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Dec 23 2016

13 Days of Zoya Lipstick

Disclaimer: PR Samples. See bottom for more.

Zoya lipstick collection swatches on BeautyJudy

Zoya selling matching nail polish and lipstick sets isn’t anything new, but the brand has recently made an effort to publicize that, hey! Zoya isn’t just about great nail products! They are in the lip game, too.

I really wanted to find out how the line performed, so when given the opportunity to test them out, I tested each one, a day at a time. So you’re going to see me over the course of 13 days, the good face days, the bad hair days and the sinusitis, hahaha. But it really helped me shape an opinion of the line!

There are 13 shades of classic creamy lipstick formula that the brand advertises, “stays moist for hours without the mess,” and “the medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying.” The lipsticks are a light weight yet well pigmented and contain no flavor.

Check ’em out:

Zoya lipstick collection swatches on BeautyJudy

Here’s a closer look (sorry, I messed up while swatching Matte Velvet Red, you can see how pigmented it is from it!):

Zoya lipstick collection swatches on BeautyJudy

Left to right: Frankie, Georgia, Matte Velvet Red and Maxwell.

Zoya lipstick collection swatches on BeautyJudy

Left to right: Mackenzie, Jasmine, Brooke, Mellie and Candy.

Zoya lipstick collection swatches on BeautyJudy

Left to right: Paisley, Belle, Wren and Cameron.

Thoughts on each lipstick is with individual swatches and “how I wore it” pics below! But, spoiler alert: my lips felt moisturized while wearing these lipsticks, I didn’t feel any drying.

For all of these, when I say morning I mean around 7:30/8 a.m., lunch is around 12/12:30 p.m. and end of day is 5/5:30 p.m.

Cameron

Zoya lipstick Cameron swatches BeautyJudy

Zoya lipstick Cameron swatches BeautyJudy

Cameron is a nice, creamy nude lip that is perfect for the office – if you need subtle – and pairs well with bold eye makeup! I put Cameron on before work and got about five hours of wear before I needed to reapply at lunchtime. I felt the lighter shades in this collection didn’t stain the same way as the darker hues did, but that didn’t surprise me or worry me. Five hours is still pretty amazing for cream lipstick!

Wren

Zoya lipstick Wren swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Wren swatches BeautyJudy

Wren is a pretty, rosy nude lip that is really complimentary to my skin tone. I applied this in the morning and again, felt the need to reapply around lunch, so about five hours of wear. Another “office appropriate” pick or another stunner with makeup. Wren looks very natural on me and this will definitely become a stand-by neutral for me!

Belle

Zoya lipstick Belle swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Belle swatches BeautyJudy

Belle is described as a mid-range pink with a gold shimmer effect, offering a frost finish. The gold in Belle is so subtle it isn’t apparent on the lips. This is one of my favorite colors from the collection, wearing at least five hours. I touched up after lunch.

Matte Velvet Red

Zoya lipstick Matte Velvet Red swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Matte Velvet Red swatches BeautyJudy

Matte Velvet Red was one of the first lipsticks I wore – who doesn’t love a great red during the holidays?! This one is a classic, cool-toned red with a velvety matte finish, according to the brand. But again, this felt like a cream lipstick to me and not like a matte of any kind. This one wore phenomenal. I still had red on my lips after eating a couple times, and I got more than five hours with this one. The whole time, I didn’t feel my lips were dry. The only downside? It feathered a little bit on my upper lip. Sometimes it sucks getting old!

Frankie

Zoya lipstick Frankie swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Frankie swatches BeautyJudy

Frankie is described as a bright, scarlet red lipstick with a hydrating, satin cream finish. Frankie is the type of red lipstick that is flattering on all skin types, and she is my FAVORITE of these lipsticks! I used Frankie first, and what struck me most was how pigmented she was. And with all but one of the lippies in this collection, these are so well pigmented. Frankie wore, but she wore well and lasted through a Christmas party til after hours. I laughed, smiled, snacked, ate, drank, and my lips still popped at least five hours later.

Georgia

Zoya lipstick Georgia swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Georgia swatches BeautyJudy

Georgia is described a berry shade of satin cream-finish lipstick. I’d say this is a deep raspberry! Perfect to wear with my ridiculous ugly holiday gear for our work contest! I wore this from the morning, and I did touch up around lunch – but it wore extraordinarily well to the point I had to really wipe it off my lips before picking up my daughter at daycare after 5 p.m. (I love to shower her with kisses when I see her and I try not to wear lipstick when I do that!) It hugged my lips and lasted for hours. Georgia is flattering on all skin types. Downside, I had some slight feathering.

