Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

Zoya Flash Collection includes six vibrant hues of cream finish polish. Each bottle will set you back $7 or you can grab the sampler (which is a set of all six in full-size) for $36.

  • Maura is a cherry tomato cream that goes opaque in one coat–seriously. You can easily use two or three, but this is one ultra pigmented red.
  • Jolene is a brightened blue-toned bubblegum pink. It’s very much a Barbie pink, and it only takes two coats to get solid color.
  • Jancyn is a brightened pumpkin orange cream with a slight lean towards yellow-orange. This is the only one of the six that I had slight formula problems with–it felt a little on the thick side, and I definitely needed three coats to get an even, streak-free look. It’s not a terrible polish, but compared to the others, it was a little more finnicky.
  • Robyn is a darkened, summer sky blue cream. It’s bright without being overwhelming or neon, and it’s easy to get total opaque color with just two coats.
  • Perrie is a darkened lilac cream with red undertones. Two coats is all you need for opaque color and a smooth, even finish.
  • Dana is a softly brightened fuchsia-red cream. It’s a pretty shade of rasperry-ish fuchsia that doesn’t look too bright, but it’s not going to hide in the background either. Like the other shades, this only needed two coats for full color coverage.

Had Zoya not also put out the Sparkle Collection, I could easily have seen myself enjoying these more, but I just find it pales in comparison to Sparkle. There are plenty of things to love about these brightened creams, but if I had to choose between the two collections, Sparkle gets my vote without question. Obviously, part of that is personal taste, but I felt like I hadn’t quite seen anything like the shades and finishes in Sparkle! Anyway…

The formula on all but Jancyn was smooth, even, and incredibly pigmented. You only needed two coats for solid, opaque color on each shade–again, with the exception of Jancyn–and on Maura, you could have gotten away with just one. It’s a smooth formula with a good consistency–not too thick, not too thin–which makes for an easy application. I didn’t have to experiment to find the “right” way to apply these. I liked that you could get nearly neon color without some of the application troubles neons pose. But to be clear, these are definitely creams and not neons, and they try with a slight glossiness rather than the near-matte of typical neons.

Even though the shades don’t seem completely unique or represent something new and totally different than ever before, the quality of the formula is excellent overall. Jancyn just felt a smidgen too thick, so perhaps a drop of thinner would solve that issue. Otherwise, these applied beautifully without streaking or bubbling and had a nice richness of color so you only needed two coats for full color.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love cream finish polishes and are in need of some summery shades, Flash might be made for you!

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Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana


Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer:
Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer: Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Nail Lacquer:
Maura, Jolene, Jancyn, Robyn, Perrie, Dana

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Maura Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Maura Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Maura Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Maura Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Maura Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jolene Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jolene Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jolene Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jolene Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jolene Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jancyn Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jancyn Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jancyn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Jancyn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Robyn Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Robyn Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Robyn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Robyn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Robyn Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Perrie Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Perrie Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Perrie Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Dana Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya
Dana Nail Lacquer

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Dana
Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya Dana Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Zoya Flash Collection
Zoya
Dana Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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27 thoughts on “Zoya Flash Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jacquii

    These are beautiful!

  2. Yay! They named a color after me, haha.

  3. Whitney

    Well, I sure am glad I didn’t hit send on my Zoya order yet! I love the Barbie pink of Jolene, and I am always a sucker for blue! Thanks for the fab pictures, as always!

  4. Paige

    I love them all except maura and dana.
    Now if only there was a green similar to these I’d be made.

  5. Emm

    Ok so I need Dana to be on my toes right now :)

  6. Loving Perrie! Wonder how it compares to OPI’s Lucky Lucky Lavender… anyone know if Zoya is sold at actual freestanding stores?

    • Lauren

      Hi Rachael,

      If you live in certain areas in Canada, you should be able to find Zoya at Trade Secrets or Glamour Secrets stores. tradesecrets.ca if you need to locate a store! :)

  7. Tiffany

    Zoya’s doing it right!!

  8. Saki

    This collection or China Glaze’s poolside? Which do you reccommend?

    • I like the brightness factor in China Glaze’s, and I love some of the unique shades in it, so I’d probably go China Glaze, but Zoya’s aren’t neons, so they’re not really the same.

  9. Christine, you are totally selling me on Zoya. I have never tried the brand before, but now you have me gunning to do so. Thanks for the reviews!

  10. Great swatches as always! I love the purple one, Perrie. But I think I might have something close to it. OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender maybe?

  11. Kiersten

    Chistine are there any dupes of robyn that you know of? I love the color but don’t want to pay the shipping and handling for just one nail polish :/

    • Not that I know of, but I don’t have a huge book o’ knowledge when it comes to polish. According to ALU, “Barry M Cyan Blue and CND Hot Pop Blue with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Brisk Blue.”

  12. Saki

    Why was my comment deleted?? All I did was ask if these were a better formula than the China Glaze poolside and ask which one you suggested?

    • Hi Saki,

      All comments have to be approved before they are published – if you ask me a question, your comment isn’t approved until I reply, which can be anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of days, depending on how hard you make me think :)

  13. Diana B

    These are sooo nice. I’m definitely getting these.

  14. Dana

    haha I’m a Dana too! I’m buying like 3 of these!

  15. Hilana

    Very nice. I really love these beautiful summery shades.
    I am currently looking for the “perfect” nude shade, but I have not found it till now. Christine, any suggestions?

  16. Jennifer

    Love Dana!

  17. Luisafer

    those are gorgeous!!!! want them all!!!

  18. jaspreet

    sexxxxxxxy shades

  19. megan

    love the collection. especially perrie & robyn. :]

  20. tess

    Since Zoya doesn’t have one (yet), can you or your readers recommend a good midrange creme green? I love Zoya’s Envy but it’s much too dark to work with this palette, and Midori’s a metallic shimmer. (However, Pippa from the La-Di-Da is a darned good yellow companion.)