If I was an eye shadow palette I would probably be the Zoeva Matte palette. With ten shadows including a brown bone highlight, transition shades, accents and some darker shadows, this palette has everything I need to make my warm-toned heart happy.
I recently received this guy from family who visited from Germany, where Zoeva originates. The palettes are reasonably well priced (about R300) when you consider that you’re receiving ten shadows of 1.5g each. This is the same weight as a MAC shadow that would cost you way more to purchase ten (or even as a premade palette of nine).
The formula of the shadows is really good, and there were no outstandingly terrible let-downs from the palette. They are consistently smooth and blendable without leaving streaks or patches. I can’t say I’ve used it enough to really pick out any problems I may have, but I will let you know if any arise.
The softer row of the two is by far my favourite. It holds the types of colours that just make me want to play with makeup. The colours have been picked in a way so as to be easily paired together, but would also do well alone, as just a wash of colour.
The sultrier, smoky row has some pops of colour that I’ve also been finding good uses for. I particularly like the red and purple, as I didn’t have matte shades like these, and find that they are great basics to have for someone like me who enjoys warm-toned looks.
While I really can’t fault the Zoeva Matte palette on anything (even the cardboard packaging is pretty good), I probably won’t be requesting one from the overseas family anytime soon. I can’t quite place my finger on why though. I think it’s because there are so many other cheaper brands (Colourpop, Makeup Geek) whose shadows I haven’t tried.
I also find that since purchasing the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette, I haven’t had the urge to buy any more shadows, as I have yet to run out of exciting looks to create.
If you were an eyeshadow palette, which one would you be? Or have you yet to find one that perfectly suits you? Let me know in the comments below, or come and find me on Instagram at @perilouslypale.