Monday, 20 January 2014

Brand focus: Zoeva (+giveaway)


When a little Zoeva parcel arrived at my doorstep all the way from Germany, I couldn't wait to play with my new brushes and liners. I already own the Luxe Colour Blush in Last Love, so I decided to give the new one away to one of my readers :)

I was kindly sent three eye brushes to try out: 234/Smoky Shader, 227/Soft Definer and 228/Crease. They are made with natural bristles (goat), so not cruelty free, but...some Zoeva brushes are synthetic and the super popular 227 has a vegan alternative, which I will list below. All of the brushes I received came in resealable plastic bags, which are great for travelling and keeping your brushes safe and clean. I forgot to photograph them, but they are very handy.

227 Soft Definer* £5.00

The  most exciting part of my Zoeve delivery! This baby is probably the best dupe of MAC 217, but I got it after publishing my dupe post, so I couldn't compare it. It is as good as Sigma's E25. I am really impressed  with it and I use it for blending powder eye shadow. The bristles are super soft and the shape of the brush helps to create smooth transitions between colours. You can also get a vegan option of this brush, made with synthetic bristles here.

234 Smoky Shader* £5.00

This brush is designed for applying and blending eyeshadow on the upper and lower lid and that's exactly what I use it for. Its slightly rounded edges help to achieve a professional finish and you can easily create a gorgeous smokey eye with it.

228 Crease Brush*  £5.00

If I need something more fluffy than the 227 brush,  I reach for brushes shaped like the 228 Crease Brush. It's oval shape is  perfect for defining the crease and the bristles feel really soft. The size is ideal for my crease, but there is actually an option for smaller eyes and it is the 231 Petite Crease Brush.

Cat Eye Pen Blackest Black Eyeliner* £4.50

I am very fussy with eyeliners and always go back to my trusty Bourjois Liner Pinceau, but... this little felt tip liner is incredible at creating a super thin line close to the lashes to make them appear thicker and fuller. It is also ultra black, just like the name suggests and stays put all day without flaking or smudging. It is  paraben free and dermatologically approved.

Graphic Eyes+ Black To Earth Waterproof Pencil* £4.50

Let's just say that this pencil is the blackest, most pigmented thing I have ever seen and once it is on the skin, it is not going anywhere. The texture is easy to apply and very smooth, but you have to be fast if you want to smudge it - once dry, the pencil won't go anywhere and will stay on the lid until you remove it with an oil based makeup remover or cleanser. It is waterproof on another level. It also lasts really well in the waterline and the formula is paraben free.

Luxe Color Blush in Last Love* £6.50

I won the exact same blush in the 'Daily Mix Birthday Giveaway' on Twitter and I have been using it a lot in December and January. It is a gorgeous peachy shade with a silky finish and it applies like a dream. Its finely milled formula is super pigmented and enriched with apricot oil and vitamin E. It adds a healthy glow to my cheeks and... it is free from parabens, fragrance, mineral oil and phthalates. The lasting power is between 6-8 hours.

If you like the look of this blush, make sure to enter my giveaway via rafflecopter. It's open internationally.


Am I impressed with Zoeva? Yes, Definitely. Their brushes are incredible, the blush is stunning and the liners are amazingly pigmented and long lasting. AMAZING! If you were thinking about trying Zoeva, but weren't sure about the quality, you have nothing to worry about. The brushes are super soft, made to a high standard and affordable! I am blown away! I would love to try some of their face brushes, especially the 101 Luxe Face Definer.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


The giveaway is for the blush only. I am giving it away, because I already own the exact one :)

*PR samples


  

189 comments:

  1. Never tried anything from Zoeva so would love to win this :) x

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  2. I think I could die if I won this giveaway... I have been dying to try some of their brushes (especially #228 and #227) for EVER, but I can't afford any extra expense at the moment :(

    petitfaon.blogspot.it

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  3. I've never tried a product or anything from them but people seem to like them a lot so they seem worth a try :) xx

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  4. Never tried anything from this brand but I would love to!
    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  5. I've not tried anything from them but people seem to like them so I'd like to try the brand :) x

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  6. Ooh Sandra, my heart! I constantly browse the Zoeva site, especially after the fuss over their neutral eyeshadow palette that they do, and I'm so tempted by their brushes and these blushes too. I wish there could be a UK store for me to go swatch crazy. I'd be so happy to win this blush! Lovely of you to give one away :) xxx

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  7. Good stuff! I really like the intensity of these liners. The liquid one especially.

