Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beauty ¦ Zoeva Cocoa blend palette.

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. 


  1. This palette looks gorgeous! I´ve heard so many great things about Zoeva eyeshadows lately, I might have to get myself some. I also love warm toned eyeshadows recently because I think they just create such an easy and effortless look for me.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

  2. All those shades look amazing! Really need a new palette so think you've just convinced me :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  3. This is such a pretty palette! Don't think I'd be brave enough to wear the red/pinky shades but I'm sure you can pull it off :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  4. I've just got this palette too and I absolutely love it, such gorgeous shades! x

    Just Little Things

  5. Everyone seems to rate Zoeva for brushes and makeup, I really think I need to try some of both. This palette looks like the perfect way to start my collection!

    Beth ~ MissCosmeticBlogger

  6. This is such a pretty palette. I just got a new Zoeva palette and I adore it, this one looks equally as fab. I love th ganache shade, so pretty.

    The Makeup Directory

  7. Would LOVE to get this palette but it is a bit pricey I think. Especially the shipping cost. Any discounted sites ever off this palette?

    1. I picked mine up from Beauty bay so I'm not sure lovely but I've never heard anyone mention getting it at a discount. x


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