Hello everyone!! Today I get to show you my take on the second half of the fall Zoyas, the Satin collection. It could be because I was so immediately taken with the cremes in the Cashmere set, but the Satins didn't really speak to me right out of the gate. Metallic isn't my favorite finish, but once I got these Satins on my nails I started to change my tune. They've each got something remarkably cool going on. I'll not be repetitive and say up front that the formulas on all are consistent and wonderful. I used two coats of color and one layer of topcoat in each swatch.
First up is Neve. Neve is one of two I was actually pretty excited for, as it debuted earlier this year as part of Zoya's fall Zang Toi trio and I was really hoping for a rerelease later in the year. Wish granted!
Neve is a deep, inky indigo packed with blue and fuschia shimmers. It reminds me of one of my favorites from last year, NARS It, and a little of OPI Russian Navy. Neve is lighter on the fuschia than It and more violet leaning than Russian Navy. I adore colors like this. They look so edgy to me.
Channing is fall's requisite coppery metallic offering. It's different because amidst the gold shimmer, the copper's got a cool touch of pink. Instead of the warm and classic burning leaves shade, Channing is all candy apple. And look at the glow! My camera's not quite sure what to do with it. The color almost looks cartoonish in my photos. I love this one.
Ahh Giovanna... This is another from the same Zang Toi collection as Neve. I could not for the life of me capture this one accurately, no matter the angle or the light, but by golly, I tried. Giovanna is a gorgeous and rich ever so slightly blue leaning emerald. It is not anywhere near as teal as the photos suggest (or as washed out, for that matter). Do not take this color at face value. I seriously might as well not even post pictures of it. You have to see this one for yourself, and then get it. It is astounding on.
Claudine is the least visually striking (to me, anyway) of the set. It's a dark charcoal grey with silver woven throughout. It's a little bit flat and a tad brushstrokey. Interestingly enough, though, it reads as having a slight brown tinge in certain light.
That brown tinge makes Claudine a perfect base for the final polish in the Satin collection, the gold cellophane topper, Maria Luisa. I talked about Maria Luisa in my Cashmeres post because it fit so beautifully with all those rich cremes and I felt the Satins were best demonstrated on their own. But over Claudine, it takes on that trending for fall antique gold look, and as accents, takes Claudine to a striking and hip new level.
Choosing personal must-haves from the Satins is tougher than I anticipated. Each of these colors brings something fun and unique to my collection. In the end, the only one of the six that maybe isn't must-have for me is Neve, but even so, if it goes core line (which it probably will) it'll be an apt replacement for my LE NARS shade. If you get only one polish from the Zoya fall collections, get Maria Luisa. You'll likely not stop at that one, though.
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