Sunday, March 20th, 2011


Areej, Breezi, Kieko

Zoya Summertime Swatches, Reviews, Photos

Zoya Summertime Collection includes six cream finish shades for the summer. The shades include: Areej (pink with an opaque cream finish), Breezi (soft, dusty medium cerulean blue with an opaque cream finish), Kieko (warm, red toned dusty oilght purple with berry tones with an opaque cream finish), Mira (blue-toned medium purple with dusty lavender tone an an opaque cream finish), Sooki (bright, clean, crisp cool cherry red cream with subtle jelly finish), and Tamsen (medium warm brick red with strong orange tones with an opaque cream finish).

  • Areej is a medium-dark magenta pink with a creamy finish. I used two coats. It reminded me of Barielle’s Daring Dahlia without the shimmer.
  • Breezi is a medium-dark cerulean blue with a creamy finish. I used three coats. It is a dustier, more muted version of SpaRitual’s Crystal Eyes. It is darker and more muted than Zoya’s Robyn.
  • Kieko is a medium magenta-tinged purple with red undertones and a creamy finish. I used two coats. It seemed similar to an older limited edition shade by MAC called For Fun.
  • Mira is a dusty grape purple with a blue-base and creamy finish. I used two coats. It darker and less blue-based than Orly Charged Up and SpaRitual Illume.
  • Sooki is a bright cherry red with a creamy finish. I used two coats, but it was almost opaque in one. It’s similar to China Glaze Cherry Pie without the shimmer and China Glaze Hey Sailor.
  • Tamsen is a rich, orange-based red with a creamy finish. I used two coats. Essie’s Red Nouveau and Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise are a touch lighter and China Glaze Ruby Deer and Butter London Pillar Box Red are quite similar.

my thoughts on the formula: Zoya’s cream formula is beautiful here–thin without being runny or watery or too sheer. With the exception of Breezi, they applied in two coats for a creamy, opaque look.

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Zoya Summertime Swatches, Reviews, Photos

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The six shades are a little reminiscent of last year's Flash collection, but upon a closer look, they aren't very similar.  I did find that Sooki and Tamsen are similar to each other, with Tamsen only slightly more orange-based, and as they are both red creams, easy shades to dupe.

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Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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Areej, Breezi, Kieko


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Mira, Sooki, Tamsen


Mira, Sooki, Tamsen


Mira, Sooki, Tamsen


Zoya Areej Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Kieko Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Mira Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Sooki Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Tamsen Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Tamsen Nail Lacquer


Zoya Tamsen Nail Lacquer

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What base/top coat do you use?

I used Zoya's Anchor and Armor in all swatches.

Where can I purchase Zoya? How much is it?

Zoya, $8 each.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Please see individual shade for dupe suggestions.

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20 thoughts on “Zoya Summertime Swatches, Reviews, Photos

  1. I absolutely LOVE these colors!!!! Thanks Christine for giving such great reviews. I love that you swatch all of the colors so that we can get a true idea of what they would look like.

  2. Musebeliever

    I love breezi and kieko ! So pretty !

  3. leesie

    Woke up this morning, saw your tweet about the long-awaited “deal,” ran to your swatches, and ordered four. Without you, I would have been lost, and would have returned home to hear of the deal and find nothing left.
    Thanks, Christine!

  4. Tiffany S

    I ordered mira and breezi, the other colors are gorgeous too!

  5. Amal

    These are nice colors.

    I found the Areej name interesting.. it is the name of a cosmetics and perfume retail chain in our area . also it’s an Arabic word for flower scent

  6. Great colors, even though I don’t find them really summer colors..
    Btw I think Zoya Areej Nail Lacquer has a great dupe in Essence Mr. Big, if you’d like to add it on your dupe list :)

  7. This is how I like to start my morning: a cup of coffee and Zoya swatches on Temptalia!

  8. kiran

    i soooooooo love all the shades. the texture is amazing.

  9. Mira is beeeyoootiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  10. Carrie

    The swatches are gorgeous and I picked up Kieko, Mira, Breezi and Areej with the promo code. Thanks for your hard work!

  11. Dana

    This collection is very pretty, not very “sunshiny” though

    • Jan

      Thanks so much for doing such a great job in showing all of the colors so well in this and the other Zoya summer colors. You are amazing (so is Zoya!)

  12. When I saw Sooki and Tamsen in the bottle, I thought they looked different enough, but I’m not sure I can tell them apart on the nail! Is Tamsen oranger? At any rate, I like them both!

  13. I think I’ll wait to grab these after I see comparisons :)

    My current stash is HUGE!!!!:)

  14. Lara

    Love it, want it, need it!

  15. Laura

    Is it just me or does it seem like zoya comes out with the same nail polish colors over and over again? lots of reds and raspberries, lots of blue grey purple colors, aside from some of the reds (and the new mod mattes) it seems their colors usually tend toward the muted side, like the crayola markers they used to sell as “bold” colors

  16. *yawn* Seen it all before, but I do like Kieko.

  17. Brenda

    Christine, your nails are looking spectacular!!

  18. christina

    I was so disappointed in this collection. All the colors are so basic and nothing says “summer” to me. I passed on the zoya buy one get one special.

  19. Melaina

    I just put on Areej and thought… hmm.. familiar… is it just me or is it a dead on dupe for OPI Dim Sum Plum? Love the color, but yeah, I loved Dim Sum Plum too! :)