05 March 2015

Swatches & Review - 3 shades from the Zoya Natural Satins collection

Hi loves! Today I have a review about 3 of the Zoya Natural Satins shades. I have seen these on so many blogs and I was really curious about them, so I'm delighted Pretty Polish gave me the opportunity to try a few. If you haven't heard of the Zoya Natural Satins before, they are 6 neutral shades with a satin finish - it's like a hybrid between a glossy and a matte finish with a very slight texture to them. Nothing you can actually feel, but they look almost pebbled a bit.

Zoya Natural Satins Brittany

Zoya Natural Satins Leah

Zoya Natural Satins Sage


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* Please excuse the redness on my ringfinger. Unfortunately it got infected a bit, I've tried to clear it up a bit with photoshop so I hope you don't notice too much. *

Zoya Natural Satins Brittany

Zoya Natural Satins Brittany

Zoya Natural Satins Brittany


Zoya Brittany is a rose mauve cream. It actually reminds me a lot of OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around which is one of my favorite colors ever, so I immediately loved this as well. I used 2 coats and obviously no topcoat.

Zoya Natural Satins Leah

Zoya Natural Satins Leah

Zoya Natural Satins Leah


Zoya Leah is a lavender tinged taupe cream. Funnily, it pulls quite grey on me, but it also depends heavily on the lighting you are in. Very easy to wear! Again, 2 coats and no topcoat.

Zoya Natural Satins Sage

Zoya Natural Satins Sage

Zoya Natural Satins Sage


Zoya Sage is a mossy sage green, I love greens like these! It's a bit retro feeling to me, and a perfect shade to transfer into Spring. Surprise: I used 2 coats and no topcoat.

Overall conclusion
I absolutely love these polishes. I know I haven't said a word yet about formula and finish, but here I go! The satin finish highly compliments the colors, and because of the ever so slight texture they aren't chalky looking. Applying these wasn't hard, the biggest tip I have for you is to load up your brush and use a generous coat. This way you are less likely to have an uneven surface which is harder to get even in the end.

Let the coats dry in between so you don't drag off any of the polish. If you see the satin finish show up, you're ready for your second coat. Also, don't brush half way the nail (sometimes I do to even things out, won't work with these because it'll show up as it dries down - use long strokes!). So yes, there's a slight learning curve, but how pretty is the final result?!

My favorite shade is Zoya Brittany, but they are all very lovely.

Have you tried the Zoya Natural Satins? And how do you feel about them? Tell me in the comments!
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Zoya Natural Satins Brittany

Zoya Natural Satins Leah

Zoya Natural Satins Sage

62 comments :

  1. The satin finish is so classy, I love the look of it. But I'm scared of the formula, that I won't be able to pull if off. Beautiful swatches and photos, these color look so chic on you!

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  2. Sage looks incredible on you! I hope your finger starts to feeling better. :)

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  3. Excellent swatches! I have heard so many dollar coaster ride reviews on these polishes, some live while others hate. Can't wait to get my hands on a few more of them so I can do a review!

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  4. Ah, jellies! You know they aren't my favourite but I must say the purple one is gorgeous color-wise. I'd love something like that in a crelly finish maybe!

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  5. These look lovely on you! I'm usually not a huge fan of darker jellies that still have VNL, but these are great shades!

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  6. Victoria - manicurator05 March, 2015 23:05

    These shades are so subtle yet pack a punch. The satin does suit the colors like you said!

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  7. Brittany is my favourite as well. I worry that Sage would look terrible on me. I don't own anything from this collection, but I'm curious to try them after reading your review.

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  8. Color Me So Crazy06 March, 2015 00:16

    I have tried the Satins and I love them. They truly are a great palette cleanser for me. The neutral colors are just perfect.

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  9. Brittany was one of my faves too, and actually the first one I wore from the collection. These look beautiful on you :)

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  10. These look really opaque for jellies. Which I kind of like because Im not a fan of VNL at all. I bet they would look great in the lead light technique.

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  11. Gorgeous swatches ! But to be honest with you, I don't know if I like the satin finish ! Also are they fast drying? :)

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  12. Great swatches ! They look great on you, but I'm not a huge fan of dark jellies :) Maybe they'd work great for a nail-art though :)

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  13. Thanks for the tip about .nl and .com for ordering Zoya's at PP! I didn't know that.

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  14. I love he purple shade , looks so amazing. Cannot wait to try!!!


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  15. Wow these three polishes look stunning on you! I've been fairly obsessed with this collection, and it's a shame that people are having difficulty with the formula - but I'm glad to see you figured it out quickly! Thanks for the application tips.

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  16. I think Sage looks incredible on you! I really like the satin finish on these.

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  17. Such pretty swatches Deborah! You really showed off the finish so well!

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  18. I love your swatches of these shades - I was really disappointed in the finish when they were first released, but your swatches actually show the slightly satin/soft matte finish really well and re-ignite my interest!

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  19. Gah, I need to pick some of these up soon! They look great on you!

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  20. Thanks Em! I was really curious how they would build up and I am glad I tried it. Though they layer perfectly as well.

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  21. If that's what you like I can highly recommend these!

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  22. Thamks girl! I'm normally not the biggest fan either of iridescent glitter but it really works with the jelly bases.

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  23. I think if you'd layer 2 coats over a matching base, they might be even more mesmerizing :D.

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  24. Oh you might be onto something here! Great idea!

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  25. Haha it's all Dance Legend's fault! They create the beauties!

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  26. Yes, made it so much more fun in my opinion!

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  27. Thanks Kellie! I love how versatile it is - when layered it looks so different.

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  28. That makes 2 of us, the squish is so good!

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  29. Thanks Jenny! I like how it makes them more versatile in use.

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  30. It's the only thing that comes close to how this formula felt lol, I know it's weird :P.

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  31. Thank you Lothwen, I was pleasantly surprised when I build them up by themselves!

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  32. Thanks Liz! The formula takes some time getting used to, I'll admit that, but it isn't too hard to master.

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  33. Thank you Jes! Unfortunately my finger keeps acting up :/ not sure why.

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  34. Thank You Cheyenne! Yes I've read mixed feelings a lot as well, for me key was to use a lot more on my brush then I normally would, other than that it behaved nicely.

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  35. Thanks Meghan, glad I sparked your interest. If you have trouble with green on your skintone, this might indeed clash, but Brittany and Leah would make great substitutes!

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  36. Yes, that's what they are to me as well! Easy to put on and looks great with a variety of the other colors.

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  37. Funny how there is always that one shade in a set everyone loves best :). Thanks!

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  38. Hmmm, maybe try one for yourself to see what it's about? They did dry relatively fast, I didn't have to be super cautious after painting them on.

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  39. Thanks Virginie! I might try some of my other fav' nudes with a satin/matte topcoat as well. Won't have the same texture but might still be fun!

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  40. Thanks so much Kelli! I loooove the shades I have, I might be overly excited if they decide to do these for Fall as well (imagine a dark purple, teal, vampy red, burnt orange, sky blue and a medium green.. OMG!).

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  41. Thanks Jenny, I was happy that I was able to capture it!

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  42. I had mixed feelings at first as well! And I still think they are better in person than in pictures :). Glad to see you are considering them again!

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  43. Thanks! And yes, please do, they are lovely!

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  44. Ugh! Lately I have been such a slow healer with cuts and bruises, it's starting to get old, for sure!

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