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  8. I love Zoeva brushes. I maybe even like Zoeva's 227 more than Mac 217 :) It's a little bit fluffier <3. But I don't like the vegan version very much. Well it's good for cream products but not so good for powder eyeshadows. And you should definitely try some of the face brushes! My fave is Luxe Sheer Cheek.

    Blu Button Box

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  9. Never tried Zoeva before, but I've heard their brushes are great!

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  10. I've never tried anything from this brand yet.

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  11. I've just been stalking the Zoeva website just before seeing this giveaway! I've been wanting to try someone from them for a very long time! X

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  12. I have never tried anything from Zoeva.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. No, never have tried anything Zoeva's, so it's time I did! :)

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  14. never tried anything but would love to!

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  15. Oh, this brand looks beautiful! I haven't heard of it before. Do you get charged import duties on incoming parcels, or is it okay because they're in the European? I definitely want to order a few bits.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I am not sure, but I have never been charged import tax on anything I ordered from EU.

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    2. Thank you! I will place an order and see.
      Laura x

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  16. Not tried them but would like to

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  17. Wold love to win the blush…. it looks like a great quality!

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  18. I really would love to try them. I'm such a brush fanatic!!

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  19. i haven't tried anything from zoeva but the eyeliner is soooooo pigmented!

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  20. i havent tried anything fro zoeva currently but the eyeliner is soooo pigmented!

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  21. Never tried anything by Zoeva but that blusher is beautiful! x

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  22. I've never tried Zoeva, but the brushes and that blush look especially nice!

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  23. Haven't tried any but they look amazing x

    The Beauty Drawer

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  24. I have the Crease & Smoky Shader brush too and they're great! I've wanted to try Zoeva's blushes for a while now so, winning this one would be so cool!

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  25. I've never tried Zoeva products, mainly because I don't have access to it.

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  26. I haven't tried them but they look really good

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  27. I've never heard of Zoeva before but their product look high end quality :) x

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  28. I was once really close to buy a couple of brushes from Zoeva but they were sold out by the time i went to order them but i've been reading only lovely things about this brand so i would definitely like to try something from them :) thank you for another lovely giveaway!

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  29. I never tried anything from Zoeva but I really liked your post! The products look really nice :)

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  30. I have never tried them before :(

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  31. I have heard so much about this brand but I haven't tried anything so I will love to win this :)
    Afeeyah xo

    http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I have heard so much but never got a chance to try! We don't have them in Turkey anyway :(
    cagri.tugce@gmail.com

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  33. It's crazy how pigmented the pencil liner is! It looks as black as the liquid liner. I had heard of Zoeva's brushes but never thought of looking into their makeup line!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  34. I've never tried their products before, but they all look amazing!

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  35. I have never tried any product but that blush color is really lovely~♥

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  36. I've never tried anything from this brand but it looks so wonderful!

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  37. I haven't tried Zoeva products before but I have heard quite a bit about them. They seem to be quite lovely! I would love to try them out.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  38. Zoeva can't be found in my country (Venezuela) so I haven't tried anything yet... I'd love to win this giveaway :D

    xoxo

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  39. i've never even heard of zoeva but the blush looks amazing!

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  40. I actually never heard about this brand before!! They looks really nice !!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!♥

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  41. Never tried anything from Zoeva so would love to win this :)

    Arra Morta
    naked_cannibal@yahoo.com

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  42. I love the colour of the blush! A different shade than I've ever seen in a blush.

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  43. I havent heard of this brand before and thats why its so exciting to be able to try something from their range :)

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  44. I have never tried anything Zoeva(

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  45. No i havent , i'd like to try them thank you for the chance xx

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  46. No i haven't so far but have heard so much about the brand!

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  47. I have not tried them, but i would love to :)

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  48. I have never tried anything from this brand

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain @ yandex.com

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  49. That blush is soooo gorgeous!!

    saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. I've never tried Zoeva, thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I haven't ventured into zoeva brushes yet, but they look like such good quality for the price. I'm in need of a new blush brush to, so this giveaway is perfect!

    http://daredtolook.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  52. Great review. Never heard of the brand, but will definetely check it out:)

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  53. I'm curious about Zoeva, I dont know this brand.

