Eyeshadow palettes have always been one of my favourite make-up products! I’ve used the Urban Decay Naked Palettes for a few years now, but was so excited when I got my new Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette!
I am now utterly obsessed with the colours and in love with the whole palette, and so definitely needed to share my thoughts & some swatches!
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
I have fallen in LOVE with this palette ♥
The colour selection really is incredible and I’m so happy that these eyeshadows are still really different to the three Naked palettes that I have!
I am really impressed though by ALL of the Zoeva Palettes – see them here – as each of the 12 eyeshadow palettes they do are so different and offer a really diverse selection of colours, from pale pink palettes, to neutrals and more vibrant shades like electric blue!
The Cocoa Blend focuses on the warmer, darker shades – inspired by ‘truffle colours, delicate nougat shades and shimmery marzipan tones‘, and it is suitable for all eye colours & skin tones.
The varied shades also make it a very versatile palette to have, as there are so many combinations that you can create, including both day & night looks.
I’d say that this palette is more suited to evening looks, as the colours are quite smokey and are VERY pigmented! They are definitely the best eyeshadows to use to create very bold eyes..
There’s also a real combination of matte/shimmer shades, which is perhaps the only small criticism I have. On the one hand, it is great to have the choice between the two, but persoanlly, I never mix a matte and a shimmer shade together – my eyes will either be all matte or all shimmer.. Anyone else the same?
I would have just really liked it if ‘Bitter Start‘ & ‘Sweeter End‘ were both either matte or shimmer, and likewise with ‘Pure Ganache‘ & ‘Substitue for Love‘, as I think these shades would have worked very well together.
The longevity of these eyeshadows is also really impressive. I sometimes struggle with other brands I’ve used, where I’ll get a fallout or the colour just simply won’t last as long as I need to, but I’m pleased to say that these colours have lasted really well for me.
I don’t tend to use eyeshadow primers, as I find that they really alter the application and make my brushes feel sticky 😦 So instead it’s really nice to find a product that is effective without added product!
I am also really impressed with the packaging of this palette & how lightweight they are. I thought this was worth mentioning, as you can’t see that when shopping online, but these palettes are small, skinny and compact and PERFECT for any make-up bag.
As much as I do love Naked 1, 2 & 3, they are bulky and a little heavy, and this Zoeva palette has been quite a nice replacement.
The quality of the product is really amazing, and I can’t believe the palettes are only £18?! I can see them becoming a real contender to the reigning champions of eyeshadows, Urban Decay! *Ooh, watch this space..*
Have you used Cocoa Blend or any of their other eyshadow palettes? I’d love to know your thoughts!
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