Zoya is just set to release the True Collection for Spring 2012, a wardrobe of soft on-trend colors with enough of an edge to keep things interesting. I really like Zoya’s product and have for years. Their polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. Zoya polishes has a reasonable price point– $8 per bottle, really good service, lovely colors and occasional deals. As a whole, their polishes have always performed extremely well for me. They have 300 colors, and some are absolute standouts.
The True collection has two purple-violets. Lotus is soft with shimmer, and is infused with a greyed down tone. It’s a pretty transition color to take you from the cooler winter months into Spring.
Lotus on nails:
Tru is a more dramatic violet–the red tones and high shimmer give Tru more drama:
Tru on nails:
One of my favorites is Skylar, a soft shimmering wedgewood blue with little glass fleck.
Skylar’s cool blue looks nice with my warm skin tone and really came alive in the light:
Another of Skylar:
Another one of my favorites is a soft, sage green called Bevin. This doesn’t have the fleck of Skylar, but there is a soft pearly sheen that is very soft and pretty.
Here’s Bevin on nails:
Zoya’s True collection includes two light nudes–one cool and one warm. Cho is a pearly cafe au lait color that has a touch of warmth:
Cho on nails:
Farrah is very similar, but slightly cooler and a touch deeper in tone:
Here is Farrah on nails:
The formula on these were extremely good. The first four–Lotus, Tru, Skylar and Bevin go on smoothly and beautifully in two coats. As might be expected from a light opaque, Cho and Farah took a little more care–I had to practice on one nail to make sure I could apply it evenly. Also, colors like Cho and Farah can be invaluable. They’re light neutrals that give a gorgeous, sophisticated nude look. Sometimes, colors like this can make my skin tone look a little redder but that’s the nature of this type of color.
Ultimately, these went on without a problem with two coats. These were far easier to work with than some of the light opaques that I’ve tried (cough–Chanel Mimosa–excuse me!). All pictures are without a topcoat.
Overall, I’d recommend the colors from this collection. Zoya makes a fun, sophisticated and highly wearable collection. Lovely colors, lovely price point. I understand that these will be released very soon.
Zoya’s True collection were sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.