Zoeva Bamboo Volume 2 Brush Set | Review (+ Cocoa Blend Palette Giveaway!)*


It’s no secret that Zoeva are my favourite makeup brush brand overall and I use my Rose Gold Sets every day (reviews here and here) so I was thrilled to receive the Bamboo Volume 2 Set* | £55 to feature. These brushes are vegan, so if you’re a vegan who always loved the look of Zoeva’s more premium-finish sets but couldn’t get them for this reason, you’re in luck!

On first impressions it looked like there were repetitions from other sets, however there are actually only two genuine ones for me and two sort-of duplicates (this will depend on how many other sets you have). However even if you do own past sets you can buy most of these brushes individually, unlike with the Rose Gold ones.

The Concealer Buffer is included, as it is in the original Rose Gold set, however I use mine every day and base brushes get very full of product very quickly so I was pleased to have a backup.  There’s also a Winged Liner brush, also found in the Rose Gold set, however since re-discovering this to use with my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, I like having another for gel or cream liner. There’s a semi-duplicate in the Cream Cheek Brush as you get the Sheer Cheek in the Rose Gold set, however that has natural bristles whereas this one is of course synthetic. I never liked the Sheer Cheek as much as the other Rose Gold brushes as I find natural bristles don’t distribute face products onto my combination skin as easily as synthetic bristles, so this was a perfect addition for me. Finally, the other semi-duplicate is the Face Paint brush as in the Rose Gold Volume 2 you get a natural-bristled version of this brush.


With the Bamboo set you not only get one of the Zoeva pouches to carry them in (as with all the other sets) but a holder with it, which I actually use to display these in on my dressing table. I’m a big fan of these pouches as I travel a lot and they’re perfect for holding my brushes or for overnight I can fit everything in them. They’re also really sturdy and good quality. The one that comes with the bamboo set is a creamy-beige colour with gold hardware. The brushes themselves are beautiful with eco bamboo handles with an aluminium gold finish and faux natural-look bristles.


109 Face Paint(not available individually)

I really like the natural bristle Face Paint brush from the Rose Gold 2 set, however as I mentioned, I generally like synthetic brushes for my face. The other benefit of this is that it can easily be used to blend out cream products. The square shape of the bristles fits perfectly in the hollows of my cheeks. I find that with powder products this applies them perfectly and makes it so smooth and easy to blend out. However I’m loving this particularly with my cream contouring stick from KIKO; it’s a dream pairing.

103 Defined Buffer* (not available individually)

I wasn't expecting to love this as much as I did (the slanted bristles are different to my usual base brushes) but this might be my #1 foundation for full coverage. It buffs in the product so seamlessly you get that flawless, perfect finish with minimal effort. I also feel like it makes fuller coverage foundation look more natural on the skin as opposed to sitting on it.

105 Highlight* | £11 individually

If I had to pick one brush from this set as my absolute favourite then this would be this. I do still love my Sigma highlight but I’ve been reaching for this the most lately. It seems to just pick up the perfect amount of product so you’re getting the payoff but you’re not transformed into a glitter ball after one swipe! I love dusting on powder highlighter with this and blending it out, however it’s also great for blending cream formulas in for a really natural finish. I can imagine this being lovely for a natural contour or even blusher too.

128 Cream Cheek* | £11 individually

This brush is the perfect shape and size for applying blusher and I love how easy it makes any formula to work with. I actually tend to use this more with powder blusher, despite the name, as that’s what I go for more often than not and I much prefer the synthetic bristles of this to the Sheer Cheek brush which has the same shape. It’s also great for dotting on cream blusher. Although I usually apply cream formulas with my fingers, has converted me. I either dot on the product with my finger and use this to blend it our or swirl this around in the product before gently dabbing it on. It gives an even, natural finish that I love.


