I have coveted the Zoeva brushes for as long as I can remember (slight exaggeration, maybe for as long as I’ve been blogging?) but I’d never really given their make-up collection a proper look until my sister bought me a couple of their palettes for my birthday waaaaay back in September, but for some reason I haven’t got round to telling you about them until now, so I guess you could call this first & lasting impressions?
The first thing I noticed, much like their brushes, was how gorgeous the packaging is! I have the Rose Golden Blush Palette and the Naturally Yours Eyeshadow Palette and they both came in a sleeve which makes sure the actual palettes stay in tip top condition- a real bonus if you’re taking photos of them, although I guess it’s irrelevant if you aren’t.
If I thought the outside was good, it only gets better!The face palette comes with a slightly cool toned contour powder, a white highlight and a more pink toned shimmery shade, which you could use as a highlight or a blush, depending on your skin tone.
All of the shades are super pigmented and the pay off is great on the skin, my favourite of the three is definitely he contour powder- I know there’s constantly talk of contouring being over but I don’t ever see myself leaving it behind, why would u ditch the chance to make your face look even a little more chiselled?
The white highlight is also great, it’s a lot more subtle than some of the others I own- if you’re in need of some serious brightening you could even use it under the whole eye area, the first time I used it I did this by accident not realising it had a shimmer to it & nobody seemed to notice I was sparkling.
As for the eye shadow palette, it’s a perfect mix of neutrals to take you from day to night! The lighter shades in the palette have been a go to for day time looks of late, while ‘pure’ and ‘soft and sexy’ make great transition shades! Like the face palette, the eye shadows are also really pigmented; ‘sweet and sound’ proved a staple over the Christmas period and I can’t wait to experiment more with the plum shades as I get more confident with my eye make-up! It really is a great all-rounder, with half of the shades being matte and half shimmery it covers all bases!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype and only buy things that get a lot of attention when there are so many other fab products out there! I’m so glad my sister got me these as I don’t think I’d have tried them otherwise and now I don’t see either of the palettes straying from my collection any time soon, they are such great staples with a luxury feel and a more affordable price tag, what more could you want?!