A week ago the German makeup brand Zoeva came out with a bunch of new products. Their newly released Zoeva Spectrum collection consists of 3 eyeshadow palettes and 3 blush palettes. To their already diverse makeup brush range they also added 10 new brushes, some looking rather unusual and/or spectacular. I was very fortunate to get all of the palettes as well as 5 of the brushes, weeks before the official release.
»Just like a raindrop breaks the light of the sun into a spectrum of infinite hues and with the manifestation of a rainbow brings to life one of the most beautiful, ethereal wonders of the universe, the ZOEVA Spectrum Collection worships color in all of Mother Nature’s splendor.«
Zoeva Spectrum eyeshadow palettes, a perfect mix of neutrals with a pop of colour
I always think Zoeva’s products are so well presented. Though the palette packaging is cardboard, it’s elegant and slim, while the absence of a mirror is compensated by a rather large base weight of the shadows. There are 15 shades in total in each of the eyeshadow palettes, all being extremely blendable, creamy (without any fallout) and highly pigmented. All of them have got some light neutrals, which work nicely as your base or/and highlight and some corresponding pops of colour, which are great to play around. Each of the colour spectrums with matte, pearl and satin finishe are perfect for creating versatile day or night makeup looks.
Starting with the most earthly toned of them, Zoeva Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette was inspired by the beauty of the desert. Stunning earth tones, everything from bronze, coppery and subtle sandy ones represent the ultimate “must have “ palette that would suit anyone.
Zoeva Warm Spectrum eyeshadow palette on the other hand, is even more playful, combining shades you could find at the erupting volcano. You’ve got everything from light neutrals, ashy browns, rocky grey, lava-like and terra cotta reds, as well as some stunning purple-mauve hues. Those who know me well, would probably say the Nude one is my fav, but surprise, surprise, the Warm one is getting all the love (I mean, not all, but it’s definitely my favourite).
Last but not least, Zoeva Cool Spectrum eyeshadow palette reminds of the bright lights in the far north, the magnificent aurora borealis. A bit more frosty brownish-grey, metallic hues, deep greens, icy pink and pale lilac represent a cool, but easily wearable set of shades, that are unique enough to allow you to create a variety of looks.
Zoeva Spectrum blush palettes, everything you need for your cheeks (and more)
Zoeva is definitely the to go make up brand, when it comes to eyebrushes and eyeshadows. With their newest range of 3 blush palettes they’ve proven me, Zoeva is much more than that. They’ve done a fantastic job creating these quads. Owning all three, I believe, I could survive without using any other blusher for sure (though I’d still keep my darker bronzers and contour products. And my much loved highlighters.). Pink, nude, coral, matte, satin, easily blendable and buildable. Zoeva got them all.
Starting with the most neutral one, once again, Zoeva Nude Spectrum blush palette is a quad of sublime bronze shades, which are perfect for adding some warmth to cheeks and enhancing healthy, genuine, soft sun-kissed finish. For me, it represents summer in a makeup product, which is a reason strong enough to earn it’s place on my regular makeup menu.
For all the rosy cheek lovers, the Zoeva Pink Spectrum blush palette is the ultimate essential. You’ve got everything from two soft rosy shades, to popping pink and a bit more pinky-coral shimmer. The lesson I’ve learnt from this palette is not to be scared to add a noticeable touch of pink to the cheeks. It’s the easiest way to make yourself more fresh and alive, regardless your skin tone.
Although it’s all freezing cold here in Slovenia at the moment, Zoeva Coral Spectrum blush palette takes me to the lush, tropical island with surrounding reefs in a second. This might be the most Spring-appropriate one out of the bunch. Light peaches and bright coral pinks are still getting a lot of love from me even in winter months. To be completely honest, I could easily teleport myself to a sunny Mauritius beach right know and only take this one with me.
Zoeva brushes, it doesn’t get better than this
Sure, there might be some better makeup brushes on the market, but for sure, non of them beat Zoeva’s price and quality ratio. I am sure you won’t find a better deal anywhere. Their products won’t cost you a fortune, but I am 100% sure you’ll be more than happy with their quality and performance. I cannot recommend them enough.
They’ve added 10 new eye and face brushes to their already large brush range (there are more than 60 already existing ones to choose from). They use the finest natural and synthetic hair, making their brushes extremely soft. I’ve tried 5 out of the newest 10 ones.
90 Luxe Grand Powder is the best acquisition ever, being ultra soft and large. It’s perfect for applying loose or pressed powder or bronzer to your face. It’s pure pleasure using it.
132 Luxe Powder Finish is my new favourite for applying highlighter on the top of the cheeks, nose and forehead. It could also work nicely as a soft setting brush for the under eye area.
134 Luxe Powder Fusion is the brush I didn’t know I needed until I got it. It’s a rather huge and a bit pointy eyeshadow brush that will help you blend all the shades on your eyelid seamlessly together. Zoeva also recommends it for applying highlighter, powder or contouring products.
140 Luxe Petit Buffer, “what on Earth is this” I was wondering when I first got my hands on it. With it’s sleek profile and compact size it’s actually the brush to ensure a smoothing effect in the areas, that are usually the most problematic (around the eyes or nose). I wouldn’t say it’s a complete must have, however a true makeup enthusiast will find it very usefull.
240 Luxe Petit Pencil is the smallest of the bunch, perfectly suited for all the precise applications around the eyes. It can help you create the perfect V on the outer part of the eyelid, it’s precise enough to add some sparkly eyeshadows in the inner corner, as well as outlining right next to the lash line.
The overall verdict: Zoeva did it again.
The Spectrum shades in the eyeshadow and blush palettes are here to suit all tastes, allowing unlimited makeup looks, while the Zoeva makeup brushes are the ultimate tool for a (more or less) professional result. The eyeshadow palettes start at 35€, blusher palettes at 18€, while you can pick up the individual brushes from 8,50€ to 29€. Considering the price, Zoeva still fits the high street price range, while the quality beats many luxurious brands.
Which of the newest Zoeva products is taking your fancy?