Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

After seeing the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette all over blogs a few months ago I immediately fell in love, the colours looked gorgeous and the reviews all sounded great. However I didn't look much further into it, assuming that a Zoeva eyeshadow palette would be out of my price range, I'm also more of a cool toned eyeshadow girl so I wasn't sure how I'd get along with this palette. There was also the problem of not needing any more eyeshadow palettes after treating myself to the Naked 2 and then trying out Cargo Cosmetics Lets Meet in Paris palette

However after scrolling through the Beauty Bay site in an attempt to distract myself from writing my dissertation I noticed that this palette is only £15.50! This totally shocked me as being really cheap, especially after hearing such great things about it, so I immediately ordered it and with free shipping it was at my door in just a few days. As soon as I opened it up I was in love, it's a beautiful palette to look at, in cardboard packaging it's sturdy and durable but isn't heavy or bulky, a great palette for travel. It has a magnetic clasp so will stay shut in your makeup bag. 

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review
[Top Row L-R: Bitter Start, Sweeter End, Warm Notes, Subtle Blend, Beans Are White]
[Bottom Row L-R: Pure Ganache, Substitute For Love, Freshly Toasted, Infusion, Delicate Acidity]

As you can probably expect from the name, this palette has a chocolate theme, the colours are all quite warm toned and rich. There is 10 eyeshadows altogether with 4 matte shades, some more shimmery shades, a couple of more metallic shades and one glittery shade. There is a nice range of colours with some great statement colours and also some more neutral shades, they all work really nicely together and you can really make a lot of different looks from this palette. 

What has really blown me away with this palette is the quality of the shadows, they're very creamy, really pigmented and blend nicely. There is a bit of fallout with some of the more intense colours, especially if you want to pack them on, but that is expected and nothing that can't be fixed with tapping some of the excess off your brush. Applied with a primer or a base these colours really come into their own, however they still look amazing without a base or in a more subtle look. 


Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review
[Top Row L-R: Bitter Start, Sweeter End, Warm Notes, Subtle Blend, Beans Are White]

As you can see, all of these shades swatch amazingly and are super pigmented. Bitter Start is the first shade and is a matte pale cream/beige shade, it's a great highlight shade, or an all over base shade to start out with a neutral base. The texture is very creamy and applies nicely, although is a bit dusty, but again, nothing a tap of the brush can't fix. Sweeter End is a gorgeous dusty pink with lots of gold shimmer that gives it a peachy look. Next up is one of my favourite shades, Warm Notes, normally I'm not one for pink eyeshadow but this shade is just so lovely, a rich bright cranberry shade with a slight coppery undertone and a metallic finish, this shade looks amazing packed onto the lid. 

Subtle Blend is a warm medium bronze shade this blends out amazingly and is a great neutral shade with amazing pigmentation and consistency. Finally Beans Are White is a very dark brown, the most neutral-cool toned shadow in the palette it is slightly less pigmented than the other shades and takes a bit more building up to get to it's true colour. However it blends great and isn't crumbly or dusty so you don't get much fall out. 

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review
[Bottom Row L-R: Pure Ganache, Substitute For Love, Freshly Toasted, Infusion, Delicate Acidity]

Pure Ganache is a golden copper shade with amazing pigmentation, it is a metallic finish and applies beautifully and is true to colour, it also stays amazingly on the eye, especially with a primer. Substitute For Love is a mostly matte shade, with a very faint glitter that is pretty much undetectable, it's a warm toned orange brown shade that works well as a transition shade, along with Freshly Toasted a darker, red toned brown matte shade. Infusion is probably the shade I will use the least, however it's still a very pretty shade. A blackened brown shade with small flecks of golden shimmer, it blends nicely but again takes a bit of building to get it exactly true to colour. Lastly is Delicate Acidity, a colour I have nothing like and one that I hope to get a lot of use out of. It's a mix between plum and taupe, with a pearly sheen to it. It's a really gorgeous shade and looks amazing on. 

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

I don't really have anything bad to say about this palette at all, the colours are lovely, pigmented and apply well, the consistency is creamy and the shadows all blend nicely. It's also got a nice mixture of mattes and shimmers although I normally prefer cool-toned shadows I've really enjoyed using this palette and experimenting a bit. I would definitely recommend picking up this palette, and I'm now very tempted by some of Zoeva's other palette offerings. At only £15.50 this is definitely a bargain and worth every penny in my opinion. You can buy it directly from Zoeva here or via Beauty Bay when it is in stock. 

Have you tried the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette? What is your favourite eyeshadow palette? I'm always looking to try new ones. 

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