Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

A Shimmery Yellow That’s Not Quite Gold

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “fresh forsythia yellow metallic.” It’s a subdued, sunshine yellow with pale gold shimmer and sparkle. China Glaze Champagne Bubbles was the closest color I could think of, but it’s darker, yellower–more gold than yellow–and has micro-glitter. What makes Piaf different is that it’s more yellow than gold, and then it’s a lighter yellow with shimmer, so it’s not like some of the creamy yellows I’ve seen.

Piaf is opaque after two coats of polish, just as described (full coverage), and there are no metallic threads or visible brush strokes in the finished color.  It also has a naturally glossy shine when it dries down.  The consistency was a bit thicker than the average polish and still thicker even compared to the average Zoya consistency, so you’ll want to take care for each coat that you apply so that there isn’t any excess polish that shifts to the side while it dries.   With Zoya, I usually find it wears with minor tip wear but no chipping over seven days.

The Glossover

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product

Piaf

A-
It's a little thick, so you'll want to apply more carefully and consciously use thinner coats so that there are no problems with the final look.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer
Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zoya, $8.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

China Glaze Champagne Bubbles was the closest color I could think of, but it's darker, yellower--more gold than yellow--and has micro-glitter. What makes Piaf different is that it's more yellow than gold, and then it's a lighter yellow with shimmer, so it's not like some of the creamy yellows I've seen.

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17 thoughts on “Zoya Piaf Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Yellowlantern

    This color is cute. I wish they’d make a cream version of this color too. Most of the yellows I’ve seen are pretty bold, but I’m digging pastel yellow and blue for spring.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of hazel Hazel

    Clearly yellow is THE color for spring this year- seeing lots of it in clothing already. However that brings up the problem of having too many yellows of different color families that clash. This is very pretty, but I don’t have a need for a yellow nail polish. Of any intensity or color family.

  3. megan

    Ummm, that’s very pretty! I just might be able to pull that off. Me and yellow nail polish don’t always get along :)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of _An_ An

    I like this shade a lot. I like how it’s more yellow than gold~ Really nice color for springtime. ^^

  5. I like it. It is something different.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kappa Kappa Curran

    Love, love, love this color!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Angelina Angelina Yribe

    gorgeous color! great swatches :)

  8. Really cute color for spring. I think it would look really nice as the base color for a pastel french manicure!

    I just took advantage of the Zoya “get 3 free polishes if you pay the shipping” deal, if I knew how cute this was I may have gone for this color instead of one of the ones I chose!

  9. so pretty! I love this finish.

  10. Sarah

    That color is really pretty!

  11. Jennifer

    Edith would approve.

  12. busted

    mmm salted butter

  13. This is such a pretty color, and your swatches are beautiful. It looks like a very unique shade of yellow. I can’t wait to get mine in the mail!

  14. Vovo

    I would love to compare this to Sinful Colors Firefly, although I think this is paler in comparison.

  15. Joan

    Totally partial to yellow, so I ordered this. Just beautiful.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Teasha Teasha Swartz

    Not usually a yellow polish person, but I love this one. Im curious about the pixie dust collection too.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelly Kelly

    I didn’t expect to like this one, but thats actually really really pretty. I usually prefer cremes too, but the shimmer works with that colour and doesn’t look cheap. Might have to pick this one up!