Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the full Zoya Luscious Fall 2020 collection*. Zoya’s Fall collections have always been my favourite out of all of their seasonal collections, but there’s something about this one in particular that is just really doing it for me. Zoya always does such a good job striking a balance between releasing shades that are for everyone, the less adventurous and the more adventurous. This season is no exception! Also, don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!
This post contains products received in PR*
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, are breathable and vegan!
My thoughts on the Zoya Formula
Overall, I really enjoy the Zoya formula. 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 the thinner style, but they do offer a wider brush called the Z-Wide Brush which can be purchased separately for $2 each.
Lisa is a medium-deep garnet with a creme finish. This is a beautiful standard deep red that looks great year round. This shade looked best with two coats.
Soleil is a golden-leaning copper metallic. This copper metallic is insanely stunning and one of my clear favourites from this collection. It pairs so nicely with every other shade in this collection and it is incredibly reflective. As you can see in these up-close shots, it seems to be made up of a variety of metallic pigments, including what looks like silver. This is likely what makes it so reflective! From a normal distance with the naked eye it just looks like a beautifully smooth and sparkly copper. This shade looked best with two coats.
Tasha is a brown metallic with amber highlights. This is another stunning smooth metallic that again looks to be made up of a variety of metallic pigments. There’s something about this shade that gives me all the cozy feels. This shade looked best with two coats.
Mel is a medium-deep forest green with slight olive undertones with a creme finish. This is my kind of green! It is a great standalone shade, but I absolutely love it in combination with the copper and brown metallics as well. This shade looked best with two coats.
Lou is a medium-deep aegean blue with slight touches of teal and grey with a creme finish. You know, I really didn’t think Zoya could come out with another unique and beautiful blue, but this is it! They’ve done the impossible! This shade looked best with two coats.
Tommy is a light-medium denim blue with a touch of grey with a creme finish. This is such a stunning take on a baby blue. I love this toned down version. The only thing that I noticed with this shade is that the formula was a touch thicker and didn’t self-level as well. A good glossy top coat is enough to remedy this. This shade looked best with two coats.
Wanda is a medium bubblegum pink with gold and iridescent microglitter. This and the next shade, Patrice, are beautifully sparkly. This is usually a shade that would not attract me, but I find myself loving how girly and feminine it is. The sparkles help. This shade looked best with two coats but some might like three.
Patrice is a light-medium mauve purple with blush undertones and gold and iridescent microglitter. This is another favourite of mine from this collection. The mauve and gold sparkle combo is just really doing it for me! You can expect to see some sort of nail art with this shade soon! I must use it! This shade looked best with two coats but some might like three.
Teresa is a medium mauve purple with a subtle purple shimmer. As you can tell, the shimmer is this is VERY subtle. If fact, in person in any normal lighting this shade looks like a creme. You can only really see the shimmer is bright sunlight. As a creme though, this is a very pretty shade! This shade looked best with two coats.
Andrea is a deep metallic purple with a subtle purple-blue/green duochrome effect. This shade was challenging to photograph in a way that showed the duochrome effect. It is obvious from the bottle, but on the nails it is very subtle and only appears in some lights. I’ve included a video to show you what it looks like in person. Whether the duochrome is obvious or not, this is such a wonderful vampy shade and it is quite chrome-like with how reflective it is. I’m hoping to use this one in some halloween manis! This shade looked best with two coats.
Bentley is a medium-deep grape with a creme finish. I love the richness of this shade. This shade looked best with two coats.
Sharon is a medium purple-leaning fuchsia with a creme finish. The Zoya website describes this shade as a wildberry, and I totally agree with that! This shade looked best with two to three coats. For these swatches I used two, but you’ll notice in my swatch video below that I used three.
Thoughts on the Luscious Fall 2020 Collection
As always Zoya is bringing us the creme must haves for the season, plus some sparkly stunners! What Zoya does best every single time is curate a balanced collection that has shades that will work for pretty much everyone. This Fall collection in particular has to be one of my favourites so far, in terms of colour story. We have almost a rainbow, but with a unique take on each shade. A Fall rainbow! My favourites have to be Soleil, Lou, Patrice and Andrea, but I really do love all of them. As usual the formula was pretty consistent across all of the shades, with the exception of Tommy, as noted. The cremes are still a super strong formula for Zoya, having excellent opacity, and the metallics have so much dimension to them!
If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Zoya website!
Want to see the shades live and in action? Check out my live swatches below!
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.