October 20, 2014

Zoya Entice Fall 2014 Collection [Swatch] & [Review]




Howdy everyone! Today I've got the six Fall 2014 Entice polishes from Zoya to show you! If you missed the sparkly sister collection, Ignite, swatches are here.

Entice is a set of Autumn-inspired colors in beautiful creme finishes. Let's get started!

First, here is the most neutral in the set, Zoya- Nyssa:


Nyssa is a warm-toned medium brown. It could maybe be considered a very dark camel.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


I don't think this looks so wonderful on fair skin in photos, but in person I liked it!

Outside, shade:



Formula: If you're not super slow, it works out just fine, but it does dry down quickly, so has a tendency to skip or drag if you dawdle. But, it does self-level slowly. The consistency is on the thinner side (but not runny), so people who don't like uber-thick cremes will be pretty comfortable with this one. It dries down super quickly, like I said, and was opaque in two coats!
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Next, one of the deepest shades, Zoya- Claire:


Claire is a deep, brown-leaning maroon, AKA oxblood.

Artificial light, three coats:



In some situations this can look nearly black, but mostly you can always tell it's deep maroon.

Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



I completely love this one- it's now possibly my favorite oxblood I own!

Formula: It is similar to Nyssa, maybe a little sheerer, and the texture seems crellyish.  The first coat is streaky, but dries down quickly, and the second coat is nearly opaque. I needed three to eliminate subtle streaks that you might not notice if you weren't taking photos. However, it's creamy and self-leveling, so even though I needed three coats, I think it's very nice!
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Here is Zoya- Veronica:


Veronica is a warm-toned berry creme. Zoya describes it as a wine, and I guess I can see that too. Berry tones are right up my alley, so I was particularly excited for this one.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



Such a luxurious color!

Formula: It's a bit thicker and more pigmented than the previous two. The consistency is very, very creamy and easy to work with. Perfectly opaque in two coats and easily my favorite creme formula since...I can't remember when!
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And Veronica's cooler-toned sister, Zoya- Margo:


Margo is warm-toned purple/ plum or could be considered a cool-toned wine or berry. It's much more blue-based than Veronica.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



Formula: It's very similar to Veronica in texture and pigmentation- super nice! Opaque in two coats and dries down quickly!
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Here is the blue in the set, Zoya- Ryan:


Ryan is a deep navy that leans more cyan than indigo.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



This is one of those very dark colors than can look black in low-light. Some people love that and some people hate it, but it's stunning in the right light! 

Formula: It's got a medium consistency, and is super pigmented. The first coat is streaky, but it does self-level. The second coat feels thicker, goes on nicely, and is opaque!
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Finally, Zoya- Geneviev:


Geneviev is a blue or green-leaning (it's hard to tell) grey creme. Either I am crazy, or there is very, very subtle teal shimmer in this. The kind of shimmer that is not too detectable once the polish dries down. You can almost see it in photos.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



Formula: It's definitely thinner than the others, even Nyssa. It's also fairly sheer, and the first coat is streaky and can pool at the edges of your brushstrokes. It also dries down quickly, and the second coat can be applied more thickly for an opaque finish. Nice, after all!
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Overall: I have to say that I love this set of cremes! I feel like the consistency between the formulas was good, and they were also much improved from the last set of cremes we saw from Zoya, Naturel Deux, (which I thought were very decent, but could need thinner in the future). I even think the formulas here are much nicer than the Summer 2014 Tickled set.  These are high-quality cremes, people!

Color-wise, I don't dislike a single one, and will wear all of them. Claire, especially, hit a sweet spot for me, but the berry-plums were also gorgeous and wearable. Ryan is a must-have if you don't have a similar dark blue. Nyssa and Geneviev were the least special to me, but still great colors, and I liked Nyssa against my skin more than I thought I would (I think it looks meh in photos, but nice in person...don't know why).

The other thing I appreciate is how well this set of six pairs, color-wise, to its Fall sister collection, Ignite. Plenty of possibilities for accents and nail arts! 
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*Disclosure: polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.





Do you guys have a favorite here?
Have you picked up any of the Entice polishes yet?

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