I had this palette for quite a while, and it is nothing new to the beauty community at all. I still think it deserves it’s own review. Firstly it is still available for purchase, and secondly I think it is good to review more than just the newest makeup. We got so much stuff in our drawers that deserves attention too.
Just to add to the list of why it is a good idea to review this palette I think it is rare to see a good cool-tones neutral eyeshadow palette lately. It is warm all over and over again, and the cool-toned palettes don’t get that much time in the spotlight.
I happen to like coo-toned palettes just as much as warm toned. I think I can pull off both. I actually kind of think cool toned makeup looks are slightly better on me during winter. That’s why I am lucky to have the Zoeva En Taupe in my project pan 2018. Because I get to use it a lot!
But, lets talk about the palette then! It has the usual sleek cardboard packaging without a mirror that Zoeva have on all their 10 pan palettes. I really like it because they are sleek and easy to store. In the mean time they feel quite sturdy and I have traveled quite a bit with Zoeva palettes and nothing ever broke. So that’s awesome.
The Shade selection is a mixture of mattes and metallics, with one shade with glitter.
Stitch by Stitch – Nice cream matte base shade. Not the most pigmented one but it does give a nice base and sets the primer or concealer nicely.
Handmade – Pale rose gold metallic. This one is very rich and pigmented. Very smooth and applies nicely.
Gallery – Greyish taupe matte shade. perfect as a very cool toned crease color. Match perfectly with the metallics on the second row.
Hour by Hour – Light brown matte. Another great crease color.
Old Master – Dark greyish purple with fine specks of gold glitter. This shade I didn’t enjoy that much. It had too much fallout and the glitter don’t show up that well on the lid, and it fades a lot throughout the day. The only shade in this palette I didn’t really enjoy. I rarely enjoy shadows with glitter in like this one though.
Spun Pearl – Very pale pearly grey. Perfect as an inner corner highlighter.
Sheers & Voilers – Light metalllic grey with a slight violet sheen. Buttery and smooth.
Outline – Mid-toned taupe. Rich. smooth and buttery. A stunning all over lid shade!
Wrapped in Silk – A more greyish taupe I would say? I find it very hard to describe this shade, but it is a nice smooth metallic that looks beautiful on the lid as well.
Exquisite – Matte mid-toned purple. Works well as a crease shade if you want a bit more dramatic look.
I think for everyday makeup looks this is really a good choice. There is a nice base shades, three different crease shades and some gorgeous metallic lid shades that you can easily create a fast but pretty makeup look for everyday wear.
This is obviously not your palette of choice if you want a dramatic evening look, but it strikes me how user friendly and easy this is to use. The shades blend fast and easy, which is great for busy mornings when you don’t have time to use blending as your cardio exercise. It is just a solid palette for easy-going everyday looks.
I got tons of palettes (almost literally) but I don’t have anything similar to this. This one stands out a bit from my neutral warm and colorful palettes. So if you are looking for your everyday cool-toned palette this is definitely one I would recommend!