Happy New Year!! Here it is.. the first post of 2014! When Zoya announced the Naturel Collection, I was pretty excited, especially when I saw that one of the shades is the 2014 Color of the Year! :D I'm just going to dive on in with the swatches, and so as not to repeat myself, all 6 polishes are 2-3 coats, no top coat. These are all incredibly glossy on their own! Application on the darker colors was fantastic, superb typical Zoya formulas. The two lighter colors were streaky on the first and second coats, so a third coat was needed to even everything out. Let's go!!
Zoya Odette is described as a "sultry maroon creme." This is the shade I was really excited about.. right in line with the color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Definitely doesn't scream maroon to me :\
Zoya Brigitte, a bombshell mauve. This ain't yo granny's mauve! Updated version of everyone's unfavorite color. Beautiful color!
Zoya Normani, a sable mauve cream. I love colors like this.. a taupe mushroomy color. This will make a great background for nail art!
Zoya Rue, a boudoir blush cream. I see this being used a lot for weddings! This would also make a great background for vintage roses <3
Zoya Taylor, a light toffee cream. This is very close to Chantal, as you will see below.. so close, in fact, that I had to puzzle over several photos for quite some time to figure out which one was which! :P Another great color to use as a background for nail art.
And finally, Chantal, a french vanilla cream.. very similar to Taylor! I was hoping this would be a little lighter, but it's still a great shade.
All of these have a pink undertone, which does not fare well with my skin. Even though my coloring is pale, I have yellow undertones and it does not usually go well with pink undertones :( I'll still wear these, though! I think all of them will make great base colors for nail art :D You can purchase these from Zoya.com for $9 each!
Are you jumping on the neutral bandwagon? Let me know in the comments below!
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