Let's start with the Zoya Whispers Collection. That was a blind sided collection announcement. I had no idea anything was coming. I was kinda hoping they'd do a winter collection along with the MatteVelvets, didn't they do both last year? Anywho, here's my review of the collection that came out of nowhere, the Whispers Collection.
The Whispers Collection is described as transitional shades. "Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals. "
Zoya April ZP824: "A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush." It's described as a blush but I would describe it more of a foundation for fair skin with pink undertones. I looked at it and immediately wanted to rub it on my face, not my nails. I ended up liking it, it's a pretty nude for my skin tone (pale leaning see through). Three coats no top coat.
Zoya Cala ZP823: "A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones." But that skin tone is not mine. It would be okay for a base for nail art, but I don't like it on my skin tone. Three coats no top coat
Zoya Eastyn ZP825: "A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable." I really like this. It is sophisticated and an interesting shade of gray/grape. Graype? It's a graype shade. Two coats no top coat.
Zoya Misty ZP827: "An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring. " The yellow toned green in the taupe base is not flattering on me. I have a hard time wearing these type of shades. I know people that could pull this off. Sadly, not me. Two coats, no top coat.
Zoya Ireland ZP826: "A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s flattering on all skin tones." Okay, this green works on my skin tone. Awesomely balanced shade and I love this one. Two coats, no top coat.
What do you think about transitional shades? I guess the idea behind transitional shades is to cleanse the palete between the dark winter shades to bright pastels in spring. While I don't adhere to seasonally appropriate nails, I enjoy neutrals from time to time. My favorites are April, Lake, Eastyn and Ireland. Misty and Cala just had too much yellow for my taste.
The Zoya Whispers collection is available now on Zoya.com.
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