Zoeva | Cocoa Blend Palette | Review and SwatchesWednesday, December 16, 2015
Back with another palette for review - Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. 10 eyeshadows inspired by chocolates. It came in a little sleeve like this, very similar to how a box of chocolate would have been packaged. I love how compact the palette is. With a price tag of S$32, I really do recommend this palette as it is value for money and travel friendly. I am also looking at getting their Rose Gold Palette as well. The colours are amazing!
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Bitter Start - Matte beige shade suitable for a base and highlight on the brow bone. This isn't as pigmented but is just how I like this kind of shadows.
Sweeter End - Taupe grey shade with a hint of pink and a satin finish. This is a great all-over-the-lid colour on lazy days. This shade is rather sheer and not as pigmented compared to the rest.
Warm Notes - Gorgeous pomegranate shimmery shade. This is one of the shades that I looked forward to playing with the most! Perfect to pair with a warm brown crease shade.
Subtle Blend - Warm bronze shade. This is a very wearable day to day look on the lid. I like to mix this with Freshly Toasted on the outer-v of the eye to deepen the look. As well as on the lower lash line.
Beans are White - Matte dark brown. This is just a standard dark matte brown that can be used as a liner or to smoke out the look. It is less chalky than I imagined as more affordable palettes usually have poorer quality matte shadows. I'm impressed!
Pure Ganache - Beautiful shimmery gold! This is another favourite from the palette. I like using this in the inner half of the lids.
Substitute for Love - Warm matte brown shade. Reminds me of a milk chocolate colour. Great to use as transition and crease shade.
Freshly Toasted - Warm darker matte brown - looks exactly like cocoa powder and reminds me so much of MUG's Cocoa Bear.
Infusion - This is a glittery dark shade with a mix of green and gold glitters. Sadly, this is the only shade that I do not see myself reaching for. It is very sheer and patchy. I had to swatch it quite a few times to build up the intensity. Do not like this shade at all and the glitters looks weird...
Delicate Acidity - Shimmery cool tone purple shade. This is a very pretty purple. I can see myself playing around with this shade and maybe using it with Warm Notes to create a purple-red-pinkish look.
Here's a collective swatch of how the shades looks in the pan and when swatched
Here's a look I did with this palette when I first got it! Very simple golden bronze shadow.
I had Bitter Start all over the lid and Pure Ganache on the inner half of the lid. For transition and crease, I used Substitute for Love. The outer half, I mixed Freshly Toasted and Subtle Blend to darken the outer-v. Lastly, I lined my eyes slightly with Beans are White to create a wing liner.
I have Colourpop's Solow on my lips.