The Empress Lip Collection from Juvia’s Place
Juvia’s Place released their first two liquid lipsticks earlier this winter as part of the ‘Festival Collection’ and now they’ve added seven lip sets to their line. Each set includes two liquid lipsticks in coordinating shades with different finishes, one matte and one metallic. The sets are $18 a piece with our affiliate code BEAUTYCULT ($20 without). They’re cruelty free, vegan, paraben free and made in the US. Each set comes in decorative box with their signature woman in traditional African costume on the front.
The formula is kinda in between. It’s definitely not thin but I wouldn’t necessarily call it moussey either (mainly because I hate that stupid, made up word). They have full color pay off in one pass and they’re long wearing and transfer proof.
Oh and another feature that I think is really cool is that the spines of the boxes match the colors of lipsticks!
I get around 4-6 hours wear time before I need a touch up but I eat and drink a lot. Also I’m super sensitive when it comes to my lips feeling dry and I swear that these are comfortable!
First I got fancy and did these lipstick tube swatches but then I decided that they weren’t showcasing the colors to their best advantage so I did regular swatches too.
The lipsticks come in long tubes with the Juvia’s logo in gold font. They have a fairly standard doe foot applicator and no discernable scent, as far as I can tell.
Okay so starting with the cooler toned shades…
Madame is a pinky plum and one of my favorite sets. It’s bold while still being wearable and very flattering!
Candace is light brown. This is my favorite set of the seven.
Moro is a deep royal purple. It’s a gorgeous color but not one that I could pull off in my day to day life.
Mina is a deep aubergine. The metallic formula is great but, as you can see above, the matte swatched a bit streaky. It applies better on the lips but the formula is thinner than the others and requires a bit of layering. It’s not bad, just not as good as the others imo.
And zee warm tones!
Taytu is a deep burgundy with a formula that’s similar to Mina. The metallic is great but the matte has a thinner consistency. You can still get opaque color pay off but it requires more attention to detail.
Yoko is a deep chocolate brown. It’s another color that I can’t pull off but that I like on other people.
Ditu is a muted orange. I really love this set too even though it’s not a color that I would typically wear.
And there you have it… we’ve reached the end! Out of the 14 lipsticks, I found two to be a little difficult, the matte versions of Taytu and Mina. If you like a dark vampy lip and you’re good at applying liquid lipsticks then go for it! But I’d recommend the other five sets more, only because I prefer a more thick, creamy formula. Of course makeup is subjective, especially when it comes to liquid lipsticks. Just because I like or dislike something doesn’t mean that you’ll feel the same way. Besides those two mattes being on the thin side, I have nothing but good things to say. I love the detail of the packaging and I think that $18 is a great price point for two full sized lipsticks with an excellent formula. My favorites are Madame and Candace but again that’s a personal preference. If you’re a lipstick junkie, you should definitely get at least one set from the Empress Lip Collection to add to your collection. And as always our affiliate code BEAUTYCULT will save you an extra 10%!
Have you tried any of these yet?! If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments! I’m dying to know if y’all love this formula as much as I do!