Zoeva ‘En Taupe’ Eye Shadow Palette

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you’ll have noticed that I have a bit of an obsession with these Zoeva eye shadow palettes.

I started off with one, then I just had to have the whole set as they were so affordable…oops! I thought they were done, but then another one came out! How can you have an incomplete set?! This OCD is a problem ūüôā

So here is the latest in the collection,¬†Zoeva’s ‘En Taupe’ Eye shadow palette:

Zoeva's 'En Taupe' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘En Taupe’ Eye Shadow Palette

Packaging: As with all the others in the set, this comes in a sleek cardboard packaging with an identical sleeve, weighing in only at¬†1.5g which makes it great for travel and doesn’t take up too much storage space.

I love the design of this one – a mixture of taupe shades with a cool line design that throws off gorgeous metallic colours when it hits the light.

Zoeva's 'En Taupe' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘En Taupe’ Eye Shadow Palette

Shades:¬†Ten beautiful shades, all creamy in texture and super soft and buttery to the touch. There are 4 matte shades and 6 shimmery shades. Let’s take a look in more detail shall we?

Top Row, Left to Right:

  • Stitch By Stitch:¬†A basic matte white that’s great for the base, inner corner or brow highlight.
  • Handmade: A stunning shimmery golden shade that’s perfect for adding some sparkle to the lid.
  • Gallery: A smoky matte medium taupe shade that’s great for both the base or as a transition shade.
  • Hour By Hour: A beautiful matte dusty pink shade. So pretty as a base and transition shade too.
  • Old Master: A subtle¬†grey that’s perfect for a soft smoky eye.

Bottom Row, Left to Right:

  • Spun Pearl: A super shimmery pearl shade that makes a great highlight.
  • Sheers & Voiles: Another shimmery shade in a soft light grey.
  • Outline: An intense metallic purple-taupe shade that’s perfect for the outer corner.
  • Wrapped in Silk: A deeper version¬†of¬†Sheers & Voiles – a pretty metallic dark grey.
  • Exquisite: A matte deep purple shade that’s one of my favourites.
Zoeva's 'En Taupe' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘En Taupe’ Eye Shadow Palette

Formula: All shades are soft and silky however I was a bit disappointed with the high amount of fall out. Also, not all shades are very intense, however these can easily be built up.

Cost:¬†Like all the others in the set, these retail at only¬†‚ā¨17.50.

Verdict: I really like this, however I would have preferred less fall out. That being said, I found the shades to be rather unique and just love the colour combinations that can be made with this.

 

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Zoeva’s ‘Cocoa Blend’ Eye Shadow Palette

We’re finally down to the last¬†eye shadow palette of my Zoeva haul! All have been extremely beautiful and great purchases and this one is no exception.

Another of my top favourites, the Cocoa Blend eye shadow palette is a gorgeous palette filled with a mix of gorgeous browns, purples and smoky colours.

Zoeva's 'Cocoa Blend' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Cocoa Blend’ Eye Shadow Palette

Packaging: If you’ve read my last few reviews, you’ll know the deal for these. A slim and sleek, lightweight palette weighing in at just 1.5g. The palette comes packaged in a slip that’s identical in design and reflects the theme of the palette itself. This one just oozes sophistication with a¬†beautiful gold and chocolate packaging.

Zoeva's 'Cocoa Blend' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Cocoa Blend’ Eye Shadow Palette

Shades: The shades here are great for all year-round use. A beautiful mix of browns, cranberry, purple and dark smoky colours with also a highlighter or base shade. From these 10 shades, 4 are matte and the rest are shimmery.

Top Row, Left to Right:

  • Bitter Start:¬† A pale matte white, perfect for a base or highlight.
  • Sweeter End:¬†A gorgeous champagne colour. Lovely for brightening up the inner corner or brow bone.
  • Warm Notes: A beautiful shimmery berry colour. Gorgeous for an autumn look!
  • Subtle Blend: A pretty frosted, deep copper colour.
  • Beans are White: An intense and smoky deep purple shade. Perfect for ¬†a smoky eye or defining the outer v.