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  54. Those brushes look amazing - I'd love to try some! I've never experimented with this brand but would love to :) x

    http://ninegrandstudent.wordpress.com/

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  55. I've never tried anything by them before, but I would love to! :)

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  56. Never heard of this brand but that blush looks wonderful x

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  57. i haven't tried anything from zoeva :/ but such a AwsOme giveaway :) pen liner i love it :D wish to win
    i tried differnt brand brushes :)
    pretty blush colour :*

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  58. Love this post, youre blog is actually the only one i frequently read! I had today off so I've had a naughty splurge and bought a few of the items with my rainy day fund, xx

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  59. I've never tried Zoeva but I've heard sooooo much about their brushes! That shader brush looks identical to a MAC brush! And that blush shade is so beautiful xx

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  60. This brand looks lovely! I'd love to try something from them!


    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251/hope-freedom-love
    xxx

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  61. i've never tried, but i'd like to
    email: the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com
    Laura Azevedo xx

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  62. That's an extremely pretty coloured blush. Crossing my fingers that I win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. That's a very pretty colour blush. I've never tried this brand and I think that it wouls complement my skin tone well. Thanks for the giveaway :).

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  64. I've been lusting for Zoeva products for YEARS! A friend of mine has the Crockodile brush set and loves it!

    xoxo Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  65. Never tried anything, but I'd love to! X

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  66. I never tried Zoeva but I'd love to!! <3

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  67. I never tried Zoeva but i like it

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  68. make up, thanks! mail cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it

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  69. Never heard of this brand! Thank you :)

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  70. Never tried anything from Zoeva so would love to win this
    Tiana Ba
    email: labrasile@libero.it

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  71. have never tried any Zoeva products, will have to bookmark for a look on payday xx

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  72. I've never tried anything by them before, I hope to win them! :)
    Finger crossed! ;)

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  73. I've never used anything from this line but they look and sound amazing! That blusher is just gorgeous and right up my street! :)

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  74. Nope, I've never tried anything from Zoeva, but I love the look of this blush :) Fingers crossed!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥ HUGE Giveaway Now on!

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  75. I've never tried Zoeva products, but I love them!!!

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  76. Unfortunately we have not tried the product Zoeva?

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  77. I've never tried Zoeva products yet, but would love to :)

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  78. I've never tried anything by Zoeva so I'm super excited about this giveaway! It all looks fantastic.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  79. I have tried one loose powder blush, but I really want to try pressed ones! :)

    Thank you :D

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  80. I've never tried Zoeva products, but they look great!!! :)

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  81. unfortunately never tried :(

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  82. Amazing colour blush!

    Trying2bbeautiful

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  83. Nope, unfortunately I've never tried Zoeva products :( Give me this chance, Rafflectoper! Choose me! :D ahah
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!
    xo
    F.

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  84. Not yet but your photos make me want too.

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  85. Unfortunately never tried :(
    I wish to win :)

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  86. I have a glitter green eye liner that I haven't got round to trying and reviewing yet and I also have a couple of their lipstick crayons that I reviewed for the website pomltd.com who are stockists of Zoeva

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  87. I haven't tried this brand's brushes, but I need to. I'm from Germany, so it all seems fitting.

    RIKKI //
    RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  88. I never tried Zoeva but I'd love to try!

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  89. Haven't tried but your photos are so clear they make me want the blush!

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  90. Not tried any yet, but I would love to x

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  91. Never tried anything from Zoeva so would love to win this
    antonella togato
    giglio-82@hotmail.it

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  92. I've never tried Zoeva products,but i would love to win this! ^^

    thank you for this amazing giveaway!:D
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  93. I've tried one of the 88 colours palettes!!

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  94. I didn't try it yet, but I would love to :)

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  95. No, I have never tried them. Maybe in the future..

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  96. I have never tried anything from Zoeva

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  97. not yet. this will be my first time if im lucky to win it.

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  98. I have never tried Zoeva's products :(

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  99. Have you tried any brushes or makeup products from Zoeva? Not yet but would love the opportunity to do so

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  100. No I haven't, but they sound amazing

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  101. I've never tried a product or anything from them:(
    punkettina85@hotmail.it
    fb: flower bomb

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  102. No I haven't tried any products from the brand before but I would love to try! ^^

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  103. I have not tried any products from Zoeva before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I'm yet to try anything from Zoeva but have heard so many great things about them!

    http://katieannetc.blogspot.co.uk

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  105. no i havnt but would love to try

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  106. No, i haven't tried but i would love to :)

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  107. No, I never tried anything from Zoeva, so thanks for this giveaway!

