Another Fall 2012 collection makes its debut today, and it's so good it almost makes me forget about the 100º+ weather outside. Zoya's fall collection comes in two parts as usual, and this time I'm starting out with my favorite half: the shimmering, sparkling, jewel-toned Diva Collection.
Zoya Daul. Daul has a sheer light purple base with tons of chunky gold foil flakes. It's very much like Zoya Faye in finish, but with a different base color. This is much more purple and blue-toned compared to Faye.
Zoya Elisa. This red is intense. It's a good balance of very rich, vibrant red color with an extremely shiny, glowy, almost chrome-like metallic finish. Makes me think of shiny red Christmas ornaments.
Zoya FeiFei. Now this is a special color. It has that chunky sparkle finish that Zoya is known for, but unlike a lot of their other Sparkle polishes, it's made up of a rainbow of colors. The base of it is a lighter sheer steel blue, but the shimmer in it is a little bit of everything. Gold, green, light blue, a little silver, and a really cool-looking pink/red/gold duochrome particle. The pink duochrome shimmer all seems to sink to the bottom of the bottle, so be sure to shake it really well before wearing it.
Zoya Ray. Dark green frost. It looks a little lighter here than it looks in real life, but not too far off. It's a very dark blackened green, but not so dark that it looks black. It has a bit of silvery frost running through it and that gives it a bit of a soft smoky look once it's dried.
Zoya Song. Whoa. Blue. Really, really blue. And not just blue, blue with glitter. The glitter in this is nice, too. It's smooth and flat and metallic, more like foil particles than actual glitter. No rough, chunky, topcoat-devouring finish here. I know that this is the fall collection, but this is my idea of a perfect 4th of July blue. They should do a special gift set with this one, America and Snow White or Purity or Ginessa or something.
Zoya Suri. And last but not least, a purple. Glowy, shimmery royal purple. Lighter than Yasmeen, darker than Juno. Seems to lean a little more red than blue to me, and the finish is somewhere in between frost and chrome. If you look closely, you can see that it's filled with tiny little red and blue speckles as well.
The formula on these was very good. Slightly thick, but a smooth, even-flowing, opaque kind of thick. I only needed two coats of each polish. FeiFei and Daul would look even better with three, but they don't really need it. The only flaw I could find with the formula is that the dry time is a little long.
Overall, awesome collection. I like every polish. There's something special about each color and not a single one in the set is boring, plain or ugly. Lots of vibrant yet deep fall jewel tones and plenty of shiny, chunky sparkle. FeiFei is especially interesting and definitely worth seeing in person if you get the chance.
Stay tuned for part 2 of Zoya Fall 2012!
The Zoya Diva Collection will be available on Zoya.com starting July 15th.
(This was sent for review.)