Today, I am comparing two beautiful palettes by Zoeva Cosmetics – Zoeva Cocoa Blend vs Caramel Melange, which probably is one of my favourite brand of affordable eyeshadow palettes. I have so many of them. I love that they have a theme going on with their palettes and every time a new palette comes out I can’t wait to get it. Recently, they came out with two new palettes – Caramel Melange and Blanc Fusion. Out of the two, I just fell in love with the Caramel Melange palette at first glance so I decided to get it and add it to my ever growing eyeshadow collection. In this post, I am going to compare the Caramel Melange palette to one of my favourite Zoeva palettes – The Cocoa Blend palette. Both the palettes are beautiful. Let’s look at them one by one. I am not going to go in too much technical details here. I have already reviewed the Cocoa Blend palette on my channel and you can refer to it for more technical details. Both the palettes have the same technical details of quantity, price, packaging, etc. http://infinitereflections.net/2016/10/12/zoeva-cocoa-blend-eye-shadow-palette/
COCOA BLEND PALETTE
CARAMEL MELANGE PALETTE
Both the palettes have some beautiful shades. At first glance, the Cocoa Blend palette appears to be a nice warm toned palette. But, if you compare it with the Caramel Melange palette, you can see that the latter is way more warm toned. You will love these palettes, if you loved warmer eye shadows.
The Cocoa Blend palette is a more versatile palette with very nice transition shades, warm brown, a deep grey black and some variety of shimmers. This palette can be used to create some very neutral looks to a very glam look to a nice smoky eye. This palette has 4 matte shades, 5 shimmers and 1 matte with shimmers.
The Caramel Melange palette is a more in-trend eye shadow palette. It has those really orange rusty plum tones which are so popular these days. This palette can be used to create some very nice soft looks and the same look can be amped up with the amazing shimmer shades. This palette has 6 matte shades, 3 gorgeous shimmers and 1 matte with shimmers.
I think the Zoeva palettes have one of the best consistency as far as texture goes across the board. I don’t think I have ever complained about the texture of any eye shadow in any of the palettes I own and I own quite a few! Maybe, if I get over critical then I will find faults in maybe 1 or 2 shades in their other palettes but overall I have always loved their texture. The shadows are always soft to touch, smooth and seldom feel chalky. The texture of the shimmer shades are amazing, they are so smooth.
PIGMENTATION & COLOUR PAYOFF
Just like the texture, the eyeshadows have amazing pigmentation. All of them have a good colour-payoff, they don’t feel chalky or patchy. They blend really well and brush-pickup is also quite nice. For, the shimmers I like to go in with my fingers sometimes to get more intensity.
This is Row 1 of Cocoa Blend palette. I specially love the shades “sweeter end” which is a great inner corner highlight, “warm notes” and “subtle blend” which are beautiful shimmers.
This is Row 2 of Cocoa Blend palette. In this row I love the shimmer “pure ganache”, it is so smooth and intense. The matte shade “substitute for love” is my favourite transition shade and “freshly toasted” is my favourite warm brown shades across all the palettes I own.
This is Row 1 of Caramel Melange palette. I love the shades “aftertaste”, “182’C” and “liquid center” for their uniqueness. The shade “liquid center” is just gorgeous, you have to see for yourself to believe it.
This is Row 2 of Caramel Melange palette. This row doesn’t have a lot going on. The transition shades are pretty nice but are quite similar for my skin tone. We can definitely build it up but, I wish there was more depth in this row. Although, I love the gold shade “almost burnt”. I feel that the shimmers in this palette are better pigmented and more intense.
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All in all, I think both the palettes are amazing. Cocoa Blend palette is more versatile and Caramel Melange is more in-trend and unique. Nevertheless, both have great quality and I am sure whichever you go for, you will just love it.
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