If you read beauty blogs, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Zoeva are a pretty well talked about brand. I’d been lusting after their beautiful make up brushes for a while (I mean, hello. ROSE GOLD!) but hadn’t been all that bothered about the eyeshadow palettes, despite a whole lot of love in the blogosphere for them.
After one particularly busy day at work, just after payday, I was feeling a bit mopey and so I did what I usually do to cheer myself up – shopping. I’m loving liquid lipsticks at the moment and was checking out the range on offer at Beauty Bay when the Zoeva palettes caught my eye. Obviously, being me, I couldn’t decide on just one, and so goes the story of how these palettes came to be in my life.
En Taupe palette by Zoeva – £18 available here
The first palette that caught my eye was En Taupe, a selection of ten relatively neutral hues with hints of pinks and purples. I’ve been trying to bring more “colourful” neutrals in to my collection, if they’re even a thing, so when I spotted these cute as can be – whilst still being wearable – shades I knew it had to be mine.
As you’d expect from any decent palette, there’s a good mix of mattes and shimmers allowing for a variety of looks. These shades are quite muted, which I like because they’re not intimidating for someone like me who shies away from bold eyeshadows. On the whole the texture of these is nothing short of incredible – they’re buttery soft, blend like a dream and pack a fair amount of pigment. There a couple of stunning duochrome shadows in there too, like the beautiful soft pink “Handmade” which has a bold gold undertone. The shades do have a little bit of fall out in the palette however they are far from chalky.
Out of the two palettes I ordered, this is definitely the most wearable for me. I can see it getting a lot of use on a daily basis.
Mixed Metals palette by Zoeva – £18 available here
Surprisingly, I find these quite easy to wear! I think the fact that each shade has a perfect partner within the palette makes them a lot easier to work with, and I’ve really been enjoying putting together new looks. The shades are a bit more suited to an autumnal colour palette, but I find myself reaching for this palette more and more. I’m in love with each and every one of the ten shades and think it boasts a great variety. Neo Brass, the bold golden green, has to be one of my favourites in the palette and I think it really suits my skin tone and eye colour.
It’s been a while since I’ve been so excited about an eyeshadow palette, but at £18 each I feel like these two are absolute steals when it comes to quality and value for money. Plus the packaging is just damn gorgeous!