I went to Sephora after disembarking from my cruise back in February. It was a wet and miserable day and I travelled from Circular Quay to Town Hall Station… After a much needed coffee at Starbucks and a wander through the QVB, I walked into Pitt Street Mall to a downpour… So of course, I took refuge in Sephora – and my bank account still regrets it to this day!
One of the items that I picked up is something I’d never seen before or heard much about, but after one swatch just accidentally fell into my basket – what a shame! Said product is the Zoeva Contour Spectrum Palette.
I didn’t expect to like the palette when I swatched it in store, but I found that there was a really nice amount of pigment to the shades and it wasn’t too chalky or powdery and the shades looked suited to my pale skin, so naturally I took it home!
The highlight shade, whilst gorgeous, just isn’t for me. It reminds me a lot of Nars Albatross – a white highlight in the pan (and swatched), but a quite golden look when on the cheeks. The shade is gorgeous, but sadly just doesn’t suit me at all. The formula however is really nice, not too glittery and not chunky at all, and when applied on the face it doesn’t fade too much overall throughout the day and I didn’t find it to emphasise the texture – so for that, it’s a win from me.
The banana shade is absolutely gorgeous – it’s a shade that’s light enough to actually be brightening on my skintone, which is rare as most are slightly deeper in colour than this. It’s a smooth powder and perfect to dust on to either set your undereye concealer down or simply after that to brighten. It brightens ever so slightly on my complexion, so would work wonderfully on someone darker than myself.
The contour shade – give me ten of these and I’d be happy! Blends like a damn dream, I tell you! The perfect pale-girl friendly cool toned contour shade and ugh, I could use nothing but this forever and be happy!
The warm bronzer shade I haven’t used other than the swatch, it’s a slightly warmer shade than I’d usually use and that unnerves me slighly. I have however used it as an eyeshadow, for which I think it works beautifully!
In case you can’t tell, I’m really quite smitten by this Contour Spectrum Palette from Zoeva! It has everything I want. Sure, two shades aren’t the best for me – but I buy contour palettes for the setting powders and the contour shades, not for the highlights and the bronzer shades, and at the under $30 pricepoint this makes me extremely happy and is something I’d easily recommend!