Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette Review

Juvia's Place Warrior Palette Review | Packaging

Juvia’s Place golden and bronze, The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette, is a beloved palette that is frequently sold out at retailers across the globe, but is this affordable, neutral eyeshadow palette really worth all the hype?

Please keep reading for an in-depth review of the Juvia’s Place The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette, including swatches, and ingredients.

What is Juvia’s Place about?

As a brand, Juvia’s Place aims to provide beauty enthusiasts perfectly balanced, rich, luscious colors that can be worn every day or for a night out. The brand creates products that are affordable and accessible.

The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette Claims

Before jumping into the Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palette Review, let’s examine the claims from the brand.

Juvia’s Place describes the Warrior Eyeshadow Palette as an edgy spin on the Nubian Palette. This palette is meant for bronzed goddesses.

The colors in this 9-pan palette are inspired by rich, earthy tones, as well as beautiful golds and bronze colors. The Warrior palette is intended to provide a golden glow that makes the eyes pop! Juvia’s Place claims these shadows will have long-lasting staying power on the eye.

The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette Review – Packaging & Price

As with all Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palettes, The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette comes in sturdy, cardboard packaging without a mirror. Intricate illustrations depicting glowing Nubian beauties decorate the cover of the palette.

The Warrior Palette retails for $20.00 USD, which is in-line with the brand’s other eyeshadow palette prices.

Juvia's Place Warrior Palette Review | Packaging | Affordable Indie Eyeshadow Brand
Juvia’s Place Warrior Eyeshadow Palette

The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette – Ingredients & Cruelty-Free Status

Like most popular eyeshadow formulas, Talc and Mica are the top ingredients in Juvia’s Place eyeshadow formula for the Warrior II Palette.

Juvia’s Place is 100% Cruelty-Free and many of the brand’s products are Vegan, too. Of the brand’s famous eyeshadow palettes, only the Warrior Palette is NOT Vegan. To read more about Juvia’s Place Cruelty-Free Status and Vegan products click here.

The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette – Eyeshadow Swatches

As always, swatches are not a perfect indicator of quality but can provide clues to how a shadow may perform on the eye in terms of pigmentation and the ability to blend. Please see the below for finger swatches of The Warrior Palette on a bare arm.

Juvia's Place Warrior Palette Review | Labeled Eyeshadow Swatches on Fair Skin
Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette Finger Swatches

If it isn’t apparent from the swatches, the shadows in The Warrior Palette are pigmented, high-impact colors. If it isn’t apparent from the swatches – the colors in the palette look very similar to one another.

Within the Warrior Palette, there are three finishes: matte, metallic, and shimmer, but the formula and performance of each shadow formula is consistent.

Matte Shadows

  • Mino – dark chocolate matte
  • Ahosi – light cantaloupe matte
  • Kano – caramel matte

Metallic Shadows

  • Moremi – white gold metallic
  • Dahomey – russet gold metallic
  • Bakwa – gold metallic
  • Benin – golden taupe metallic

Shimmer Shadows

  • Amina – macaroon shimmer
  • Idia – butterscotch shimmer

The Warrior Eyeshadow -Application & Wear-Time

All of the shadows within the Warrior Palette perform exceptionally on the eyes and apply ease. The mattes, metallics, and shimmers feel buttery. The pigmentation of the shadows is out of this world. For the most impact, the metallics should be applied with a finger or a flat brush.

Despite all the above praise, there are two major cons with this palette. First, there are not enough matte shadows. I wish there was at least one more mid-tone brown or copper matte shadow. The color story of this palette is limited. Many of the colors look similar applied on the eye. Another deep shade would add more range to the palette.

The shadows in the Warrior Palette last on my oily lids all day when worn over a primer. I don’t experience any creasing, fading, or smudging when paired with a good base. Also, I do not notice any fallout.

Where can you buy The Warrior Palette?

  • In the US: The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette can be purchased at Ulta and Juvia’s Place online shop.
  • In the UK: The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette can be purchased at BeautyBay. When converting the UK pricing back to US dollars, the Juvia’s Place palettes are more expensive in the UK.

Juvia’s Place has frequent sales. The brand has discount codes that can be applied in their online shop. My suggestion is to wait until a sale period to purchase from the brand.

Juvia's Place Warrior Palette Review | Palette Close Up
Close up of the shadows in the Warrior Eyeshadow Palette

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette – Final Thoughts

Although I love the Warrior Eyeshadow Palette, I do not reach for this palette as much as I reach for my Nubian Eyeshadow Palette. Simply put, this golden-neutral color story is similar to other neutral eyeshadow palettes in my collection.

Check out similar palettes here:  Milani’s Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette, the Persona Cosmetic’s Identity Palette, the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions.

My biggest complaint with this palette is that some of the metallics in the Warrior Palette look quite similar on the eye. I wish that a few of the mid-tone brown and copper shades were swapped out for a deeper tone.

Would I still recommend the Warrior Eyeshadow Palette? Without a doubt.

This palette is a super affordable, high-quality neutral eyeshadow palette that would be a wonderful addition to any neutral lover’s collection. Given the size of shadow in the palette, buyers with small collections will get their money’s worth out.

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For more reviews on affordable makeup products, check out my Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette Review, Milani Soft & Sultry Review, Milani Eyeshadow Primer Review, and my ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette Review.


Have you tried anything from Juvia’s Place before? Are you a fan of golden, neutral eyeshadows? Please let me know in the comments below.

13 thoughts on “Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette Review

  1. What a stunning palette😍 I know I say this everytime but I love the way that you review products. You’re so honest and upfront and that is what we need when it comes to reviewing makeup! The swatches are gorgeous and it’ll be amazing for neutral lovers but I get what you mean about not having enough mattes or any other shades or looks to create using it.
    Alex xx
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

    1. Aw thank you so much, girl. I always try to be as honest as possible with the pros and cons because I would hate for someone to read one of my reviews and hate whatever they end up spending money on.

  2. I really adore this palette, it’s super pigmented and love how it blends. However, I’m not reaching much for it, just like you. Probably because I just have too many palettes lol.

    1. girl, it hit me that this palette is literally a dupe for the UD Honey… or that the UD Honey was a more expensive version of the Warrior Palette. I need to put out some swatch comparisons!

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