So here is the second instalment of my new monthly review series, in which I give you an in depth review of a product/service by writing about:
This month’s product is going to be the Zoeva Warm Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, because I’ve been looking for a warm-toned eyeshadow palette that contains a good amount of matte shades for a while now, and after doing some research I settled on this one. So I thought I’d tell you whether it was worth it.
*DISCLAIMER: Zoeva had no influence on this review whatsoever – I bought the palette myself because I simply wanted a new eyeshadow palette*
Details on the Product
This palette is by Zoeva Cosmetics, a high end beauty brand (although a little cheaper than MAC and Urban Decay), and comes with 15 shades. Out of these 15 there are 9 matte and 6 shimmer shades, in a variety of warm-toned colours.
Although Zoeva Cosmetics have their own website, I live in the UK and so it was easier to purchase the palette through Cult Beauty, where it was £28.50.
First Impressions of What it Includes
So when I got it, I was initially very impressed! I loved the packaging; both the outside of the actual palette and the box it came in where a really cool material (I don’t know how to describe it, but it’s fun to stroke…). The palette is quite big, but is able to fit in my big makeup bag (just) and opens like a book, but has a magnetic opening so you don’t have to worry about it falling open in your bag. Without swatching, but simply looking at the palette, it appears that you get:
4 Highlight/Inner Corner Shades…
3 Brownish Colours…
3 Purple Colours…
A Black and a Grey…
My Opinions 1 Week Later
I loved… Most of the palette!
Honestly I really love this palette! It’s so versatile! The colours vary enough for me to be creative and switch up my looks but they’re safe enough to be colours I could wear both on a daily basis and for something more interesting at night. I love that it’s mostly matte as I am a sucker for a matte eyeshadow, however even the shimmers in this palette aren’t too glittery, and provide a nice, subtle shimmer that still pops. The formula is also amazing – they are really pigmented and long lasting and go on so smoothly, I’m really enjoying blending them out and experimenting!
I didn’t like… The highlight shades
This palette’s one (well, I suppose you could say four…) flaw is the selection of highlight shades the palette contains. Whilst they look good and varied in the box, they come out the exact same pure white colour when swatched. Not only do they lack variation, or any colour at all, but the formula of these is terrible. Although pigmented, they are incredibly chalky and come out patchy . If I had tried each shadow separately instead of in a palette, I wouldn’t have believed that these came from the same make as the other shadows.
Is it Worth the Money?
So the palette’s total cost is £28.50 for 15 shades, which works out to £1.90 per shade. However, as someone who would use all shades apart from the 4 highlight shades, it really works out to £2.59 per shade.
Do I think the price is worth it? Yes. This palette is gorgeous, and even without the four chalky ones, I now have 11 amazing shades that I can get great use out of. I’m a simple kind of person when it comes to eyeshadow – before this the only thing I ever really used was my Urban Decay NAKED Palette, but since purchasing this palette I have used it for every makeup look I’ve done.
If you’re looking for a palette that’s nice, versatile, and relatively reasonably priced considering the quality and the use you’ll get out of it, I cannot recommend this palette enough! Honestly, I am so happy with this purchase. So head down to Cult Beauty and buy yourself your own Warm Neutrals Palette!
Hope you enjoyed February’s review! If there’s anything in particular you want me to review in the future, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!
Lots of love,
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Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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