Zoeva are another brand whom I mainly associate with brushes. I have several of their Rose Golden makeup brushes in a Zoe Bag set that I was brought for my birthday, and despite loving their brush quality, I’ve not tried any of their makeup until now.
I decided to place a cheeky little Beauty Bay order the other month for some skin care products, and whilst I was browsing through the offers, I came across a selection of their eye shadow palettes, which looked beautiful. So after much deliberation, I went for this particular palette.
What attracted me at first to this palette was the packaging. Can we please take a moment to appreciate this in all its glory? It is a cardboard packaging with a magnetic clasp, which personally I’m not usually too fond of, but this seems to suit the brand. It comes with a cardboard slip case to help protect it, which is useful in protecting the shadows inside. What I loved about the packaging was the intricacy of the rose gold design. It just looks stunning, and much more expensive than its price point.
What also attracted me was the shadows themselves. Usually I’m very much a matte girl, and don’t branch out to metallic or shimmer shadows. But with these, they seem very soft and pretty, and could be used for a feminine daytime look as well as for something more glam. Inside there are 10 shadows, most of them warm and shimmery. There are 3 matte shades and 7 shimmers.
Top L to R:
Lustre: A beige matte shade that works perfectly across the lid or to highlight the brow bone.
Reflective Elegance: a peachy pink champagne shade that is highly pigmented.
Copper is King: The one I love most. This is a traditional copper colour that looks very red in the pan, but is actually beautifully soft.
Shining Bright: a mauve brown metallic shadow that has a slight pink undertone.
Rusty Petals: A deeper chocolate-brown that doesn’t seem to have the same formula as the others.
Bottom L to R:
Foil: A coppery brown that is similar to Copper is King, except seems slightly more gold when swatched
Just a Rose: This appears to be a duo-chrome in a similar tone to Foil, except more rose gold.
Golden Rule: This is a traditional gold toned shadow. Looks yellow toned in the pan but doesn’t look too yellow on the skin.
Harmony: I thought this was a bit of an oddball shadow as it seems much cooler than the others, but actually compliments them wonderfully. A nice transition or crease colour.
Wonder Full: A dark matte brown that can be used in the crease or as a transition colour.
The formula is great with most shadows; they feel very creamy and easy to use, and despite being a metallic shadow you don’t get much fallout from them, which is nice. They aren’t super vibrant for metallic shadows, which personally I prefer, but I’m sure if you used an eye primer beforehand and some MAC Fix+ you could intensify the pigmentation to create a foiled effect. The formula feels very high-end, and true to colour. With a medium pay off that looks great, you can also build up the intensity if you need.
I love the affordability of this palette, and it’s perfect for beginners or those looking for something softer that can be worn day or night. I’m really pleased to add this to my collection, and I’m excited to experiment with different looks!
Zoeva Rose Golden Palette can be brought from Beauty Bay for £18.00.