Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Review

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review


I have wanted a Zoeva eyeshadow palette for quite a while, after reading about how good the quality was for the price. I also bought a couple of Zoeva lipsticks (read my review here) and was impressed with how good they were. If you read a lot of beauty blogs then you may have seen some reviews of the Cocoa Blend palette. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw it! The best place to get hold of Zoeva products in the UK is the online store Beauty Bay, unless you want to pay for shipping from Germany.  As soon as they tweeted that this was back in stock I headed over to their site to purchase it.


The eyeshadow shades in this palette are inspired by a box of chocolates. The Zoeva website says that the palette contains warm truffle colours, delicate nougat shades and shimmery marzipan tones. Mmm I want some chocolate now! The shades range from the more neutral “Substitute For Love” and “Freshly Toasted”, which are perfect during the day, to the more shimmery, darker shades like “Infusion”.  My favourites so far are “Pure Ganache” and “Substitute For Love”. Below are swatches of all the shades:

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review- Top Row Swatches

Left to right- Bitter Start, Sweeter End, Warm Notes, Subtle Blend, Beans Are White


Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Bottom Row Swatches

Left to right- Pure Ganache, Substitute For Love, Freshly Toasted, Infusion, Delicate Acidity

Finish and Longevity

The eyeshadows come in a range of finishes, so I’m sure there will be at least one that you will love! Again as stated on the Zoeva site the finishes are; matte, satin, metallic, duo chrome, pearl and matte with glitter. The only shades I’m not a huge fan of are “Bitter Start” and “Beans Are White” because the finish feels more chalky and less creamy than the others. As for longevity, I wore the eyeshadow without a primer and the colour lasted all day. It did gather slightly in the creases, but a primer might help with this.


Honestly this packaging is so beautiful! The gold and brown cardboard box looks like an expensive box of chocolates and I LOVE that each shade comes with it’s own name written next to it. Each shade is a generous size that will hopefully last for a long time. There’s no mirror on the inside like many eyeshadow palettes, but I never use those anyway, and I think it looks better without one.


The Cocoa Blend palette costs £15.50, which I think is very good value for money. You get 10 good quality eyeshadows that are a decent size. It works out that each one costs £1.55, a fraction of the price of a single MAC eyeshadow (£13) and the same size!

Overall I’m very impressed with my first Zoeva Eyeshadow palette. I can see myself using every single shade and the quality is amazing for the price. All I need to do now is get my hands on some Zoeva makeup brushes! Have you tried the Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette? What do you think of the shades?

The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette costs £15.50 and is available to buy from Beauty Bay.


  • Warm Notes and Subtle Blend look so gorgeous! The palette is beautiful! I wish I had it on my hands right now! Xx


    • They are lovely shades, and a bit different too! I agree it is beautiful!
      Hannah xx

  • Lauren

    As it is my birthday I might treat myself to this!

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenselwood.com

    • Happy Birthday!! You should definitely treat yourself!
      Hannah xx

  • Emma Kelly

    Just bought this and love it so much!! xx

    Glossy Boutique

    • Same! It’s probably the best eyeshadow palette I own! xx

  • Nina Ngo

    I’ve been contemplating on getting this palette for awhile! The swatches look freakin’ amazing, I think I need to get my hands on it asap!


  • These look like gorgeous shades, although I have to admit there’s nothing that different from the nude-based palettes I already own so I’ll probably give this one a miss!

    Jess xo
    via #abeautyloverslinkup

    • That is true. I think for anyone that doesn’t have many eyeshadow palettes this one is great! xx

  • lovely! I really love shimmer eye shadows and these look like they’re baked eye shadows which are always creamier in pigment than others. Looks so nice!

    • They are really creamy! I have been wearing the shades so much since I got them. xx

  • This looks like such a lovely palette, pretty affordable and a great selection of shades! I love bronzey eye shadows but really want to start working with more brown/red tones in the A/W so this palette would be a good one for me to pick up! (WARM NOTES looks amazing!)

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

    • I’m really pleased with it! I agree, I think this would be great for A/W! xx