Sunday, March 2, 2014

Zoya Awaken: Spring 2014

✯ PR Sample ✯ 

I have the Zoya Awaken spring 2014 collection and Zoya Monet to share with you today. The awaken collection has 6 spring colors in cremes & shimmer. Monet is separate. Monet, is an iridescent glitter topper.

(I used Seche Vite topcoat on all the photos below.)

Hudson: is probably my favorite out of the entire Awaken collection. I have a weak spot for purples, hehe. Hudson is described as a metallic purple orchid color. It has silver shimmer throughout. I used 3 thin coats of Hudson for the photo below. Zoya Cosmo from the Magical collection is on my ring finger.


Dot is a pastel pink, it's also a bit sheer so I needed 3 coats to make it opaque. On my ring finger is Zoya Lux from the Magical collection.


Rebel: is a beautiful bright metallic blue with silver shimmer. This is my 2nd favorite out of the Awaken collection. I used 3 thin coats. Zoya Vega from the Magical collection is on my ring finger.


Dillon: Dillon is a metallic mint green color with silver shimmer. I used 3 thin coats for Dillon below. I don't wear green's as much as I do aquas, but Dillon is really pretty.


Cole: In person Cole is more of a peachy color than straight up orange. It's a bit sheer, I used 3 coats and I could still see my nail line a bit. Monet looks especially nice over Cole.


Brooklyn: is a light metallic gold color. You only need two coats to make it opaque but it shows brush strokes and isn't very flattering on my pale skin. I think it would look nicer against the contrast of a darker skin tone, I think.


Monet is separate from the Awaken collection. It's an iridescent hex glitter topper. I think it's really pretty but it's hard to work with. The formula is very very thick, almost gluey. I found it bubbles and sinks into the cream polishes when dry, giving it a bumpy texture without topcoat. I'm going to try and add some polish thinner to my bottle to see if it will improve the formula.

(I added polish thinner to Monet and it definitely helped!)

I wanted to compare it against another iridescent glitter I own. China Glaze, Make A Spectacle. They aren't exactly alike. Monet's glitter is hexagon shaped and MAS is round. Also MAS has smaller glitters.


Which colors are your favorites?

You can find the Zoya Awaken collection & Monet at Zoya.com

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