For People Who 'Don't Do Colour' | Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette


Zoeva make what have to be my favourite makeup brushes (check out my posts on the Rose Golden sets here and here) but until now I'd never tried their makeup. I'd heard quite a bit of buzz around the Cocoa Blend Palette | £15.50 over Summer but I thought it would be perfect for Autumn so I snapped it up!

Zoeva ships to the UK an in my experience it has always been quick, easy and affordable. The palette is also stocked on Beauty Bay here (where I purchased mine) but is often sold out.

The packaging is cardboard but very sleek and travel-friendly with a magnetic closure. There's a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades, as well as of neutral and bright colours. The overall quality is excellent! The shimmers are great but for me it's all about the matte shades, as so many brands find it hard to get them right. 


Bitter Start is your standard matte off-white base shade, which often find under-pigmented but there were no such issues here. The bizarrely-named Beans Are White is another staple; the matte black. Again I was astounded by the quality, even with high-end palettes I often find these shades a little bit hard to work with. However Beans Are White has the most amazing texture! Substitute for Love is a gorgeous caramel-brown transition shade that is again dreamy to apply. Freshly Toasted is a warm brown-red colour that's perfect for the outer 'v' of the lid or for deepening the crease. I didn't find the texture quite as good as the other mattes but it's still very nice. If Zoeva ever do an all-matte palette I will be the first on the waiting list!

Sweeter End is a pretty neutral, slightly pink-toned highlighting shimmer I use on the inner corner (it does have a little bit of fallout though). Warm Notes is one of my absolute favourites from the palette; it's a deep pink shimmer that's really pretty in the crease if you're new to wearing colour like me. Subtle Blend is a bit more of a standard 'Jasmine shade'; a brown-gold-bronze that's lovely on the outer part of the lid. Pure Ganache is a stunning bright gold highlight. Infusion is the one shade I really don't reach for, though the texture is good for this kind of glittery formula. It has a black base with an iridescent glitter running through it. Finally we have Delicate Acidity, a purple shimmer that's really nice on the lower lash line.


The texture of these is amazing and it makes them effortless to work with. The pigmentation is impressive, there is minimal fallout and I find they wear really well throughout the day. The mattes especially are really something special. You can go for both a very natural, neutral look or something a little more colourful. For me it was the perfect way to gently introduce a few brights into my eyeshadow look and I really like it!

Have you tried Zoeva makeup before? What did you think of it?

 


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49 comments

  1. Every single shade is gorgeous, this palette is definitely on my birthday wish list!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  2. All these shades look so stunning, I definitely need to buy this before the year is out!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I think they'll be stunning especially for A/W :) xx

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  3. Oh yeah! I looove zoeva, sooo amazing quality and quite cheap :)
    Def worth the price! Got that palette too!

    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

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  4. The pigmentation of these shadows looks amazing! I definitely want to try more Zoeva makeup! And own every single one of their brushes too obviously!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  5. I've been so tempted to buy this palette since it came out and this post has convinced me! It looks so amazing, Thanks for sharing :-)

    hellolaurax.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love the choice of shades, perfect for Autumn.

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

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  7. Warm Notes is such a gorgeous shade! I need to order this palette asap x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

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  8. This is such a gorgeous palette, french toasted and pure ganache are my dream colours!

    www.laurenashleighbarden.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Zoeva do some of my favourite palettes, but I don't own this one. So many gorgeous shades that I need to own x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  10. Freshly toasted is literally one of the most gorgoeous eyeshadows I've ever seen. Definitely want this now!! xxx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

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  11. This palette is stunning, I think its about time I try some Zoeva Makeup x
    han // em&han xo

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    1. I'm dying to try more now! I've heard a lot of people rave about their blushers too xx

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  12. I think I should probably try this palette!

