Aug 24 2015

Zoya Focus for Fall

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

zoya focus fall 2015 swatches review on BeautyJudy

Aaaaaah, fall is coming.

Around 7 a.m., I’m inevitably up feeding the baby and I’ve noticed that the morning at that hour has a nice, cool feeling in the air before the sun burns it off and summer heat returns for the day.

Although summer is my favorite time of year for weather, fall is my favorite time of year for nail polish collections! I am always excited to see what Zoya offers; this year they have Focus & Flair, Focus is a six-piece set of creme polishes, and Flair is a six-piece set of “liquid metal” or metallic shades.

Today I have swatches of the Focus collection. Check ’em out!


zoya focus fall 2015 Sia swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Sia swatches review on BeautyJudy

Sia is described as a true, royal blue creme. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE in this collection! It was pretty pigmented for the first coat; but I always do two. Zoya warns that since this is a highly-pigmented shade, make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining.


zoya focus fall 2015 Janel swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Janel swatches review on BeautyJudy

Janel is described as a deep red creme with rich, warm undertone. I used two coats – this applied like butter on hot toast!


zoya focus fall 2015 Hannah swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Hannah swatches review on BeautyJudy

Hannah is described as a clear, classic red creme with a balanced undertone; I love Janel but Hannah is the red for me. Hannah is bright and demands attention and I could sit and stare at her all day. I used two coats for my swatch.


zoya focus fall 2015 Lidia swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Lidia swatches review on BeautyJudy

Lidia is described as a rich eggplant creme with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red; while Zoya says that makes it wearable for virtually every skin tone, the formula on Lidia makes it less desirable for me than its collection mates. After two coats, you can see the balding on my nails very visibly. I will use a third coat when I wear this. I was disappointed in Lidia’s formula, because the color is amazing. When I wear this, I’ll be sure to post a photo on Instagram (@beautyjudy) and update you on how many coats it took to achieve opacity without balding!


zoya focus fall 2015 Desiree swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Desiree swatches review on BeautyJudy

Desiree is described as a classic sable brown creme that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone. This is a beautiful brown for fall; I used two coats but this is another beautiful, pigmented shade.


zoya focus fall 2015 Charli swatches review on BeautyJudy
zoya focus fall 2015 Charli swatches review on BeautyJudy

Charli is described as a dusty taupe creme with a hint of green; this is another of my favorites from this collection. Again, great pigmentation and the formula was amazing – Charli easily applied.

Overall, I think Zoya nailed it for the upcoming sweater weather season with the Focus cremes. My favorites are Hannah, Charli and Sia. My least favorite, for formula, was Lidia.

The Focus collection is available on Zoya.com now and each polish retails for $9, or you can purchase the set for $54. You can also score a mini set of the Focus collection for $30 – included is a mini color lock system and free shipping.

What’s your favorite Focus color for fall?!

Disclaimer: I received the Zoya Focus collection from the PR Firm/Manufacturer for honest consideration. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.oliveandivyblog.com/ Chelsea

    The blue is stunning! I love this collection and I’ve been wearing the red this week 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      I love that blue so much! And the reds are hot!

  • Kendra Stanton

    I think I need to get Desiree

    • BeautyJudy

      Good choice! 🙂

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    zoya really steals my heart each and every time… I love it.

    • BeautyJudy


  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Sia and Charli have my heat. So beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      Good choices!

  • http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com/ Beyond Beauty Lounge

    Nice collection, I think Charli is my favorite.

    • BeautyJudy

      Charli is so beautiful!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    What a great color collection for Fall!

    • BeautyJudy

      They hit the nail on the head yet again!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I’m with you – Fall polish collex make my heart sing. I love jewel tones.

    • BeautyJudy

      YAS. Give me fall polishes but I love summer most, go figure lol

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    Sia is gorgeous and a great spin/addition to the typical Fall nail polish collection.

    • BeautyJudy

      I know – I’m in love!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Sia is so beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      She seems to be the fan favorite!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Beautiful photos – those reds are gorgeous

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lisa!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Zoya has the best shades and the quality is awesome!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    Sia is sooo me! I wrote it down last week to order.

    • BeautyJudy

      I love that one most!

  • marciaf

    They’ve captured fall perfectly with these shades. I can’t believe you have time to swatch with an infant at home.

    • BeautyJudy

      Ha, my husband took care of the baby while I swatched both Zoya collections last weekend. I did manage to swatch three of them over the course of the week last week when the baby slept but it’s not a sustainable process lol

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Zoya collections are always on point with seasonal trends 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed – they know what’s going on!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I like the purple, of course

    • BeautyJudy

      Of course! 🙂

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    That blue is beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      I die over it lol!

  • Justina

    I love that bright blue. It’s so pretty!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too! It’s my standout.

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    While not unusual, as ever Zoya does a gorgeous seasonal collection flawlessly.

    • BeautyJudy


  • http://www.logicalharmony.net/ Tashina

    These are gorgeous fall shades! I especially like Charli.

    • BeautyJudy

      Charli is so beautiful!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I think it’s a very appropriate collection for fall. Looks very Back to School!

    • BeautyJudy

      I just love these cremes, although Lidia is disappointing