Zoeva's "Caramel Melange" Palette Review + Swatches!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Everyone within the beauty community absolutely raves about Zoeva brushes and their quality. (I, unfortunately, haven't had the pleasure of trying them out yet) However, they have come out with a few bits of makeup themselves and, of course, I had to get on it like a car bonnet.

My palette of choice was the 'Caramel Melange" because, when I saw the colour range online, I fell so hard in love; it's my typical warm and autumnal eyeshadow heaven. And plus, they are a few shades within the bunch that completely leapt out at me from my laptop screen and said: "Buy me, buy me, I'm beautiful!". So I guess I didn't have an awful lot of choice.


This palette retails for £18, which is actually quite reasonable for a "high end" product. (To put that into perspective, Too Faced's Chocolate Bar costs approximately twice as much.) The packaging is very sleek and thin, however, it doesn't feel too light to be labelled as "flimsy". Yes, you just got away with that one Zoeva!

I, personally, am a huge fan of the design at the front; it definitely resembles some sort of chocolate/candy wrapper, which is what I think they were originally going for. So, bonus points there.

For the actual shades included in this collection, we have a stunning spectrum of warm shades with majoritarily matte finishes. The description of each individual pan and their corresponding swatches are as follows:

Wax Paper: A shivering, porcelain white matte
Universal Delight: A beige matte
Aftertaste: A burnt orange matte
182*C: A smooth copper shimmer
Liquid Center: A rich, bronze shimmer with a creamy texture
Alchemy: A light brown matte with a brick red hint
Start Soft: A warm, cinnamon brown matte
Finish Sensual: A neutral, cocoa brown matte
Almost Burnt: A real, light gold shimmer
Edible Gem: A deep, plum purple matte enriched with gold flecks


In reality, I couldn't ask for a more pigmented and gorgeous set of shadows. I honestly can't get over how crazy the colour payoff with these is; all of my swatches were done without a primer/base and yet, still, the results are consistently streakless and striking. Beyond fricking belief, you guys!

Each and every shadow works effectively on the eye, and there are no problems with blending or creasing throughout the day. The matte shades apply beautifully; I kind of expected them to be underwhelming and powdery, like other mattes I've experienced (Urban Decay, that's you) but I was pleasantly surprised.

And, as for the shimmers, oh lord, how buttery can they get!

Quick close up of the gorgeous shimmers included within this palette.
One thing I will say though is that, because we've got so much compressed pigment in one pan, your everyday look can suddenly turn into shocking, nighttime ready makeup, with just the swirl of a brush. I advise that you take into account that a little goes a long way by tapping the brush before application in order to remove excess product.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this palette; Zoeva has done a fantastic job in the selection of the shades and, of course, the formula is SPOT on. So to anyone out there looking for a warm palette of beautiful quality but for less, pick this one up. If it wasn't worth your while I wouldn't be naming it as a standout product of the month so, trust me, you'll love it just as much as I do.


Thank you so much for reading this review of the caramel melange palette by Zoeva; it's my best pick up of this month so far, and by a LONGSHOT.

Have you tried out any makeup or brushes from Zoeva? If so, what was your experience with them?

Let me know in the comments section below, along with anything else that you see fit to mention! As usual, do follow this blog using the widget on the right hand side of the page for more regular posts just like this one. I hope you have a beautiful week!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

68 comments:

  1. Your swatches are phenomenal and the colours are so bright - i love the orange one. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks so much Leyla; I've changed my camera so my swatches are looking quite good! x The burnt orange shade is so unique and one of my faves! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. wow these colours would make some amazing eye looks, especially for the summer xx

