Zoeva En Taupe Palette – To Buy or Not To Buy

As you may have seen from my recent New Makeup Buys post I just picked up the Zoeva En Taupe Palette from Beauty Bay for €21.70. I fell in love with the shade selection and as I have never had a eyeshadow palette from Zoeva before I was eager to give it a whirl but unfortunately it is a makeup purchase I now regret making. 

The colour selection is so gorgeous, with  10 beautiful shimmer and matte shades to choose from. It just does not have the colour pay off or instentity I usually like from my eyeshadows.


Here is a quick look I created using shade ‘Sitch by Sitch’ all over the socket and shade ‘Outline’ in the crease and outer v, as you can see it is very subtle.


To make this review as simple as possible I thought I would highlight this palettes good and bad points to help you make a decision should it be a purchase you are considering making.

  Swatches with flash 

Good points:

  • Gorgeous colour selection
  • Nice mix of shimmer and matte shades
  • Shadows are creamy
  • Very easy to blend
  • Palette is very lightweight, so would be great for traveling

Bad points: 

  • Most shades do not give much of a colour payoff as they lack pigment
  • You really need to use a lot of product to try and build up the shades to get a little instentity
  • Seems like a very inexpensive product and should probably be priced much cheaper
  • Not overly long lasting, touch ups required

Overall verdict:

While this is a cute palette to look at it just doesn’t offer the quality of performance I had be expecting and hoping for. It is much more suitable for subtle every day looks and if you are looking for a palette to create striking killer night time looks, this is not the one for you. I would suggest save up your money and opt for palette with shadows that have much more pigmentation and intensity, such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.

Have you tried any of the Zoeva palettes?

CC x


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    I’m always eyeing up this palette on beauty bay so is a shame to hear about the pigmentation. Might give it a miss now! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  2. Nicole says:

    Oh no, sorry to hear it didn’t live up to your expectations. This really is a beautiful palette, just a shame about the pigmentation. Hope not all Zoeva palettes are like that because I’ve been wanting one for a while now.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  3. luxblush says:

    I’m not much for Taupe colours, but I always thought this palette looked stunning! It’s a shame about the pigment. I’m sorry this didn’t live up to your expectations!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

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