Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Two Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Looks


I purchased my beloved Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette in February and although I used it a load in first month, it slowly made its way to the bottom of my makeup bag. I did a review on the palette here (subtle plug-in Caroline) and raved on about how beautifully pigmented and buttery the shades were. However, as I'm trying to use up more and more of my products, the other day I was having a little makeup play-around and came up with two warm-eyeshadow looks with the palette.

Although I'm sure a lot easier to replicate if this was a YouTube video, I am still refusing to make a channel, therefore my words must do! Also I am by no means stating I am a profession eyeshadow person. Trust me, my technique is so sub-par.

Also let's not comment on the state of my brows. I'm currently letting them grow out....get some tweezers on those gurl. 

Golden Sunset Inspired Look

This is probably the look I tend to go for mostly when it comes to this palette. It's a very warm-based golden toned look with a pop of colour.

Firstly, I start by priming my eyes. I have been loving my Benecos Eyeshadow Primer, as it's extremely sticky and these eyeshadows tend to hold better with it on.

I begin by covering my entire lid with Substitute for Love, a gorgeous matte-light tanned toffee shade. Using my Zoeva Volume 2 Rose Gold 228 Luxe Crease, I make sure to blend out the shade around the lid for full coverage. I then move to applying the most stunning shade of all, Pure Ganache to the inner corner of my eyelid. This acts as a beautiful highlighting shade in the middle of my eye for a brighter shade. Freshly Toasted, a light burnt mahogany tone acts as the perfect crease colour, to add a bit more depth to the lid. 

Using the Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush (not using brushes for their real purposes), I apply Warm Notes, a dark (very pigmented) cranberry shade, right under my water line for a pop of colour to emphasize the gold. I finished this look with a winged eyeliner with the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner  (I attempted more like) and full volume lashes with the Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara. 




Cranberry Blend Inspired Look

Warm notes is a shade that definitely intimidated me from the beginning. It's a shade totally out of my comfort zone but I refused to not use it, considering how beautiful it is! 

I begin with the same primer base, and start with lightly applying Warm Notes to the entire lid, but not the inner corner. I then apply Sweeter End to the inner corner, a gorgeous champagne colour, which did turn a little more orangey when accidentally blended with Warm Notes, so perhaps a bit more care needed (oops). Very delicately (as the name suggests) I applied Delicate Acidity, a purple eyeshadow with a grey-undertone to the crease.  

I skipped the eyeliner with this look and just opted for my Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara again. 




So there we have it! Two looks with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette! I hope you enjoyed this post and apologies if my eyeshadow blending and winged-eyeliner is very sub-par but hope it mixed up the makeup look posts a little! Let me know if you own the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette and what your favourite looks are!  
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  1. Beautiful looks! Love a warm toned eyeshadow look.

    ALittleKiran

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  2. Love the golden sunset look! It's so pretty and will be perfect for the warm summer evenings :-)
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.fr

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    1. That's my thoughts exactly! With a cute playsuit and if I ever leave this cold country! xx

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  3. I love the looks, I have this palette too so will give them a go :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Let me know how you get on with them! xx

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  4. Stunning looks - but then you're gorgeous so of course they are! :) xxx


    The perks of being a hipster blog

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    1. It's so so gorgeous! thank you for reading :) xx

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  6. So gorgeous, those warm tones look great with your skin tone and eyes!

    x Krista
    BlogBeautifully.com

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  7. I love this palette but I've found it quite hard to get different looks out of it - so this was really helpful, you look gorgeous too!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! It's a gorgeous palette but I feel as if these two looks are what I wear the most from it xx

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  8. Oh Caroline do hush, your eyeshadow skills are AMAZING!! Also this palette looks beautiful I may have to make a sneaky purchase ;) ;)

    http://lifeaccordingtolili.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha! Eyeshadow is just quite a new thing for me still and the blending process is still something I need to perfect haha! xx

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  9. both looks look beautiful, i love the look of this palette:) xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. You are rocking these so well omg! You definitely shouldn't be intimidated by the second lot of shades, they suit you! :)
    The palette looks amazing and I literally think I need to invest in that when I get paid to try these looks out!

    Tania | teabee x

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    1. Aw thank you! I have to say the Zoeva palettes are so gorgeous, I have my eyes on so many more of them xx

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  11. Your photographs are so pretty, as is the palette! So many warm, goldeny tones which I love

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Thank you! I'm definitely a much warmer toned eyeshadow person so this palette perfect xx

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  12. I've seen this palette a lot in the blogosphere, and now it's making me want it more and more. Great looks btw. I also tagged you for the beauty tag and I would love it if you answered the questions on your blog. Feel free to check it out!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  13. This palette looks gorgeous.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  14. These eyeshadows look beautiful !

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    1. They are so gorgeously pigmented! Cannot recommend them enough xx

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  15. These are both such lovely looks, definitely ones I would try myself. I need to try this palette!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I really hope you do get it! I adore it :) xx

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  16. I think you did a brilliant job with the eye makeup and your eye liner is fine, much better than mine! LOL! Love both looks and gosh, I really really want this palette but I'm trying to stop buying neutral palettes. I hope you'll do more makeup looks in the future, you're good at it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha I get so nervy when I have to get a photo and end up screwing up the eyeliner so badly! Thank you so much Shireen that's so nice of you :) xx

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  17. That palette looks incredible!! xo

    emsirose.blogspot.com

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  18. oh my god i want this palette so badly :(

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  19. great look! i love all of the shades in this palette, really x

    darcia.pl

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    1. Thank you! They are all so stunning I have to agree! xx

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  20. I love the way you've used the eyeshadow to line your bottom lash line in the first look!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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  21. Love your take on this look ;) Really suits you !x

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