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Zoya Sunshine Swatches, Reviews, Photos


Apple, Faye, Kimmy

Zoya Sunshine Swatches, Reviews, Photos

Zoya Sunshine Collection includes six metallic finish shades for the summer. The shades are: Apple (luminous yellow-toned apple green packed with gold metallic sparkle), Faye (bronzed mauve with purple and brown undertones flooded with rich gold sparkle), Kimmy (gleaming metallic candy apple red brightened by gold sparkle), Reva (cool-toned strawberry red with glowing golden metallic sparkle), Rica (warm light coral with pink and orange tones and heavy gold metallic sparkle), and Tanzy (light, bright tangerine orange with yellow gold metallic sparkle).

  • Apple is a lightened apple green with green and gold metallic sparkle. I used two coats, but I think three would have been better. Zoya’s Ivanka is a much darker shade of green — more emerald, while this is more spring-like.
  • Faye is a red-based a magenta mauve base with golden copper sparkle. I used three coats, but there was still some visible nail line. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this shade.
  • Kimmy is a bright pinky red (almost cherry red) with gold sparkle. This one was really rich and opaque–I used two coats but one was almost sufficient. It reminded me of Duri’s Bombshell but with more gold shimmer. It is similar to Zoya’s Nidhi though this has gold sparkle and is less orange-based. Nubar’s Rosso is also similar but it has less pronounced gold sparkle–more glass-flecked finish.
  • Reva is a plummy raspberry with red and copper sparkle. I used two coats. Zoya’s Alegra has a similar overall feel but they’re less dupes and more cousins–Alegra is lighter, pinker, and less nuanced. Zoya’s Gloria is a lighter, more multi-colored variation of Reva.
  • Rica is a darkened coraled pink with bright gold and copper sparkle. I used two coats, but the result wasn’t quite opaque. It’s a sparklier version of China Glaze Strawberry Fields.
  • Tanzy is a brightened, tangerine orange with orange-copper sparkle. I used three coats. It’s a sparkly version of China Glaze Cruisin’.

my thoughts on the formula: The formula here seemed a bit inconsistent. A couple–like Kimmy and Reva–were good with two coats while the majority needed three coats. I felt that these really required a full wait between coats, because otherwise the glitter looks patchy and some bald spots can appear–while shades from the Sparkle collection had a glitter formula that spread really evenly no matter what. ย These seemed more finicky.

Zoya Sunshine Swatches, Reviews, Photos

B+
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
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Apple, Faye, Kimmy


Apple, Faye, Kimmy


Apple, Faye, Kimmy


Reva, Rica, Tanzy


Reva, Rica, Tanzy


Reva, Rica, Tanzy


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Zoya Reva Nail Lacquer


Zoya Reva Nail Lacquer


Zoya Rica Nail Lacquer


Zoya Rica Nail Lacquer


Zoya Rica Nail Lacquer


Zoya Rica Nail Lacquer


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Zoya Tanzy Nail Lacquer


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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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As much as I love the spring Intimate collection, I’m disappointed in the three summer releases. This one especially is totally not my style, I don’t care for neon mattes and the Summertime collection is predictable ๐Ÿ™

The flat color is similar, but Bad Fairy has a more duochrome appearance – this looks the same no matter the angle.

Do you live near a Chatters? We have a lot in our city and the one closest to my house carries ZOYA. From my own experience, not every Chatters has a ZOYA display though. I just bought Faye today and they charged me $9.02 before tax. (I don’t know where they pulled that number from)

I’m a sucker for anything with shimmer like this. Kimmy reminds me a lot of Ruby Pumps from China Glaze’s Wizard of Ohh Ahz collection, which is one of my all-time faves. I’ll definitely be picking a few of these up. Especially Apple and Faye!

I’m ordering every last one of these… Actually of the 3 summer collections I’m getting every polish except Tamsen once my code shows up… These and Pheobe are my absolute must haves though!

The flat color is similar, but Bad Fairy has a more duochrome appearance – this looks the same no matter the angle!

I’m glad they’ve got another green, unfortunately it’s too yellow for my cool, pink skintone. The only one I like is Rica and it’s too close to Gloria for me to justify owning both.

They’re not as difficult as true glitters, but I do find that you want to remove in as few movements as possible to minimize any stray glitter. I would say they’re only slightly more difficult than the average polish.

Do you find these polishes are hard to remove? Majority of my glitter/shimmer polishes are a MAJOR pain to remove, so I am wary of purchasing new ones..
Whattya think? Thanks Christine!

They’re not difficult like your average glitter polish but a little more effort than your average shimmer polish! I usually soak a cotton round in remover and press against the nail for a few seconds, then do one pull outward and that removes the majority without much work!

Hi Christine, I’m a swedish beautybloger and I borrowed your picture from this collection, zoya flourish winter 2008 and from Orly Comsic collection. I have linked you and written in my blog that these picture are borrowed from you. I hope that it’s okay, otherwise I will delete them right away!

Thank you for a great blog!

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