ZOEVA Spectrum Collection : Swatches & Review (Pink Blush Spectrum & Cool Eyeshadow Spectrum)

 

Minimalistic. Elegant. Sophisticated. These are the words I’d use to describe ZOEVA Cosmetics new launch – The Spectrum Collection.

“Just like a raindrop breaks the light of the sun into a spectrum of infinite hues and with the manifestation of a rainbow brings to life one of the most beautiful, ethereal wonders of the universe, the ZOEVA Spectrum Collection worships color in all of Mother Nature’s splendor. Experience a radiant burst of endless color with ZOEVA’s Spectrum Collection, consisting of three distinctive eyeshadow palettes and three blush palettes for all skin types and unlimited makeup looks.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

If you have ever heard of the concept in the picture below…

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Dispersion of white light by a prism into a spectrum. Courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/

… it is essentially the vision and concept behind ZOEVA’s new launch : To use a single palette to create innumerable different looks.

The Spectrum Collection launch date is January 11th, 2016.

It consists of:

  • 3 Eyeshadow PalettesWarm, Nude, and Cool (1.5g / 0.05oz each x 15 shades = 22.5g/0.75oz per palette)
    • SIZE (closed) : 19 x 11.5 x 1 cm
    • Retail Value: 35 EUR / 42 USD (approx. $54 CAD)
      • compared to MAC shadows which have 1.3g/0.04oz per pan at $12 CAD / 8 EUR each
      • MAC Warm Neutral and Cool Neutral Eyeshadow x 15 palettes have 19.5g/0.68oz = $99 CAD / 68 EUR each
  • 3 Blush PalettesPink, Nude, and Coral (3.8g / 0.13oz each x 4 shades = 15.2g / 0.52oz per palette)
    • SIZE (closed) : 11.5 x 11.5 x 1 cm
    • Retail Value: 18 EUR / 20 USD (approx. $28 CAD)
ZOEVA En Taupe & ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Size Comparison
ZOEVA En Taupe & ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Size Comparison
ZOEVA Spectrum Collection
ZOEVA Spectrum Collection (Cool & Pink Spectrum Size Comparison)

Similar to all other ZOEVA palettes, the Spectrum Collection palettes are housed in a paper sleeve with identical patterns as the palette itself. Using the same light refracting strips as the ZOEVA En Taupe Palette launched in October 2015 (you can read my review with swatches HERE), it matches the concept of having a single stream of white light disperse into the colours of the visible spectrum. They have a smooth magnetic closure without a mirror inside resulting in a sleek and lightweight design. The interior has a glossy finish which is easy to clean and prevents dust and pigment build up.

Reviews and swatches of the Pink Spectrum (Blush Palette) and Cool Spectrum (Eyeshadow Palette) down below!

ZOEVA Spectrum Collection
ZOEVA Spectrum Collection

Pink Spectrum (Blush Palette)

ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette (Open)
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette (Open)

“A hymn to rosy cheeks, the ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette is the ultimate essential for a natural-looking, radiant complexion. As fresh as morning dew, it provides a range of blossoming pink and rosy shades for a crisp appearance. The soft matte and shimmery powder formulation blends smoothly and adds a vibrant pop of color to the cheeks that can be layered from medium to high coverage for innocently sweet to flirtatious looks.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

ZOEVA Pink Spectrum

The formulation of the blushes is enriched with vitamin E and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume, and phthalates. Made in Italy.

 

ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Ingredients
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette Ingredients (Back)

The Pink Spectrum consists of 4 shades with MATTE and SATIN finishes.

ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette Shade Names
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Blush Palette Shade Names (PK010, PK020, PK030, & PK040)
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Swatches
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Swatches (PK010, PK020, PK030, PK040) – Under artificial indoor lighting.

 

PK010 (Satin) : A true rosy pink with a slight sheen to it which is particularly beautiful for days with warm sunlight. Think of NARS Orgasm but with a toned down sparkle and less gold flakes.

PK020 (Matte) : A pastel blossoming pink. I find this one is the most subtle of them all and the most blendable. It will be best for the fair skinned beauties out there 🙂

PK030 (Matte) : Imagine walking through a winter wonderland wearing a soft chunky scarf and cute toasty mittens with snowflakes falling in the background. Zoom in on the cheeks which are slightly chilled from the frosty weather outside – this is the colour you’re looking at. Definitely more cool-toned than the others, it provides the most innocent flush to your cheeks.

PK040 (Matte) : If you like a pop of colour to a more natural makeup look, PK040 is your pick. Hot pink – that’s all I can say. This shade is so intensely pigmented I made the swatch above with only one swirl in the pan!

ZOEVA takes pride in producing easy to blend products with superior pigmentation and the Pink Spectrum lives up to these expectations.

