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Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection – Swatches & Review

By on January 15, 2014
in Beige, Nude, Purple, Spring 2014, Taupe, Zoya with 25 Comments
Zoya Naturel neutral nail polish collection

Zoya Naturel

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Neutral, natural, nude, whatever you call it, the Spring 2014 runways made “50 Shades of Beige” one of the dominating trends of the season. The Zoya Naturel collection is hoping to capitalize on that trend by offering six new nail polish shades to flatter a wide range of skin tones. The idea is to compliment, not match, your coloring. Warm/cool, pale/tan, Zoya Naturel has a lacquer for you.

Formula & Application

Zoya nail polish is 5-Free (free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin & Camphor). Their signature Italian glass bottles have a tapered, shiny black plastic cap that rests comfortably between the thumb and index finger while polishing. The brush is short, round and medium in girth with flexible bristles that allow for ease of control.

The Zoya polishes feel a bit thin and watery but they spread easily and, for the most part, have great pigmentation. In this collection I could get away with two thin coats with all the shades except the lightest two, Chantal and Taylor. For those, I felt a third coat was necessary. As I shared in my Zoya Ivanka Wear Test, Zoya nail polishes wear best with the full Zoya Color Lock System or top coats that exclude Cellulose Acetate Butyrate.

Zoya Chantal is a pale, creamy beige. I like Zoya’s description of French vanilla as it does remind me of ice cream. It’s the lightest shade of the six and probably the closest I’ve come to finding my “Mannequin Hands” shade. All my fellow porcelain fanatics, check this one out.

Zoya Chantal nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Chantal

Zoya Taylor is a light sandy hue with yellowish undertones that make it best suited to neutral/warm skin tones.

Zoya Taylor nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Taylor

Zoya Rue is a rosy blush creme. The name makes me think of The Hunger Games though the shade would be better suited to Katniss’ sister Prim, no?

Zoya Rue nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Rue nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Brigitte is a dusty mauve creme though it leans stronger towards pink than your traditional mauve. It’s quite flattering and doesn’t fall victim to the grandma-ish connotation usually associated with mauves.

Zoya Brigitte nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Brigitte

Zoya Normani is a cool, taupe creme. It’s in the same shade family as Essie Merino Cool with a hint of pink/purple to it.

Zoya Normani nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Normani

Zoya Odette is unusual as it’s not quite purple, not quite pink, not quite mauve. It’s an amalgamation of all three. Maybe describing it as a dusty plum would be a good fit. Thoughts?

Zoya Odette nail polish from Zoya Naturel

Zoya Odette

Zoya Naturel for Spring 2014
Bottom Line: Even though I live for bold nail shades, I was taken aback at how much I love the clean look of Chantal with my coloring. And Odette is feminine yet striking with its depth and unique tone. The great thing about the Naturel collection is that there is a varied range of undertones and depth of color to allow most people to find a flattering neutral. Something work-safe and fresh for those days when you want your nails to compliment, not dominate, your look.

The Zoya Naturel collection is available on Zoya.com. Zoya nail polishes retail for $9/ea for a .5oz bottle. Don’t forget, you can try before you buy with the Zoya Color Spoon program.

Are you feeling the neutral trend for spring? Which of these shades do you plan to pick up? Do you have a go-to nude?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Zoya. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Deborah says:

    Odette appears to be the color of the year–Radiant Plum. Not flattering on me, but YMMV!

  2. collar wilson says:

    I purchased three of these: Normani, Brigitte and Odette. I love them. I wore all three as an ombre mani. I thought it looked good.

  3. Lisa N. says:

    Pretty collection of neutral shades!

  4. Nedian says:

    Oh how interesting. I’ve been hoping you would do swatches of these, since your skin tone is incredibly close to mine. I ended up grabbing only Rue, Brigitte and Odette in the latest Zoya promotion, because I figured Normani was close enough to a Misa I have and every swatch I’d seen of the other two made them look way too yellow for me. But now seeing Chantal on you…I’m tempted!

  5. Anika says:

    Yeah I’m a pale girl and Chantal looks like a perfect neutral to have in the arsenal!

  6. Casey says:

    I got Rue, Brigitte, and Odette. I was actually a little disappointed in Rue; I’d been expecting a soft blush pink and it’s actually more of a pinky-tan. It’s not unattractive, especially with my fair, pink-toned skin, but it just wasn’t what I thought it would be.

  7. Dee says:

    I got Rue and like it, and I think Brigitte is next.

  8. Stephanie Smith says:

    I’m also a fan of a bold nail polish, but these are really quite lovely. I like that they are fully pigmented. I’m going to look into Chantal and Odette, those two are speaking to me!

  9. kel says:

    these just don’t do it for me. i do a silver sometimes, or essie ballet slippers, but aside from that, i need more color.

  10. Ellie Cook says:

    I must face the worst computer screen ever. I have Rue, Brigette and Odette and they look nothing like your photos. But yours are much closer than what I saw from Zoya. I have lots of yellow in my skin and these all make me look sick. Epic fail for me. Sigh…have been looking for a great nude for forever!

  11. Elena says:

    Funny that you mention Hunger Games.. Brigitte reminds me of Primrose from the China Glaze line! I may be safe from purchasing at least one of these. :)

  12. Carolyn M says:

    I’m totally loving the neutral shades, and I love these new Zoya ones from Brigette down, the two before are a little too light for me, and they do look very similar to each other. I’m definitely tempted to buy them… maybe come pay day ;)

  13. Carissa Hensley says:

    I adore every color in this collection . . . man if zoya ever starts making soak off gel I’m really in trouble!!

  14. Rue and Brigitte are my favourites ?

  15. Miss Louise says:

    Chantal looks like the shade I’ve been searching for AGES! Thanks for sharing pics of this collection! I love my dark/colored nail polishes, but I think I will like this neutral polish trend :)

  16. Beliza says:

    Chantal and Taylor are reading really, really similar to me. Is it just me? And I am loving Brigitte and Odette – and I think dusty plum is a great descriptor for that color!

  17. SNEHAL says:

    WHR do I get these???????

  18. Mariska says:

    Nudes don’t really match with my skin tone for some reason but i like the colours though :-)

  19. Gorgeous swatches — I love Chantal and Normani!

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