Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the full Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019 collection. I’ve been working on these swatches for a while now and I’m so excited to share them with you! This summer collection is so vibrant!

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About Zoya

Zoya polishes are 10 free, meaning that they are formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, THPH, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide or lead. Their polishes are also safe for pregnant women, and are vegan!

My thoughts on the Zoya Formula

Overall, the Zoya formula is a really solid one. The most impressive quality of Zoya nail polishes is the opacity of their lighter cremes. Often “skin-coloured” or lighter cremes require at least two if not three coats to reach full opacity. Zoya’s lighter cremes are almost fully opaque with ONE coat. That is incredible! So clearly the pigment is there. And this rings true for most of their other shades as well.  In terms of wear, I find that the Zoya formula is chip resistant until you hit around the 4-5 day mark, which is pretty typical, if not a bit better than typical.

In terms of the brush, it is a bit thinner than I would like, but they do now offer a wider brush called the Z-Wide Brush which can be purchased separately for $2 each.

Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019

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“Say hello to Barefoot, the newest collection by Zoya for Summer 2019 featuring an assortment of bright, cheerful shades to subdued shimmering neutrals – plus, an exciting new topper. Reminiscent of easy, laid back summer days, Barefoot bring effortless colors to life, so there is something for everyone.”


Joey is a light warm pink with a creme finish. This is a beautiful, feminine summer nude with a hint of peach to it. This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Mia is more of a cooler rose pink. Zoya Carson has some more brown to it.

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Tessa is a medium tangerine-peach creme with a scattered warm gold shimmer. The shimmer is actually really gorgeous because the pieces are irregularly cut, however, you really don’t notice it unless your nails are in direct sunlight. The creme formula is quite opaque. Regardless, this is a really gorgeous shade, and the extra sparkle in the sun makes it that much more special! This shade looks best with two coats, but I do think you can get away with one thicker coat!

Similar shades: Zoya Joey is cooler and more pink. Zoya Carson is cooler and has more brown.

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Keira is a khaki taupe with a smooth copper shimmer. This shade definitely reminds me of sandy beaches and is really unique. I definitely don’t have anything like it! This shade looked best with two coats.

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Marcy is a hot strawberry red with a pearl finish. This kind of red is one of my favourites. That smooth pearl adds some beautiful shine without being sparkly in your face. This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Marigold has more hot orange in it and a gold scattered shimmer effect instead of a smooth pearl.

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Liza is a hot red-magenta with a creme finish. This kind of shade is a classic year-round for me! This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Maxine is brighter and more red. Zoya Allison is darker and more of a cooler fuchsia.

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Robbie is a pink raspberry metallic with a larger gold fleck. In this polish, the gold fleck definitely shows up. This shade is so juicy and show-stopping! This shade looked best with two coats.

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Dacey is a classic hot barbie pink. Bright shades like this are seriously perfect for summer. This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Ellie is slightly darker. Zoya Allison is darker with more red in it.

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Rie is a medium purple with a slight pink undertone and a creme finish. On Zoya’s website this shade is described as a cool-toned magnolia purple, which I just do not find to be true. This shade is definitely warmer with a good dose of pink in it, and other photos of it on Instagram look similar to what I have experienced. Regardless, this is such a pretty purple to liven things up a bit. Party in a polish bottle! This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Donnie has more red in it. Zoya Evette is much cooler with a blue undertone.

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Walker is a bright royal blue with a creme finish. Isn’t this such a pretty ocean blue colour? All I want to do is put on this shade and hit the beach! This shade looked best with two coats.

Similar shades: Zoya Aire is more muted with a grey undertone.

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Eleni is a bright Tiffany blue with a creme finish. This shade is stunning!! Easily one of the best shades in this collection. This shade looked best with two coats.

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Bee is a pale buttercup yellow with a creme finish. This was the shade that I was the most excited to try first. It is so hard to find softer yellows, so this is a truly unique shade. Soft, yet bright and cheerful! This shade looked best with two coats.

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Dallas is a clear topper with small silver glitter and small and large white hex glitters. For the swatches I applied this topper over Zoya Eleni. This is definitely a fun topper and I haven’t seen this exact combination of white and silver glitters before. The effect makes me think of white caps on the ocean.

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Thoughts on the Barefoot Summer 2019 Collection

Overall, this is a really solid collection that offers a great range of nudes and brights, as usual. Zoya is great at balancing their collections so that there is something for everyone. The nudes in this collection are especially pretty, and of course I always love a good bright. I would have to say my favourite shades in this collection are Eleni and Bee, mostly because I find them to be so pretty and unique. I am simply just drawn to them!

If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Zoya website!

Loving these swatches? Check out swatches of Zoya’s Innocence Spring 2019 collection here!


Have you tried out the Zoya formula? What is your favourite shade from the collection? Let me know down below!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.

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13 thoughts on “Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019

  1. These shades are all so beautiful! I love Kiera because it reminds me of the beach, and I’m always a sucker for purples. Bee is also so pretty!

    I really want to order more polish but I told myself that I have to finish two polishes for each one I buy because I have so much left over from when I subscribed to Julep. Maybe at the end of Summer I can buy a few, we’ll see!


    1. Hahaha uhhh finishing polishes?! Oh dear you do have your work cut out for you. I’ve only ever finished two polishes in the last 10 years I believe. Yes I have a big collection, but still that’s difficult to achieve!


      1. I actually finished one the other day! Those julep bottles have practically no polish in them and once I get to the point where I have to use thinning drops every time I use them and there’s only like 1ml left I consider them done. So I can buy a new polish once I’ve gone through another one haha And I count things like base & top coats which shouldn’t be too hard… I hope..


  2. I love the look of Marcy! I also love the Zoya formula, I haven’t ordered from them in a while and I am itching to. I am trying to go through my collection a bit before I purchase more, we’ll see how that goes.

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    1. Now might be the time to stock up actually! I recently got an e-mail from them that it’s BOGO until the first week of July I believe.

      “It’s officially the first day of Summer! Are you as excited as we are?
      We’re celebrating with a BOGO on ALL color, so if you have some shades on your wish-list, now is the time to stock up!

      We have over 400 shades to choose from, so there is something for everyone! The biggest question we have is, what colors will you choose?

      Buy One Get One Free on all Color
      Bonus – Get a Z-Wide brush as a gift from us, for every bottle.

      Use Code: SUMMER19
      Ends Monday 7/8/19 (11:59pm ET)”

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