Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Zoya True
Zoya Nail Lacquers in Cho, Farah, and Bevin

Zoya Spring 2012: True

Zoya’s True Collection include six spring-time shades: Cho (full coverage, vanilla shimmer metallic), Farah (full coverage, latte beige cream), Bevin Full coverage, pale sage green cream), Tru (full coverage, gilded purple orchid metallic), Lotus (full coverage, light lotus purple metallic), and Skylar (full coverage, silvered slate blue metallic).

  • Cho is a warm, light beige with very subtle shimmer. It looks almost like a cream finish in natural light. It was opaque in two coats. Zoya Minka was the only similar shade I could think of, but it is warmer and a bit darker.
  • Farah is a neutral-cool light beige with a cream finish. At a glance, it seems similar to Cho, but it doesn’t have shimmer and lacks the warmth. It was opaque in two coats. Essie Sand Tropez is warmer, almost pink-tinted in comparison. Rescue Beauty Lounge Jane is a touch darker and has subtle shimmer.
  • Bevin is a cool-toned green–kind of like seafoam green to me but a couple of steps darker–with a cream finish. It was opaque in two coats. I couldn’t think of any dupes–Essie Sew Psyched is much, much darker and greener while Rescue Beauty Lounge Diddy Mow is grayer and much darker.
  • Skylar is a purpled blue with silver shimmer (the shimmer is almost more like sparkle–it’s not as fine as the other metallics in the collection). It was opaque in two coats. The texture reminded me of Essie Smooth Sailing (which also–initially–seemed like something similar, but it’s much darker and purpler). The color is a bit bluer compared to Zoya Caitlin.
  • Tru is a rich red-toned eggplant purple with copper-red shimmer. It was opaque in two coats. Zoya Kieko was the closest shade I could think of, but it is lighter.
  • Lotus is a dusty, medium-dark purple with pink-red shimmer. It was opaque in two coats. Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant is grayer, less purple.

The creams were a little thick; I really felt like I had to wipe off excess color more than I do normally with polishes, because it was easy to overapply color and get too thick of a coat. There’s really no need for really thick coats with this polish, because they were all really opaque, and semi-opaque in a single coat at that.  The metallics had a better consistency and applied easily without any concerns.  The color coverage is really good, though, which is great, since Zoya describes all six as “full coverage.”    I’m always surprised when I’m unable to quickly find dupes of polishes; it’s just totally unexpected that there are still original shades to be made sometimes (and I suppose that goes with all color cosmetics).  It’s very spring-esque without being perfectly pastel; there is a soft, muted quality to all of the hues in the collection, but they aren’t washed out.

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Zoya True Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

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I'm always surprised when I'm unable to quickly find dupes of polishes; it's just totally unexpected that there are still original shades to be made sometimes (and I suppose that goes with all color cosmetics). It's very spring-esque without being perfectly pastel; there is a soft, muted quality to all of the hues in the collection, but they aren't washed out.

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Zoya True
Zoya Nail Lacquers in Cho, Farah, and Bevin

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Zoya Nail Lacquers in Cho, Farah, and Bevin

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Zoya Nail Lacquers in Cho, Farah, and Bevin

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Zoya Nail Lacquers in Tru, Lotus, Skylar

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34 thoughts on “Zoya True Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Bevin & Skylar! Despite the fact I have so many colors like Bevin, I think I still must have it! Bevin kind of reminds me of Da Bush from Essie, but darker.

  2. Kira

    Ooh, lovely collection for spring! Skylar reminds me of Butter London Victoriana, although that’s a touch greener I think. Close enough that I can probably pass on it. The purples will have to be mine, however, and maybe Bevin too.

  3. malia

    I really love all of these, but especially Cho. I’ve always loved Zoya polishes, great formula, competitively priced, and their remover was always a staple of mine. but for some constructive feedback- I wish they would expand outside of the U.S.!!!

  4. Lauren

    Love Bevin, but it really reminds me of Sephora by OPI’s Ocean Love Potion.

  5. Kayla

    Ohhhh man I want all of these!

  6. Lara

    Is that a bear paw design on cho, or is it just the way the bottle is laying (making a cool pattern)?
    Anyways, thanks for these swatches, these are nice colours
    :)

  7. Quinctia

    Skylar’s looking nice, but I’m going to have to look at it in person to see if I think it’s worth having alongside Smooth Sailing, which I just bought. Hopefully, my Ulta will get in this collection.

    The purples are nice, but I think half the Zoyas I have are purples, and a good deal of my other brands, too, so I am trying to avoid buying more purple polish. XD

  8. Oooh the last 3 are my faves! Hooray my first lemmings of 2012 lol

  9. snm

    Bevin is the color I have been looking for,it is gorgeous! So are the purples.Nice spring collection

  10. artemis

    i like the last 3 the most :D

  11. dovile

    Skylar will be mine. <3

  12. Lotus is so beautiful!

  13. *looks at her increasingly big collection of purple nail polishes*

    I can’t believe Zoya had to tempt me with MORE of those! Lotus is gorgeous!

  14. Lisa

    Yay! Makes me think of spring. Bevin will be mine!

  15. Bevin and Lotus look amazing!

  16. Nicole

    I have got to get Bevin…so unique!!!

  17. love Bevin and Lotus!

  18. Bevin is so gorgeous! None of the others are doing anything for me, though. I love nude nail colors, but I can’t find one that looks right on me!

  19. BrittneyBehlar

    Beautiful! How does skylar compare to rescue beauty lounge Catherine H?

  20. stephanie

    mmm definitely gonna get bevin! skylar kind of reminds me of jo only with sparkles and maybe a little bit lighter?

  21. sam

    love bevin- its probably the only one i’d pick up!

  22. Atea

    I believe Bevin is a dupe of OPI’s Mermaid Tears, I was so excited when I saw it, then I remembered I have something that looks exactly like it :(
    It might be just a touch darker, but I believe they’re in the same vein.
    Too bad, I wanted to like it so much! I can’t seem to get along with Zoya somehow :(

  23. Cho, Bevin and Skylar. Must have.

  24. All of the colors are gorgeous. It’s going to be tough figuring out which one (or 3 ;) to choose and try out. Thanks for the great review. :D

  25. Elysia

    love these!!!

  26. Ms. Mae

    How close is Bevin to OPI Mermaid Tears? Also how close is Lotus to Zoya Neeka? I’m definitely going to jump on Tru! So pretty!

  27. MissMercurial

    Tru and Lotus remind me a lot of Yasmeen, Zara, and Neeka. Like a whole little family of purples with golden shimmer. I wonder what they would look like skittled?

  28. I love Bevin and Tru! Even though it looks different when I look at your Neeka pictures, Lotus is still too close of a match for me to spend $8.

  29. Katy

    Bevin looks really good on you, a lot better than on other bloggers I’ve seen so far.

  30. Bonnie Peek

    I am interested in purchasing Zoya color Bevin nail polish.
    I live in Little Rock but can order.
    Thanks Bonnie

  31. Judith

    The Zoya Bevin is so sweet and springy!

  32. Melissa

    Walked into Ulta last night for hair care products and saw the Spring display. I bought Bevin and Skylar. Wearing Bevin today with OPI’s Save Me as a topcoat on my ring fingers and thumbs. Really love this color. I have Skylar on my toes, it’s a bit too thick, but a nice shade.