Nubian 2 Palette by Juvia’s Place Review

I mentioned in my review of the Nubian palette by Juvia’s Place that I had ordered the Nubian 2. As soon as it arrived I couldn’t wait to start playing with it. I have tried out every shadow in this palette and just like with the first one, I’m in love. This palette is $25.00 at full price but Juvia’s almost always has some kind of sale going on. It contains twelve shadows just like the first palette, however, the pan sizes are much larger. The Nubian 2 contains 45 grams/1.58 ounces of product versus the Nubian which has 18 grams/0.63 ounces of product. There is four mattes and eight shimmers. I’m going to give you a list of pros and cons and then show you all the looks I made using the palette.

*In order from left to right: top row, middle row and bottom row. The pictures are unedited except for brightening.


  • You can get warm and cool/neutral toned looks with this palette.
  • Most blend very easily.
  • All are all pigmented and creamy.
  • Very little kick up when you dip a brush into the shadows.
  • Most don’t have a lot of fallout.
  • This palette has a gorgeous blue shade that’s very trendy right now. This might be an affordable alternative to the high end palettes with a pop of blue.
  • I found I could make a wide variety of looks just using this palette.


  • I had to use every shimmer shade wet. If you don’t use them wet they have a lot of fallout and just are not as pigmented. My Mario Badescu spray worked great for this.
  • Some of these shades will stain and are harder to blend, mainly the purple shades, Jezebel and Leyla.
  • The two shimmers on the top row, Sheba and Yaa, are much more crumbly than the other shimmers. These two definitely have to be used wet.

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*I put together four looks just using this palette. I am not that great at doing eyeshadow so these aren’t meant to be tutorials. I do this so you can see the shadows actually on my eyes. I won’t be describing where the shadows are in the palette since they do have names.

Whenever I’m using a palette for the first time I always do the most neutral look possible and that’s what this is. I thought it turned out fine, nothing spectacular but I liked it.

  1. I used Morocco and Madagascar mixed in my crease.
  2. I used Yaa all over the lid.
  3. I used Zuri in the inner corner.
  4. I used Kenya on the lower lash line.

I absolutely loved the way this look turned out. I did use one of the satin eyeliners from e.l.f. Cosmetics on my lower lash line along with the shade Egypt. I highly recommend these eyeliners and they’re just $1.00!

  1. I used Madagascar in my crease.
  2. I used Kenya on the outer V.
  3. I used Sheba all over the lid.
  4. I used Egypt on the lower lash line.
  5. I used Zuri on the inner corner.

This look is very similar to the one above and I love it just as much. I used another satin eyeliner from e.l.f. on the lower lash line with the shade Cleopatra.

  1. I used Morocco and Madagascar mixed in my crease.
  2. I used Nefertiti on the lid.
  3. I used Cleopatra on the lower lash line.
  4. I used Nairobi in the inner corner.

This look was a bit wild and out of my comfort zone. I’m still not sure if I like it or not but these shades are beautiful. However, BE CAREFUL where you put them because they do stain and they can be a pain to blend out.

  1. I used Jezebel in my crease.
  2. I used Leyla on the outer V and lower lash line.
  3. I used Zuri all over the lid and inner corner.

This was another winner from Juvia’s Place. Having to use the shimmer shades wet is a bit of a pain but I can deal with it for how pretty they are. I just ordered the Saharan 2 and the Douce palettes so let me know if there’s a particular one you’d like to see reviewed first! As of right now (05/25) Juvia’s Place is having their 30% off summer sale and that includes the palettes that are already on sale. It’s a great time to try the brand if you’ve been wanting to. I’d love to hear you thoughts on this palette or any of the other ones! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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