Zoya | Sophisticates Fall 2017 Collection Swatches



Hello lovelies!

I am so excited to share with you today my review and swatches of the BEAUTIFUL Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Collection.

When I first saw these polishes, I was so so excited because fall colors are my jam. This was also one of the few collections I've seen that really are focusing on the dusty pinks and mauves of fall instead of the classic darker colors. While those dark classic colors are in there, most of them have a twist that take them to the next level.

Zoya has always been one of my favorite nail polish brands because they are cruelty free and have a 10 free formula: FORMULATED WITHOUT FORMALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.



*These were sent to me in PR*, and in the press release Zoya describes this collection as "Meet the SOPHISTICATES, Zoya’s latest palette of smouldering nudes, wine reds and shadowy hues in pearl, metallic and cream nail polish finishes."

I just wanted to note, so I don't have to write it under each polish, but the cream finishes in this collection all go on with a more jelly like formula, so it takes some time to get used to and build up.


Before I get into the swatches, I have to note that I am so sorry the pictures are not all exactly the same, I work in news and was working on Hurricane/Tropical Storme Harvey coverage so had to take a break in the swatching to work. 

alright into the swatches...


Gal |a smokey, iridescent, peridot gold metallic|

Honestly, ever since I saw Chanel Peridot back in the day (circa 2011) these gold peridot shades have always caught my eye. Gal is definitely not as strong of a multi-chrome than some of my other similar shades, but what I love about this is that it appears to be a clear base with peridot shimmers. This was 3 coats, and it comes off more yellow/green in this photos, but in the sunlight I was able to spot just a hint of the classic peridot blue.

I am thinking of doing a comparison post of all my gold peridot polishes, so keep an eye out for that in the future!


Tabitha |a refined pearl in a deep hunter green|

I was not expecting to really like this deep hunter green, because I was hesitant about the silver pearl it was paired with, however it turned out to look pretty good on me. I was happy with the color (just wish I was a bit tanner). This was 2 coats, and I think that this is truly a very unique color in my collection!


Hadley |a smokey, midnight blue cream|

In most lights, this blue looked like a dusty blue/grey. At times I wasn't sure what color it was and I was and had to double check the press release. This looks almost black, but that hint of blue makes it totally work appropriate and absolutely is a sophisticate shade. This was 2 thin coats, but you could get away with 1if you paint on thicker coats. It's a little patchier than the other shades, and is probably my least favorite in the collection.


Elaine |a dark, umber brown cream|

Talk about another polish that looks almost black, but a hint of color turns it into an office color. This deep brown is really runs looking black, which I love but is not always work appropriate, but with that brown in there this will definitely be a color I reach for as we get deep into fall. This was 2 thin coats, but again you could get away with 1 if you paint on thicker.


Mona |a deep, burgundy plum cream|

This deep plum really comes out as a bluer-wine color, but I think that's because this was one of the last shades I was able to swatch and daylight was fading. In direct sunlight, this is a lot more red, but I think this swatch is true to what it would look like in indoor lighting. This was 2 think coats, but again you could get away with 1.


Yvonne |a rich, bordeaux red cream|

This is a beautiful red cream, and with that jelly like formula it makes this polish really shine. I really love reds like this and I am happy they added it to this collection, but it isn't the most unique color. This was 2 thin coats.

*pardon these next 2 swatches*

Mckenna |a refined pearl in soft almond|

I lovedddd this shade. This is a perfect nude color for me, which I would usually only wear in the summer time, but the subtle pearlescent really brings it into the fall season. This did take 3 coats to cover my nail line to my liking, but as you can see on my pointer finger, you can still kind of see it. 



Beth |a soft, sandy, rose gold metallic|

This is by FAR my favorite color in this collection. I truly have nothing like this in the hundreds of bottles that I own and it is just so gorgeous. This is not only perfect for fall, but can be used all year round and the golden flecks in the sandy rose are just gorgeous. This was 2 coats, but could take up to 3 for some people.


Presley |a smokey, mauve taupe cream|

Wow this color blew me away. What is there not to love about this mauvey taupe 😍😍 This is my perfect fall shade and a really close second favorite. Honestly this picture just tells it all, and it only took two coats to reach this perfect finish.



Joni |a deep, dusty plum cream|

This is just like a darker and dustier version of Presley, and it's just as gorgeous. I've always been more into the lighter shades when it comes to dusty fall types, but this is still a beautiful dusty berry shade and I'm actually wearing this shade as I type this up. This was 2 coats, and evened out really great. 


Hera |a muted, red mauve cream|

This would not be the first color I reach for or go out and buy, but it is actually a really pretty jelly berry color. Also, being a lover of Greek mythology, I love the name of this polish so much. This was two thin coats.


Padma |a deep, vermillion red cream|

Don't worry I did a double take too, this color is super similar to Hera, but it doesn't have that dusty hint. So I have the same comments on this color, it's beautiful but not my kind of fall shade. This was again 2 coats.

Overall, this is an absolutely gorgeous fall collection and I am so grateful to have received it. I know my roommates and friends will be asking me for manicures in these shades all season long and I can't wait to see how these come out on all their different skin tones and nail shapes.

What colors are your favorite? Let me know in the comments if you plan on buying any!

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