August 28, 2013

Zoya Fall 2013 Cashmeres PT. 2 [Swatch][Review] & [Comparison]


Here is part two of Zoya's Cashmere collection of cremes for Fall 2013!

First, here is Zoya- Louise:


Louise is a chocolate brown creme.  Think 75-80% cacao: that's about the depth of brown here. This type of shade will function as a neutral for many people in Autumn. Growing up, I loved brown nail polish for some reason- probably since black looks harsh on my skin- so I'm always excited to try new brown cremes.

Next to Pepper, it is much more of a pure brown, and you really do notice that Pepper is very red-toned.

Artificial light, two coats:

 
Window-filtered daylight:


Louise dries down slightly darker than bottle color.  Also dries to a very glossy finish.

Outside, shade:



Sun:


Formula: Pigmented, with a medium consistency that leans to the crelly side. The second coat feels thicker since it clings so well to the first. Two coats for opacity.

Quick Comparison:


Most of the browns I own are not creme finishes, but here are the ones that are.  As you can see Essie- Little Brown Dress is much darker, and can even look blackish in low light.  Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Bittersweet is much tauper than Louise, to my surprise! Next to those two, Louise looks like a straight, basic medium brown.
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Next, Zoya- Hunter:


Hunter is aptly named: a hunter green creme. It's a pretty neutral-toned green, maybe leaning to the warm/ yellow side slightly, at least to my eye. 


Artificial light, two coats:


Window-filtered daylight:


I happen to really like green polish, and this is no exception.

Outside, shade:



Sun:


Formula: Very similar to Louise in every way: crelly-ish, medium viscosity, opaque in two coats, dries very glossy.  Self-levels very nicely.

Quick Comparison:


I was worried about Hunter being too similar to Zoya- Envy, but Envy is a lot muddier and has more brown or grey in it. Orly- Enchanted Forest and Butter London- British Racing Green both have bluer undertones than Hunter. No dupes here.

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Last, the neutral, Zoya- Flynn:


Flynn is a caramel-khaki creme. Also sort of a camel color.  Another good option for a neutral!

Artificial light, two coats:


This has warm undertones, but didn't look terrible on my cool skin, so I think many different people will be able to pull it off.

Flynn also kind of fits widely into the "taupe" category as a very, very warm taupe- if you want to think of it that way.  It's darker than my skin color, but I think it will look fabulous on darker skin tones where it'll look noticeably lighter!

Window-filtered daylight:




Outside, shade:


I really loved Flynn, and it's my favorite of these three!

Sun:


Formula: Very similar to Louise & Hunter, crellyish, but a little more sheer. Doesn't self-level quite as well, but very buildable, and opaque in two coats.

Quick Comparison:


I didn't have anything like Flynn for comparison, but here are the closest relatives I found in my stash. Orly- Country Club Khaki is much more of a faded khaki and lacks the warm undertones.  Barielle- Cashmere Or Lose Me is more taupe, and is also cooler-toned than Flynn.

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VoilĂ !  That's it!  



What did you think of this collection of versatile cremes? 

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! These nail colors are all so pretty. I wanna try them all for I think they are perfect for everyday wear. They are not too dark and not too light which makes them perfect.

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