Hi everyone! Today I have the creme half of Zoya's Fall 2015 offerings, the Focus Collection. This collection consists of 6 fall cremes that will definitely get you feeling warm and cozy. I feel like several of these would be great fall colors as well as good to wear year-round, so it's always good to see some versatility in seasonal collections. These are available now on Zoya's website and should be hitting stores soon!
Charli is described as a dusty taupe creme with a hint of green. Formula was very nice to work with and I got full coverage in 2 coats. This was at the top of my list when I saw the press release and I'm happy to report that it lived up to expectations! It's such an interesting taupe with it's muddy green undertones, almost like an army green. I feel like this is a really unique shade that is a must have from this collection!
Desiree is described as a classic sable brown creme with just enough gray to keep it cool in tone. Formula was also very nice to work with and I got full coverage in 2 coats. I don't have a lot of brown cremes in my collection and I was really (surprisingly) smitten with Nyssa from last year's Entice Collection, so I was very excited to see Desiree in this year's line-up. It fills the brown creme gap in my collection perfectly as it is a deeper and richer brown than Nyssa, but not as deep and dark as Elevation Polish Thunder Basin (my only other brown creme).
Hannah is described as a clear, classic red creme with a balanced (neutral) undertone. Formula gave me no issues at all and was perfectly opaque in 2 coats. This is a very nice, bright red creme that I think feels more Christmasy than fall, but it's definitely lovely if you are looking for a classic red. Nothing too terribly unique about it though, but I always love a good red and this is a GOOD red.
Janel is described as a deep red creme with a rich warm undertone. Formula was easy to work with and I got full coverage in 2 coats. This is one that you want to take care not to get on your cuticles, because it can be a bit of a pain to clean up. This feels more like a fall red to me for sure with its deeper tone and I thought it was very flattering. Definitely a sophisticated polish!
Lidia is described as a rich eggplant creme with a blackened purple base a just a hint of red. Formula on this one was a little thinner than the other cremes (or maybe my bottle was weird?), but I was still able to get away with just 2 coats for full coverage. A beautiful fall purple that is begging me to layer flakies over it. No? That's not what everyone thinks when they see lovely dark cremes? Maybe my brain is just wired for sparkle...
Sia is described as a true royal blue creme. Formula was slightly thick, but very easy to work with and I got full coverage in 2 coats. This is another one that you want to be mindful not to get in your cuticles because it is a little stainy (but easily removed with acetone, I didn't find it caused permanent stains). What a lovely blue! I can never get enough blue cremes and this one is a stunner! Definitely a perfect blue that you could wear year round.
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