Bottom Row, Left to Right:

  • Pure Ganache: A really pretty, shimmery copper shade.
  • Substitute for Love: A matte mid-tone brown that’s a great transition shade.
  • Freshly Toasted: A deep and intense deeper brown shade.
  • Infusion: A smoky, matte black.
  • Delicate¬†Acidity: A cool toned and intense shimmery purple shade.
Zoeva's 'Cocoa Blend' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Cocoa Blend’ Eye Shadow Palette

Formula: All ten powdered shades are super intense and pigmented. There is a bit of fall out but nothing too crazy. Great staying on power that can always be intensified further with their pearl or matte eye primers.

Cost:¬†All Zoeva palettes currently sell for¬†‚ā¨17.50 which is an awesome price for the quality and quantity of shades you’re getting.

Verdict: Another one that I really love and definitely in my top 3 (amongst Rose Golden and Naturally Yours). The shades are just ones that I love using as I feel they compliment most eye colours and are great all year round Рalthough would look really stunning in autumn and winter. I love the balanced mix of highlight, transition and deeper shades and feel that when combined, these all create the most beautiful of eye looks.

So there you go – that’s all my Zoeva eye shadow palettes! Which one was your¬†favourite?

 

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Zoeva’s ‘Love Is A Story’ Eye Shadow Palette

So, about two weeks ago, I went a little bit crazy on the Zoeva website and treated myself to their gorgeous eye shadow palettes!¬†As promised, I’ll be testing and reviewing a palette a week and today I’ll be starting of with the Love is a Story’ palette.

Zoeva's 'Love Is A Story' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Love Is A Story’ Eye Shadow Palette

Packaging:¬†Like all their other palettes, these come in a 1.5g cardboard palette that opens upright, closes magnetically and comes in a sleeve that’s identical in design to the palette itself. The intense violet¬†colour¬†combined with metallic pink text and design makes¬†up such a pretty palette that’s sleek, stylish, girly and fun – love it!

Zoeva's 'Love Is A Story' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Love Is A Story’ Eye Shadow Palette

Shades: The colours on the inside are no let down either! I think that this palette offers such an original combination of shades that create such pretty looks when used together. From neutral bronze and gold shades, to bright shimmery purples and turquoise to deep olive green and metallic blue Рstunning!

In more detail:

Top Row, Left to Right:

  • Film Star – A matte white shade, great as a base or for highlighting the brow bone.
  • Affair – A gorgeous champagne colour with a slight shimmer – love using this as a base and highlighter too.
  • Past Romance – A shocking bright purple that’s full of pretty shimmer particles.
  • Man with a Plan – A pretty deep metallic purple that’s super for a smoky eye.
  • Ladylike¬†– A stunning turquoise that’s super bright and pigmented. Love this especially for lining the lower lash line.

Bottom Row, Left to Right:

  • Over You –¬†A matte soft brown: the perfect crease and transition shade.
  • Little Kiss –¬†An intense and shimmery copper shade: beautiful for the inner corner or on the lid itself.
  • Old Fashioned –¬†An intense and deep purple shade: perfect for defining the outer v.
  • Flirt –¬†Another colour I don’t normally see in a typical palette: a matte muted forest green.
  • Mystery Date –¬†A highly pigmented and shimmery dark blue that’s stunning.

Formula: A mix of shimmery, matte and satin shades can be found in here and all are very pigmented without too much fall out.

Zoeva's 'Love Is A Story' Eye Shadow Palette

Zoeva’s ‘Love Is A Story’ Eye Shadow Palette

Cost: At this point in time, all Zoeva palette sell for¬†‚ā¨17.50. Considering the product quality and pigmentation offered, these are definitely very well-priced and worth trying.

Verdict: I really loved using this all week! It got me out of my comfort zone and helped me to move away from the usual neutral shades, to more colourful and vibrant shades that I normally don’t use.

Which shade is your favourite?

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