The Cocoa Blend palette reminds me a lot of the Zoeva Rose Golden palette, which had also been on my wish list, however after reading many reviews, I opted for this one - and I am so happy I did. Next month, I am finally going to order the Zoeva Mixed Metals palette too, as I have been saying to myself I would buy that one for such a long time. The Cocoa Blend is full of gorgeous bronze, gold, brown and copper shades, the ideal colours to compliment blue eyes and something that is very much reminiscent of a decadent chocolate bar! The shadows are incredibly pigmented and buttery, and just really lovely to apply and blend. Each colour harmonises well with another, and it really does offer a plethora of wearable looks across both matte and shimmery formulas.
Just look at its beauty. Mouthwatering greatness? I believe so. My favourite shades to mix are Sweeter End (second), Warm Notes (third), Pure Ganache (sixth) and Freshly Toasted (eighth). Bitter Start (first) also works really well as a brow bone highlight.
The above swatches from left to right include: Bitter Start, Sweeter End, Warm Notes, Subtle Blend and Beans are White; while the bottom line, from left to right, showcases: Pure Ganache, Substitute for Love, Freshly Toasted, Infusion and Delicate Acidity.
I am so incredibly impressed with Zoeva that I am now on a mission to increase my collection: I need more. For quality like this, I am so surprised they don't pull harder on the purse strings, they're so affordable for what you get - I am in love. Do you have a favourite palate from Zoeva, what would you recommend?