Zoeva Rose Golden Palette | Review




I have to admit, palettes used to be a huge problem for me. I had this phase where I wanted all the palettes that would be released. The years passed by and I finally know to choose what I really should get and what I should not. 
For example, I'll pass this the new Naked Smoked palette from Urban Decay since half of the shades are similar to what I already own and I really don't like or do smokey eyes with those shades. I just don't. I tend to prefer more golden, coppery or brown-ish shades. I also like Pinks - which is why I own the Naked 3 palette. I do like some taupes and certain purples...but not the ones present in that palette. Which is kinda why I'm more careful with what I get and I want to get. I do really want to get the new Nude'tude 2 ( also known as Nude'dude palette) from TheBalm but...I don't really know if I will get it right now. Mostly because I only like certain shades in that palette and for that...I rather get individual shades from Etude House or MAC ( or other brands like Innisfree or Aritaum...) and depot them and place them on my Wild Peach palette ( I really should get another, I really like the size and look of the One I own! I think it's better than the Z-palette)

So, after the showcase of the new Naked palette I got really frustrated with Urban Decay ( like...where are those really amazing and different palettes you guys used to make? or even the Movie-related limited edition collections? ). I'm still not impressed with Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette and I'll probably skip it as well. What do you when you get sad with two high end palettes? You buy two other palettes from Zoeva. At least, that what I did. 
I was already eyeing this one when the Cocoa Blend was released. And since I wasn't going to get the other two I decided to get Cocoa Blend and Rose Golden. I don't regret it. Not even for a second.  I already did my rave about Cocoa Blend so it's time to Rave about Rose Golden as well. 


The packaging is really gorgeous and elegant.And again there is no mirror on this palette, which can be a problem for those who actually use the mirror that comes with the eyeshadow palettes - I personally don't use them so it isn't a big issue to me. The majority of this shades are satin...almost creamy. They are so buttery soft that it's a delight to swatch them. And something that I really like is, depending your mood you can either wear most of the shades alone or combine with each other. They just match and look nice. Also, they are natural and neutral but not the typical shades we find on most neutral palettes.

Luster is beige shade, and as a matte shade isn't chalky or dry. Or overly powdery as well. I personally like it for "highlight" the brow bone and to clean/define the crease whenever I decide to apply any of the other shades as a "wash of colour" on my lids.
Reflective Elegance is a gorgeous beige with a hint of pink perfect to wear alone or as base to any look. It's one of those shades that will open your eyes and make you look more awake.
Copper is King was the eyeshadow that caught my attention as soon as this palette was released. It kinda reminded me of Mythology from MAC ( which is on my wishlist for ever). I really like to wear this alone on my eye lids but it's also lovely just on the crease. The possibilities are endless.
Shinning Love looks darker on the pan and like Cooper is King I like to wear it alone or defining Cooper is king. It's such a different taupe shade because of the pink undertone that I can't find words to explain this.
Rusty Petals is another shade that looks darker on the pan but that can be built without problems. Like Shinning Love, Rusty Petals has a gorgeous pink - rose undertone that makes this shadow special and different. I like to wear this one paired with Reflective Elegance.




Foil actually looks darker swatched than what it looks in pan form. It's a really gorgeous and different gold shade. It has more brown than the regular golds like Half-baked for example. I like to wear it with Just a Rose or just by itself. 
Just a Rose kinda reminds me of Orgasm from Nars - and no, I didn't try this on my cheeks. When I wear this as a base shadow, I really like to wear something like Harmony or Wonder full to define the crease. It makes the difference. Also, paired with an eyeliner is amazing. 
Golden Rule looks quite green in it's pan form but actually it's a gorgeous gold shadow and like Foil it's different than the normal golds. 
Harmony is a matte greyish purple shade. On the swatch it doesn't look really pigmented but I actually don't mind that at all. First, it actually get picked up better but my eye brushes than by my fingers and if I want that really intense shade I can always build it up. But on days that I don't have too much time to blend or to be extra careful. 
Wonder Full is like Harmony - matte but needs to be build up. I like this one for whenever I want to make something more deep or for a special occasion. I'm always afraid of this type of shades but, as long as they aren't dry and can be build up I'm fine with them. 

Overall, this is a really amazing palette. Another thing that makes me quite happy is how I don't own or know dupes for the shades present here. In a world where brands always own similar shades and colours between each other, it's actually quite nice to know that Zoeva was able to do a complete palette full of shades I don't find anywhere.  Also, if you already own a basic Neutral Palette like the Naked 1 or 2, this palette will make your neutral life a bit more fun and will complement those shadows without problems. 

You can get this at selected retailers ( I got mine from Maquillalia ) or at Zoeva's Official Website  for 17,5€. Some retailers might have higher prices due to import taxes and such. So far I'm really happy with Zoeva and I can't wait to try out more of their makeup. 

And you, have you tried anything from Zoeva before?
Thank you for reading and take care!


With Love,
Diana. 

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