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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

We all know and love Zoeva for their brushes (one day I will treat myself to the Rose Golden sets and live happily in pink make-up brush heaven) but don't be so quick to overlook their make-up offerings. I kid you not when I say that the Zoeva eyeshadow formulation is easily one of the best I have ever tried. If you have yet to try the eyeshadows for yourself, perhaps I could tempt you with the new Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette is of course a chocolate lovers dream, the 10 shades have been inspired by not only cocoa dusted truffles but also nougat and marzipan - good enough to eat. The outer packaging has a certain luxury chocolate box feel, thanks to the brown and gold toned colour scheme - it really is a sight to behold. What I like most about Zoeva eyeshadows (formula aside) is the size - each pan is rather large meaning you have room to swirl around even the fluffiest of blending brushes with ease.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

A quick note on the overall formula before I give a full shade breakdown below - Zoeva eyeshadows more than pack a punch in terms of pigment. Despite being somewhat firm (they can survive even the most perlious of travel journeys), the overall texture is soft, creamy despite being powder based, intensely pigmented and a dream to blend and apply. If you don't suffer from oily eye lids Zoeve eyeshadows don't really need a primer as they tend to stay in place free from creasing or fading. It pains me to say this but the Zoeva eyeshadow formulation is superior to MAC, as a matter of a fact it could easily give Urban Decay Eyeshadows a run for their money.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

The ten shades within the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette are:

Bitterstart - a warm, pink toned matte ivory eyeshadow which is a little chalky and lacking in pigment. It can be used as a matte highlight and/or base colour which lessens the formulation blow.

Sweeter End - a soft, shimmering lilac toned mauve, this has a metallic finish and is somewhat similar to MAC Seedy Pearl eyeshadow in tone.

Warm Notes - perhaps my favourite eyeshadow in the palette, a warm and rich red brown that gleams golden in certain lights. If you enjoy MAC Cranberry eyeshadow this will be right up your alley.

Subtle Blend - again metallic in finish but this time around it is a warm, golden brown; very similar to MAC Bronze eyeshadow.

Beans are White - almost black, deep brown matte eyeshadow.

Pure Ganache - bright, yellow toned golden bronze - metallic in finish and beautifully pigmented.

Substitute for Love - almost matte (satin finish), mid-toned orange based brown that makes just about all eye colours pop.

Freshly Toasted - rich deep brown, with a slightly red toned base; again this is metallic in finish but it does have a lesser sheen quality than the others.

Infusion - darkest brown matte eyeshadow with an abundance of golden glitter, a little dry in texture but a beautiful eyeshadow none the less. You can also apply this damp to create a sparkly eye liner or simply amp up the pigment.

Delicate Acidity - a duo chrome mauve, in some lights this reflects more lilac and in others pink. This duo chrome mauve eyeshadow is a little deeper in tone compared to the above Sweeter End.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

I think we can all agree that Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette is a great, neutral yet rich toned eyeshadow palette for all needs, complexions and tastes. At just £15 it is a complete bargain with enough eyeshadows (in various finishes) to take you from day to night. I can not recommend it enough.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette £15 via Zoeva - link.

This post contains a press sample.




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36 comments:

  1. These eye shadows look amazing!

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  3. This palette looks gorgeous! The colours look right up my street! And I love the photography you did!
    Starrzbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. The colours in this palatte look so gorgeous! I've wanted some Zoeva brushes for a while now but this palatte might have to come first! xx
    http://www.katiemelissa-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. This palette looks gorgeous, love the redish shade x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  6. I am such a big fan of Zoeva brushes but I still haven't tried any of their make up products. This looks like such a beautiful palette, with a wonderful range of colours. I am definitely going to check this out.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  7. War notes and Subtle blend looks so beautiful definitely my favourites! I never even knew that zoeva did eyeshadow palettes I definitely need to get my hands on this!

    www.thebeautybaker.co.uk

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  8. Oh my, it looks like an absolutely gorgeous palette :) I really need to get my hands on it! x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. This palette looks amazing, and the price isn't bad too! I probably have too many eyeshadow palettes already, but I just can't seem to resist them!

    xx Susan | Growing Daydreams

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  10. I love the look of this palette! Warm Notes and Sweeter End look particularly lovely. I have two other Zoeva eyeshadow palettes already and the formula really is wonderful :)

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

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  11. I have never seen this palette before but it looks beautiful in this post. Every shade looks so nice, the warmer shades in particular.

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.com/

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  12. This palette looks stunning! I have recently been buying more and more eye shadow palettes, and one day I definitely want to try this one out!

    http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. wow, I love it the shades are so pretty xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Those two pink shades are incredible! Love love love xx

    Eva || http://evasstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Freshly Toasted looks gorgeous! x

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  16. I am absolutely loving my Zoeva metals eyeshadow palette at the moment and I'm desperate to try this x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  17. Now I really want to give these a go! xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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  18. Wow they look so amazing. Beautiful colours. love the addition of red tones in there. xxx

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  19. This palette looks and sounds so beautiful, it's definitely at the top of my wish list!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. An amazing pallet, I love all of all the jewel tones.

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  21. I don't own any MAC or Urban Decay shadows because they are so expensive, individually! Would try this, definitely. Zoeva has been in my radar for a while now and the palette does look delicious! Nice touch with the chocolate prop for the pictures :) *thumbs up*

    TheAshchronicles

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  22. This is the first Zoeva palette that I have considered purchasing it's beautiful!
    Beauty Wanderer

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  23. this is such a beautiful palette ;)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Wow, this looks absolutely beautiful! Love the shade selection and that pigmentation! Impressive :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  25. Yes!!! These colours are incredible! All the type of colours we would wear! The package is beautiful too. Great shots x

    www.2matesandablog.com

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  26. This palette looks absolutely gorgeous, that pomegranate shade especially looks stunning!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  27. £15 what even!? its super pretty i dot want this i need this! x

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  28. Wow I am blown away by those colors! Gorgeous!

    dyannedavid.blogspot.com

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  29. I have a lot of palettes (believe me, A LOT), Too Faced, Urban Decay, Stila, Makeup Revolution... Sometimes I think I like to collect them, just like Pokemon. And I never wanted a Zoeva one, they were just... blah. Then I read your post, and saw the photos, and I felt in love. Five minutes later I ordered it. I hope it arrives tomorrow.

    Thank you sooooo much!!!

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  31. You have me totally sold on this one Adrienne - the shades are gorgeous and look like great quality too. I think it's time I tried a Zoeva palette!

    Gemma x | www.bloglovin.com/blogs/flutter-sparkle-3909787

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  32. I love your review of a chocolate palette. The pictures are so cool. I just did review on their mixed metals palette and now reading everywhere about chocolate palette, i should admit, i need it too)))
    http://thefashioncaviar.blogspot.co.at/2015/10/zoeva-mixed-metals-eyeshadow-palette.html

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  33. This looks amazing! A must for this season :)

    Naomi || http://nlyavenue.blogspot.co.uk

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