I don’t think I need to introduce this post by saying I love eyeshadow, I mean you only have to look at my Boxing Day Sale haul and a ton of other posts I’ve written recently about palettes. I’m an addict! Although this month I’ve put myself on a strict makeup spending ban (like every month, but I promise I’m going to stick to it this time) because next month I’m buying a new camera lens. I’m finally going to reach full blogger status by buying the coveted 45mm lens for my Olympus Pen. Oh yes, give me that background blur! Camera lens aside, let’s get into the good stuff – the brand new (ish, I mean I’ve had it for about a month now so it’s not that new) Zoeva Matte Palette.
Yes, I did talk about this very briefly in my five first impressions a couple of days ago but I need to talk about this palette in depth. It’s so good it deserves its own post. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Zoeva palettes – Cocoa Blend is my go to at the weekend and Cool Spectrum has some beautiful cool shimmer shades – as well as matte shadows, so it was daft of me not to treat myself. Whilst this isn’t currently available in the UK through the usual stockists, it is available to ship to the UK from Zoeva directly for just £17.50 plus £2.50 shipping. A couple of pounds more to get it now isn’t bad at all! For 10 shades (and therefore £1.75 a shadow), Zoeva palettes are a bargain and definitely one of my favourite brands on the markets for palettes at the moment.
Like I said in my first impressions post, the shadows in this palette are buttery, easy to blend and have just the right amount of pigment. It sounds silly that shadows can be overpigmented but it’s true, especially when these highly pigmented shadows can end up being patchy. One swipe across the lid gives a nice wash of colour but the shadows are easily buildable if you’re after a more intense look. Let’s be honest, Anna does a better job at describing it in her new beauty launches video than I ever could (total coincidence that I put it in my five first impressions, I promise).
Onto the shades in the palette – I was truly blown away. There are neutral tones, plus the most gorgeous warm shades in the middle, perfect to satisfy any makeup junkie’s appetite.
Nighthawks is a light toned beige; Across The Street is a light yellow; Urban Culture is a warm, medium brown; Eerily Empty is a medium brown with warm undertones; Through The Window is a vibrant medium orange; Chat Late At Night is a deep red; Cheap Bar is a muted, medium red/brown; Lonely City is a deep red-plum; Lost In Thoughts is a warm, light-medium brown; Two Clocks is a deep, taupe-brown.
If you’ve not reached out into the realm of Zoeva palettes then what are you waiting for? And if you have…well you still need to add this palette to your collection. Sure, I have plenty of all matte palettes but this has shades that are nothing like my other palettes. I love the brights for a pop of colour in the middle of the lid or on the lower lash line, as well as using the neutral shades through the crease or swept across my entire lid. There’s honestly no palette out at the moment like this. Yes, I’m being an enabler but it’s because your makeup collection won’t be complete until this is in it. Get yourself the Zoeva Matte Palette asap!