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Cocoa Blend Palette

April 24, 2016

DSCN3811It isn’t often I switch up my eyeshadow palette as I am deeply devoted to my Urban Decay Naked 2, however this Cocoa Blend palette from Zoeva has impressed me. From burnt oranges to warm roses it has the lot. With loads of fresh new colour combinations to try out and a mixture of shimmer and matt shades to choose from. Recently I have a new-found love for experimenting with new shadows, and although I’m not branching out to blues and greens I’ve been getting a little more adventurous with the shades I use.

There are 10 shades in this palette. Just a heads up the shadows are very powdery so be aware you need to tap off the excess product before sweeping it over your eyelid to avoid ruining your base. However the shades a very pigmented which makes them easy to work with to achieve the desired effect. The range stretches from ‘Bitter Start’, a great champaigny white perfect for an inner corner highlight, to ‘Beans Are White’ which is great if you want to smoke up your look. It also contains some burgundy and copper tones and my personal favourites which are the warm pinks. Due to the wide range of colours I think this palette is great for a lot of skin tones and you can achieve a lot of diverse looks. The way they blend in the eyes and pigmentation is really great and overall very impressed with this product.

DSCN3819DSCN3819 2DSCN3819 3My go-to look starts by sweeping the pale gold shimmer shade ‘Pure Ganache’ over my whole lid, followed by a dash of ‘Subtle Blend’. I then take another brush and pop a bit of ‘Freshly Toasted’ into the crease and also alone the lash line using the same brush. Finally I also add the darkest shade from the palette to my upper lash line to add definition and make my eyes look wider. To finish off I go in with a line of black liner and then several coatings of mascara as usual. There you have a beautiful smoky eye using less conventional shades that would look great on any colouring and really help your eyes to stand out. Last thing to mention is the price, this pallet is super affordable but neither the packaging or the product itself seem cheap in any way. It comes highly recommended from me.

Is it going to take over my Naked 2 in terms of all time favourites? We’ll have to wait and see.


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  • Jacqueline Owens April 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Those colours are absolutely beautiful ❤

    • Alex April 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Such a lovely range isn’t it xx

  • Hilary April 26, 2016 at 5:27 am

    This palette is stunning! I love how there’s a mix of neutrals as well as colourful shades that aren’t too “out there” and are still wearable. I’ve heard such great things about Zoeva products – need to try them out!

    • Alex April 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I agree, such a great shade range! Everything I’ve had from them I’ve loved xx

  • Albertine Brandon April 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    This palette looks gorgeous! So tempted to pick one up for myself

    • Alex April 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      I would highly recommend it, it’s a great one for a great price! Xx

  • Mili April 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, that palette is beautiful! I love the close up shots you took 🙂 I’ve never tried any Zoeva products but have heard many good reviews.


    • Alex April 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Aw thank you lovely, yeah it’s a good one xx

  • Selina May 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The Palette looks so nice and the colors are so beautiful. I only have urban decay but I need to try this one! Thank you for that great post.
    Maybe you can visit my blog.

    • Alex May 2, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I’m glad you like it! Course I will xx

  • Ella Whitehead May 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I love the colours of the palette, I definitely need to give this a go. Great post!

    Ella xx

    • Alex May 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      I’m glad you like it lovely xx

  • Kerstin May 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Oh wow that palette is absolutely gorgeous! I’m utterly in love and think I’ll need to buy it too!

    Love, Kerstin

    • Alex May 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      It’s a good one! You won’t regret it! Xx

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  • Paula June 11, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Those colours are so gorgeous! Especially love ‘Warm Notes’ x

    • Alex June 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

      It has a lot of great colours doesn’t it xx

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