first time. Literally an amazing shade in every aspect!
Overall, this is a pretty great palette! Some of the bright mattes can be patchy and require a bit of work to make sure they are completely blended but I still they are good shades at the end of the day.
If you like to play with color and feel like you would use these shades, then definitely go for it! I have had a lot of fun already with it but I don’t think it is Juvia’s Place’s best palette. I feel like Crayola’s palette should have looked like the Afrique palette.
Let me know down below what you think of this palette! I will have a 3 looks 1 palette post going up tomorrow so stay tuned!