Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Zoya Fall 2018 Element Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

*press samples*

Hi guys! Happy Hump Day! It's been a pretty uneventful week so far, but I'm sure those will be few and far between as the holidays are right around the corner. As promised, I've got the final 6 polishes from the Zoya Element Collection. It's full of pinks and purples, and that's evident from the second set of colors. I'm working on the Winter Collection swatches right now, so those should be posted in a week or so. This post is pic heavy, so shall we get to it? 

Zoya Leighton (2 coats)

Up first we have Leighton which is a blackened eggplant creme. In most lights this will appear black, but in really bright light you'll be able to see the purple edges. It's quite the vampy shade, and I love it. The formula was good, and it needed just 2 coats, but be careful with your application because if you get any polish on your cuticles, it will be difficult to remove. I had no issues with staining on the nails though. 

Zoya Maeve (2 coats)

Next up is Maeve, which is a concord grape creme. It's a true purple that leans neither warm nor cool. I needed just 2 coats for full opacity, and I had no issues with the formula.

Zoya Maryann (2 coats)

Maryann is another top pick from the collection. It's a dusty rose base with subtle pearlescent gold shimmer. It's on the verge of being frosty, but never reaches that level. Make sure to have a light hand on the second coat to limit the amount of brush strokes you can see. 

Zoya Rachael (2 coats)

Rachael is a deep reddish eggplant creme that can appear black from far away. It's definitely not as dark as Leighton, but it's still a vampy shade. I found that it dried darker on the nail than the bottle color. It dried with a shiny finish, and needed just 2 coats to reach full coverage. 

Zoya Rumor (2 coats)

I wanted to love Rumor, but it just wasn't meant to be. I was hoping it would be similar to Maryann, but it headed into frosty territory for me. It's a light mauve color with a silver pearlescent shimmer finish. The formula was on the thicker side, and I couldn't stop the brush strokes forming on the nail. 

Zoya Ruthie (2 coats)

And finally we have Ruthie, which is a light dusty rose creme. This is a more traditional fall shade, but it's one of my top picks because I think it will look great on all skintones. It had the perfect formula in just 2 coats. 

And that's all, folks! My top picks are Devin, Maryann, and Ruthie. All of them were 2-coaters, and every one except for Rumor applied easily. My only criticism is that I wish the collection had more color variety. I could have done away with one purple and one pink to get a green or orange color. Zoya polishes retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Keep an eye out for them in your local Ulta store if you want to see the bottles in person before you buy.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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