Zoya Naturel 3 Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have the Zoya Naturel 3 Collection for your viewing pleasure. This collection was a bit different in that it not only has six polishes, but three lipsticks! I will be posting my swatches and thoughts on the lipsticks at the end of this post.

The details:

For swatches I used two coats for each with no top coat.

First up is Tatum and is described as a medium tone nude. On me this runs more on the yellow side. It's not bad but I tend to like more cooler or neutral -toned nudes. The formula was once of the thinner of the six but I had no issues with application and achieved full opacity with two coats.

 

Cathy is neutral leaning light pink. This one is a great office appropriate color. The formula was thicker than Tatum's - you could easily get away with one coat for this one if you apply it carefully. Again, no issues with application. 

 

Jill is described as light mauve-toned nude. I would describe it as a classic mauve. This is my favorite of the lighter three shades not only for the color but for the formula. This is a one-coater. I applied two coats for continuity with the other swatches but I really didn't need it. It applied evenly and smoothly with no issues. I've worn this color twice now and I love it. It's a great palette cleanser if you're sick of wearing dark colors this season.  

 

Mary is described as a medium raisin brown. I would describe it more as a lighter dusky brown. The formula was great - pretty much identical to Jill's. This one could definitely be a cone-coater as well. I wasn't a huge fan of this one in the bottle but once it dried down I thought it was quite pretty. I think on lighter skin tones this one might pull a bit more mauve. 

 

Gina is described as medium brown neutral. Of the three browns this one is my favorite. It reminds me of hot cocoa! Formula was identical to Jill and Mary. This is probably the most universally flattering of the three darker shades. And the high shine is really impressive. This is with no top coat!

 

Last up for the polishes is Debbie, a plum brown cream. This one definitely reads more purple on the nail than it does in the bottle. The formula was good though not as easy to work with as the others. This is another color that I think is universally flattering. It also works if you want something a tad darker but not vampy.

I liked this collection far more on the nail than I did in the bottles. Specifically the browns. In the bottle they all pretty much look the same. I don't know if you necessarily need all of them - unless you want them all of course lol. Below is a comparison pic of all three so you can see the differences side by side. If you are looking for great formulas I would highly recommend Mary and Gina. As for the lighter shades, Jill is my hands down fave (I'm actually wearing her as I write this post!)

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And now the lipsticks!

I am a huge lipstick lover  - the only thing I own more of is nail polish! So I was very excited when Zoya announced that they would be releasing lipsticks. There first launch of the Zoya Perfect Lipstick collection was in late Fall when they released 12 cream lipstick shades. I wasn't able to get my hands on those, but the range is pretty impressive. For the Naturel 3 collection they released three additional colors: Cameron, a creamy nude. Paisley, a rose blush. And Maxwell, a deep plum.

Formulas:

Cameron

Unfortunately Cameron reads almost invisible on my lips and skin tone. I decided to wear it out layered over a darker neutral and it was quite pretty. The formula is very sheer. If you are looking for an opaque nude this one may not be right for you. It's more for when you want a light hint of color to your natural lip shade.

Paisley

Paisley is very pretty and is a universally flattering shade. Like Cameron, it applies quite sheer and is more for a hint of color than a full coverage cream lipstick.

Maxwell

The darkest of the trio, Maxwell is my favorite of the bunch. The color is deep and rich and perfect for Winter. But again - in keeping with the other two it's sheer. The good news is that you can build up the color or even layer it over a another dark berry shade for a shinier finish.

 

Overall, while I think the colors are pretty they are not my cup of tea. I wear mostly matte liquid lipsticks and so I am used to brighter more opaque shades that are long -lasting. If you prefer something more natural or naturel - see what I did there? - then these are a great option.

The Naturel 3 collection is available via the Zoya website. The polishes retail for $10 each. The lipsticks retail for $12.

*Products provided for review

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