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Valentine’s Day Makeup – Zoeva Cocoa Blend

January 28, 2016 in Beauty

Zoeva’s Cocoa Blend palette is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Swatches are above, as well as a make-up look I created using only this palette. I think this look is perfect for a romantic evening out or even if you’re just staying in and want to dress up!

The quality of these shadows are just as good as the En Taupe Palette I reviewed back in December; great pigmentation, easy blend-ability and super buttery! There’s a nice range of warm toned colours that will help you create any look whether it be simple and classy or romantic and glamourous. This palette was inspired by chocolate, how appropriate for V-Day?!

base – ‘Bitter start’
crease/under eye – ‘substitute for love’
below crease – ‘freshly toasted’
all over shade – ‘warm notes’
highlight (inner corner and center of lid) – ‘bitter end’
liner – ‘beans are white’ (wet)
lashes – Fleur-de-force ‘Simply fleur’ by Eyelure

foundation – L’oreal Indefectible 24h-matt 12 natural rose
concealer – Urban Decay naked skin fair neutral
contour – Kat Von D Shade and Light palette
blush – Nars cream blush Lokoum
highlight – The Balm mary-lou-manizer and Becca’s champagne pop

Lips: nars lipstick Tzigane

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow pomade in soft brown

My iPhone 6 front camera doesn’t do the makeup look justice! My cheek highlight was banging and my base cranberry shadow was shimmering. BUT the swatches are accurate! I will work on my photography skills for my next look (:

Who else is excited for Valentine’s Day?!?! Can’t wait to see what makeup looks everyone will be rocking this V-Day.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette – Click here to buy me on Zoeva!

Thanks for reading <3

Zoeva En Taupe Palette

December 3, 2015 in Beauty

I figured I needed to buy some German makeup now that I’m living in Munich, I mean it only seems right. I have heard great reviews about the German makeup brand “Zoeva” so I purchased a few eyeshadow palettes and their Rose Golden eye brush set. The En Taupe palette is their newest release alongside the matching En Taupe brush set.

You can see the swatches in the gallery above (which are more accurate than the photos on their website, which to me looked much warmer in tone).

Pigmentation and blend-ability is great especially at 17.50 EUR for 10x 1.5g/0.05oz of product. I’m very happy with the quality of all the palettes I purchased (En Taupe, Cocoa Blend and Smokey).

The palette contains a variety of finishes; matte/matte with glitter, satin, pearl, and duochrome.

I was only disappointed with one colour, ‘Old Master’, the only matte with glitter shadow due to the glitter being undetectable when applied and falling loose. The duochrome shadow ‘sheers & violes’ was hard to detect in the pan but once swatched I could see both silver and taupe. I think this palette contains a good variety of trending colours right now of soft dusty cool mauves and taupes.

Here’s Zoeva’s website if you’re interested, they ship internationally:

Recommended by RainingBeauty!

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