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    1. Yes, this is such a stunning palette, it's also actually very autumnal, so it would serve for the two seasons! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. I love Zoeva eyeshadow palettes - they have one of my favourite formulas regardless of price-point :) I have this one too and the shades are perfect on your skin tone, I love warm colours as well!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Love to see you here Jasmine, thanks so much for reading! xx The formula is definitely amazing and consistent. Awn thank you, the warm shades do look nice on dark skin! x
      lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I remember seeing Zoeva's brushes on CultBeauty and they're absolutely gorgeous, but they wouldn't ship to the US :( I didn't know they had eyeshadow palettes too and I'm loving the beautiful warm shades - I'm so tempted to pick this up now! Thanks for sharing Marina!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Hey Jenny, thanks for reading! x I believe that Beauty bay and Beautylish stock Zoeva and ship pretty much anywhere, so you will for sure find a way to get yourself some Zoeva GOODNESS. I didn't know until recently that they did eyeshadow palettes and, after this one being so gorgeous, I have now picked up another one, that being the smokey palette, which I'm loving as well. They really are doing a great job, I highly recommend! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. Oh wow, these colors are beautiful! I really like the glittery ones. Beautiful! I've never tried this company before - thanks so much for sharing.

    -Lauren
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    1. Hey there Lauren, thanks so much, really glad you liked this palette, it's stunning isn't it! xx Zoeva is worth trying out! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. Ahh - this palette is stunning! I've been wanting to try Zoeva shadows for the longest time since I've heard so many raves, but I've managed to resist because I think I already have too many similar shades. The selection in this one is amazing and I would get a lot of use out of it - but yeah, I already have so many warm browns and coppery shades!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I wish I thought like you sometimes Tasha, I already have a lot of similar shades but I still get tempted every single time! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. This is on my list of things to pick up because every time I see it, I just fall more in love with it! x Your swatches are gorgeous. I was wondering what you use to take your pictures? x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. It's amazing, you should defo pick it up! xx Thanks so much, glad you like my photography, I recently changed my camera to the Nikon D5300, it's wonderful x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. Love this palette colors!
    With love,
    Dasynka
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    1. Thanks so much Dasnyka, it's such a beautiful spectrum! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. This is such a beautiful palette! I have a soft spot for palettes and have a lot already. I just love them! I haven't tried a Zoeva palette yet, but they're on my wish list. The only problem is, I don't know which palette to get first, they have so many beautiful options! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. I can't get enough of palettes honestly Tania, I'm obsessed with any palette I pick up really! These Zoeva palettes are super stunning and the formula is spot on. I do recommend this one for starters! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. I've never tried anything zoeva but this palette might change that! The shades are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much for reading you two! Yes, do purchase it, you will not be disappointed! xx

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  11. This palette is on my wish list. All the shades look absolutely beautiful...great post xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Sal! Definitely add this on to your wishlist yes, you'll really enjoy it! Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. I love this palette so much! The shimmery shades, especially liquid center, are so beautiful! x

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    1. Liquid center was a real surprise for me, it's almost like a cream shadow it's so pigmented! I was so shocked! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. Ooh I love these shades! I have the Zoeva Rodeo Belle palette but I think this one looks way more wearable :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Hey there Di, I've just had a look at the Rodeo Belle palette and I agree with you, it's a lovely palette but this one is very neutral and everyday oriented compared to that one! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Sorry I commented but it was full of auto-correct mistakes so I deleted it! Anyway, I was saying that this palette looks great! Swatches look gorgeous and colour payoff seems amazing which you wouldn't always expect from a palette that was £18! I don't have any Zoeva products yet but this has me tempted!! Great post! Xx

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    1. No problem rachel, that happens to me ALL THE TIME. xx It's such a beautiful palette, so affordable yet so pigmented and rich. Blending is wonderful too. Zoeva has always tempted me, which is why I picked this up and I'll never regret it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. I just bought the cocoa blend palette I am so excited for it! This was one my second pick but I think I'll get it next time!

