Inspired by backstage beauties, talented designers, runways and VIP fashion events, the NYFW 2012 Color Collections by Zoya for Fall 2012 are simply stunning. Choose from full-coverage creams and metallics or incredibly shiny jellies.The (6) colors in the Diva collection are bold and like real life divas, certainly demand (and deserve) attention!
Each New Fall Collection (Designer, Diva and Gloss) features color that is beautiful, long-wearing and “haute” off the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Fall 2012 runway!
Suri is a jewel toned royal/grape-juice purple with a glassy, metallic finish and a touch of blue and pinkish shimmer. The first coat was sheer but not streaky. A second coat intensified the color enough that I didn't feel a 3rd coat was needed. While I noticed a few streaks in the light box, in real life they aren't noticable.
Elisa is a jewel toned red with a similar metallic/glassy finish as Suri, but Elisa has more depth and radiates a glowing shimmer. Elisa was a DREAM to apply - you could pull off a one-coater and be very happy (I used two coats to create more depth). Elisa is hot. Beautiful. Firey. Metallic. I LOVE this polish!
Song is a jewel toned inky blue with tiny shimmer flecks that give this polish a lovely dimension. Zoya calls this an "Egyptian" blue, but I think it's also a very "American" blue. This is pretty much a middle-of-the-road blue: there isn't a trace of green and it doesn't lean towards purple. In low lighting, Song looks darker (it really lit up in the light box). The formula was perfect and very self-leveling.
Ray is a deep metallic forest green. Shake this one well! I noticed a few metallic streaks in the bottle and you can see one on my middle finger. Ray's formula felt a little watery at first and you can see bit around my cuticles, but it wasn't uncontrollable. I like that the metallic finish is subtle. Two coats.
Daul is an amethyst purple and gold polish with a finish Zoya calls "Metallic Micro Glitter". The kind of pinky-purple reminds me of the color of Dannii or Zara. Daul is a sheer polish - after one coat, I thought I would be using the entire bottle to get opaque coverage, but surprisingly, I only needed three thin coats. What makes this polish really magical is that it can be both purple and gold at the same time. This is a polish you should see in person (and if you do, you may not be able to put it down!)
Feifei also has the awesome "Metallic Micro Glitter" finish. Feifei is a graphite-silvery blue with gold and purple flecks mixed in. One coat is sheer but very even - I used three coats below. Feifei is really incredible and also should be seen in person!
Feifei is a really special polish. At certain angles, the purple tones really come to life.
I'm already planning fun ways to layer Daul and Feifei. Because they are both sheer, they have the ability to transform any base polish into a dazzling manicure. I can't wait to show you Daul and Feifei over black!
Zoya polishes retail for $8.00 and are Big 5 free. In New York City, Zoya can be purchased at several locations including Gideon's Drugs (1385 Broadway, corner of 38th St) and Ulta in the Rego Park Center. See the full list here.
I reviewed the Designer collection here.
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