So I normally recognise Zoeva for their infamous brush collection, however I was intrigued as I had never seen, let alone tried, their makeup before.
Going through BeautyBay, I couldn’t resist this little gem, which was only £18. It was out of this one and the En Taupe Palette, but I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and embrace these beautiful, warm shades.
With the variety in colour, it is really easy to create different looks, which is a reason I chose this palette. It has a perfect blend of tones that easily go from day to night, but also that are appropriate for work or on a daily basis. I think the best part is that it is suitable for all seasons, because of the variety of shades and being warm neutral tones, they compliment Autumnal shades, the bright pops of pink and natural nudes for the Summer and Spring, and also warm shadows for the Winter.
For a first impression, the colours are super pigmented and fresh, and from wearing them they stay on really well (despite having oily eyelids). They are really easy to blend and very natural and buildable as well.
Some of my favourite shades of the palette include:
This is the perfect base shade, with a cute resemblance to Brule by Mac. It is so creamy and glides on so nicely and works with every shade. It is really buildable and works well on its’ own as well.
I am obsessed with this deep-bronze eyeshadow, which is perfect for the centre of the eyelids or as a crease colour. In some lights it also has specs of gold and red tones.
A soft brown shade, this is great for an all-over casual day-time look. It is also perfect for the crease or under the eyes.
I think this is probably my favourite shade – it is great in the centre of the eyes for a soft highlight, in the corners of the eyes to brighten them, under the eyes for a highlighting effect, and even as an all over colour for a base shade. It is perfect and goes deeper when blending, giving the appearance of a darker colour.
Warm notes is such a beautiful deep light plum shade. This colour has essences of red, pink and gold in it, which means dependent on the light the colour transforms. It is super pigmented and great for a crease colour or an all over colour for the night.
I love wearing freshly toasted for a natural look as it works well on all areas of the eye, even underneath the eye to create a warm smokey shadow. It is so soft and gives all looks a natural warmth.
I would say this is definitely my go-to shade for a warm smokey eye, as it blends perfectly but also adds that pop of colour with the brown and gold tints to it. It is great as I am able to use this in the daytime without it being too OTT, but also use it at night as blended it looks amazing with all of the shades in the palette.
The pictures don’t do justice to how rich this eyeshadow is. It has a perfect blend of golds, greens, reds, browns with a base of black and it is so beautiful on the eye. It is great for a cut crease, under the eyes or mainly for a night-time look as it works so well with all shades.
Looking past the weird title, I use this like I would Infusion, however this is (obviously) the matte version and it is just as gorgeous. The only thing with this shade is that I can’t help but compare it to the dark matte shades of the Naked Palette which are so strong and pigmented, and this doesn’t really have that same feel. Though it is pigmented to an extent, I find it hard blending it seamlessly like I do the Naked Palette. Nevertheless, it is gorgeous and looks really great when built up or under the eye.