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Zoya Paradise Sun Swatches

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! Does anyone else feel like I do today? I got a lot of stuff done at work today and I’m looking forward to just relaxing while squeezing in a few household chores in between. In random order for today’s post, here are swatches for the Zoya Paradise Sun Collection.

First up is my favorite, Mae.

Zoya Mae

I’m guessing I liked this shade the most as it’s a magenta or fuchsia shade with glass fleck shimmer. It is described as “a warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers”. Formula is comparable to the other shades in this collection. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Mae (in shade)

Zoya Mae (direct sunlight)

Zoya Mae (close-up)

Zoya Mae (another shot)

Next up is Genesis.

Zoya Genesis

Genesis is a beautiful white shimmer. It makes me think of pretty snow. It is described as “a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish – designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust!”. It’s slightly thin but buildable. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Genesis (in shade)

Zoya Genesis (direct sunlight)

Zoya Genesis (close-up)

Then we have Oceane.

Zoya Oceane

Oceane is a stunning turquoise blue shimmer that took my breath away. This is surprisingly my favorite from this collection. It is described as “a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters!”. Formula is on the thin side but pretty close to perfect. It applied beautifully. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Oceane (in shade)

Zoya Oceane (direct sunlight)

Zoya Oceane (close-up)

Next is Aphrodite.

Zoya Aphrodite

Aphrodite is a pretty red glass fleck shade with an orange flash. This is described as “a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life”. Formula is on the thin side. I love how jelly-ish it looks. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Aphrodite (in shade)

Zoya Aphrodite (lighting changed)

Zoya Aphrodite (direct sunlight)

Zoya Aphrodite (close-up)

Up next is Selene.

Zoya Selene

Selene is one that I’m pretty sure will be popular because it’s a teal. It is described as “a true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish” and “a unique shade with an aqua fleck that resembles deeper layers of ocean water”. This one has a warning for being a stainer according to the website. Formula is very similar to Oceane. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Selene (in shade)

Zoya Selene (direct sunlight)

Zoya Selene (close-up)

Last up is Isa.

Zoya Isa

Isa is a violet shimmer with blue flecks that flash a pink shimmer. It is described as “a deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash that embodies the beauty of exotic island flowers!”. This shade makes me think of blurple shades like a popular one from Orly a few years ago. I find this shade to be more opaque than the others in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Isa (in shade)

Zoya Isa (lighting changed)

Zoya Isa (direct sunlight)

Zoya Isa (close-up)

Zoya Isa (lighting changed again)

This collection exceeded my expectations really. Well done Zoya!

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

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