Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette Swatches and Review

Christmas. The perfect time to ask friends and family for those sought after items that you want to add to your make up collection. One of my most sought after items was the Zoeva cafe eyeshadow palette which I was lucky to receive in my stocking. It’s said to offer an assortment of coffee-toned shades and is inspired by the atmosphere of a coffee house. I was really drawn to the different colours. As someone who almost always opts for neutral palettes, this palette with its mixture of pinks, green and the odd neutral thrown in really appealed to me.

Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette

The palette presents shades with both matte and metallic finishes so you get the best of both worlds. The formulation is enriched with Vitamin E and free from anything nasty like mineral oil and parabens.

Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette

The Shades

Microfoam – a matte beige

Distinct Experience – shimmering pearlescent pink

No Added Spice – shimmering lime green

Tasting Note – light cherry

Herrengasse – a khaki green

Nuanced History – a peachy nude

Micro Roasting – a cherry with added shimmer

Cup of Joy –a rich brown

Talk. Write. Read – a shimmering plum

Shine Bright – a shimmering deep leafy green

Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette

What Did I Think?

The palette is limited edition. As such it can only be bought on It offers up a nice alternative to some of the nude palettes out on the market at the moment and incorporates colours you see less of like greens.

The palette cost £17.50 and I think after delivery it came to a grand total of £20. Overall I got on well with the shades. They were easy to blend and I didn’t experience massive amounts of fallout. My favourite shade had to be “distinct experience” I just love the pearly pink, it incorporated so nicely with some of my favourite nude shades from other palettes. My least favourite shade was “shine bright”. I found it a tad bit chalky, and I did notice a bit more fallout from it, perhaps as it’s dark it showed up more.

Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Cafe Eyeshadow Palette

Overall I really like the palette and think I will often find myself reaching for it. I really want to try a look out with that lovely lime green! Have you used a Zoeva palette before?