If I could imagine my perfect eyeshadow palette, I think the Zoeva Cocoa Blend would prove pretty similar. Warm-toned, a mix of shimmers and mattes, with hints of chocolate and rose gold, it’s a real stunner!
Not to mention the fact the shadows are seriously good value for money. At £18, it’s far cheaper than similar palettes from the likes of Urban Decay and Too Faced, and supposedly the formula is identical (some say even superior) to MAC eyeshadow. Of course the packaging isn’t as pretty or luxurious as a high-end brand. It’s a kind of cardboard, slim box made to look like a bar of chocolate, but actually, what it lacks in quality it makes up for in practicality. It’s a lot easier to slip this into my makeup bag than my UD Naked 3 Palette…
Now let’s talk colours… There are 4 matte shades in this palette; Butter Start, pale cream ideal for using as a base colour; Substitute for Love, an orange-toned brown; Freshly Toasted, a gorgeous rusty brown which I love using to define my crease; and Beans are White (don’t ask), a classic black which is always useful as a liner or adding some smokiness to a look.
We then have the 6 shimmers which I think are the real stars of the show (I’m a big sucker for shimmery, sparkly eyes). My 3 absolute favourites are Pure Ganache, a gorgeous champagne colour which I love using all over my lid for a summery look; Warm Notes, a very interesting raspberry shade which looks lovely blended over Pure Ganache for a rose gold effect; and Subtle Blend, a very pretty chocolate shimmer.
The final 3 shades are Sweeter End, a pale shimmery pearl which I often use in the centre of my eyelid or to highlight my inner corners; Infusion, a sparkly black which is always useful; and Delicate Acidity – a purply lilac and probably the colour I’ll end up using the least as I’m not so big on purple eyeshadow.
When it comes to the formula, I’m really impressed! I honestly think it’s better than my UD palette *gasp*. They just seem much more pigmented and long-lasting, as well as being easy to blend. I definitely would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a nice palette but doesn’t want to spend more than £20…
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have you ever tried the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette? What did you think of it? Do you have any other recommendations for eyeshadow?
Check back in on Wednesday for a new makeup video 🙂
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx