Wahala means “Drama”
Juvia’s Place finally released the Wahala palette this May! JP fans have been patiently waiting since last November (2019) when they gave us a sneak peek of the design. It has opened up so many new thoughts about what the brand may come up with next. Juvia’s just upped their palette game and gave their fans even more to love.
Juvia’s is known for their stand out front cover designs. The illustrations always show strong, positive images of different skin tones and women. Wahala has a tribal African inspired mask on its packaging. It still has that sleek clean feel, holding 20 shades of shimmers, duo chromes, pressed glitters and glitter pigments. It’s the biggest JP eyeshadow palette yet.
The cardboard palette is as sturdy as its always been. Something unique that I noticed was the different striped colors on the inside panels. All of the shades have names but are not all in an African language or labeled as an African country like we’re used to learning. The collective color selection is different than any other palette color combos from this brand.
The Wahala palette sold out within days! There was no shortage of positive feedback for this $36 palette. There are several color combinations that you can wear because of contrasting colors in it. There aren’t any brown shades in this one and it screams “BOLD.” I have done a few looks and put up a mini tutorial on YouTube using it.
Here’s my latest mini tutorial using Wahala!
I haven’t used every single color in the Wahala yet but I’ve swatched and used enough to say that I think this palette has great value. I always recommend glitter glue during glitter applications for safety reasons but these pressed glitters stick pretty well without it. The duochrome transitions beautifully and the bright colors aren’t chalky. All of the shades have that same great Juvia’s Place pigmentation that we appreciate.