Saturday, 25 March 2017

Zoeva Strobe Gel Review & Swatches

Happy Saturday (or whatever day of the week you're reading this) my lovely readers! I mentioned in a recent post how much I was talking about highlighters recently and hinted at another highlight post ... and voila! Here it is! Keep reading to find out my thoughts on the Zoeva Strobe Gels! 

When I saw these online I was so intrigued. I love a good cream highlight - but I've never heard of a gel formula before. Safe to say I snapped them up pretty quick.  I bought all three shades, CoronaHalo and Aureole (I always read that as aureola...). 
Halo is a beautiful, angelic (pun intended) soft shade of pink, and Corona is a slightly deeper, peachier pink. Aureole is a shimmery bronze.  
L-R: Halo, Corona, Aureole
They're not as intensely metallic on the face as I first thought they would be, but you can easily build them up to be as much of a beaming be-seen-from-space highlight as you desire! They're very light weight and don't move around at all, and - even better - they don't meddle with any make up you may be wearing underneath (including powders!), which is an issue I sometimes encounter with cream highlighters.
 I am really enjoying the gel formula, although I didn't like the way it applied with my finger (which isn't necessarily a complaint, I mentioned in a recent Nars concealer review how I avoid using my fingers to apply make up if I can). The way I apply it is I scoop a little out of the tub with my finger, and initially apply it to the back of my hand. I blend it out very gently, more so to work out any 'lumps', until it's a nice, thick almost liquid consistency. Then I take it on my beauty blender and apply to the high points of my face. This way works very well for me! 

Now onto the packaging: I adore the jar, and they're actually really big. I honestly was expecting it to be around the size of a £2 coin or something. They're also very affordable, being only £11 each for a sizeable 15ml of product. 
I also love that, even when you mess up the pretty, smooth gel when you dip your fingers into it, let it settle for a few minutes and it snaps back to being like new. It's like magic! I know this is a really minor detail, but as somebody who likes to photograph/display their make up - this is a great characteristic for a product to have. 

I highly, highly recommend these! They're wonderfully flexible so they're suitable for both those who love a subtle strobe or an intense highlight. It really is like beautiful, illuminated skin in a jar (that is also a decent price!).  Click here to shop.
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30 comments

  1. Oh this sounds lovely! I'll have to try this at the nearest Sephora xx

    Erin x | Erin Azmir Blog

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  2. Cream highlighters just don't get on with my skin but these gel ones have got me really intrigued. I really like the Halo shade, may have to pick it up and add to my ever growing highlighter collection lol x

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  3. Oooooh. These look absolutely stunning! My skin doesn't get on very well with cream highlighters therefore I prefer to stick with powders however these gel ones may work a bit better for my skin. I'm very intrigued by these! x

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  4. Gotta love a good strobe gel! Corona is a pretty colour innit

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  5. Ooh pretty!! I've been wanting to try their Sweet Glamour palette 😊

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  6. These look great I must give them a try I love trying new things

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  7. Very nice palette !😊

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  8. I've use daily a stick and a powder but never a gel ! Looks fab ! Love the jars also and how they look like new when settled ! Xx

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  9. These gels look like the perfect highlighters!

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  10. These look amazing, especially the Halo colour - I'm pretty new to highlighting / contouring but these look like a good place to start. (I read it aureola too πŸ˜‚)

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  11. Hello, what would you use these for? sorry if I am being daft xx I would use them on my checks and eyes? xx

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  12. Thanks for the review
    Great brand!!
    Thanks for sharing !
    Enjoy your week !
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  13. Loving the halo colour and am intrigued to see what they look like in my skin , is probably just use on my cheekbones 😊

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  14. Jesus all those glitters ! My sister would love it !

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  15. I'd love to try some not used gel before . Nice colours too !

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  16. Great colours, thanks for the review x

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  17. I'm a bit obsessed with highlighters and strobing at the moment (like every girl lol) and this was an interesting read, I would pay the money for a good one. I enjoyed reading your review and discovering this. I'm sure it's worth paying the 11 pounds as it would last for ages, I will take your tip too applying it to the back of my hand and using a beauty blender to apply! Great review

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  18. What a great set of make up products

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  19. Corona looks like my kind of shade & I think it would be perfect for summer :)

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  20. These look great. I like the sound of them working well with other makeup.

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  21. Great pictures!

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  22. I haven't ever got on with a cream highlighter. They don't settle right on my skin. It's a shame because these look lovely.

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

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  23. Sounds like it needs to be in my make-up bag now!!

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  24. Perfect for some summer shimmer

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  25. The halo shade seems amazing!

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