Tonight I have swatches of the 2 new lipsticks from Zoya which were released with their Sunsets and Seashells collections. I don't normally review makeup, but I'm still a bit of a lipstick junkie. It's really hard to go to Sephora, Target, the drugstore, etc. without looking at the new lip colors (and, of course, the polish offerings, but that's a given). I've tried the Zoya lipglosses previously (they are called Hot Lips), but these are my first Zoya lipsticks The lipsticks come housed in a black plastic bullet that isn't winning any awards for packaging. I mean, it works, but it's not very luxe. I shouldn't complain because these retail for $12 each.
Also, the lipstick doesn't actually come to a point, it's just slanted on one side. I find it harder to apply around my cupid's bow because it doesn't have the usual point to it. Zoya calls these a Hydrating Cream Lipstick, and I'd agree with that. I wore each of these colors for a full day and had no issues with dry lips. I often go for matte finishes, which are drying, because I find they last longer and need fewer touch-ups.
Zoya Candy (with packaging)
Candy comes from the Sunsets portion of the collection and is a bright pink creme lipstick. To get an opaque lip you will need a few swipes of this one (I would call it a semi-sheer lipstick.) While bright, I found it to be a really wearable color, even for those of you who don't like a bold lip. It isn't transfer-resistant, so you will need to reapply after lots of drinking or eating.
Zoya Mellie (with packaging)
Mellie comes from the Seashells Collection and is more of a cool-toned red-pink creme. Overall, it needs fewer swipes for full coverage and also has an extremely creamy formula. Personally, I like this one a little better, but I'm a fan of both of them.
Again, these retail for $12 each and are available now on the Zoya website (I'm not sure if these will be available in any retail stores.) You can find out more about them on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.
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