Hi friends!! The fall Zoya cremes do it for me every time with their beautiful and classic shades. This year's collection of Cashmeres *might* be prettier than last year's Designer collection, and I seriously didn't think that was possible. I'll keep from being repetitive and say the formula on all six cremes is very nice, some better than others, but all in all, some of the smoothest cremes I've applied. All went on perfectly in two coats. That gold lamé looking thing is Zoya Maria Luisa, a gold cellophane in a clear base topper from the Satins collection (thanks Candice for your inspiration ♥). I used one coat of Maria Luisa over each creme. And now, on with the show.
First up is Pepper, a rich brick red. LOVE. It's an amazingly auntumnal red with enough brown to keep it from veering into vampy territory (NO!! TOO SEXY!!!!) but it's still got that striking quality of a true classic.
Maria Luisa over Pepper. Here's what's cool about Maria Luisa-- it's a little along the lines of those luxe goldleaf flakies from last year but it has more dimension. It's a richer color while also being more sheer and subtle, so it actually complements its base color a little better. The cellophane bits have a slightly opalescent quality and flash a little pearly green from time to time. I like it. I was so besotted with this spring's shimmery gold topper, OPI's OY-Another Polish Joke, (still am!) and I think Maria Luisa will be just as fun to try over different bases. It certainly adds a fun and festive dimension to the Cashmeres.
Flynn, a warm and cozy camel. I adore this name and its nod to Hollywood bad boy of old Errol Flynn. I'm so impressed with this formula. Zoya's not the most awesome when it comes to light cremes but this one is fantastic, in opacity and application.
Maria Luisa over Flynn.
Sailor, a lightly smoky indigo blue. I cannot get enough of this kind of shade.
Maria Luisa over Sailor.
Hunter, a deep forest green. This formula gave me the most trouble-- it's a little on the thin side, but that's only in comparison to the rest of the collection. It's almost a non-issue but in light of how great the rest of these are, I felt it worth mentioning.
Maria Luisa over Hunter.
Louise, a delectable dark chocolate. This one reminds me of my favorite from last fall's L'Oreal New York Nudes collection, Brownie Points, but with a better formula.
Maria Luisa over Louise.
Livingston, a lively blue-red. Dr. Livingston, I presume? Love this name, too, lolol. :)
Maria Luisa over Livingston.
Gorgeous, all of them-- not a dud in the bunch. My must haves from the Cashmere collection are Pepper, Flynn, and Louise, but my favorite has to be Livingston. I love my reds and this one is fantastic. It's almost not red, it's got so much blue in it, and while it seems a little discordant in this collection, its brightness is in line with another fall trend this year. It's a lively and fun red and perfect for jazzing up your nails when the deeper shades have you yearning for a little spark.
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Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day!! ♥