August 30, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Collection Swatches & Review Part I


Zoya Sophisticates collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the first half of the Zoya Sophisticates collection for Fall 2017 to share with you. This collection features a mix of neutral and rich shades that are perfect for the cooler days of autumn. Let's take a look at swatches.

Presley

Zoya PresleyZoya Sophisticates

Presley is a light smokey mauve creme. Though you can see tiny speckles in the macro shot below, they aren't obvious to the eye so I'm calling this one a creme. The formula was very pigmented and quite easy to work with. Two thin coats were needed for full coverage. The only thing to note was that this shade has a stronger polish smell than I'm used to from Zoya, so that's something to keep in mind if you're sensitive to scents. Photos show two coats of Presley with one coat of Girly Bits What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

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Zoya Sophisticates review

Zoya Sophisticates collection

Joni

Zoya JoniZoya Sophisticates

Joni is a smokey plum creme. It has the same great formula as Joni. Two easy coats were needed for full coverage. This one did photograph a bit warmer that it appeared to the eye so keep that in the back of your mind while looking at swatches. Photos show two coats of Joni with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

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Zoya Sophisticates review

Zoya Sophisticates collection

Mckenna

Zoya MckennaZoya Sophisticates

Mckenna is a light almond with a subtle pearlescent shimmer. Another great formula with this shade. Two easy coats were needed for full coverage. As you apply this polish, there are temporarily some streaks, but they self level and blend to an even finish without extra intervention. Photos show two coats of Mckenna with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics Glitter Glaze top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

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Zoya Sophisticates collection

Hera

Zoya HeraZoya Sophisticates

Hera is a medium pink mauve creme. Another easy two coater here. Note that this shade dries a little darker on the nails than it looks in the bottle. Photos show two coats of Hera with one coats of Girly Bits Cosmetics Glitter Glaze topcoat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Sophisticates swatch

Zoya Sophisticates review

Zoya Sophisticates collection

Beth

Zoya BethZoya Sophisticates

Beth features a cool toned taupe base filled with strong gold pearl shimmer. Zoya describes this shade as metallic, but a pearl feels more appropriate to me. The formula was quite easy to work with. Two thin coats were needed for full coverage. Try to brush this polish on in a straight line as there is the potential for some brush streaks. Most of them go away as this polish dries, but the odd subtle one remains. Photos show two coats of Beth with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics Glitter Glaze top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Sophisticates swatch

Zoya Sophisticates review

Zoya Sophisticates collection

Padma

Zoya PadmaZoya Sophisticates

Padma is a medium berry creme. This one looked very similar to Hera in the bottle, but on the nails there is a bigger difference. Padma is a bit darker and leans a little more red than Hera. This had the same great two coat formula as the other cremes in this collection. Photos show two coats of Padma with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush topcoat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Zoya Sophisticates swatch

Zoya Sophisticates review

Zoya Sophisticates collection

Conclusion

I'm really loving the first half of the Sopisticates collection. The last couple Zoya collections I reviewed had inconsistent formulas but this one takes Zoya back to its roots of no fuss cremes and interesting shimmers. My personal favorites so far are Presley and Beth. You can find Zoya on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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