Hey y'all! Today I have the Awaken collection along with Monet to share. In full honesty, I've seen a TON of complaints about Monet being gloopy and thick. I also experienced this, but once I got a little out and put some thinner in, let it sit for a while after mixing it in, I had zero issues and it applied like a dream.
Now to the swatches....
|Dot with Monet|
Dot - 3 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full-coverage pink petal cream" I'm not sure about full coverage. This felt more like a crelly(cream/jelly) to me and was really streaky.
|Cole with Monet|
Cole - 2 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full-coverage peach whisper cream." I didn't really have any issues with this one at all & the color description is spot on.
|Brooklyn with Monet|
Brooklyn - 3 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full-coverage white gold metallic." Am I the only one who doesn't see the white gold here? 2 coats would've worked fine for this, but for some reason I did 3. Also, I noticed that it doesn't show the brush marks as bad as most metallic polishes do.
|Dillon with Monet|
Dillon - 2 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full coverage green mint metallic with silver shimmer." That is pretty much exactly what I wrote in my notes as well.
|Rebel with Monet|
Rebel - 2 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full-coverage blue sky metallic with a silver shimmer." It's almost a beachy blue. Along with Cole, this is one of my fav's.
|Hudson with Monet|
Hudson - 2 coats with top coat. "Can be best described as a full-coverage purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer." Perfect for that color of the year trend of radiant orchid.
The swatches that included Monet was just one coat of the iridescent glitters. The pink base to it didn't seem to alter the colors underneath at all, which is always a plus.
With the exception of Dot and Monet, I had no issues. Everything applied great.
These are currently available on Zoya.com for $9ea, Monet is $10 or $54 for the entire Awaken sampler set.
*Note: Products provided for a 100% honest review.*