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Anyway – today’s post is a review of the Zoeva En Taupe palette which I’ve been playing around with since Christmas. As you may know, Zoeva has been one of my favourite brands for eyeshadow in the past & the Cocoa Blends palette is still probably one of my most used palettes. It’s featured here on my blog quite a number of times!
I received this as a gift at Christmas (along with the Rose Golden palette by Zoeva – let me know if you’d like that reviewed too!) & this En Taupe palette wasn’t something I had asked for, so I was super excited to get it. Zoeva is an affordable makeup brand which I don’t feel is noticed enough, so I wanted to review it for you all!
This palette costs £18 for 10 shades which I personally think is pretty good for a mid range brand like Zoeva. In the UK you can get this on Cult Beauty or Beauty Bay.
Zoeva say that this palette delivers a multitude of sophisticated & elegant hues – nudes, neutral and decadent colours, inspired by autumnal taupe and browns, enabling looks to be crafted effortlessly. They say this will compliment every skin tone.
Most of the shades in this palettes are quite pale/pastel. There are a couple of deeper ones on the right of the palette though which is nice to deepen looks. It contains a mixture of mattes and shimmers which is ideal.
The quality of Zoeva shadows is brilliant. They are super smooth and soft, and they pick up easily on brushes. There’s a little fall out due to how soft they are, but it’s nothing crazy. They blend out so nice and feel really creamy on the eyelids. The staying power is pretty good too – but they do fade just a little (again, nothing bad at all).
I suppose that the versatility of this palette could be better, although you can create a number of looks, the lack of dark shades can make it more difficult, and I do tend to dip into other palettes along with this one.
I appreciate the cream shade ‘Stitch by Stitch’ as I always use a cream shade to set my lid. ‘Handmade’ is a stunning & unique shimmer which I love to put all over my lid for a pretty everyday look. The pink pastel ‘Hour by Hour’, and the lilac pastel ‘Gallery’ are both pigmented and show up well on the eye despite the paleness, These are shades that I didn’t have in my collection prior to this.
In fact, I would definitely say on a whole this palette brought shades to my collection which I didn’t have, and therefore I do reach for it quite a lot for particular shades, such as those mentioned above. The quality of Zoeva is of course amazing, so I am so happy to have this one!
If you like the look of the shades then I would definitely recommend the palette. You can achieve some really pretty girly light every day looks. Lots of the shades are so easy to throw on the lid!
Star Rating – 4 out of 5.
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