03 August 2015

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Zoeva is a brand I have been wanting to try for quite a while now and when I finally got access to it via Luxola I couldn't stop exploring their range and purchasing all my "wanted" items. I have accumulated many things but one of my most recent purchases is this oh so beautiful palette. You could basically say this palette is the first palette I've owned that I know I will use every single shade it contains. It is in my eyes the perfect palette. The array of matte to shimmer shadows are amazing quality especially for its price. People tend to consider Zoeva as a "drug store" brand however I find it is a lot more than that — perhaps "high street" and close to "high end"? The brand itself offers such immaculate quality and you can tell it is definitely worth every bit of its hype.

The pigmentation of the shadows are super creamy and blend like a dream. With the swatches in the photos I've taken you can see how beautiful they are and this is with just ONE swipe from pan to skin. I swatched three shimmers and one matte shade which is the second swatch on my hand. Both matte and shimmer shades offer great pay off and honestly I have not come across a palette that gives you the most amazing transition shade. I am in love with the shade 'Substitute For Love', it is a warm burnt caramel shade that really flatters the eyes whether used all over the lid or as a blending transition shade.

The palette is very sleek and thin, made out of your standard cardboard but made very sturdy and is supposed to resemble a chocolate bar (nicely done). I think this makes for easy storage as well as travel friendly. The pan sizes are a decent and generous size of 1.5g per shadow and each has its shade name right under one another.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette retails for $32.91 on Luxola website where they offer many discounts for new members as well as free Express shipping to Australia with a minimum spend of $55. They also offer many other specials that are really worth checking out. I highly recommend shopping with them, from customer service to fast shipping and a variety of brands I've been happy with each purchase I have made. For my readers I have a special code for you to receive 25% off your first time purchase (code ends one month from the date of this post, excludes certain brands — please check here) using the code BLX-JNFR at check out! Enjoy and please let me know if you purchase anything from there I would love to know what you decide to pick up!

Also let me know if you would like to see a tutorial of me using this palette.