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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Review and Swatches

November 25, 2015

Finally, I got it- you can get it here also!!

I have heard so much about the Zoeva brushes- in particular I remember at some point last year, girls were going crazy over the rose gold edition. They are all AMAZING and a lot more affordable than the likes of Mac or other comparable brushes. Anyway, the point that I was trying to get to is that until recently I had no idea that Zoeva also had its own makeup. I read a lot of reviews about several things and this palette kept popping up! At the same time it seemed to be sold out everywhere but finally Beauty Bay brought it back so here I am – it was probably one of my most exciting buys this year.

Cocoa Blend Palette Zoeva

Price and packaging: The price for the palette is £15.50 and you can get free 2 days delivery if you spend over £20. I ordered in on a Thursday and I expected it to come on Monday, but I was suprised when it actually got there 2 days before, on Saturday. It comes in a cardboard case with the same kind of art deco inspired print, and inside, the shadows are protected with a plastic film. First impression when opening it: wow!  The package is really beautiful, even though it doesn’t have a mirror- real bummer, right? On the back you can read the ingredients and also one of the best parts about these is that they are paraben, mineral oils, fragrance and phthalates free- quite a mouthful there!

First impressions: I had read and watched so many reviews for this, so usually at this point, when I actually get it in my hand, I am kind of like… hmm.. not too excited. Not with this one though! The colours look just as vibrant as you would imagine them! Also because it doesn’t have a mirror or space to put a brush in, the palette is very lightweight so perfect for your travel kit!

Cocoa Blend Palette Zoeva

Cocoa Blend Palette Zoeva

 

Colors: You get 10 1.5gr shadows with different finishes. You get a pure matte, which is a beigy white, as well as two other almost matte shadow- what I mean when I say that it’s that on the eyelid it will mostly look matte but when looking at it might have some shimmer through it. The rest of the colors have a beautiful either satin or metallic finish- the type of colors that you can usually wear on a day to day basis at work, as well as updating your look for an evening look.

My favorite colors of the bunch will have to be Warm Note, a metallic cranberry pink, Subtitute for love, which is a great blending color nd Freshly Toasted, a muted reddish brown which is my obsession these days in terms of my outer corner and crease. I would not say that these are necessarily incredibly unique colors- you can find most of these as individuals from different palettes or single compacts but in my opinion it’s just nice to get a palette that is not only either super neutral or super crazy rainbow and this is perfect for the season.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette swatches

Pigmentation and application: As you expected by now, the colors are super pigmented-my swatches are only one swipe by the way. As I mentioned previously, I had a bit of fallout from one or two colours (the ore metallic ones), however the application has been flawless and the wear time is of 10h, which I think is pretty decent for a £15 palette.

Cocoa Blend Palette Zoeva

Overall conclusion: Cocoa Blend is a great palette at a very good price, which I strongly recommend to anyone with a preference for warm toned, reddish browns-this would look great in particular on brown eyes! I am most definitely planning to purchase more Zoeva makeup items- who knows, maybe another palette?

 

Have you tried any Zoeva makeup before and if so, what would you recommend?

 

Love,
C.