Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer
A Blu for Spring
Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lucky hyacinth blue cream.” It’s a pale sky blue with a cream finish. There’s a real softness to the color, and there’s also an almost indigo-tint that makes it less overtly blue. NARS Kutki is bluer, slightly darker. Cult Nails Princess is much, much darker and has shimmer, but the tone of the blue is similar. Chanel Coco Blue is much darker. Chanel Riva is more aqua.
The consistency of Blu is incredible; for such a pale, pastel-colored polish, you’d normally get a streaky finish–at the very least, with the first coat. Blu is beautiful even with the first coat, and it’s so, so pigmented. It was very nearly opaque after one coat, but I found two to be perfect for fully opaque, smooth color. The consistency wasn’t too thick or thin, though it’s slightly thicker than the average polish, which many Zoya creams are. I didn’t experience bubbling or pooling of the polish along the edges of my nails, and this polish self-leveled nicely, too. I typically find that Zoya’s polish wears for a week with minor tip wear but no chipping.