It's no secret Zoeva are the masterminds behind one of my favourite eye shadow formulas. I have a few of their palettes in my collection now and all of which are really amazing considering their price point. So when I got wind of the Caramel Melange and Blanc Fusion palettes, they had to be part of my collection. These can be brought as a set with the Cocoa Blend palette, I already have that and it's one of my favourite palettes, so I guess these two are like its sisters. So today I have a review for you guys...
Zoeva Caramel Melange | £18
First thing I noticed about both of these palettes are they are smaller. Most of Zoevas recent eyeshadow launches were bigger palettes. And I was excited to see the same similar packaging - sturdy cardboard. Inside this palette there are 10 shadows all inspired by Caramel, with a range of finishes from matte to metallic. The metallic shades in the palette are really similar to the Makeup Geek foiled shadows - butter soft and really pigmented. The shades are:
Wax Paper - A matte creamy White. This is really soft and pigmented. It makes a great matte highlight shade or eyeshadow base.
Universal Delight - This a light creamy, warm toned Brown. This is really pigmented and easy to blend. It works well as a crease colour.
After Taste - A Red, Orange colour. I've seen this described as a matte colour, but I'm sure there is fine bits of glitter in it. This is one of my favourite shades in the palette. It blends out well and is super pigmented. I really like to warm up the whole eye look.
182c - is a warm Copper, Gold with a shimmer finish. This is another one of my favourites in the palette. It's so pigmented and looks stunning all over the lid.
Liquid Centre - This is a warm Copper with a foil finish. This really packs a punch in terms of pigment and is buttery soft. This looks amazing all over the lid. This didn't swatch very well (lighting problems) but I promise it's really pigmented.
Alchemy - This is a kind of muted Orange colour with a matte finish. This is another great crease colour, that is well pigmented and easy to blend. I really like this paired with 182c.
Start Soft - A warm, mid toned Brown with a matte finish. This is one of my favourite crease shades in the palette. It reminds me a lot of Makeup Geeks Frappe. It is so soft and easy to work with.
Finish Sensation - This is another warm toned matte Brown with Taupe-y undertones. It's also slightly darker than Start Soft. This is another great crease or outer v shade.
Almost Burnt - A warm Gold with a metallic finish. This is so soft and pigmented. It looks stunning all over the lid. Or in the inner corner as an intense highlight.
Edible Gem - A dark Purple with Brown undertones and shimmer running through it. This works well all over the lid or outer v. But I really like this smoked out on the lower lash line.
Overall, all the shades in this palette are simply stunning and perform exceptionally well. All of them are long lasting and don't crease on me. The shades are so versatile, it can create something for everyday wear or something more dramatic for evening wear. This palette will also take through all the season, the shades are perfect for summer and autumn. There's nothing not to love! I can't recommend it enough.
Zoeva Blanc Fusion Palette | £18
Another palette launch from Zoeva is the Blanc Fusion palette. Housed in a White Gold packaging, this palette is inspired by White chocolate and the shades are much cooler than the Caramel Melange palette. Like the other palette this houses 10 eyeshadows with a range of matte, shimmer and metallic finishes. The shades are:
Noble - This is a White colour with Gold shimmers in. I don't actually own shadows like this so I think it's quite unique. This makes a stunning highlighter. It's well pigmented and really soft.
Single Origin - this is a Champagne Gold colour. This is pretty sheer compared to the other shades in the palette but it works well as a highlight shade.
Visions of Gold -This is a bold Orange toned Gold with shimmers in it. I do really like this shade. It's really pigmented and easy to work. I'm just yet to figure out a way to make it work for me.
Late Blamer - This is a Bronze colour with a metallic finish. This is one of my favourites, it looks beautiful all over the lid.
Sweet Lingers - This is a Purple-y Brown colour with a Pearl finish. This is another one of my favourite lid shades.
Travel Inspired - This is a pale Taupe colour with a matte finish. This works well as a crease colour. It's pigmented, soft and easy to blend.
Joy in a Box - This is a creamy, matt Mocha shade. Again another well pigmented, blend able crease colour.
Conched - a cool toned, medium Brown. This isn't as pigmented as some of the other shades, but it can still be built up.
Question of Taste - this a matte, milky Brown.
Last Bite - a cool, mid to dark Brown. This is my least favourite of the bunch, just because I don't really like these kind of shades. But it preforms well.
Overall, this is a nice palette and I do really like it. I probably don't like it as much as the Caramel Melange palette, just because I prefer warm tones, but I will get a lot of use out it. I think this palette offers something a bit different to other palettes I already own, especially the shade Noble - I don't have anything like it. For the price point both of these palettes are incredible.
The Caramel Melange palette is currently out of stock on BeautyBay so I've linked the Zoeva website. I ordered mine directly from them, the shipping was only £2.50 and came within 3 days.
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?
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