For part two of Zoya's fall 2012 collection we have Designer, a set of six dark, vampy creme-finish polishes. Quite a different look than the bright, lively, sparkly Diva colors.
Zoya Evvie. A dark grey-teal creme with a smoky, faded-looking finish. A custom shade created for use in Peter Som's Fall fashion week runway show. Knowing Zoya's penchant for non-traditional spellings, I'm actually a little disappointed that they didn't just take this one a step farther and name it Eevee. I guess they are two different names, but still... Would have been cute.
Zoya Monica. Very dark purple creme. Surprisingly colorful-looking for such a dark color.
Zoya Natty. A deep steel blue creme. Like the others, it looks very soft and a little faded.
Zoya Noot. Dark grey-green creme. This one looks almost black in some lights, but the mossy, dusty greenness of it keeps it from being too dark.
Zoya Rekha. This one's a medium red with a slight blue undertone. A custom shade created for use in Bibhu Mohapatra's fall fashion week runway show. I'd call it a blood red. It's bright but not that bright, somewhere in between Kristi and Carmen in terms of brightness. The slightly darker look of it makes it a little more serious and sexy than some of the brighter/lighter reds.
Zoya Toni. A dark berry-ish raisin shade. Creme finish. Ho-hum.
The formula on these was a little bit runnier than I expected, but still good. I didn't have any problems with application once I got comfortable with the texture. They're all nice and opaque, none of them needed more than two coats. Dry time on these is a little faster than on the Diva set, probably due to the thinner formula.
I'm not in love with the Designer colors like I am with the Diva ones, but I have to admit that they're all still really nice colors for fall. My favorite polish in this set is Rekha, but Natty and Evvie are also really interesting. I'd say that Natty is the most unique of all the colors as I can't think of another one that looks exactly like it.
The Zoya Fall 2012 Designer Collection will be available on zoya.com starting July 15th.
(This was sent for review.)