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. Sephora Swan Song (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (DC, $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). bareMinerals Chance (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Skull (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Linen (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty 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). KVD Beauty 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. ColourPop Extravaganza (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Glitz (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek I'm Peachless (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop The Cancer (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Sand (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Rendezvous (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Metallic Peach (LE, $18.00) is 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). Smashbox Opal Rose (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Destiny (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Ladybird (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Puppy Love (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Tart (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Indian Moon (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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). ColourPop Harley (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% 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 (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Smoke (Base) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Clove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jungle (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Fate (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (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. MAC Howzat (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% 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). 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). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop 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. 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). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is less 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). ColourPop Pay the Piper (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Tassel (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% 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). NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Iridescent Iris (LE, $14.00)(90% similar). Smashbox Sparkle Pony (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop GRLFRND (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Frostwinked (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Skeleton Kiss (PiP, ) is lighter (90% 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). 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). KVD Beauty Opal (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). Clionadh Luminaire (P, $8.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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 Trance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Privy (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Love Ritual (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (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). Milani Come-Hither (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Echoed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Platinum (Cashmere #6) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot J307 Lilac Grey (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (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. ColourPop Mixed Tape (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (DC, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is cooler (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). Sephora Swell (DC, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (DC, $23.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (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 (DC, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Persona Chic (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty 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). KVD Beauty Fur Elise (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% 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). Laura Mercier Aubergine (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Unexpected (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

En Taupe

PPermanent. $21.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Stitch by Stitch

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Handmade

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Gallery

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Hour by Hour

PiPPermanent in Palette.
D+
D+
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total

Old Master

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Spun Pearl

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Sheers & Voiles

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Outline

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Wrapped in Silk

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Exquisite

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
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Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
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Zoeva Outline Eyeshadow
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Zoeva Wrapped in Silk 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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Nancy T Avatar

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!

Claire L Avatar

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.

Claire L Avatar

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!

Nicole Avatar

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.

KJH Avatar

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!

Genevieve Avatar

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.

Katherine T. Avatar

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.

Tracy Avatar

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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