Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette ($21.50 for 0.50 oz.) is a taupe-themed palette that features ten eyeshadows. Currently, for U.S. readers, you’ll only find it through Zoeva’s website, which will ship, but at a flat rate of $16.50 (so make your order count). I have ordered from them previously and have had good luck (fast and well-packaged). Zoeva’s eyeshadow formula is supposed to be richly pigmented and blendable. The formula used in the palette is nice; most of the shades had good pigmentation and were easy to apply to the lid. There’s a nice mix of finishes, and the colors coordinate well with each other. The palette could use one or two deeper shades (and skip one of the lighter or mid-tone shades) for more contrast, I think.

Stitch by Stitch is a muted, cool-toned ivory white with a semi-matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied well and wore for eight hours. LORAC Linen (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Pandora I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucy (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vintage (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Highlight) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Handmade is a light pink-peach with warm, golden frost. It had good pigmentation with a slightly dusty consistency, though it was blendable on the skin. It tended to sheer out slightly in practice, but it was buildable and wore for eight hours. Kat Von D Glitz (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop The Cancer (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Extravaganza (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Indian Moon (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Fit for a Queen #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Meme Girl (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Sand (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Rendezvous (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Rosita (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #2 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Glitzy Blitzen (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Opal Rose (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gallery is a cool-toned, medium-dark taupe with strong gray tones and a matte finish. It appeared quite brown in the pan, but it is extremely gray swatched and used. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. It was just a smidgen dusty but wasn’t noticeable during application. This shade lasted for eight hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 11 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Harley (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Base) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Guilt-Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fogged In (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jungle (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hour by Hour is a muted, light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. This was the dud in the palette for me, as the texture was quite firm and harder to get color out of. It wore for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Georgia Peach (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Old Master is a muted, dark, grayed purple with subtle gold sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t tend to stick around much, so it functions more as a slightly matte finish overall. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a bit dusty. The color wore well for almost eight hours. Viseart Cool Matte #10 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Howzat (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Stila Eggplant (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Password (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Energetic (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Party Time (LE, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (PiP, $13.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spun Pearl is a bright, shimmering white with subtle, cool undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, slightly dusty consistency that made it prone to sheering out on the skin. This shade wore for eight hours before fading on me. L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mortal (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Pay the Piper (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Mermaid Pearl (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sheers & Voiles is a dirty, gray-beige with iridescent shimmer that shifts from an olive green to pinky-lavender. It had semi-oapque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was easy to blend. The color started to fade after eight hours. Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop GRLFRND (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Frostwinked (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Skeleton Kiss (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Sparkle Pony (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Pickup (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Sandbar (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Magnify #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Spectra (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Haedus (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Opal (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Outline is a rich, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was really smooth and buttery, while the color payoff was fantastic. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Come-Hither (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Platinum (Cashmere #6) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Trance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Privy (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deception (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Moi (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (2019) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Snowdusk (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wrapped in Silk is a muted, medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff with a really soft, smooth texture that applied beautifully. It lasted for eight hours on me. Clarins Rosewood #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Swell (DC, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exquisite is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff paired with a lightly dusty texture but blended out better in practice than I thought it would. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Makeup Geek Vintage (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Persona Chic (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (PiP, $28.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Unexpected (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
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Zoeva Handmade Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Gallery Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Hour by Hour Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Old Master Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Spun Pearl Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Sheers & Voiles Eyeshadow
Zoeva Sheers & Voiles Eyeshadow

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Zoeva Outline Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Outline Eyeshadow

Zoeva Wrapped in Silk Eyeshadow
Zoeva Wrapped in Silk Eyeshadow

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Zoeva Wrapped in Silk Eyeshadow

Zoeva Exquisite Eyeshadow
Zoeva Exquisite Eyeshadow

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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette + Lancome Cote d’Azur Eyeliner

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette + Lancome Cote d’Azur Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Not bad! Thing is that I have dupes for all but one shade, which is about to be remedied when I buy the Pro Pan of MAC Blackberry, so another nope here.
That said, I have got to tell you that again you knocked it out of the park with your eye look! Perfectly placed and diffused cool tones in the crease are beautifully played up by the vivid cobalt eyeliner. It looks great!

Beauty Bay (beautybay.com) will ship from the UK for free if the item is over £15, which this is, at £15.50. I don’t know about customs or tax though. It’s worth checking out, however.

I have dupes for 2 of the eyeshadows but that doesn’t put me off wanting to buy this. It’s great value I think and at least uses cool neutrals for once!

I think this really caters to lighter skin tones. I like the mix of warm and cool shades. The warm shades aren’t too warm either so probably wearable by everyone! YEAH! Obviously, being cool toned I find that a rarity!

I love this palette including the design on the packaging! I am so done with shopping for gifts! ugh. It is insane to go anywhere and ugh. I need to get my makeup goodies people! And you know, the gifts I’m going to receive will be some ridiculous candles or something. lol..just kidding. I love those candles. I lose electric a lot.

Es wird MEIN sein. I don’t care if it comes from an embargoed country, and I have to sneak over the border and counterfeit their currency. It WILL be mine. Meine Gotter! (No umlaut on US iPads.) Schon. Hubsch. Alles gute! Boy, does typo correction raise hell w/ my pitifully neglected German. Please tell me it’s not LE. Maybe it’ll be added to the US SNK before I can rationalize more excessive cosmetics spending. This is grosse Liebe fur mich. omg, I’m writing Krautlish. I just can’t stand how perfect this is. Ausgezeichnet!

It’s a lovely palette – but way too warm and pinkish for me. I agree with you Christine – it does need a couple of darker shades to bring it all together. There are also a few too many similar shades here too. This seems to be a trend lately. Love your eye look.

I see this palette as colours I would reach for on a very routine basis, so I picked it up to use as a core product. I think it makes a great companion to Saucebox Etude palette.

Glad this got a decent score, I like Handmade, Old Master, and Exquisite. But I agree, too many skintone and light shades here, will look the same on my skin. There should be more midtone and darker shades (maybe a purple and brown) to make this palette more versatile and exciting.

Ow! You just gave me the excuse to buy this palette Christine! 😀 I didn’t think it would perform well for this price (21,50 € in the Netherlands). I need more matte shades and I love taupy colours.

I find out about this awesome palette and am excited that this company sells at Bloomingdales. To , later go into a Bloomingdales and ask about it when , you first brought it to our attention . Well, of course with my luck, just to hear the sales lady tell me SpaceK or NK , whatever ,will no longer carry this brand. To make matters worse it seems there is finally a palette other than UD Gwen Stefani that caters to fair skin!!!! Ughh!!!! I wanted this palette so bad. I don’t want it bad enough to pay that shipping price though.

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