Thursday, February 11, 2016

Zoeva Spectrum Eyeshadow & Blush Palette Review

My Valentine's Day will be spent in the literal sense of 'Netflix and Chill' but do not feel sorry for me because I have a new 'BAE' in the form of these two gorgeous palettes from the Zoeva Spectrum Collection.

Zoeva's Spectrum Collection consists of three eyeshadow and three blush palettes which 'worship colour in all of Mother Nature's splendour'. Simply put the eyeshadow palettes are available in Warm, Cool and Nude tones and the blush palettes in Nude, Pink or Coral shades and I was lucky enough to be sent the Warm Spectrum Eyeshadow* and Pink Spectrum Blush* palettes.

The Warm Spectrum Palette is truly fantastic and its definitely a current favourite I've been using a lot. Following the naturist theme it is inspired by 'ash browns and rock grey shades from the depth of the earth' and  'lava-like flood of hot terra based hues and dark mauve tint' all to give you 'hot and daring looks'.

You get 15 shades in your palettes which are a mix of shimmers, satins and mattes and what I like most is I don't feel like it's your regular 'boring' nude palette. Don't get me wrong I love those too but when I receive a palette of this type I always ask the question 'could I take this on holiday with me'? By that I mean would I feel like I had enough choice during a weeks break to mix up my make up look and in this instance is the answer is yes.

Shades WR120 and WR150 tick the simply look in their shades of creamy coffee but if you want to amp things up for the evening the purple shades are amazing. I love WE040 an orangey brown in my crease and WR050 and WR070 are too lovely colours in mixes of shimmery rose pink and coral flecked with gold which I imagine will be amazing in the sunlight or with a tan when holiday season arrives.

Being slightly critical as my role of 'beauty blogger' you can argue the four light shades could've made way to another two 'colours' but nonetheless I've enjoyed using WR100, a creamy nude with apricot undertones as a simple base WR110 is a nice highlighting colour.

You'll get minimal fall out from these shadows and whilst not the softest in the pan they'll blend nicely on the eyes. As always I wear with primers to ensure longevity but I've been impressed when worn without that they took longer to crease than most and almost survived the day. If you're blessed without 'oily eyelids' I think you'll love Zoeva eyeshadows.

On another note if you've been lusting after the Lorac Pro Palette and are unable to get your hands on it, might I suggest this is a good alternative. It's certainly not a dupe but it's colourings can achieve some of the same looks and I think it'll stop the longing.

Blusher is a product I really like and I find, like lipstick its an easy way to change your make up look when not especially skilled in the make up department. For that reason I often travel with at least two or three blushers so you would think blush palettes would be something I had or used more often, but that is not the case. Often I find that the colours are either too similar for a 'choice' or there are at least one that I wouldn't even use. That is not the case with the Zoeva Pink Spectrum Blush Palette, surprisingly because as the name suggests it contains four different shades of pink. Carrying the 'would I take this on holiday' train of thought, yes I would.

Another benchmark for blush 'rating' is does it compare to my favourite blush, Mac Peaches and Cream. Once again the answer is yes. For £15, a great price point your four shades of pink range from a deep and bright pink to the gorgeous PK010 which is an apricot pink with a slight shimmer. I've been dipping into this palette all week and find all shades wearable, easy to blend and there is not one I don't like.

Both palettes are packaged in slim cardboard packaging which is studier than you might expect and would make storage and travelling easy to do.

This is my first foray into Zoeva make up and so far I'm impressed. Have you any more recommendations from the brand for me?

*this post contains press samples

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  1. I love the look of the blush palette! I always wanted to try Zoeva products!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup


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