Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

A Dance Through an Evergreen Forest

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “dark blackened pine green with smooth, delicate silver and green frost shimmer.” It’s a deep forest green with great depth and enough vibrancy to ensure it looks more-green-than-black. It has silver threads of micro-shimmer running through it. NARS Night Porter is warmer. Butter London British Racing Green is similar in color but it has sparse shimmer. Illamasqua Kink is a bit lighter, duller, and has a rubbery finish. MAC Jade Dragon is a bit darker and has larger teal shimmer.

The inky darkness of Ray makes it so appealing, but the noticeable brush strokes from the metallic shimmer (I know it says frost) take away from it to degree. The brush strokes are subtle but there, so it really depends on your tolerance for them.  It was fully opaque after two coats of polish, and it flowed easily across the nail.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin (seemed a little thinner than the average Zoya, which is neither a pro or con, just an observation), and I didn’t have any problems with bubbling, streaking, or pooling.  I typically get a full week of wear with minor tip wear (but no chipping) with Zoya’s formula.

Zoya Nail Lacquer Ray
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

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Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer
Zoya Ray Nail Lacquer

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (58)
  • Just Right (47)
  • Long-wearing (39)
  • Great Value (23)
  • Glossy (18)
  • Travel-friendly (3)
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  • Highly Pigmented (40)
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  • Chips Easily (3)
  • Stains (3)
  • Streaks (2)
  • Pools (2)
  • Watery (1)
  • Hard To Apply (1)
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