Zoya Whispers Transitional Collection 2016 -Swatches & Review

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Hello all! Today I have for you the Zoya 2016 Whispers Transitional Collection. The collection is made up of six soft, muted easily wearable shades. 

 

First a quick rundown of the swatches:

For each polish I used two coats

I used no base coat (with the exception of Cala) and no top coat for pics.

 

First up is Cala, a soft nude with yellow-undertones.  Nudes can be hit or miss when it comes to how they look in various skin tones. Having seen Cala on paler skin tones and then my own I feel like it can work for most people without leaning too yellow, which is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to shades like this. The formula was great; the first coat went on quite sheer but by the second coat was fully opaque. A rare feat for a neutral. 

 

April is the softer, paler, rosier sister to Cala. I love this shade! And again it is one of those rare neutrals that is universally flattering. The formula was identical to Cala's; sheer on the first coat but opaque by the second. I also did not have any issues with patches or bald spots which can tend to happen with shaded like this.

 

Eastyn is a dusky muted lavender. In terms of formula it was the sheerest of the bunch and while applying the first coat, I wasn't sure if I even liked it it was so sheer. But  it after the second coat I fell in love! This is my second favorite color of the collection. And again - universally flattering. 

 

Next up is Misty. This color stumped me. While applying it under the lighting in my house it looked like a pale pale green which made me question why it was included since there is already a green in the collection. But in natural lighting it reads as a  dusky taupe. This is another one that grew on me after I'd applied the second coat. The formula was a bit thicker than the others, but I had no issues with application.

 

Lake is a gorgeous soft pastel muted blue. I hesitate to say baby blue but it's somewhere in that spectrum.  This one was my absolute favorite of the collection. I wore it for an entire week I loved it so much. The formula was identical to Misty's - a bit thicker than the otehr but applied very smoothly and evenly. 


Ireland is a soft sage green. Color-wise this was just okay for mt, but I think if you're looking for a bit of color while still being subtle or work-appropriate. The formula was pretty identical to Lake and Misty. I had no issues with application

My overall review:

I think this was a really solid collection. The colors are incredibly wearable and I was really impressed with the formulas on all of them - not a weak link in the bunch.

Purchase details

The Whispers Collection is currently available via the Zoya website and retail for $9 a bottle.

 

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