Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

These little 10-pan palettes are such fun collectables since they are of a handy size, and usually have beautiful and decorative packaging. I got my fair share of these palettes by now. Most of them I really really like the quality of, but a few has been just OK, while one (Sweet Glamour) was just not my thing at all. So usually I really like them, but they are not as solid in quality as Colourpop where I rarely find duds in any of their palettes. There are both hits and misses in Zoeva’s line of palettes for me personally.

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The last palette I reviewed was the Eyesee palette which I think is decent but not good enough to give a raving review. So I was a bit excited where this one would place itself.

First of all, the packaging is as always beautiful. This time its black, with simple, elegant gold details. As usual it’s made out of cardboard, holds no mirror and is nice and sleek. A+ for handy, sleek and beautiful appearance.

Inside are 10 different shades. I kind of find this color story to be unique. It’s like a neutral palette but it does not have a single brown shade. Instead you have toned down blues, greens reds and oranges that are all very wearable shades despite not being your usual brown. The colors are matched in pairs with one matte and one shimmer. I think this setup is kind of genius. It is super wearable colorful shades with a very logical set-up. I think this one is perfect for people who want to wear color, but want it to be toned down. Or people who want to wear color but don’t really know how to. This palette tells you what crease shade would work with what lid shade to make a nice wearable look. I had this palette in my monthly makeup bag, and I wore the shades times and times again as a wearable look for work.

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To begin with I was honestly a bit underwhelmed, but in the end I ended up being impressed. The reason for me being underwhelmed was a few. Firstly it’s just not my favorite color scheme. It’s nothing wrong with it, and it’s a nice selection of shades for everyday looks, it was not just that pops that you get drawn to. You know, like that intense blue in a brown palette? I also get easily swayed by high shine metallics and intense shimmers, and that’s not what you get here. You get 5 mattes, one satin and 4 shimmers. They are not very intense shimmers, more of that subtle shine on the lid without any extra shine or glitter. So the reason why I was underwhelmed was not because the quality is not good, I just had to see through the fact that this palette does not have my personal favorite kind of shimmers and colors, without meaning there is anything wrong with the quality.

The five mattes are very buttery and nicely pigmented. As you can probably tell from the swatches even the lighter shade has some pigment to them and they easily show up on the eyes. Even that pale, pastel matte blue. Most of them perform nicely as well, and blends easily. The only exception was the matte blue because even though it is pigmented I found it a bit chalky and dusty. It made it a bit hard to blend without blending the color away and the result could be a bit patchy. I sticky base is necessary with this shade, at least no my lids. The rest of the mattes I did not have any issues with.

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The four shimmers are nicely pigmented, but without that high-shine you often see now a days. Nothing wrong with that, they just gives a more subtle look to the eye. I think this formula matches the muted colors because it makes the palette very wearable. Even the blue shimmer has a grey base that makes it look more muted than it appears in the pan, and makes the shade much more wearable.

I am under the impression this is a great palette if you are into more subtle looks, but you want something else than the regular browns. This palette offers some colors in a very sophisticated way. It’s also aligned in a way that makes it very easy and obvious what shades to match, or you can off course mix them all together. But the reason why this impressed me in the end was because it seems like a very thought through palette.

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I would say this is a good palette to try if you are a bit afraid of color, but want to try to widen the horizon, or if you just want something wearable and are tired of those boring browns. It’s also great if you want a palette that is really easy to put together a look with, because the palette is design with a crease shade and a matching lid shade in pairs all the way down the palette. For being just 10 shades it’s also surprisingly versatile as you get both greens, reds, oranges and blues. All in very wearable hues.

If you love bright colors and metallic intense shimmer shades, then this may not be your cup of tea. But the palette own is great!

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Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

Time to play with another palette by Zoeva, and this time it is the Artisto palette. A 10 pan eyeshadow palette with some muted colors that should make wearing color an easy everyday task even for neutral lovers. This palette is something as rare as a very neutral colorful palette with not a single brown, but still filled with colorful wearable shades. I have a lot of thought on this palette that off course will be highlighted in my review on Wednesday, but for now here are the four looks I did with the palette.

