Juvia's Place released some of their Saharan palettes early on Jan 24th, and I was so on it (thanks to ColourPop Cult on IG!) It shipped the next day and I had it in my hand on the 27th (Friday). Yay!! They will still be doing the full launch on Jan 30th.
I did some packaging/palette size comparison shots between all of their palettes. It's one of their smaller ones.
|L-R: The Masquerade, The Nubian 2, The Saharan, The Nubian|
In terms of formula, and only finger-swatching, they feel so good! Smooth and buttery and super pigmented without primer. Wodaabe and Senegal literally feel so therapeutic, lol. The only 2 shades I had issues with were Jamila and Zoya. I had to swipe many times to get good color pay-off whereas the other shades, one swipe was enough. It's actually weird that they weren't consistent with the others.
I found after ordering it and having just received the Kylie Royal Peach (and it fresh on my mind), that some shades could be similar. I did some swatch comparisons today and there are indeed a few shades that are.
|Saharan on top, Royal Peach on the bottom|
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Update- I am actually wearing the palette today (Jan 30th). I used Sokoto, Wodaabe and Katsina. All applied well on the lids as well. I usually apply my lid color, blend, then go back in with the color again on the parts I want more intensity. I did that with Sokoto. I put Urban Decay's Primer Potion on my lids and NYX's Glitter Glue only on the part I wanted to apply Wodaabe since it's a metallic shade.