ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

There are constantly new eyeshadow palettes coming out in the market, not many of them have been catching my attention lately. I find some of the new palettes either too repetitive, or lack of matte shades (or too many, such as all the matte palette that came out this year). 

When this Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette* came out from ZOEVA, I was like 'thank god finally an eyeshadow palette I felt like essential again'! The palette contains 10 eyeshadows and 4 of them are matte shades. A lot of other palettes have similar amount of matte shades, but when one has a matte beige (for brow bone highlight), two different darkness matte brown, a dark grey or black, then that's what I would call versatile! You could create so many looks with just one palette without reaching for another palette or single eyeshadows, with the help of these four matte shades. The palette filled up with mainly warm shades which are super in trend at the moment, along with a few cool toned shades to mix it up a little bit.

Here are the swatches on my arm (without primer):

ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Swatces (1st row)

ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (2nd row)

Bitter Start, Warm Notes, Subtle Blend, Pure Ganache, Substitue For Love, Freshly Toasted and Infusion are such gorgeous colours that are must have colours in any person's eyeshadow collection. The colours are super smooth and pigmented even without a primer underneath it when I was swatching. They're super long lasting on eyelids too with a layer of primer underneath (I just ALWAYS prime my eyelids, everyone should too).

Here is a photo of the palette and swatches together:

What eyeshadow palettes have you purchased this year? What's your favourite eyeshadow palettes all the time? Leave comments down below to share with everyone! xx

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  1. I love the look of this eyeshadow palette! Warm Shadows have a soft spot in my heart and the bronzy browns are just amazing! I can actually see how creamy and opaque they are through the swatches, I think you might have won me over on this palette! :) x

    Melissa | Lemonmel

  2. This is such a stunning palette! This is one I can see myself getting a whole lot of use out of, especially with those beautiful warm toned mattes in the mix. The shade range makes it one of those palettes that you can use for a basic everyday look or amp up for night time - it's so diverse. x


  3. Oh. MY. GOD. I heard people talking about this one but had no idea how freaking amazing it swatched!!!!!!!!! I NEED IT

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  4. This is such a gorgeous palette, to the point that I'm considering breaking my palette buying ban for it! If it had a copper shade though I wouldn't even give it a second thought!

    Pauline | Catpacking

  5. Warm notes is my favourite shade! I need to order this palette x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  6. Love the 'substitute for love' colour! Looks like a really great palette. x


  7. I keep seeing this palette everywhere and I really hope I can find a way to get my hands on it, it looks so gorgeous! Warm Notes is by far my favorite!


  8. GORGEOUS colors! Wow!!

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