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  • Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette – Central Figure, The Goddess, Ploutos, Blessing, Mother’s House, Air and Water.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Ardell Flawless Tapered Luxe Lashes – 804.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90, Bro70.
  • Tdd Eye Colored Lenses  – HD Green-Gray.

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  • Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette – In The Groound, Naturalistic, Central Figure, The Goddess, Pre-History, Energetic, Ploutos.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous eye Pencil – 403.
  • Wet N Wild Lash Renegade Mascara.
  • Ardell Flawless Tapered Luxe Lashes – 804.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Tdd Eye Colored Lenses  – HD Green-Gray.

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  • Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette – Naturalistic, The Goddess, Pre-History, Blessing, Mother’s House.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30
  • Ardell Flawless Tapered Luxe Lashes – 804.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Azure Thing.
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara – 258 (blue)
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.

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  • Zoeva Artisto Eyeshadow Palette- Central Figure, Ploutos, The Goddess, Energetic.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30
  • Ardell Flawless Tapered Luxe Lashes – 804.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil- Grand Cru.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.

The last one is probably one of the most neutral looks I’ve posted on my blog as I find it a bit more fun to post something bold or colorful instead, but I guess changing things up sometimes don’t hurt.

What is the most wearable eyeshadow color (except neutrals) in your opinion? I think mine would have to be earthy greens.

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Zoeava Eyesee Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

I currently have 16 (yes, that’s right!) eyeshadow palettes by Zoeva in my collection, and the number would obviously not be that high if I didn’t like these palettes overall. They are also super handy to collect because they are slim and easy to store, don’t take up much space and they are affordable. I am a huge fan of affordable but good makeup. Even though I know to appreciate and treasure my high end and luxury items nothing beats good and affordable to me!

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The packaging of this one is beautiful. It’s their usual slim cardboard packaging with no mirror, but it’s nicely decorated with gold details on a nude background. The inside is similar with the same colors and beautiful gold details. It’s simply just so pretty to look at!

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Inside you get a selection of 10 eyeshadows in regular sized pans. Nine of the shadows holds 1.7 g and one holds 1.3 g. There is a variety of different formulas on here. One matte, some shimmers, satins and metallics and two quite chunky glittery shades.

The matte is a typical base shade, and the formula is rich and creamy. All of the shades have decent pigmentation, with the exception of “Images are Soulmates” (last one on bottom row) which was a bit more sheer than expected. The three darker shades (last on in the top row and the two last in the bottom row) are more of a satin finish. They have a nice sheen to them but are not as rich as intense in shine as a true metallic would be. The formula makes these darker shades quite easy to work with, but since they are not too shimmery you can easily use them as crease shades too. I managed to get quite a nice intensity on them with a damp brush, but they also give off quite a bit of kickback in the pan. It’s a bit like they smolder apart a bit. Some of the shades, especially the blue and the green had some fallout, now I am very sloppy and never kick off my brush, but still I think I got more fallout than usual with these.

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The red “Through The Lens” is also slightly more sheer than it looks in the pan. It does not mean they are not pigmented because they are, they are just a tad more sheer on the eyes than they look in the pan on first swipe but they can be built up, preferably with a  damp brush, unless you want it in the crease. Because, also this one works fine as a crease shade despite not being matte.

The most surprising shades in this palette are the shades “Unforgettable Contrast” and “Mechanical Eye” which are the two chunkier glitter shades. I am usually not a big fan of glitter formula shades but these two surprised me. Despite having a bit chunkier glitter they are so super smooth and rich. They are quite loosely pressed compared to the rest, probably due to the glitter, but that may be why they are so nice and smooth. It does make them a bit waits-full though. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a glittery shade like this that feels like butter though. They are so nice! But again, not a shadow that will last you very long with consecutive use.

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The least impressive shade was “Visual System”. I have a bit of trouble to decide what formula this actually is. Its something between a satin and a matte but with very fine glitter. I found this to be a tiny bit on the chalky side, and it did not looks as great on the eyes as I wanted to. It does not give much of a sheen to the eye and looks just a bit off to me.

