Darn this weird skin allergy! I’d planned to take pics for another easy eye makeup tutorial this afternoon (cat eyes!), but then I broke out in hives all over my left eyelid.
They’ve since gone away, but I wasn’t taking any chances on eye makeup today. I decided to get my daily beauty fix the mani/pedi way.
The jewel-toned polishes in Zoya’s new 15-piece fall 2012 collection, available now online at artofbeauty.com, are spread out among three sub-collections — shimmery Diva, creamy Designer and sheer Gloss.
Separately, the bottles, which are all full size, sell for $8 each, or $48 as part of the two six-piece Diva and Designer sets. The three-piece Gloss set sells for $24.
Bummer that you don’t get a little discount for buying the sets…
In each of these pics, I’m wearing two coats.
The Designer collection
From the left: Zoya Designer collection shades in Evvie, Noot and Natty
From the left: Zoya Designer collection shades in Raven, Toni and Monica
The Diva collection
Zoya Diva collection shades in Suri, Daul and Feifei
Zoya Diva collection shades in Elisa, Song and Ray
The Gloss collection
Zoya Gloss collection shades in Paloma, Frida and Katherine
I expected to fall hardest for the flashy glitters and shimmers in the Diva kit, but because of the formulas here, I actually prefer the creamy shades in the Designer collection.
These creams = perfection! They’re super pigmented, quick-drying and smooth, and I’m sure I could’ve gotten away with wearing one coat of each.
Don’t get me wrong — I dig some of the Divas, too, like glittery Feifei and Daul.
Deep purple Feifei, with its fine golden glitter, reminds me of something Prince would wear on his toes (or use to paint his El Camino!), while rich teal Daul, with its navy and golden flecks, makes me think of a mermaid’s tail glittering in the sun beneath the water’s surface.
Both have fine flecks of totally grown-up glitter worthy of a black-tie affair.
As for Gloss, the third sub-collection, hmm… Interesting, I guess, is what I’d say. The three polishes in the set have jelly finishes, which means they’re semi-sheer and glossy. I like them, but I find the formula a tad streaky.
The 15 colors in the overall collection feel very on trend for fall, and I don’t think you can really go wrong with any of them. The creamy colors in the jewel-toned Designer set, though, are really speaking to me!
PRICE: $8 individually, or $48 for the six-piece Designer and Diva sets, and $24 for the three-piece Gloss set
AVAILABILITY: Available now at artofbeauty.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Woo-hoo! Time to cross Monday off the list.
What are you up to tonight? No big plans for me, other than catching up on True Blood, which is actually a very high priority for me, LOL!