    Be | lovefrombe

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  13. I've been drooling over this palette for months now. Warm Notes is so stunning to me and the star of the show - but it's nice to know that the mattes are also very good. Ugh. One day I'll suck up the shipping and duty and place a Zoeva order. :-)


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  14. I'm one of those people who don't do colour very much lol but yet, I'm very tempted to get this palette. The quality seems incredible and the colours are also beautiful. It's in my wishlist. :)

    Renata
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    1. I'm the same haha it's a great way to inject a bit of something extra to a bronze-gold-brown eye look :) xx

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  15. oh gosh, substitute for love and freshly toasted look divine. I do very minimal eye makeup so I'm not a huge palette person, but I've been seeing praises for this product everywhere so I might have to check into it!

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM

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  16. I love all the swatches, the colours are very unique. The quality is great for the price :)

    Velvet Blush

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  17. The shades are really pretty and fall appropriate! I need to try Zoeva brushes already and now this too! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Zoeva brushes are my absolute favourites! xx

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  18. I love love love this palette so much. The shades are right up my street and I still can't believe how amazing the quality is for like £15 x

    Beauty with charm

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  19. Oh. My. Gosh! This is just gorgeous. I liked the look of this before, but after seeing it swatched like that, I definitely need it!

    Heather, Porcelain Beauty xx

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  20. I am a dedicated neutral girl but recently have been admiring a few colourful shades after seeing it on a few blogs. I do like the looks of this palette, you're right, it's a good way to introduce colours. I'll need to check what website is best for me to purchase, shipping fees to Canada is always high.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Don't quote me on this but I think Beauty Bay do free international shipping :) xx

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  21. Wow this palette is stunning! I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE. <3
    alicekatex

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  22. I've been hearing so many things about this brand lately! This looks like a stunning palette, specially the shades Freshly Toasted and Delicate Acidity. x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  23. I need this so badly! Warm Notes is absolutely stunning I'm so in love with it. Will definitely have to treat myself to this soon I think x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♡

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  24. This palette looks gorgeous, I have to agree I’m a big fan of their makeup brushes but really need to try their makeup. Warm Notes and Subtle Blend look like such gorgeous shades and I love that the texture sounds amazing :) I love that the palette has a mixture of shimmers and mattes also, and looks like such a wearable palette - fab review :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thank you :) and I definitely want to try more of their makeup now! xx

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  25. All of the shades in this are stunning but Warm Notes takes the cake!

    She Likes to Shop

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  26. I have been umming and arring over this palette for so long! I definitely need to pick it up in time for Autumn/Winter! Xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. They look soooo pigmented! I have never tried their actual make up, but if it's as good as their brushes, man I need to try this!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  28. The price of this palette is so on point for the gorgeous quality and pigmentation!
    Fantastic review as always Jasmine ^_^
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. I still can't believe they're only £15! And thank you lovely! xx

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  29. The shades are gorgeous!! They all look so pigmented as well, I've yet to try anything from Zoeva (I KNOOOOW!!!) so I guess I'll be spending more on Zoeva this time round ;) xxx

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  30. I love this palette, the colours are gorgeous! I love the fact that they are really different than the typical neutral shades but are not too out there either! I think this is going to be on my christmas wishlist :p

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  31. I have wanted to try out this palette for such a long time now! The pink shade looks beautiful though I'm not sure if i'd wear it or not aha :)

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    1. It's really nice just lightly applied to the crease :) xx

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  32. This is such gorgeous palette - hadn't tried anything from zoeva till I got this just recently and I'm so impressed with the quality of the shadows and how pigmented they are - and all for just £15 too!!! Defenetly want to try more now ^_^ x x x

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  33. This palette is one of my favourites because it is so versatile and any one can use it!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  34. I love the colours of the beans are white palette

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  35. I've ever tried Zoeva before but I have to say this palette is really inviting to me. I do have to maybe use some of my others before purchasing this as I have so many colours like those that are in the palette but I would definitely be tempted to buy it in the future.

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