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  108. I've never tried any brushes or makeup products from Zoeva.

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  109. I've never tried Zoeva products, but I'd love to. Thank you for the chance to win one of them :)

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  110. I haven't heard of this brand before so I haven't tried any of their products! But I love testing new makeup brands though..

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  111. I've never tried Zoeva
    carla.antognoni@libero.it

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  112. Unfortunately i have never tried anything from this brand however i have read some fab reviews about its brushes. Thank you for the giveaway :) xxx
    email: faiza1388@gmail.com

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  113. I've never tried Zoeva products...bur they seem very nice...I love the blush color and I want to try them!

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  114. I Never tried anything from Zoeva :(

    Great giveaway, thanks!!

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  115. Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!
    No, i havan t tried any product of this brand yet.
    So I cross my fingers, the items are so cute!
    Have a fab weekend!

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  116. I never tried anything from Zoeva,so this is a good chance to try.Thank you for the Giveaway ^.^

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  117. I haven't tried any products from Zoeva, but I would love too. Thank you for such a thoughtful, kind, and sweet giveaway!!

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  118. I am diying to try their blushers and brushes, maybe one day ;)

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  119. i never have,so this is my chance...thank you!

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  120. No. I've never tried these products, but I'd love to)))))

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  121. I'm from the US and have been living in Germany for the last eight years. Zoeva is taking over here and I love it!!!

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  122. Zoeva is taking Germany by storm!!! I would also recommend these to all makeup lovers

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  123. I've never tried any, would love to!

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  124. I've never tried a product or anything from them

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  125. Have never tried them but would love to :)

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  126. i never tried zoeva brand ) ' :

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  127. I haven't tried the Zoeva bramd yet but looks so great!

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  128. I have never tried anything from this brand

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  129. I have never tried zoeva products,but I hope to win!

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  130. I have never used any of Zoeva's products before... but they look fabulous and I would love to try them out! Thanks for sharing and introducing me to this brand!

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  131. I've never tried a product or anything from them :( but look so fab

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  132. Amazing giveaway the brushes look incredible and the liquid eyeliner <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  133. I haven't yet, this blush is a beauty though so I can't wait to ~ Thank you for the giveaway!

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  134. Ι haven't tried brushes or makeup products from Zoeva. I 'd love to <3 Great giveaway!

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  135. Nope, I've never even heard of the brand.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  136. Never tried anything from this brand but I would love to!
    email: sladana.susilovic@gmail.com

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  137. Never tried! But i would gladly try them now that i saw them!

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  138. Unfortunately never. But to be honest they look amazing!

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  139. No, but would love new brushes!

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  140. Unfortunately I never tried anything from Zoeva :(

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  141. I've never tried their products before but they look great. Love how pigmented the blushes are

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  142. I haven't tried any Zoeva products, but they always look so pretty! I look the look of the brushes x

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  143. I would love to win this I've got the blending brush and its my favorite xx

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  144. I've never tried any Zoeva products, yet!

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  145. I've never tried any Zoeva products, yet!

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  146. I have not tried the brush Zoeva, but I heard that they are very good!)

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  147. I haven't tried no products from Zoeva.

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  148. i loved the last review you did on MAC 217 dupes! I would love to check out Zoeva :) x

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  149. No - never heard of Zoeva before your competition! Would love to try them as my Boots brushes & make up needs updated :)

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  150. I haven't tried any brushes from Zoeva.

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  151. never, that's why I want to win..^^

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  152. I never tried anything from Zoeva but I really loved.

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  153. No I haven't tried anything from Zoeva before as this is actually the first time I've heard of the brand. I would love to try the blush. :)

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  154. I've never tried anything from Zoeva before:-(

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  155. Never tried anything from Zoeva

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  156. No I have not but would love to! Thanks x

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  157. i haven't tried them, and, to be honest i've not heard of them either. i would love tp try them.

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  158. Hi! I would like to know if I can use Zoeva 228 for setting the undereye area and even little spots.
    Thank a lot! Giulia xx

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