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Zoya Beach Swatches

I was a bit on the fence about this collection based on the press release because I felt that last year’s Summertime Collection was pretty darn good even when I thought there were a bit too many reds and purples. I thought maybe a yellow in there could’ve made the variety more even, but this year’s collection isn’t too far off from having the same issue as last year’s. Still, I have to give it to Zoya for doing alright with these 6 shades.

First up is Reagan.

Zoya Reagan

Reagan is described on their site as the following: “A deep, cool fuchsia pink with subtle blue undertone and an opaque cream finish. Reagan packs a lot of color without being excessively bright and is soft but not overly muted.” This shade went on very smoothly on my nails. It’s pretty opaque and dried really fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Zoya Reagan (in shade)

Zoya Reagan (direct sunlight)

Zoya Reagan (close-up)

Next up is Lara.

Zoya Lara

Lara is described on their site as the following: “Medium magenta-rose pink with subtle yellow undertone and a soft cream finish. A soft shade, but with a candy-like pop of color to ensure that it doesn’t look flat.” This shade went on very smoothly on my nails as well. It’s quite opaque, but not a one coater for sure. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Lara (in shade)

Zoya Lara (direct sunlight)

Zoya Lara (close-up)

Another pink one is up next called Shelby.

Zoya Shelby

Shelby is described on their site as the following: “Soft but colorful cherry blossom pink with an opaque cream finish. A light girly pink with enough tint to keep it from looking pastel or washed out.” Formula for this is similar to Lara. It’s quite opaque as well, but just like Lara….not a one coater. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Shelby (in shade)

Zoya Shelby (direct sunlight)

Zoya Shelby (close-up)

The brightest one in this group, here’s Arizona.

Zoya Arizona

Arizona is described on their site as the following: “Softened bright citrus orange with a muted cream finish. This orange is bright but also very soft, giving it a fun, orange sherbet-like look on the nails.” I love this orange! It’s bright and fun. This shade is the least opaque in this set. It still applied nicely on my nails though. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Arizona (in shade)

Zoya Arizona (direct sunlight)

Zoya Arizona (close-up)

Moving on, the lone shimmer called Tracie.

Zoya Tracie

Tracie is described on their site as the following: “Faded, yellow-toned pistachio green with delicate silvery shimmer for a frosted pearl finish. Great for a fresh-looking twist on vintage avocado green.” I was actually hoping that this would be a creme as well. I didn’t like it as much as a shimmery shade. Formula is good and it dried really fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Tracie (in shade)

Zoya Tracie (direct sunlight)

Zoya Tracie (close-up)

Lastly, we have Wednesday.

Zoya Zuza

Wednesday is described on their site as the following: “Faded dirty medium turquoise with green undertone and an opaque cream finish. A very stylish shade with a funky yet easy to wear vintage look.” I surprisingly like this shade more than I thought I would. Definitely one of my favorites in this collection. It is pretty opaque and dried really fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Wednesday (in shade)

Zoya Wednesday (direct sunlight)

Zoya Wednesday (close-up)

I like their formula and while I think they could’ve swapped out a red for a yellow, it’s still a great collection. Compared to last year’s collection though, it’s different and doesn’t even come close to the beauty and pigmentation.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Zoya Beach & Surf Collection « kittypolishnbags

  2. Wow, I’ve never used Zoya but they do have some amazing shades out at the moment. I am in love with the dark pink, and think I’m going to invest in a bottle. Great swatch pictures btw!

    July 6, 2012 at 4:21 AM

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