142 Concealer Buffer* £7.50 individually

The Concealer Buffer from my original Rose Gold set has become one of my most-used brushes, however the tightly-packed bristles meant it needed washing a little more often than I have time to, so I was very pleased to get my hands on a second. It is pretty much identical to the original when used; I haven’t noticed any sort of difference. It has slightly rounded bristles and the size makes it easy to get into places like around the nose and in the corners of your eyes. It really does make your concealer blend seamlessly into foundation so if you don’t own this, definitely get your hands on it!

232 Classic Shader(not available individually)

This is a fairly flat slightly domed brush. It works really well for applying a base colour across the lid. I also like it for applying a darker shade to the outer part of my eyelid.

227 Soft Definer| £6.50 individually

The Rose Gold version of this is Holy Grail status for me, so how does this compare? The shape is exactly the same; very similar to MAC's 217 being a soft, slightly domed eye brush that works for applying a base colour, crease shade or blending everything out. Personally I prefer natural bristles on eye brushes but I still really like this and reach for it all the time. The synthetic bristles mean it's great for blending out any harsh edges.

317 Wing Liner* | £6 individually

This is another brush I'm already familiar with and I don't really see any difference between this and the ones I already have from the Rose Gold sets. It's a nice, small angled brush that I find perfect for applying my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade.

If you’re a vegan looking for brushes that are not only incredible quality but also look stunning on your dressing table then look no further. If you simply prefer synthetic bristles on the functional side but struggle to find pretty ones, then again these were made for you. If you do own some of the other sets then definitely check out the individual Bamboo brushes as they’ve definitely added something new to my collection.



Also, Zoeva popped me across a Cocoa Blend palette but I actually already have it (read the review here) so we decided to do a little giveaway. This palette sells out really quickly so I'm excited to have one to give away to you guys!

It's UK-only and closes 2 weeks from today on 06/11/15 

Enter with the Rafflecopter widget below and if you have any questions, please drop me line at jasminestewart1193@gmail.com 

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45 comments

  1. You're so lucky to have had these sent to you, I'm envious! They're beautiful, just like all their other sets. Loved reading about this set xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle


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  2. Brushes never seem to be as beautiful as the Zoeva ones, I swear I'm going to try some soon as once payday hits I think I'm finally going to get a set!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I know right - they definitely show affordable products can be stunning too :) xx

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  3. These are gorgeous - I have the Rose Gold Vol 2 set and love them! The eye brushes are such good quality. I've had my eye on the Cocoa Blend Palette for a while now - it seems to go out of stock every payday! The shades look gorgeous especially for Autumn x

    Amy | Get Glam

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  4. I've yet to try any Zoeva brushes so might put one of the sets on my Christmas wishlist! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. These brushes are gorgeous, they'll be on my Christmas list for sure!
    girlavie.com X

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  6. I've been looking for some brushes to buy, I usually stick with the RT ones as they're ones I'm most familiar with. But these look gorgeous definitely need to pick up some of these or all haha! http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really like RT too but Zoeva just pip them for me as their eye brushes are beyond amazing xx

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  7. I desperately want to try these bamboo brushes! I have the Zoeva classic set but I would happily buy this set too. Compared to other brands of brushes, its actually affordable but with amazing quality. Love love love!

    z0elouise || Beauty & Lifestyle <3

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  8. What a lovely giveaway!! Tbh I still haven't tried the Zoeva brushes yet! xx

    http://www.thegirlfromthenorth.com/ | Enter My Giveaway Here

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  9. Zoeva brushes are always so pretty! I've got the Volume 1 bamboo brush set and it's amazing, definitely going to get my hands on this one next! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  10. I don't currently own any Zoeva brushes but these one look stunning and something that I would love to have in my collection. These are going on the Christmas wish list :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. You must try them! They're such incredible quality :) xx

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  11. These are just SO pretty!!!
    I've never tried any Zoeva brushes, I'd love to have a wee play with them :)
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks

