For the last couple of years, Juvia’s Place has been one of my favorite go-to brands. Not only is their price point hard to beat, their products are genuinely incredible and I’ve never been disappointed by a new launch. Additionally, Juvia’s Place is a proud Black-owned business, and all of their products are designed to be inclusive and workable for all skin tones.

With that being said, I was super excited when I checked my email on Black Friday and saw that Juvia’s Place was offering an amazing deal- a mystery bag for only $35. In the mystery bag, you would receive one 16-pan palette, one six pan product, a highlighter, a lip product, and a mystery product. For the price point, it seemed like an amazing deal to me, so I went ahead and ordered a mystery bag on the spot. My only reservation about the order was that I may receive a palette I already own; as far as I know, there are only two 16-pan palettes, and I already own one of them. However, I figured that if I got a second copy of the Magic Mini, the palette I own already, I could simply re-gift it to a friend.

The package arrived in a fairly reasonable amount of time- I ordered it on Black Friday and it was at my doorstep the following Wednesday. I received five products in my mystery bag, and as expected, everything was in beautiful, vibrant packaging. I sadly did receive a second Magic Mini palette, but I gifted it to a good friend of mine, who is super excited to try it out! The six pan palette I received was The Taupes palette, which is absolutely beautiful, the Heroine Loose Highlighter, a liquid lipstick in the shade Rouge, and a passion fruit scented lip balm, which was the mystery item. 

I decided to try out all the products in one look (minus the palette I re-gifted,) so that I was able to have a well-balanced first impression of everything. First and foremost, I was so happy with the six pan palette, The Taupes. Although I do love crazy eyeshadow colors, I do appreciate a solid neutral collection as well. Particularly since I’ve been doing a lot of makeup on others, I think these colors are going to be extremely versatile and flattering on a variety of skin tones. As expected, the color payoff and blendability was extremely impressive as well. I’m eagerly looking forward to buying more of these single color-story palettes, especially The Pinks and The Nubian Glow!

I was absolutely amazed by the loose highlighter- I’ve never used a loose one before and I didn’t know what to expect, but now I literally CAN’T stop putting it everywhere. I’ve been brushing it everywhere, from my brow bone to my inner corner, and my upper lip to my cheekbones. It’s truly such a glamorous, pigmented highlighter powder, and I’m excited to see what other highlighter colors Juvia’s Place comes out with in the future. 

Now, let’s move onto the lip products. I love a good matte lipstick, and especially a red/pink toned one, so I was really excited when I unboxed this Velvety Matte Lipstick in the shade “Rouge.” It looks a bit darker on the site, but when I swatched it on my hand I discovered that it is actually a lovely, deep, muted fuchsia. I really enjoy the finish it leaves on my lips as well; it’s matte and velvety without looking dry or cracked. As someone who is prone to dry lips, especially in the wintertime, this is a huge perk!

I think the product I am most excited about, even more than the highlighter, is the “mystery product”- the passion fruit lip balm. It may not sound like a very groundbreaking product, but listen- I am OBSESSED with this lip balm. For one thing, it tastes like a fresh, tropical smoothie, so I feel like I’m truly pampering myself when I put it on. It’s also slightly tinted, but not too tinted, so I can throw it on when I’m having a no-makeup day and still feel luxurious. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for a friend or makeup lover, this lip balm is a perfect choice.

Overall, I’m really happy with this mystery bag and I’m glad I decided to buy it! When taking into consideration the reasonable price point and the extremely high quality of the products, I think it’s hard not to love this amazing deal. I admire Juvia’s Place for the hard work and clear dedication they put into their products, and I’m looking forward to trying new items in the future. What makeup products would you like to see me try next? Let me know in the comments below!