Are you guys sick of me talking about warm toned eyeshadows yet? I feel like they are all I ever seen to talk about these days but I just really bloody love them! Today I thought I'd do a little review and rundown of the Zoeva Cocoa blend palette which is something I've been reaching for a lot in the past couple of weeks so without further ado lets get straight into it.
So lets start of with packaging, this palette is cardboard which I do kind of hate as I feel like it isn't strong enough to protect the product properly. That being said it does have a pretty strong magnetic closing making it a little sturdier. I really like the design of the packaging and how thin the palette would make it ideal for traveling. Moving onto the formula I am really impressed I wasn't sure what to expect as although I had heard good things I hadn't heard that much. All ten shades are incredibly pigmented and buttery and blend really well.
Bitter start - Completely matte bright cream highlight shade. This one is pretty standard it works really well in the inner corner to really brighten up a look without adding any shimmer.
Sweeter end - Light pinky gold shade with a metallic finish. This makes a beautiful all over the lid shade with basically any of the other shades in this palette in the crease. I imagine this would make a beautiful highlight on darker skins.
Warm notes - This one is such an incredible shade, it is a beautiful dark pink with a metallic finish. I absolutely love this one however I haven't been quite brave enough to wear it yet as I don't really know what to do with it.
Subtle blend - This is a warm brown shade with lots of gold glitter. This one is really perfect for smoking out and darkening up a look without adding any of the really dark almost black brown. I find this one pairs beautifully with the gold shade in the palette.
Beans are white - At first I thought this one was a black however it is actually a very deep brown shade which is almost black. This one is completely matte.
Pure ganache - This one is possibly my favourite shade in the palette. It is a stunning coppery gold shade with the most incredible metallic finish. This one looks so stunning paired with Subtle blend but also with Freshly toasted for a super warm look.
Substitute for love - This one is a very warm medium brown shade which is super versatile. It works well as a lid shade or transition shade for a darker look however it does also work well in the crease for a little bit of subtle definition.
Freshly toasted - This shade reminds me a lot of Makeup geek Cocoa bear, it's a little lighter and just a hint more red toned however offers that similar look. This one again is completely matte, I also feel like this would look incredible all over the lid with black in the crease to create a warm smokey eye.
Infusion - This one is a grey toned brown shade absolutely packed with different coloured shimmer. This is such an individual shade and is absolutely perfect for a smokey eye.
Delicate acidity - This shade is definitely my least favourite in the palette. Don't get me wrong it is an incredibly stunning metallic pinky purple shade however I just don't feel like it fits in the palette. Don't get me wrong I will get some use out of it however on an everyday basis I have definitely been overlooking it.
So that's it guys I really hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any other Zoeva palette recommendations leave them in the comments.