Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “emerald green metallic.” It’s a rich, vibrant green-leaning teal with metallic shimmer. It was opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. Dior Samba is similar. Zoya Zuza has a different finish, is lighter. Butter London Thames is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Mason Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “red violet metallic.” It’s a rich, metallic fuchsia-shimmered plummy red. It was opaque in two coats, and it applied smoothly and evenly. L’Oreal The Mystic’s Future is slightly purpler, less pink. Illamasqua Charisma is redder. Zoya Izzy is pinker. Zoya Carly is purpler. See comparison swatches.

Neve Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sapphire blue metallic.” It’s a rich, bluish-purple with violet, blue, and fuchsia micro-shimmer and a metallic finish. It was fully opaque after two coats of polish, and the consistency was just slightly on the thicker side. MAC Blue Gaze and MAC Breezy Blue are both creams. SpaRitual Blue Moon is less metallic. China Glaze Want My Bawdy is lighter, less blue. See comparison swatches.

All three had very slightly visible brush strokes, and the degree to which they’re noticeable depends on just how strong the light is when it hits the nail. If you’re very sensitive to them, I’d stay away, but if you don’t mind minor to moderate brush strokes, these are lovely. All three shades were very rich and decadent, and they had a lot of depth on the nail. I typically get a week of wear out of Zoya’s polish formula.

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Giovanna

A-

It's a rich, vibrant green-leaning teal with metallic shimmer. It was opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn't too thick or too thin.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Mason

A-

It's a rich, metallic fuchsia-shimmered plummy red. It was opaque in two coats, and it applied smoothly and evenly.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Neve

B+

It's a rich, bluish-purple with violet, blue, and fuchsia micro-shimmer and a metallic finish. It was fully opaque after two coats of polish, and the consistency was just slightly on the thicker side.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer
Zoya Giovanna Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer

Zoya Mason Nail Lacquer
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Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer
Zoya Neve Nail Lacquer

The Dupe List: Giovanna

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The Dupe List: Mason

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The Dupe List: Neve

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25 thoughts on “Zoya Giovanna, Mason, & Neve Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. You’re making me so sad that Zoya can’t ship to me! I love all three of those colors. They’re going to be perfect for fall.

  2. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Wow, I’m so glad you swatched these because the first 2 looked so much darker in the bottles that I might have passed them up. Now i know I need them!

    • Avatar of Ellie screamer77

      I’m wearing Giovanna right now and it is darker and greener than in the pictures. I’m guessing because of the different lighting.

  3. Oh wow, all three look incredible! So deep and rich, love it!

  4. Those colors are gorgeous!

  5. *sigh* I want them all… Mason and Neve are just gorgeous!

  6. WOW. I originally thought I was going to love Mason, but Neve really caught my attention!! All 3 are super gorgeous.

  7. I would be hard pressed to choose.. all of these are wonderful!

  8. Stephanie A.

    Gorgeous swatches as always! These look amazing, but I’m putting myself on a nail polish ban since I have over 130+ bottles :’(

  9. Mason looks like OPI’s Kinki in Helsinki

  10. LOL! Christine, a butterLONDON image was slipped in instead of Zoya Giovanna!

  11. Ugh coveting Giovanna so bad. Why must my color weakness be so obvious?

  12. Avatar of Valerie Valerie C.

    I need these :)

  13. Avatar of Donna Donna

    I really look forward to your nail polish swatches when you are hard pressed to come up with dupes and although I always keep reading even when I see the list of possible copy catters or copy catees, I wish that nail polish companies thought more out of the box.

    Although I like all 3 of these colours, they aren’t original (as can be seen by the numerous dupes) and I even have dupes in my own stash.

    Zoya… I love you but you can do better than this! C- from me

  14. I just bought Neve thanks to your beautiful swatches :)

  15. hi is Zoya Giovanna looks similar to wet n wild carribean frost?

  16. VickyM

    I really love Giovanna and Mason :D .

  17. They’re very pretty but for some reason just seem a little dated to me

  18. These are gorgeous, especially Neve!

  19. Angie

    Just got Neve in my ipsy glam bag. Went to your trusty site to check out swatches. So pretty, can’t wait to put it on!