Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux

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Zoya Naturel Deux collection swatch and review
Zoya Naturel Deux
  Hi all!!  Back at the beginning of July I saw an ad in the back of one of my magazines for Zoya Naturel Deux and I might have felt some heart palpitations.  I flipped over the original Naturel collection {HERE} and the fact that a new set of gorgeous neutrals for fall was imminent nearly sent my polish loving heart over the edge. 
  Naturel Deux is another set of six neutral cremes, this time in warm shades, to usher in the jewel tones of fall.  Rather than the natural gradient look of the original collection, Deux is very clearly divided into two subsets, browns and berries.  Let's begin.


Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Spencer

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Spencer
  Spencer is a light, warm, ever so slightly blushed camel.  If you're a fan of Flynn from Fall 2013's Cashmeres collection, but found it a little too yellow, Spencer might be your answer.  It's beautiful and demurely chic, and boasts a superb formula.  I used one (one!) coat, topped with one layer of topcoat.

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Chanelle

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Chanelle
  Chanelle is a medium toned soft brown, again, with the slightest rosy undertones, and unexpectedly chic.  It's got a crelly-ish formula, which makes it perfectly self leveling, and is full coverage in two coats.  Finished with one layer of topcoat. 

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Emilia

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Emilia
  Emilia is a cool, slightly dusky sable.  Every couple collections, Zoya presents one that takes my by surprise by not really resembling its promo photos, and Emilia is this one.  It's not as rich or as dark as the promo shots suggest.  It's not necessarily a bad thing, as Emilia is actually quite unique amongst darker brown cremes, due to the duskiness.  Swirls of light and dark pigment are visible in the bottle, which I always find kind of cool.  Emilia applies a touch darker than it appears in the bottle.  The formula is very similar to Chanelle-- two coats provides full, even coverage.  Finished with one layer of topcoat.

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Marnie

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Marnie

  Marnie (or Marney, depending on if you believe the bottle or the website) is decadent, dramatic rich berry perfection.  It's got a definite touch of vamp, making it a less buttoned up take on classic magenta.  My photos aren't particularly accurate-- Marnie/Marney is deeper, richer, with a hint of brown that gives it resemblance to a dark chocolate raspberry truffle.  It's pure glamour.  Two easy coats, finished with one layer of topcoat.

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Aubrey

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Aubrey
  Less vampy, slightly lighter than Marnie/Marney, is Aubrey, a sophisticated, updated berry mauve kissed by a hint of smoke.  Aubrey is the easiest to wear and the most effortlessly chic and elegant shade of the set.  Application is effortless, too-- two easy coats plus one layer of topcoat.

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Madeline

Zoya Naturel Deux swatch and review
Zoya Madeline
  Madeline is classic rosy mauve perfection, a timeless shade you can feel comfortable inhabiting for days on end.  Think of it as a white tee shirt, or in my case, black leather ankle boot, shade-- when you're at a loss, throw this on and you'll look stylish, comfortable, confident.  Madeline is a must have staple in any self respecting nailista's wardrobe and a must have for anyone looking to build a solid foundation of great, classic colors with amazing formulas.  Two coats plus one layer of topcoat.

  Naturel Deux is another brilliant, cohesive collection from our Zoya faeries.  My must haves are the the three berries-- Marnie/Marney, Aubrey, and Madeline.  The collection is available for $9 a piece on zoya.com.

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  As always, thank you for reading and have a beautiful day!! ♥♥
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16 comments:

  1. I have to agree with you, those Berry shades are stunning!

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    1. Aren't they just something else? ♥

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  2. This is a nice collection. I like how wearable all of these shades are too.

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    1. Me, too! Classy, classic, and completely wearable.

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  3. i love this collection! goregeous

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    1. Right on!! It seems like something you'd be drawn to :)

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  4. Your swatches rock so hard! Ever since the original Zoya Naturel was released I was hoping for the shade to turn slightly warmer. :( I was sad all and each shade of the set gave me the "corpse look" my gawd! so awful... can't wait for these to be available in Switzerland! thanks for the fantastic swatches :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Natalia ♥♥ I think you'll find these quite wearable and I bet you'd rock the socks off Marnie and Chanelle :)

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  5. Oh Liesl you did it again - as you would probably phrase it your pictures are smokin hot!! It makes me want all six of them - gasp!!! I am stunned at how different each of them is despite the overall harmony of the collection - plain awesome!!!

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    1. You're so sweet, sis ♥♥ It really is a remarkable collection, and shades like these are such a pleasure for me to wear, they're easy to photograph :)

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  6. My dear, this collection is made for you, and the colors look so effortlessly chic on your nails! I especially love Marnie on you. I'm not a huge fan of neutrals generally, so that fact that you're like selling me on these speaks to how awesome these shades look on you! <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, Yun!! ♥♥♥ And right on!! I can't wait to see your beautiful swatches. Marnie is ROCKIN'. Just amazing.

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  7. I'm not a big fan of browns but these look okay actually! I really like Aubrey!

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    1. I'm not either... Nudes, yes, browns, no, but there's something about seeing them in a cohesive set like this that kind of makes them all seem like must-haves ;) Aubrey is gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely! Aubrey is my favorite. :) Also have to say, I always like seeing your unique nail shape, makes the swatches look more elegant. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, SL! ♥ I know they're not everyone's cup of tea so thank you for the vote of confidence. And yes, Aubrey's fantastic :)

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