Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Zoeva Love Is A Story Eyeshadow Palette Review

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I realize that I skipped last weeks post which I hardly ever do. I've been wanting to post a quick review with swatches of another Zoeva eyeshadow palette. As I mentioned in my Zoeva unboxing video (posted on my youtube channel), I ordered the Story Kit which contains four eyeshadow palettes.

Recently, Zoeva launched two more palettes to add to their palette collection. Both which are gorgeous, by the way! If you would like to browse their site, then click here :) Today I am sharing my thoughts on the Love Is A Story eyeshadow palette. This palette to me is so beautiful because it's full of great colors, from light neutrals to a few pops of color. I find that this palette overall has a bit of everything. I think this palette can please most people who love neutrals but that also like to play with colors.

Here's what all the Zoeva palettes look like. Love Is A Story is the bright purple palette on the upper right hand corner :)

Here is a view of the entire palette:

Love Is A Story

Close ups of the colors:

*I was a bit more zoomed in on this photo.

 Swatches :)

Love Is A Story
(top row)
L to R: Film Star, Affair, Past Romance, Man with a Plan, Ladylike

Film Star: a matte light cream
Affair: a soft shimmery peachy pink
Past Romance: a lavender with gold flecks *not chunky glitter :) 
Man with a Plan: a shimmery dark bronze-y brown
Ladylike: a matte bright turquoise 

This top row is the fun one that contains the pops of colors. I love the finishes, quality and the opaque pigmentation of each shade. The colors in this row are just beautiful!! I am beyond impressed with how creamy and soft these really are. I love how Ladylike (turquoise shade) is a pigmented matte....yes! matte formula. Bright mattes are notorious for being difficult to create, swatch and blend. Honestly, I can't say anything bad for these!

Love Is A Story
(bottom row)
L to R: Over You, Little Kiss, Old fashioned, Flirt, Mystery Date

Over You: a matte tan with a slight mustard tone
Little Kiss: a shimmery gold with a touch of bronze
Old fashioned: a shimmery deep smokey purple
Flirt: a matte dark grey
Mystery Date: a shimmery deep rich navy

The second row, as you can see, is the one that contains the neutral shades. I love how this palette gives you several dark options for creating smokey looks. I also love how Over You and Flirt are in matte formulas which are great for crease/transition shades. Mystery Date swatch didn't photograph well but it's definitely a shimmery rich navy not black as it appears above.

Overall, I love this palette! It swatches great, offers lots of options and looks incredible. I truly think many of you will enjoy this palette and will be able to create tons of different looks. As I've said in my previous Zoeva post (here) I really recommend these palettes. The Story Palette Kit (first photo shown above) is $73 USD for four palettes. If you would like to purchase these individually, they'll cost $21.50 USD a piece. I think the price is great being that it's much more affordable than some of the more well known higher end brands and I think the quality of these are just as good if not better :) Also, you'll have to convert the currency on the website to USD if you're in the U.S.A. since this brand is German. 

I hope this quick review was helpful for you. Let me know your thoughts if you've tried these or if you have questions about Zoeva! 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Zoeva Naturally Yours Eyeshadow Palette

Hello everyone & Welcome back to my blog!

Today's post is going to be a quick review on one of the eyeshadow palettes by Zoeva Cosmetics. For those of you that aren't familiar with Zoeva, it's a German cosmetic brand that offers makeup and brushes. This brand has an extensive range of individual brushes as well as some awesome makeup brush sets. Zoeva from what I've seen and heard is pretty popular for their amazing quality and price on brushes, which is true by the way. I do plan on doing a review on a brush set I got last month some time soon...stay tuned! Apart from makeup brushes, Zoeva sells eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, concealer palettes, lipsticks as well as blushes. Basically, they have a little of everything and there's no doubt they'll continue expanding the range.

This post is going to focus on the Naturally Yours palette, which is also part of the Story Palettes Kit. This palette is full beautiful basic neutral colors that I believe everyone needs to own. This palette in my opinion is a complete everyday palette or one that can be used in conjunction with some of your other favorite eyeshadow colors. Naturally Yours palette consists of 10 great sized eyeshadows that are paraben free and mineral oil free!

Naturally Yours, Love Is A Story,
Retro Future & Rodeo Belle

The Naturally Yours palette is located in the upper left hand corner in the picture above. I really love the packaging of each eyeshadow palette. The packaging is made of sturdy cardboard material much like other popular U.S. cosmetic brands. The one draw back is that each palette lacks a mirror which can be an issue for some. It honestly doesn't bother me but the no mirror thing can be difficult when traveling.

Let's get into the colors :)

Naturally Yours

Naturally Yours

Naturally Yours

The color range is awesome and provides enough variety to create various neutral based looks. I think having a palette with these colors is essential to every makeup collection. Out of the 10 eyeshadows there are 5 matte finishes and the rest are shimmery.

Swatches of Naturally Yours....

 Overall, I am really impressed with the quality, pigmentation and creaminess of each colors within this palette. I am so happy I ordered the Story Palettes Kit. If you would like to order this palette or the Story Palettes Kit, then click here. The Story Palettes Kit is $73 USD (you have to select USA in order for the website to convert the currency into USD). You can also purchase each palette individually for $21.50 USD. Super affordable price for the set and for each individually. I have been using these more often than some of my other more expensive brands. I highly recommend it!!

I hope that you found this review helpful. Let me know if you've tried anything from Zoeva. I'd love to hear from you.

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