Review | NEW Zoeva Matte Spectrum Palette

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This is what it says on the Zoeva website:
Inspired by leaves turning from lush green to fascinating shades of yellow, orange, red and purple, our ZOEVA Matte Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette takes you on a journey through the colorful seasons. Honoring the vibrancy of foliage, the palette reveals nature’s true hues in a vibrant array of highly pigmented and easy to blend matte eyeshadows – for elegant, distinctive and timeless makeup looks.
Finish: Matte
The formulation of the eyeshadows is enriched with vitamin E and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. Made in Italy.

Swatches

So, Zoeva just came out with this Matte Spectrum palette, and when I was looking at it online it did look like it would be a colorful, but still a bit neutral, like the Modern Renaissance palette, only with a few cooler shades as well, but when I got it I saw that it’s much more colorful than I realized.

Now, since this is such a colorful palette, I personally have to pull in other neutral shades/other palettes when I use this, because I feel like it would be a bit too bright for my taste if I didn’t pull in at least one or two brown/neutral shades to tone it down a little, so that is something to keep in mind if you’re interested in this, but I usually do that anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal to me.

With that said, however, I do find that this is a good, highly pigmented palette.
I also find that the shades are, surprisingly, easy to work with. They blend out well, but they don’t blend away, they’re also very easy to build up, so you can get very bright/vibrant looks out of it with barely any effort at all, so I do think that this is a good palette for what it is.
I also like that the shades are more on the wearable side, and not like, for example the Urban Decay Electric Palette (I don’t own it, I’ve only seen photos/videos), which looks quite neon, while this is more toned down, and it isn’t as intimidating, at least not to me.

So, over all I do think that this will be a good palette for those of you who’d like to wear some pops of colors, but who doesn’t want those pops to be overly neon and bright, and if you know that you’d use the majority of the colors.
Because if you know you’d just wear only a few, or even half of them, I’d rather recommend that you found those shades in singles, because this palette is a bit up there in price, and since it’s not really a stand alone palette, I don’t think that this would be worth it for everyone.

I got mine from Douglas for 366nok.

Categories: Makeup

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