Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Review

Zoeva cocoa blend eyeshadow palette and other makeup items

Today I'm reviewing the Cocoa Blend palette from Zoeva that I've had for quite some time and use often, you will see from the pictures that it is well loved.
This palette is inspired by a box of beautiful chocolates with lots of warm tones and a combination of matte and shimmering shades. This palette is priced at £18 and contains 10 shades which I think is a very reasonable price and one of the reasons I love this palette.

Claims
Easy to blend with an ultra-micronised formula which is free from Parabens, Mineral Oil and Fragrance, Cocoa Blend Palette is enriched with Vitamin E and offers an array of matte, satin, duo-chrome, pearlescent and glitter finishes.

 I have really enjoyed this palette, it has beautiful shades that can be used every day or to create deep dark looks that can be worn for nights out and special occasions. These shadows always blend easily together and are nicely pigmented. The claims I have included above state that the shades come in many different finishes but I would categorize them just as matte and shimmer shades.....there is one shade that has a glitter finish and a few may feel slightly duo chrome but they don't have dramatically different finishes.

Swatches of the Zoeva cocoa blend eyeshadow palette

Shades
Bitter Start - This is the palest matte shade in the palette, it's a bone colour that's nice for setting the lid before applying the rest of your eyeshadow.
Sweeter End - This is a slightly duo-chrome champagne shade that's very pretty and can be made more intense when applied with a wet brush.
Warm Notes - This a beautiful shimmering cranberry colour, it feels very creamy and soft and is great for creating warm autumnal looks.
Subtle Blend - This is a very deep bronze shade that I really don't use often enough, this would be good for applying on the lid and creating a nice smokey eye.
Beans are White - This shade looks almost black in the pan but it's a very deep brown shade that's good for darkening the outer corner and giving more depth.
Pure Ganache - This is an almost metallic gold that's very pigmented and looks really pretty on the eyes.
Substitute for Love - This is my most loved shade that claims to have a very subtle shimmer but I don't even notice it. I use this like a matte in my crease as a transition shade.
Freshly Toasted - This is a rich warm brown with a red undertone that's beautiful in the crease and outer corner, this is another well-loved shade from the palette.
Infusion - This is a very dark brown with flecks of glitter, I find the glitter tends not to show as most of it disappears when you tap off excess shadow from the brush.
Delicate Acidity - This is an unusual shade that looks like a grey with a purple/lilac undertone. I don't tend to use this shade as the pretty purple shimmer only shows when the light hits.

Zoeva cocoa blend eyeshadow palette

Overall I really enjoy this palette and will repurchase in the future, sure you can get more pigmented shadows that might even blend easier but this is lovely quality for a very reasonable price and is one of my most-used eyeshadow palettes.

What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes?

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