Hey y'all! Today I have swatches of the Fall collection named Focus. This half of the releases for this season are all cream finishes. Super easy to apply and opaque in 1-2 coats. As usual, I'll have the other collection up in a day or two, but for now lets get to the pics and info.
For all of these I applied 2 coats along with top coat.
Janel - Can be best described as a deep red cream that has a warm undertone. I noted this as kind of a cranberry cream. It's great for fall and to transition into the winter season. Who am I kidding? This shade is great year round.
Charli - Can be best described as a dusty taupe cream that has a hint of green. I legit wrote down "medium gray cream with a slight green tinge".
Sia - Can be best described as a true, royal blue cream. I noted this as being like a cobalt/royal blue. I can't actually pick a fav, for once, but this is right up there on the top. I didn't experience any staining, but because of this being a highly pigmented blue Zoya does suggest using a base coat. I'd suggest doubling up on a base coat.
Desiree - Can be best described as a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it a cool tone. To me this is slightly darker and more chocolate-y than sable, or at least the sable that I found when using Google for paint images of that shade.
Lidia - Can be best described as a rich eggplant cream that has a blackened purple base. Pretty much what I wrote in my notes as well. I did notice, and you probably won't unless you enlarge and REALLY look, while editing the pics that there were a few streaky spots. It wasn't noticeable to the naked eye, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Hannah - Can be best described as a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone. It's a gorgeous basic red. Unlike any of the other reds I own from Zoya, which is a lot of them.
Like I said, I honestly can't pick a favorite. Though I don't feel like there needed to be 2 reds, I like them both. I would have maybe swapped one for like a burnt orange or something.
These are now currently available on Zoya.com for $9ea. or $54 for the entire sampler set. They also have mini sets.