The Autumn Palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend

The Autumn Palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend

14 September, 2015 The Autumn Palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend

I have a confession to make: I’m an eyeshadow palette hoarder. My endless collection of palettes in various neutral tones is quickly overtaking all other collections in my makeup stash, and I have resorted to keeping them in a shoebox – my drawers are just too small to house them all! Today, I’m talking about the gorgeous – and Autumn-appropriate – Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette (£15.50 here). Affordable, pigmented and stunning to look at, this palette is my current favourite for this time of year.
Zoeva Cocoa Blend The Autumn Palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend Zoeva Cocoa Blend 1

Featuring a mixture of shimmer and matte shades, this 10-piece palette has something for everyone. From Sweeter End, a shimmering pale grey-lavender, to Pure Ganache, a pure metallic yellow-gold, you can create a myriad of warm or cool-toned looks, or mix the two colour families for a completely new take on the palette altogether.

Below, I’ve swatched the top row of the palette and taken photos in natural light, and with flash.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend 2

From left to right, we have Bitter Start (pale matte nude), Sweeter End (shimmering pale grey-lavender), Warm Notes (cranberry-rust with glitter), Subtle Blend (deep bronze-gold) and Beans Are White (intense matte brown). My two favourite shades in this row are (no surprises here), very warm and rich shades. Warm Notes is a stunning, rich cranberry, that looks gorgeous blended into the centre of the lid, or used to create a red-based smoky eye in the outer corners. Subtle Blend is similar to MAC’s Woodwinked, and makes a perfect all-over lid shade.

Next, the second row.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend 3

From left to right, there’s Pure Ganache (pure metallic yellow-gold), Substitute For Love (camel-brown with a hint of gold shimmer), Freshly Toasted (matte mahogany brown), Infusion (black-gold micro-glitter) and Delicate Acidity (grape-purple with intense shimmer). Pure Ganache is so bright and pigmented, that all you need is to dab your finger into the centre of the lid for an almost wet-look effect. Freshly Toasted is a gorgeous brown that makes the perfect transition colour for a smoky eye, and Delicate Acidity is a fantastic lid shade when paired with MAC’s Satin Taupe in the crease.

Autumn to me means jewel-toned, chocolate hues, and this palette has more than enough of those delicious shades. I can wear this everyday with just Substitute For Love in the crease and Subtle Blend in the outer corners, or vamp up the look with Delicate Acidity and Warm Notes blended together for an intense, duo-chrome effect. The versatility of the shades and formulas means that your options are truly endless, and for £15.50, it’s well worth every penny.

For more thoughts on this palette, check out Alina’s review and Jasmine’s review – they inspired me to buy this gorgeous palette and their photography skills are a lot better than mine!

What eyeshadows are you reaching for this Autumn? What do you think about this lovely palette? Let me know in the comments below!


  • The Autumn Beauty Edit | Making It Up
    Posted at 07:01h, 12 October Reply

    […] been reaching for are from Zoeva’s Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette (£15.50 here, review here). The beautiful warm-toned shades are so buttery and blendable, and I love the mix of mattes and […]

  • Jasmine Talks Beauty
    Posted at 22:27h, 19 September Reply

    I love this palette too and will definitely be wearing it a LOT over Autumn 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:41h, 21 September Reply

      It’s so appropriate for this time of year! Now to get the courage to apply it on camera… Xx

  • Sara Fleming
    Posted at 10:40h, 15 September Reply

    This has been on my wish list since I first clapped eyes on it, it’s gorgeous! You’ve gained a new follower by the way, I love your blog!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:41h, 21 September Reply

      Thank you so much Sara – your comment really made me smile! Hope you are having a fab day! X

  • Dagmara Klich
    Posted at 22:09h, 14 September Reply

    I also have this palette and I love it. I haven’t used it for a while but I’m now very excited to take it out as it’s just perfect for Autumn! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:44h, 21 September Reply

      I totally agree! Just divine! Xx

  • Emma & The Beauty Blog
    Posted at 11:21h, 14 September Reply

    Oh gosh, I want this palette. The cranberry colour is calling my name.

    Emma & The Beauty Blog

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:44h, 21 September Reply

      It’s divine, I know! Xx

  • Beautylymin
    Posted at 10:05h, 14 September Reply

    Such a beautiful palette! Can’t wait for Beauty Bay to get it back into stock! xx


    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:43h, 21 September Reply

      They restock every week I think – tweet them, you’ll get a faster response! Xx

  • Tasha
    Posted at 10:02h, 14 September Reply

    Such a gorgeous palette – I’m obsessed with a few of the warm tones in there! I really want to try Zoeva’s makeup since I LOVE their brushes :))

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:43h, 21 September Reply

      They’re brushes are amazing too! So impressed with the brand, the price is insane and the quality is fantastic! Xx

  • Alina
    Posted at 08:57h, 14 September Reply

    As you know I just love this palette, the shades are just beautiful and I haven’t even played with the cranberry looking one yet. I’m hoping to create a smokey eye with that soon x

    Beauty with charm

    • Jessica
      Posted at 22:41h, 21 September Reply

      Can’t wait to see that Alina! Xx

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