True to form, Zoya is giving us two new collections for fall, one set of cremes, one set of shimmers. Once October hits, I am ready for my nails to sparkle and, ever since the Fall 2007 Downtown collection, I’ve always looked to Zoya to get my fix. And the Zoya Fall 2014 Ignite collection does not disappoint.
Formula & Application
Zoya nail polish is 5-Free (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.
All the polishes in this collection have a squishy, easy-to-control consistency packed with metallic flecks. They’re a bit jelly-ish but well pigmented. With the exception of Autumn and Teigen, each one is opaque with two thin coats. Those specific shades needed three coats, in my opinion, to achieve the proper depth of color.
Zoya Fall 2014 – Ignite
Zoya Autumn is a burnished copper shimmer with golden flecks. It’s not quite as pink-ish as Zoya Tiffany and not as dark or orange as Zoya Channing.
Zoya India is a rich maroon with gold metallic flecks. It has a lot of depth even though the gold makes it look lighter in the bottle. I don’t have any flecked polishes that dupe it though Chanel Tulipe Noire and Essie Wrapped In Rubies have similar base colors.
Zoya Remy looks very teal in the bottle, thanks to the gold particles but, on the nail, it’s pulls much more blue. And, oh my, is it stunning! Think of it as a darker, bluer version of Zoya Charla/OPI CMIYN/Orly Halley’s Comet. I also love this one because my pal Stephanie from Short ‘n Chic has a kitty named Remy and he’s so adorable!
Zoya Teigen is a berry-based, darkened magenta with gold flecks that really warm it up. This one has a pretty close dupe in the discontinued SOPI What’s Your Point-settia? So, if you have that, you don’t need Teigen.
Zoya Yuna (like figure skater Yuna Kim/Kim Yuna) is a graphite creme with gold and copper flecks that can look green, depending on the light. I have nothing quite like it. Essie Cashmere Bathrobe has a similar finish except the base color isn’t as blue and the flecks are silver.
Bottom Line: I’m a sucker for a flecked polish, in general, even more so in fall so I’m all about Ignite. You really can’t go wrong pick up any of these shades but Yuna and Remy are definitely my faves. And given my shout-it-from-the-rooftops adoration of JINsoon Farrago, Sansa gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up. You just don’t need both.
Which Ignite shades are catching your eye? Are you more of a sparkle or creme person for fall? What color families are you gravitating towards this season?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Zoya. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.