Juvia’s Place Shade Sticks (Review + Swatches)

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Juvia’s Place. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Juvia’s Place is launching yet another complexion product! Starting October 5th, you can waltz into Ulta Beauty or head to juviasplace.com to buy the NEW Juvia’s Place Shade Stick!

Some quick things to know about this new launch:
Natural finish
For all skin types
Comes in 30 shades
Retails for $16 USD

Now you might be thinking how it differs from the I Am Magic Foundation. For one, these have medium buildable coverage where the I Am Magic is full coverage (though it can be sheered out for less coverage). If you need a little more coverage with the Juvia’s Place Shade Stick, simply add another layer and be sure to blend. The shade stick is also created with concealing, correcting, and contouring in mind. I like how easy they are to transport whether you’re traveling around the globe or just going from your house to your office. They have a place in any makeup bag whether you’re a makeup beginner, don’t wear much makeup at all, or are a full on GLAM QUEEN. If you don’t wear much makeup or are a beginner, you can easily pop your concealing shade on wherever you need it and you can easily blend with your fingers or your fave foundation sponge or makeup brush. For the GLAM QUEEN, these are dope to highlight and contour with.

Now you might also be saying you already highlight and contour with the Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer. And that’s great—not trying to steer you from what you love, but this is all about having makeup options that are made for our skin tones. I personally prefer to highlight and contour with complexion products that are creams much like the Juvia’s Place Shade Stick, so I’m happy that for those of us who prefer creams, we have more options.

You can also use the shade stick as your base makeup. Zambia was the closest shade to me, but I prefer to use the I Am Magic Foundation in Kenya as my base as it’s a better foundation match. Zambia has a little bit more red in it than I would like for a foundation shade (I have neutral undertones—see my shades in other foundations here) but the red in Zambia makes it a great correcting/concealing shade for me for places like under my eyes where I have some dark discoloration.

For highlight I use shade Guinea, but Mozambique is an option for a more pronounced and brighter highlighter. I prefer Guinea though. For contour, my best shade was Congo. I do wish there were more contour shades in this range. I have more contour options in the I Am Magic Concealer range though, but I don’t use the deepest shade in that range like I do here. I do feel there are some good deep dark shades to use for base shades and perhaps correcting for those with richer skin tones than mine, but wish there were more options on the deeper end.

I love the way the shade stick wears–I would need some light touch-ups throughout the day, but it has a beautiful finish and lasts.

If you want to see a full look using the Juvia’s Place Shade Sticks along with an eye look using The Nubian 2 by Juvia’s palette, check out my Youtube video below.

Swatches:

Will you be trying the Juvia’s Place Shade Sticks? Tell me in the comments!

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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