The Nubian 3 Palette by Juvia’s Place is a little underrated in my opinion. In a time when so many people are complaining that makeup releases are all looking the same, I do not think this palette got enough shine when it was released.
When it was first released I feel like there were some criticisms about the color story not being coral enough. Every color exists on a spectrum of the shades mixed to create them. So for instance coral is a color that falls in between red and orange. So with orange being a mixture of yellow and red, every coral created is going to have different amounts of yellow, orange, and red present in the mixture. What that means, is that some corals are going to have more of an orange tone to them because they have more yellow and others are going to be pinker in tone, because they have more of the primary red pigment.
So to me, there are 6 corals in this palette that range from a light pink coral to a deep red coral. It is also important to keep in mind that we all see color differently and that is fine. The way shades appear on different skin tones will also matter. But to me this reads as a coral palette. I also think that the addition of varying tones of gray gives this palette a unique twist on being neutral without the ever-popular warm mid-tone brown.
Keep reading for some color combinations.
I originally bought this palette in September 2019 and at first, I was intimidated trying to figure out which colors to pair together. But once I broke the colors down and reminded myself to use my knowledge of the color wheel, I was able to come up with some nice color combinations so I thought I’d share swatches of those with you.
This is how the shades are numbered for the color combinations below. I will admit, I do not use shade #10. I don’t like how it looks on me, so sorry I can’t be of assistance in pairing that color.
If you want to see these shades applied to the eyes, I’d recommend the video linked below made by kelechi mgbemena on Youtube. She shows you what each shade looks like on her eyes by themselves. She also does 3 eye looks. It is a very helpful video if you are trying to decide what you think of this palette.
The Nubian 3 Coral Palette retails for $20.00, but I’ve seen it marked down as low as $10.00 on the Juvia’s Place Website. If you are nervous about ordering from the site, you can also find this palette on the Ulta Beauty website. Regardless of where you purchase, there will be a sale, so it pays to be patient but I do think this palette is still worth it at full price.
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