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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Makeup Look + 3 Lip Options


Because I have been using and mentioning the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette I thought I would show you the look that I have been wearing pretty much every day since it arrived on my doorstep with a nice berry lip. There are other lip options if berry isn't your jam so let's just crack on

For the complexion, I prefer a fuller coverage look in the cooler months as my skin gets very red from the cold weather, so I have to make sure I prep my skin well first. So for primer I like using the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Primer on my t-zone and then the Emite Diamond Primer where I want some extra glow and hydration. This is a peachy toned primer so it also brightens and colour corrects the skin.
As for the foundation, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation mixed in with few drops of the The Body Shop Lightening Drops (review here), is my go to for a full coverage flawless look. I then like using the Maybelline Anti-Age Rewind Brightening Concealer with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly as this has great coverage, isn't drying under my eyes and it's super long lasting. Then to make sure that's all set and will stay in place all day I have been going for the Soap & Glory One Heck Of a Blot Powder. I know I normally go for the glowy powders but recently I've just added a light dusting of this in the t-zone and leave the rest of the products to deal with the glowy part.

Now for the contour and I have been loving the Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Counter Palette and I go in using the second shade in on the bottom row (as you can see, it's the messiest one) in a Real Techniques Contour Brush and I apply this onto my skin at first and once I have it where I want it, I blend. Once I'm happy with it, I go in with the same shade but from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette which is the powder counterpart and go over it all with the same shade from the palette to set it all and intensify the contour a bit. If I still feel I need some more definition then I use the sculpting powder from the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette just to really make those cheek bones pop. For blush I have been loving the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love as this gives a beautiful peachy pink glow to the skin and I finish it all off with a generous dusting of the highlight powder from the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette. That's the complexion done. Onto eyes...

I start off with the Soap & Glory It's About Prime Shadow Primer as always to prime my lids for the shadows. Then it's time for the main attraction, the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette:

1. So I first go in and set that primer using the shade Bitter Start, then I use the shade Sweeter End all over the eyelid
2. As the crease and transition shade I love Substitute for Love, as it is a very warm toned brown which works great with this look, so I make sure to really blend this into the crease, and slightly above really well so the transition is a gradient and looks seamless
3. To deepen the look up a little I went in with the shade Subtle Blend on the outer corner as I love how this looks on that outer V.
4. I wanted to add a bit more definition to the crease and outer corner so I went in and blended a small amount of Freshly Toasted. I love the red tone of this, it's a great autumnal shade and for a smokey eye it would be beautiful.
5. I also used Freshly Toasted with a bit of Subtle Blend on the lower lash line as although this isn't too smokey or anything, I love how these two shades look under the lower lashes
6. Finally to finish off the eyeshadow I wanted to deepen it up even further so I went in with Beans Are White on a small pencil brush and applied this right on the outer corner, along the outer half of the top and bottom lash line. This did exactly what I needed it to, deepened up the look without making it too smokey for a daytime look.

So to finish off the eyes it's as simple as adding black liner to the top and bottom waterline, enter the Too Faced Perfect Black Eyeliner. I only use the L'Oreal Super Slim Liner for my winged liner as it is just super easy. You can do as big or as smaller wing as you like. I only like it as it gives it a classy sophisticated look. That's winged liners job right?
Okay on to mascara and I have been obsessed with the Clinique High Impact Mascara that came in December's Glamour magazine so I will be looking into getting the full size as I love how it makes my lashes look. So this goes on top and bottom lashes, and if you feel you want to add false lashes with this look then go right ahead, I don't wear falsies that often (read as:ever) but you do you.
As for brows I am still using the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil, but I am onto a different brow gel which you would have seen in a few favourites, it's the Model Co More Brows Brow Gel which is basically a cheaper version of the Benefit Gimme Brow that works just as well if not better.

Alright now for the different lip options. I love the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob under any other lip product as it increases the longevity and also changes the colour of your lip product, but I digress. I used this with the GOSH 002 Matt Rose Lipstick which is such a pretty nude/pink/MLBB shade, but you can use whatever you have in your collection. Although I think I will be checking out some other shades from this matte range from GOSH as I love how they look and feel on the lips.
A gloss stick would have looked beautiful for the nude option, as well as the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nudist or Don't Pink Of It which would last for ages.

Onto the berry lip, I still use the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob as I find this makes applying and wearing this range of lip products much easier. As for the lip colour the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Plum Plum Girl is my berry lip of choice. When I first used this the application was terrible, but when I used it over the top of the lip liner, it made application and wear time so amazing I now cannot get enough of this lip combo. Highly recommend checking out any of the Rouge Edition Velvets from Bourjois if you haven't already.
The Revlon Black Cherry Lipstick would have looked beautiful with this look but I will be doing another look with that lipstick being the main focus point.
(This lip colour came up very pink on camera but it's actually a fair bit deeper and more berry than pink like the image above shows).

Finally for the red lip option, I use the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva, I love these lip liners and will be getting more this weekend hopefully. I then pair this classic pillar box red liner with the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Crayon in Red Essential which is a deeper more burgundy kind of shade which means you can really give some definition to your lips if you put the liner in the middle of your lips and the lip crayon in the outer portion of your lips. That's not really my cup of tea but just a quick tip if you want to wear red but want to give more definition to your lips.
The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in grand Cru is another great lip colour, or the Rimmel Provocalips 16-hr Wear Lip Colour in Play With Fire is a great long lasting, smudge-proof, kiss-proof, everything-proof two step liquid lipstick which will last on your lips the entire day without any touch-ups and no drying feeling.They're actually a bugger to get off unless you use an oil based cleanser.

Alright so that's it, here's how the look turned out...

(I apologise for the terrible quality of this photo, I don't know at what stage of my editing and/or exporting process that it became like this so I apologise it's so grainy, so I apologise). 

I hope you liked the look I created using this beautiful palette and that you found an option that would suit you with the lip colours. I will be doing a post soon about finding the right red lip for your skin tone so I hope you will come back and check that out. Until then, Happy Wednesday everyone. 

What's your favourite lip colour for the autumn?

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