Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Zoya Fleck Effects
Zoya Fleck Effects in Maisie, Opal, and Chloe

Zoya Spring 2012: Fleck Effect

Zoya Fleck Effects include three shades that feature mylar flecks, which can be worn alone or layered over another polish: Maisie (blue tint with mylar green fleck effect), Opal (green tint with mylar green fleck effect), and Chloe (pink tint with mylar green and gold fleck effect).  Each shade retails for $8.00 and will be available online on January 13th.

I swatched all three shades alone (two coats each) and then each shade over a darker base color for layering. The formula on these is thicker, more jelly-like, similar to many glitter polishes on the market. It distributes the flecks evenly for the most part, and you won’t find yourself doing really wacky things with the brush, like dabbing and laying it flat across the entire nail and swirling it.

  • Maisie consists of green mylar flecks suspended in a blue-tinted clear base. The flakes shift from iridescent green-blue to green to purple, depending on the angle, and then at more of a head-on look, some of the flecks look pink-ish (and under flash, you’ll see what I mean). Layered, it’s a deeper green and shifts to blue around the edges.
  • Opal consists of green mylar flecks suspended in a green-tinted clear base. The flakes in this are just like Maisie. When worn alone, you can see the difference between the two, as this tints the nail bed green, but the color and shift of the flecks are the same. Layered, it’s the same story as Maisie as well, but it’s even harder to detect a difference.
  • Chloe consists of mostly coppery-gold mylar flecks with the occasional green fleck (which I didn’t notice in natural light when worn alone, but layered, I saw a few) suspended in a pink-coral-tinted clear base. This one was the most wearable alone, because it gives the nail a healthy tint, whereas the blue and green look unnatural with such a soft tint (but nothing is to say you can’t wear either of those alone!). Layered, it looks almost orange, rather than gold, and you can see the green flecks show up. This seems softer compared to popular layering shades like Essie Shine of the Times, but I haven’t swatched that myself yet so I can’t say for sure.

Alone, Maisie and Opal look different, but when they’re layered over another polish, I couldn’t tell the difference. I suspect over a really, really light base color, you might see the blue vs. green tint come into play, but if you anticipate layering over mostly darker bases, having both is superfluous.  Because of the thicker, jelly-ish consistency, I felt like these took longer to dry down.  I tested the wear of Chloe layered over Zoya’s Tru, and I had minimal tip wear after a week with no chips.

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Zoya Fleck Effects Reviews, Photos, Swatches

B+
Alone, Maisie and Opal look different, but when they're layered over another polish, I couldn't tell the difference. I suspect over a really, really light base color, you might see the blue vs. green tint come into play, but if you anticipate layering over mostly darker bases, having both is superfluous. Because of the thicker, jelly-ish consistency, I felt like these took longer to dry down.

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8.5/10

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9/10

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4/5

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Zoya Fleck Effects in Maisie, Opal, and Chloe

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Illamasqua Force (1 coat) as base; Zoya Chloe (index) / Zoya Opal (middle) / Zoya Maisie (ring) layered over (1 coat)

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Illamasqua Force (1 coat) as base; Zoya Chloe (index) / Zoya Opal (middle) / Zoya Maisie (ring) layered over (1 coat)

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Illamasqua Force (1 coat) as base; Zoya Chloe (index) / Zoya Opal (middle) / Zoya Maisie (ring) layered over (1 coat)

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Illamasqua Force (1 coat) as base; Zoya Chloe (index) / Zoya Opal (middle) / Zoya Maisie (ring) layered over (1 coat)

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zoya (January 13th), $8.00 each.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Not that I could think of, but I don't have many flakey layering shades.

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23 thoughts on “Zoya Fleck Effects Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Esther E

    I literally gasped when I got to the layered swatches. I need to get all three of these plus that Illamasqua color.

  2. malia

    I was about to say these look awful… alone. Over polish they look really great and something I definitely dont have!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    SO pretty layered! Reminds me of a dragon’s egg, oddly enough

  4. ZOMG ZOYA FLAKIES!!!!!! MUST get (and I have credit woohoo!!!) *faint die*

  5. I love flakies! I just discovered them and now I’m hooked! Too bad zoya is hard to find here. That last picture is really stunning, such a great combo!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    love it so much! glitter is way cooler than shimmer

  7. These are way delicious layered over a dark nail polish! Are they a pain to remove?

  8. Abby

    I think if you’re willing to forgo the tinted bases, Essie, Nubar, and Finger Paints all have similar flakie polishes. Honestly, the tint looks really nice in the bottle, but otherwise it seems kind of gimmicky.

  9. Ashley D.

    Omg these remind me of Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure.

  10. Jill

    I love these! I think they’re so much prettier and more interesting than regular glitter.

  11. I love flakies, I am so excited for these colors!

  12. stephanie

    even if i dont wear flakies much…i feel like id be ok with just buying one or two bottles just to stare at. soo pretty!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katherine katherine

    I love layering fingernail polishes. I am going to pick up Chloe. It resembles Sally H’s hidden treasure and I found that Essie Sign of the times if a very close dupe for SH hidden treasure. But Chloe looks like it also has green flakies and orange flakies.

    Christine are the flakes like a duochrome where they shift color when you move your hand? If so, that’s a bonus for me :) I wore Nubar Moon Eclipse (thin so I had to use 3 coats) with one coat of Essie Shine of the Times over it earlier this week and I had no less that 4 women stop me and ask what I had on my nails. Love love love layering polishes.

  14. loulouhex

    on their own or layered, these look very, very similar to NFU-oh’s flakies. i have #37 (sheer opal), their sheer black with flake, and sheer violet with flake. can’t find the bottles so can’t tell you the numbers. for the layered look-i would say they’re dupes. on their own, the color is so subtle-haven’t decided whether this is good or bad. i do like chloe though: springy without being foofy.

  15. I really like it …. I would try it… :)

  16. these are so gorgeous

  17. Hannah R

    OMG OMG OMG OMG
    Soooo excited!
    Let me put it this way: I want an opal in my engagement/wedding ring instead of a diamond :D

  18. Amy

    Is it difficult to remove like glitter polish?

  19. blahitslizz

    Where can I find these???? I mussssst get them :D