Today’s post is a review-style one, more specific than other posts maybe. The brand in the spotlight today? Zoeva. In particular their famous eyeshadow palettes. A few months ago I decided to have a little Beauty Bay splurge as I had some money spare for once in my life. Among my order was two Zoeva brushes – the 102 Silk finish brush and 110 Face Shape brush (both of which I adore) – and the Rose Golden eyeshadow palette. Although the Cocoa Blend palette is the most well-known out of the collection, I decided that Rose Golden was much more suited to my super fair skin tone. Take a look at the swatches below… From top to bottom: Wonder full, Harmony, Golden Rule, Just a Rose, Foil, Rusty Petals, Shining Bright, Copper is King, Reflective Elegance, Luster.
Okay, onto the technicalities… The first thing I noticed when using this palette was the AMAZING, total lack of product fall-out that normally occurs with eyeshadows (cough, Urban Decay, cough). Seriously, these shadows are so creamy that, even when swatching, absolutely no product was left sitting around in the pan. Also, the pigmentation is definitely on par with that of Too Faced shadows – except for the mattes, unfortunately. I find that the shimmer shades in the Zoeva palette are much more pigmented than that matte shades like Luster and Harmony, which is a bit of a shame really.The lasting power of these is also very similar to that of the Too Faced shadows (MAC, Clinque, Chanel and Urban Decay come nowhere near in my opinion). Overall, this palette is right up there when I’m creating a party look, but I prefer a matte option for daytime wear, and Too Faced Natural Eyes (£27.00) is the one for that. I would highly recommend Zoeva palettes for the shimmer shades and I’d love to try some more out soon! Let’s take a peek at the ‘Rose Gold’ look I created…
Sooo, here it is! A vibrant, bronzed, spring-inspired look using my Zoeva palette (£18.00) to create a co-ordinating eye and lip. If you’re fair skinned, coral blusher is your best friend this spring – maybe try Benefit Rockateur? Anyways… if you’d like to know what I used to create this look, read on!
Tools: Zoeva Face Shape Brush (£11.00), Zoeva Silk Finish Brush (£13.00), Luxie Large Angled Face Brush ($16.00), MAC Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush (£23), Real Techniques: Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99), Starter Set (£20.99), Sculpting Brush (£9.99), Core Collection (£21.99), Deluxe Gift Set (£29.99).
Base: Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil (£28.00), Emité Diamond Heart Primer (£25.90), by Terry Sheer Expert in 02 (£45.00), MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15 (£17.50), Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 (£5.99).
Face: Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder (£26.00), NYX HD Blush in Taupe (£7.99), Shiseido Bronzer in Light (£34.00), Rosie for Autograph Cream Blush in Camisole (£14.00), Benefit Rockateur (£23.50), Collection Speedy Highlighter in Pearl Sheen (£3.99) and Benefit Highbeam (£19.50).
Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creme de Rose (£4.99) as a primer, Luster as a base, Just A Rose all over the lids, Rusty Petals in the crease and Reflective Elegance to highlight the centre of the lid. Benefit Rollerlash (£19.50), L’Oreal Super Slim Eyeliner (£6.99), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (£15.50) in Caramel.
What do you think of this palette? Are there any other palettes/shadows you’d like me to review? Let me know!