August 16, 2015

Zoya Focus Collection for Fall 2015 Swatches and Review!

 *Sent for review*

Who's ready for fall? Pumpkin spice everything, crunchy leaves strewn across the ground and vampy polish! I have the Zoya Focus collection for you today and I started with the moody blackened purple, Zoya Lidia. This is a really perfect fall shade, it's deep and moody, but has rich color to it. This is a great dark eggplant creme, but it's not so dark that it looks black.

This is three thin coats of Lidia. The formula was pretty good. It was a little thin, so just don't load up your brush too much.

One of two reds in the Focus collection, Zoya Janel is a deep blood red creme with hints of warm rust and brown. This is definitely a very fall feeling red, not juicy and summer-y. I don't wear reds a lot, but I always like having a warm rusty red to wear on my toes sometime in the fall. It just feels like it goes with the colors of the falling leaves.

This is three thin coats of Janel. This one was thin as well and I flooded my cuticles on the first nail I tried it on. As long as you don't overfill your brush, it's fine and won't give you any trouble.

Zoya Desiree is a dark brown creme. Zoya calls it a "classic sable brown". This is a great shade to have in your stash for all kinds of fun fall nail art!

This is three thin coats of Desiree. The formula was good, thicker than the first two, making it very easy to apply.

I love that Zoya threw my summer loving heart a bone in this collection. Zoya Sia is a saturated and bright royal blue that can work perfectly while it's still 90 degrees out, but will still look like a rich jewel in the fall. Sia is a really nice royal blue color, brighter than some of the versions we've seen, but also more rich, so I think it's a bit different.

This is two coats of Sia. It is a highly pigmented shade, so you could almost do one coat if you were careful. Zoya advises wearing a good base coat with this one, as it may stain. I didn't have any staining, but I only wore it for a few minutes while taking pictures. I would definitely do two coats of base coat when wearing this as a full mani, as it is so pigmented. Also, make sure you allow each coat to dry fully. On my ring nail, I got some unevenness because the first coat wasn't dry. Otherwise the formula was easy to apply and a good consistency.

I just wanted to include this picture for fun. I was taking a picture of Sia over these Black-Eyed Susans that are right out my back door and loved the golden yellow with the royal blue!

In my humble opinion, Zoya Charli is the most unique and interesting shade in this collection. Charli is a murky green-gray-taupe-y-brown. It's kind of like an army green mixed with a beige creme. I love all weird green polishes, so you know I'm feeling this one! Charli looks more green or more taupe depending on the light you're in and my mom even thought it looked like a lavender grey at one point.

This is two coats of Charli, but I nearly could have done one. It's beautifully opaque and pigmented. Charli has a great, very easy to use formula.

The second red in the Focus collection is Zoya Hannah. Hannah is a brighter, truer red than Janel. It's less warm toned, more evenly cool and warm. It's a pretty true red, but it can lean maybe a bit pinkish in certain lighting. It also is a little jelly-ish and less of a true creme.

This is three coats of Hannah and it has a lovely formula. It does have some VNL, but being a jelly, I don't mind it. It looks like nice squishy candy!

 *Sent for review*

Overall, the Zoya Focus collection is a great group of classic fall cremes. These are colors that are always very popular in the fall, so if fall is your favorite polish season, you will enjoy this collection a lot. My personal favorite is Charli, but I'll be getting a lot of use out of Lidia and Sia as well! 

The Zoya Focus collection is available now at!

So are you wearing fall colors already, are you still on summer brights or a little of both? I'm still on summer neons and brights!

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