More pictures for your viewing pleasure…

ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Side Logo
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Side Logo
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Top View
ZOEVA Pink Spectrum Top View

 The other two palettes, courtesy of ZOEVA Cosmetics:

ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Blush Palette
ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Blush Palette

“Originated from the luminosity of the sun, the ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Blush Palette grants a unique selection of four sublime bronze shades for the cheeks, warming the original skin tone and enhancing it’s vivid solar radiance. The buildable formula ensures an easy application of seamless color for a healthy, sun-kissed finish, reminiscent of the glowing warmth of summer all year long.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

ZOEVA Coral Spectrum Blush Palette
ZOEVA Coral Spectrum Blush Palette

“Intoxicated by color, the ZOEVA Coral Spectrum Blush Palette captures the alluring beauty of lush, tropical reefs and reveals a fantastic array of four fresh nuances from light peach to coral pink. With its luminous matte and shimmery finishes, the easily buildable blush shades provide a flattering radiance and joyful burst of color to the cheeks – from soft and natural to intense and sophisticated looks.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

Cool Spectrum (Eyeshadow Palette)

ZOEVA Cool Spectrum
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum

“Derived from the captivating bright and dancing lights of the aurora in the far north, our ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Palette features a symphony of frosty brownish-grey, metallic shades accompanied by galvanizing accents such as moody teal, pale lilac or icy pink. Let yourself be admired like the magical phenomenon itself and create infinitely wearable makeup looks with an electrifying cool edge.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

The formulation of the eyeshadows is enriched with vitamin E and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume, and phthalates. Made in Italy.

ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Ingredients
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Ingredients (Back)

The Cool Spectrum comes with 15 pans emulating the Northern Lights (aurora) with MATTE, SATIN and PEARL finishes.

ZOEVACoolSpectrumAllPans
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Top View
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Swatches
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Swatches (under artificial indoor lighting)
  • CL010 (matte) – an earthy ash brown
  • CL020 (pearl) – a metallic grey with the slightest bit of teal
  • CL030 (matte) – charcoal black, think of UD Blackout
  • CL040 (satin) – a warm brown, like the colour of marshmallows over a campfire
  • CL050 (satin) – a moody teal
  • CL060 (satin) – undersea green with tiny speckles of silver
  • CL070 (pearl) – icy pink
  • CL080 (pearl) – pale lilac
  • CL090 (satin) – orchid with a sheen
  • CL100 (*pearl) – mineral gold … more like hidden treasure ❤
  • CL110 (*pearl) – rich syrup
  • CL120 (*pearl) – boiling caramel
  • CL130 (matte) – frost with a cool hue
  • CL140 (matte) – tan
  • CL150 (pearl) – pearled pastel brown with swirls of pink

My favourite shades are CL100, CL110 and CL120. I was hesitant to put a pearl finish next to their names because they feel significantly different from the other shadows. They are extremely creamy and pigmented I almost thought they were cream or ZOEVA’s signature duochrome texture. ZOEVA always amazes me with these finishes both in the ZOEVA En Taupe Palette and in this Spectrum Collection. If I could purchase these three shades separately, I’d stock up to have enough to last an eternity.

Some shades in this palette require a bit more work to build up to the desired pigmentation (CL040 for example); however they do apply very nicely and are very blendable. Minor fallout is seen with CL040 and CL060 when applied with a brush.

I have not tested all shadows in this palette for longevity but the ones I have used last around 8 hours with a primer and 6 hours without (note: I hardly ever wear eyeshadows for more than 8 hours to begin with).

In all, a very magical palette that contains a nice variety of pigments to produce everyday looks as well as more mystifying creations.

More pictures for your viewing pleasure…

ZOEVA Cool Spectrum
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum Side View LOGO
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum
ZOEVA Cool Spectrum

The other two palettes, courtesy of ZOEVA Cosmetics:

ZOEVA Warm Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
ZOEVA Warm Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

“When the earth spits fire. Inspired by the fascinating yet hazardous spectacle of an erupting volcano, our ZOEVA Warm Spectrum Palette blazes with matte and shimmering ash brown and rock gray shades from the depth of the earth, consumed by a lava-like flood of hot terra cotta based hues and dark mauve tints. Immerse yourself in an explosion of color and set your lids on fire – for dangerously hot and daring looks.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

“Reminiscent of the wild breathtaking beauty of the desert, the ZOEVA Nude Spectrum Palette unveils a perfectly synchronized assortment of mesmerizing earth toned and subtle sandy shades. Invigorated with gold, bronze and copper reflections, the iridescent hues waft shimmering effects on the lids – just like a mirage in the endlessness of the Sahara. Create luminous down to earth daytime as well as fascinating evening makeup looks, flushed by a haze of heat.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

Available for purchase at ZOEVA.com   [Note: ZOEVA provides shipping to the United States as well as internationally to Canada for a flat shipping rate of 16$ USD]

Have you tried any pieces from the stunning ZOEVA Spectrum Collection? Are you interested in any of the new launches? Let me know! 🙂

-Kelly (takaraboxx)

DISCLAIMER: THIS PALETTE WAS KINDLY SENT TO ME BY ZOEVA FOR TESTING AND REVIEW; HOWEVER, AS USUAL, ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE GENUINE AND MY OWN. ZOEVA COSMETICS HAS NOT SPONSORED ME TO CREATE SWATCHES OR WRITE THIS POST. I SIMPLY LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS AND HAD TO SHARE THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW LAUNCH WITH YOU!
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dom says:

    Kelly, what a very thorough and comprehensive post. I considered purchasing Zoeva products before, and now I am certain that I will purchase a palette to try. The blush palette looks amazing also and I love the swatches!

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    1. takaraboxx says:

      Thank you for such a thoughtful comment Dom!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll be purchasing 😊😊

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  2. Great post and great swatches!

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  3. Sandyxo says:

    Such a comprehensive post!! The photography was stunning!!xo

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    1. takaraboxx says:

      Thank you Sandy! ❤

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