ZOEVA | Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette - Review + SwatchesFriday, July 17, 2015
I think most of us have heard of ZOEVA before - their (gorgeous) brush sets seem to be on every blog, and every Youtuber has a set of them. I remember first seeing the Rose Gold set in someones video and instantly thinking 'Imma need that in my life'. I haven't yet made the spurlge (to be honest I have more than enough makeup brushes to get the job done), but I'm constantly on the website lusting over all of their beauty bits. I'd heard a lot about their brushes but never their makeup, so when this amazing Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette* turned up I couldn't wait to get stuck in and use it!
The palette is gorgeous - the packaging is reminiscent of a fancy chocolate box (hence the name) and the shades inside are beautiful, chocolately inspired colours. If you have one of the LORAC Pro Palettes, this palette is pretty much the same size, with slim cardboard packaging and magnetic closure. The size of the eyeshadows are very generous as well.
With a total of 10 shades, in a variety of different finishes, the Cocoa Blend palette is a total winner and one that any makeup lover is going to want to own. Texture wise, there are completely on par with LORAC, Urban Decay and MAC - the pigmentation is exactly what you want out of a palette like this. The metallic shades are intense, buttery and beautiful, and the couple of matte shades in the mix are smooth and easy to blend out.
Bitter Start - A matte creamy white.
Sweeter End - A duochrome metallic pinky gold.
Warm Notes - Cranberry shimmer (this shade is stunning!)
Subtle Blend - Warm antique golden bronze shimmer.
Beans Are White - Matte black base with fine golden glitter throughout.
Pure Ganache - Pure shimmery gold.
Substitute For Love - Light honey brown, matte with fine golden glitter through out. This is perfect for blending with.
Freshly Toasted - Warmer terracotta matte brown.
Infusion - Matte black base with intense glitter throughout (considerably more glittery than Beans Are White).
Delicate Acidity - Satin finish mauve.
I absolutely adore this palette - all the shades are gorgeous (how many times can I say that about it?!) and the quality is impressive. As eyeshadow palettes go there's not a lot I can fault with it! ZOEVA ship worldwide with a flat base rate of USD $20.00 to NZ (slightly steep, but so worth it). The Cocoa Blend Palette is 17.50 EUR, approx. NZD $28.00 here - an amazing price for a palette like this. Beauty Bay also have it in stock for AUD $33.90 and they ship worldwide here.
Do you own any ZOEVA products? What do you make of this stunning palette?
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