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    1. Yasss, I was like you, but the other way round. I hesitated between the two but, in the end, chose this one! Let me know what the cocoa blend is like, I'd love to hear your experiences with it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Zoeva brushes were the first brushes I bought, completely unaware of the hype they would get one day. They are amazing quality, I love them even six years later. The makeup though is something I have no experience with.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Ugh I'm so jealous of you, I really need to get some new brushes, so next time I have a bit of cash, I'm going to pick some of Zoeva's up x You really should try the makeup too, it's fabulous quality; I think it's clear to see that all round as a brand, Zoeva does a fabulous job! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. I have decided that I need this palette. The colours are right, the pigmentation is right and the design is right. Triple tick in my eyes! x

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    1. It's definitely ticking every box for me as well Ana, so worth picking it up! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. Thanks for sharing this stunning palette with us. I like this palette and will buy the glitter one.

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    1. It's my absolute pleasure, sharing makeup products I love makes me really happy. And yes, the shimmer shades are TO DIE FOR. xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. Great post dear! ❤
    I following your blog, please follow me back. And if you can see the last post and comment. 😉
    Dreaming of - fashion and beauty

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    1. Thank you so much Sara, psyched you enjoyed it! Of course I'll follow back, thanks for the love and support. xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. Oh my goodness, how wonderfully pigmented the colors are! I'll have to keep this on my radar in the future =).

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    1. Yes, this one is definitely worth noting down for future reference Camilla, you won't regret it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. Wow, love your passion for makeup. Those colours in the palate are definitely a winner. Keep writing :)

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    1. It's true, I really do love makeup and eyeshadows are especially my thing, so this palette was perfect. xx Thanks so much, the words of courage make my day! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. I've been dying to try this palette, but there's no Zoeva in the US so I will have to order it. I think I will for my birthday :)

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. Hi Hannah, you should definitely treat yourself to this one! x There are a lot of Zoeva retailers across the globe so you definitely will find one for the US! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. Gorgeous shades! that pigment is insanee!
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    1. I know, I was absolutely dumbfounded! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. The swatches of colors are beautiful. Those colors are my favorites to wear because they are neutral. I love the neutral look.

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    1. Thank you very much! x Same Faith, the neutral colour spectrum in this palette is what made me want to buy it immediately! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. i think i like the colours here, and it somehow shows a kinda easy feel to go on the skin as shown by the illust you did here, will share this with my girl for her to see through.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and sharing! You are 100% right, these glide on so easily and beautifully, they're like butter! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. I've never tried any make up from Zoeva but I love the colors of this palette. I want to add to my eye makeup the matte eye shadow so I hope this palette available in local store here.

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    1. Well, wherever you are, Zoeva does stock online, they have amazing shipping rates, so take a look for that if you really want your palette! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. That palette looks awesome :D I love the colours and the package


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    1. Yes, of course I'll follow you, no problem at all, glad to hear that you enjoyed the post! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. Wow these colours are beautiful i really love this palette *-* thanks for sharing
    Lema from

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    1. It's true - The colours are what got me in the first place! xx they're stunning! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  29. That's a great blend of colors that they have with that palette. It's so nice that they provide so many different ones.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more David, Zoeva provide such a range which is fabulous for creating any look you desire! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  30. I love that color palette. They look perfect for a night out.

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    1. Yass, these are so versatile, whether it's a night out or a daytime look, this palette's perfect! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  32. Man! Those eyeshadows are pigmented! I love it! I do have some zoeva brushes as well and you should totally check them out! Great post xoxo

    https://sarahbaileybeauty.wordpress.com/blog/

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    1. I know, they do pack a punch don't they?! x I will check out Zoeva's brushes in time, they look stunning! x Thank you very much! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  33. This colors are bold and vibrant. I got a coral shade eye palette recently and I love it.

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    1. Hey Surekha,
      Totally agreed - this palette really packs a punch in terms of colour. So glad you've found a palette you enjoy, what palette is it? x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  34. I love the colors in this one. Not many palettes lately have such bright oranges. Love it!

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    1. Couldn't agree more Kirsten - the orange in this is completely uncalled for but it sure as hell works! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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