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  12. Zoeva brushes are so pretty! And they're amazing quality, I love them! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  13. Great giveaway! I haven't tried ZOEVA's eyeshadows yet but I know how popular this one it! The brush set is great!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  14. I own both of the rose gold sets so a couple of these would be duplicates for me but I personally really like to have spares of brushes for when the others are being washed or dirty, especially face brushes like foundation and concealer. This set is so pretty, they always hit the nail on the head with their products! x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it's great to have 2 of something like the concealer buffer as I use it every day so it gets dirty fast! xx

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  15. What a stunning brush set - I've heard amazing things about Zoeva's brush range I'd love to try these!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I've never found any vegan brushes that I loved, but these look SO beautiful. They also look durable and effective. Thank you for sharing your reviews! I hope i'll get to try these someday! haha

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  17. The highlight brush seems amazing! I normally use other eye brushes for my concealer but that concealer brush really does seem the perfect size :)

    Velvet Blush

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  18. This make-up brush set looks wonderful! Never tried their brushes but heard many good reviews about them. These look similar to eco-tools brushes that I love.


     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. I've never actually tried Ecotools! xx

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  19. The set looks gorgeous! I always see such pretty pictures of them on Instagram. I hope to add these to my collection someday.

    http://ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow these brushes look amazing and I love the wooden handles on these!!! So excited to enter your giveaway, thank you!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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  21. OOOOH these looks absolutely stunning! So photogenic (bloggers mind haha!) and of course they'll be great. Definitely need to try these! Amazing package to have been sent! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. They look amazing, I still have the rose gold set on my list which I so want to own and now these ones... I want them all! xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. You must try them! I use the Rose Gold ones every day so well worth the investment :) xx

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  23. I always get so jealous of your zoeva brush collection, they're on my Christmas list this year haha. Always seem such good quality. Synthetic brushes are better on my skin too x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  24. I would completely love to have some Zoeva brushes! Maybe I'll be lucky in Christmas haha :) This collection is gorgeous but in my opinion nothing beats the original rose gold one! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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  25. oh wow, zoeva brushes have been on my wishlist for years now! I never new they offered a vegan alternative, will definitely be entering!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  26. This looks like a beautiful set! I love the handles and the brushes look so soft & fluffy <3

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I absolutely am in love with these brushes, my friend has some. They're so expensive but so worth it — I'd just be scared to use them and waste them, hahaha. They're gorgeous <3

    http://www.thedalmatinka.com/

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  28. This is a gorgeous set, though I still want the rose gold one first there are quite a few here that have caught my eye! When I start buying makeup again, I reckon I'm going to have a brush clear out, some of them are rather battered and not used much - the perfect excuse to treat myself to a zoeva set hehe :P Also thankyou for the opportunity to win that stunning palette! <3
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. Honestly, you could do your entire makeup with them! xx

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  29. Not tried anything from Zoeva - but that palette has stunning colours for autumn!

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  30. I loveeee the Zoeva brushes and these one's look amazing oh my, I need to order myself some I reckon! That's for having the giveaway for the palette, it's gorgeous! xx

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  31. Such a stunning set. I love Zoeva brushes. Their price and quality are unbeatable. I have yet to try their eyeshadow palettes, though. So loving the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :) xx

    Renata | Diorshow Mascara Giveaway

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  32. This set looks so good! I have tried Zoeva lipsticks they are lovely - not too creamy and not too dry. Great beauty post Jasmine x

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    1. Ooh thanks for the tip - may need to check those out ;) xx

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  33. Thank you for your comments and good luck to everyone who entered the giveaway :) xx

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  34. So pretty I could cry! Those brushes are gorgeous!

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  35. Zoeva brushes are gorgeous! I think that the rose gold ones look so beautiful :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  36. I love Zoeva!! The aesthetics are just gorgeous, they always seem to hit it on the nail with their designs <3

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

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  37. I wish I had twitter to enter such a beautiful prize whoever wins will be a lucky person

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