The rest of the shades in the palette I really enjoy the quality of, but as mentioned the most impressive ones are the glitter shades (Didn’t think I would ever say that since I usually can’t stand glitter shades, but hey, I love being surprised!).

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But let’s talk color composition. I know not every palette has to be a stand alone palette (I have enough of my basics covered anyways) , and I did already post a blog post with 4 looks created with this palette only, so you can definitely use this on it’s own, especially since the darker satin shades work well on the crease. I do however wish that the only matte shade would be a nice crease shade instead of the base shades. Firstly because I don’t think it’s necessary to set the base when you work with glitters or shimmers which is the majority of the shades in the palette, and secondly because I kind of wanted a mid-toned matte to match the glitter shades for a more nude look, instead of using the blue, red or purples. I think those glitter shades would look absolutely stunning with a warm brown in the crease, or maybe a maroon or a red toned brown would be really great to compliment the pink,red and deep purple shades. So I kind of wish that they had switched that shade with something else. Other than that you get a really nice selection of many different fun colors and I really appreciate that. If you can live with the fact that you may want to have a buddy palette with some basic shades to pair with this one, then I think the color story is both fun and something we don’t see every day.

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Even though it’s both pretty and fun it won’t be my favorite Zoeva palette. The list of cons were just too long compared to many of my other Zoeva palettes where I for the most part like every shade.

You can for sure create nice looks with it, so you can for sure make the shades work, but the quality is just not as great as it is with many of the other palettes I would recommend instead of this one.

I don’t have regrets buying this myself, I really did like those glitter shades and after all the palette is quite affordable, but the overall impression of this palette is unfortunately not more than average. You can make it work for sure, and the colors are beautiful, but I know Zoeva can do better than this.

Did you try this palette? Do we share opinions about it or did it work better for you?

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Zoeva Offline Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches!

Zoeva, one of the very frequently mentioned brands here on my blog and Instagram, are one of my very favorite affordable brands. The large number of eyeshadow palettes can verify how much I like their eyeshadow formula. So a review of a Zoeva eyeshadow palette will almost for certain be a good one, with some brand bragging included.

I hope you wont get sick of me going on about these palettes (I got several 10-pan palettes on my review list so there will for sure me more of them), I just don’t think they get the acknowledgement they deserve. They are cheap, handy palettes of good quality. Even the color selection is usually very good.

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The Offline palette has the standard sleek cardboard packaging, with no mirror, that is light-weight, slim and easy to store. I also feel quite safe traveling with these because it seems that the shadows are quite snug in the packaging, besides they are not overly soft and easy to break either. The green design with gold text is also quite pleasing to the eye. Not my favorite design by Zoeva I have to say, but I quite like it still.

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I like what is inside even more! The first row is a very nice row for natural makeup. You can do no-makeup makeuplooks, or just a simple shimmery or bronzy lid. All of these shades work nice for work-friendly looks (depending on your work offcourse). There is a nice base shade, some transition or crease shades, and one light shimmer and one darker bronzy shimmer that works well with the other shades on the row.

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The second row it fun! Only five shades but you got blue, purple and reds all included. All of these shades fit nicely together to create fun and colorful looks. You can do something fun and bright with the blue, or a darker smoky cranberry eyes with the reds. A lot of fun colorful options in one small row of shades.

I find that to be a quite interesting feature of this palette, that you can go completely neutral or completely colorful with plenty of options. The palette is only 10 shadows after all! But, like mentioned before, the composition of shades in the Zoeva palettes are often quite good. It makes sense and it often feels like it is well thought through like with this palette.

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The shade selection is only one thing though, the other important thing is how they perform. I find that this is very true to the usual Zoeva formula. The shimmers are very rich, buttery and smooth. The mattes are also creamy to the touch, but they are not too softly pressed. There is little kickback in the pans compered to how soft they feel. I also found that all these colors blend easily, event the purple and reds which can be tricky sometimes. In this palette they blend effortlessly. They are quite true to the color you see in the pan, except the matte red shade that is a bit more muted on the eyes than it apears on the eyes. Overall, a good quality palette.

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The price tag is also very affordable (19.50 €). So this is good quality for a low cost. And I love that about Zoeva! So this is a thumbs up from me!

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