August 22, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Creams Collection Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have the one coat cremes from the new Zoya Urban Grunge collection to share with you. This half of the collection features a mix of neutral and darker shades that are perfect for fall. Get ready for lots of pictures! Let's take a look at swatches.

Courtney

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Courtney is a deep oxblood red. Though Zoya calls it a creme, the squishy finishes is more like a very pigmented jelly. The formula was fantastic and very easy to work with. It took two coats to become opaque and dried with a glossy finish. Photos show two coats of Courtney with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Noah

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Noah is a medium taupe creme. The formula was a little thick. I had to wait between colour and top coat to let it self-level, which it did eventually. On a positive note, this shade was opaque in one coat. Photos show one coat of Noah with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Mallory

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Mallory is bright medium blue creme. The formula was a tad thick but not as thick as Noah and I didn't have any issues with dragging or self-leveling. This shade took two coats to become opaque and dried shiny. Photos show two coats of Mallory with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

August

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August is a medium slate grey. The formula was excellent. I'm pretty sure you could get away with one careful coat but I added a second just in case. Like the other shades this one dries with a shiny finish. Though it didn't stain my nails, this shade did stain the skin around my nails a bit when taking it off, so be sure to have lots of remover handy to give your fingers a good scrub. Photos show two coats of August with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Wyatt

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Wyatt is a muted forest green creme. The formula was a tiny bit thicker than I would like, but not as thick as Noah and I didn't experience any issues with self-leveling. This was another one-coater that dried to a nice glossy finish. Photos show one coat of Wyatt with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Zoya Grunge Collection swatch

Tara

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Tara is a deep eggplant purple creme. The formula was the same excellent formula as August. You could get away with one slightly thicker coat or go the two thin coat route like I did. Photos show two coats of Tara with one coat of Zoya Armor top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Zoya Urban Grunge swatch

Conclusion

My personal favorites are Tara and August. Deep purple just screams fall to me and I love a good grey. All of the shades from this collection are quite pigmented and I expect they will make nice stamping polishes as well. The Urban Grunge cremes along with their Metallic Holo counterparts are available now. You can find Zoya on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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