Zoeva Cocoa Blend Swatching and Review

Hello hello! I am finally getting to swatching and reviewing of the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette that I won from the lovely Reify’s Sweet Treat Giveaway. You should check out her blog and give her a follow if you don’t already!

This is my very first palette from Zoeva, so I was super thrilled to get this in the mail since I’ve been drooling over the palettes and brushes for awhile now!

First off, look at the packaging – STUNNING!

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Here’s what it says on the Zoeva website:

Our ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette results out of a world of sweet sins. Inspired by warm truffle colors, delicate nougat shades and shimmery marzipan tones for a seductive glamour makeup.

Formula: No parabens // No mineral oils // No fragrances // No phthalates // Superior pigmentation // Easy to blend // With vitamin E // Made in Italy

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

This palette has ten different shadows in various finishes (matte, satin, metallic, duochrome, pearl and matte with glitter.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Let’s take a look at each one, starting with the top row – swatched without primer:

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Bitter Start – matte cream

Sweeter End – metallic, light taupe with peachy golden shift

Warm Notes -metallic, cranberry with rose gold shift

Subtle Blend – metallic, light bronze toned brown

Beans are White – matte, dark brown almost black (like espresso)

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Pure Ganache – metallic, gold

Substitute for Love – matte / satin, warm caramel toned brown

Freshly Toasted – matte reddish brown

Infusion – matte with glitter, dark brown with golden glitter

Delicate Acidity – metallic / duochrome, purple based taupe

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

My experience: This warm toned palette has a great balance between matte and shimmery / metallic shades. All are highly pigmented and gorgeous. I found all of the shades to be buttery and smooth in application except for Beans are White, which was a little grabby, and Infusion, which was drier and was prone to fallout due to the glitter. Very wearable for both subtle and dramatic looks.

Also, they are cruelty-free, and free from parabens / mineral oils / fragrance / phthlates. So yeah, I might be a little bit in love and cannot wait to try more from Zoeva.

A little bit about Zoeva, taken from the website:

ZOEVA is a German brand, founded in 2008 by Zoe Boikou. The brand name ZOEVA is composed of ZOE, the Greek word for โ€žlifeโ€œ and EVA, the very first woman. From a basic range of only 10 makeup brushes, ZOEVA now offers a professional portfolio of over 50 makeup tools and 100 colors for a full face makeup routine. Our products are designed to make a real difference in the way women experience their beauty rituals.

ZOEVA is dedicated to the self-confidence and unique beauty of all women. Every ZOEVA product is made with love and designed with conviction and passion for makeup. Our ultimate goal is to offer luxurious, high quality products. Helping every woman to discover her individual beauty is our highest ambition. ZOEVA means celebrating yourself and being aware of your individual beauty.
Women in need have a special place in our hearts. We feel responsible for women suffering from domestic abuse or have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. It is our highest ambition to strengthen their self-esteem and to give them more self-confidence and awareness of their own individual beauty. In women we trust. From the bottom of our hearts.
If the exchange rates weren’t so high right now, I would seriously BUY ALL THE THINGS! I think that this is a company worth supporting.
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! โค
Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this palette in a personal blog giveaway.

46 thoughts on “Zoeva Cocoa Blend Swatching and Review

  1. Next to urban decay naked palette, I think this palette sounds like a great alternative as the pigmentation is good, quality is unmatchable and the hue choice is awesome and what else one could ask for? By the way, you’ve received it as a lucky winner and hence, cherish your moments.

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  2. I’m so jealous. SO DAMN JEALOUS!
    This might be a birthday present I give to myself… dammit my birthday is in JULY! ๐Ÿ˜›
    I did the math… to buy this palette off Zoeva it would cost me CAD $27.32 (โ‚ฌ17.50) just for the palette, and then CAD $22.24 (USD $16) for flat-rate shipping. Total: CAD $49.56 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  3. I feel you! I got a little bit obsessed with zoeva too. I have this palette and a few others and if money were no object I’d probably have them all! I recommend going for the Smokey palette next, get versatile an mostly mattes in that one.x

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