If you have been following me for a while now, you know how obsessed I am with Zoeva. Zoeva is such an amazing brand and I have never ever tried anything from them that I didn't absolutely love. I adore using their brushes, the formula of their lipsticks is amazing, their eyeshadow palettes,... They're just awesome and every single time they come out with something new I have to buy it. So when I saw that they came out with a whole new collection called the Spectrum collection I was like "shut up and take my money". In this collection you can find different eyeshadow palettes and blush palettes and I decided to try out one of each.
In the Spectrum collection you can find 3 eyeshadow palettes (Nude, Warm & Cool Spectrum) and 3 blush palettes (Nude, Coral & Pink). I think this is a great variety to choose from but I hope they'll come out with some more in the near future!
The packaging that these palettes come in is super thin and sleek. They have a matte rubbery texture to them and they're made out of a cardboard material. The names are written in a golden font on the front and side and you get some extra information on the back. Although the matte packaging looks beautiful, it does attract a lot of dust and fingerprints. Inside, they have a really unique design with all of these rainbow colored lines. The palettes all close magnetically and they don't include a mirror or brushes. Oh, and they also come in a matching cardboard box which I think is always fancy and nice.
About these palettes:
No Parabens // No Mineral Oils // No Fragrances // No Phthalates // Superior Pigmentation // Easy To Blend // With Vitamin E // Made In Italy
Coral Spectrum Blush Palette
Starting off with the Coral blush palette, this comes, as the name suggests, with 4 coral blushes. The palette has 2 matte blushes, a shimmery/metallic blush and a semi shimmery blush.
Okay, these blushes are SO soft and smooth!! These do not feel power whatsoever and they blend on to the cheeks like it's nothing. They're also amazingly pigmented as you can see in the swatches below.
I think the variety of shades is really nice, considering they all have a coral undertone to them and I really like how they're not all the same finish.
a bright coral pink with with a matte finish.CR010:
CR020: a medium toned bright pink with coral undertones and a matte finish.
CR030: a deep coral with pink undertones and a shimmery finish.
CR040: a very light neutral coral with a light shimmery finish.
CRO20 and CRO30 are definitely my most-used and favorite shades in this palette! CRO30 reminds me a little bit of Nars Orgasm but in a toned down way. The only remark I would have is that I wish CRO40 would show up more on my skin. For me, this shade is one I have to mix in with another one from the palette otherwise it just doesn't show up enough on my skin.
The blushes wore well on my cheeks for about 6-7 hours after which I did notice some fading and it could've definitely used some touch-ups right then.
Here I'm wearing a mixture of CRO30 & CRO40 on my cheeks. Isn't it gorgeous???
Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Picking out which eyeshadow palette I wanted to order was so hard!! I really liked all of them and they each had something special to them that made me want to buy them all. But I decided I would go for the one I would probably get the most use of, which is the Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette.
The Nude Spectrum palette comes with 15 warm toned shadows in it. The palette contains a good variety of finishes. You get a few matte shadows, some frosted shadows and also a few really metallic shades.
This palette is more on the natural side, although you could go so many different ways with it.
a warm copper with a metallic finish.ND010:
a medium brown with a shimmery finish.ND020:
a matte blackND030:
a warm metallic gold with a foiled finish.ND040:
a medium toned brown with a matte finish.ND050:
a warm medium to dark brown with a metallic finish.ND060:
a light mauve/taupe with a matte finishND070:
a medium brown with taupe undertones and a metallic finish.ND080:
a reddish copper with a metallic/foiled finish.ND090:
a medium toned champagne pearl with a frosted sheen.ND100:
a medium toned champagne with a frosted sheen.ND110:
a warm metallic gold.ND120:
a cool toned whitish beige with a matte finish.ND130:
a cool toned whitish beige with a frosted sheen.ND140:
a light sand brown with a matte finish.ND150:
There's definitely a variety of shades in this palette. You get everything you need in just one palette, which is rare to find. I'm glad that they put a few highlight options in this palette and that there are so many metallic/foiled shadows.
The third row is definitely my favorite one! My only remark with this one is that I wish there was a little bit more variety when it comes to darker and mid-toned shadows. I miss a dark warm brown and a medium-toned brown. Also, I wish that the highlight shadows would be more warm-toned instead of cool.
The texture of these shadows is as amazing as the blushes are. They're so so so soft, buttery and smooth!! I didn't experience any fall-out during application but I did notice that when I swirled my brushes into the pans it had a lot of powder kick-up. But since they're so pigmented, I just guess that comes with the territory. Most of the shadows wore well on me throughout the day.
On my eyes I'm wearing all shades from the Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette. If you want to know which shades I used or how to get this look, I did a whole tutorial on it which you can check out here if you want.
Seriously I'm so in love with this collection, I can't recommend both of these palettes enough! For the price, you just can't beat it! The texture of both the blushes and eyeshadows is beyond amazing and I definitely think these two palettes go great together.