Maxwell

Zoya lipstick Maxwell swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Maxwell swatches BeautyJudy

Maxwell is a  deep plum lipstick  containing a subtle fuchsia fleck in a modern matte finish. My lips were a bit dry, so the slightly less creamy formula seemed a little darker on dryer parts of my lip. I loved the flecks, they are subtle, so you don’t look like you’re wearing a metallic, but they add a little oomph to this vampy pick. Again, great wear, more than five hours. Perhaps because this one was slightly different formula, I didn’t experience feathering the same as I did with some of the other darker shades.

Mackenzie

Zoya lipstick Mackenzie swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Mackenzie swatches BeautyJudy

Mackenzie is a medium-toned, crushed berry shaded lipstick labeled as a semi-opaque satin cream finish. Mackenzie is well-pigmented, but designed to be slightly less opaque than some of the others! I still got great wear out of her, roughly five hours.

Jasmine

Zoya lipstick Jasmine swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Jasmine swatches BeautyJudy

Jasmine – just….WOW. I mean, I love a great red, but never underestimate the power of a great plum – amiright?! I received so many compliments the say I wore Jasmine and the best part? She was still covering my lips and going strong AT five hours. I’m telling you, these lipsticks are amazeballs. The only downside here, as with the other downsides: feathering. It was bad here. MUST remember to wear an invisible liner!

Brooke

Zoya lipstick Brooke swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Brooke swatches BeautyJudy

Brooke is mauve shade, meant to have a “dewy” appearance. I was so thrown by the lack of pigmentation on this, compared with the other lipsticks, it felt a little out of place. But that’s about as far as any possible disappointment went. Not only did Brooke feel like a cushion on my lips, she wore in such a natural way on me (like a balm stain in a way); I know I got at least five hours.

Paisley

Zoya lipstick Paisley swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Paisley swatches BeautyJudy

Paisley is blush rose shaded lipstick in a satin cream finish. This reminded me a lot of Brooke, although a touch lighter. I wore this one for a minimum of five hours, as well.

Mellie

Zoya lipstick Mellie swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Mellie swatches BeautyJudy

Mellie is red-pink cream, described as having medium coverage power but honestly? Delivering great pigmented coverage. She’s another one I rocked for minimum of five hours. I did have a little feathering. I was at the beginning of sinusitis in this picture, so forgive my watery eyes!

Candy

Zoya lipstick Candy swatches BeautyJudy
Zoya lipstick Candy swatches BeautyJudy

Candy is a cool-toned, bright pink cream lipstick! Such a classic. I love my bright pink lipsticks as much as my reds. She’s another described as medium coverage but gave me complete coverage and lasted, again, for a minimum of five hours.

So in summary, here’s my general thoughts:

  • The line lasts for a minimum of five hours
  • Some of the darker shades feather on me
  • All of them felt and appeared creamy despite the description, with the exception of Brooke, which did seem more “dewy”
  • The lipstick is moisturizing, but something I did not note under each individual lipstick (because it wasn’t something I kept track of, that’s my fault!) is that I didn’t always feel moisturized as the lipsticks wore off, and the color remained. I did feel like I could use some balm, for example, while wearing Jasmine. But it was after five hours of wear that I felt that way.

Overall, my results were aligned with the brand proposition and I’m really impressed with the Zoya lipstick line. I need to remember my invisible lip liner so I can wear these to perfection again in the future. The pay-off is worth the added step in my routine!

You can find this line of lipsticks on Zoya’s website here, they retail for $12 each. There’s a solid lineup of classic colors! I can’t wait to see if they expand or launch coordinated lipsticks to some of their new nail launches, the way they’re advertising some of the picks with the Naturel(3) collection!

So what do you think of the Zoya lipsticks? Have you tried them?

Disclaimer: I received 12 of the Zoya Lipsticks for honest consideration, and purchased 1 at full price. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Old_Warhorse

    Thank you for swatching these so effectively, you’ve helped me make my decision as to which colors would look best on me. 🙂

  • Katrina Stuart

    Zoya just told me that they are not infact vegan friendly as they contain lanolin! :/

    • BeautyJudy

      Katrina thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I reached out to my contact and she did confirm that they are no longer marketing them vegan-friendly due to the lanolin. I updated my blog post to reflect that. Thanks again!

      • Katrina Stuart

        Cheers!
        Such a shame though, as they looked nice!
        I did ask the rep to please consider replacing with a vegan friendly alternative, as my facebook group alone has 3300 members that would consider buying a vegan friendly product- there certainly is a market for it!

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

    As usual, I’m digging the pinks and the formula sounds really lovely. I need to try.

    • BeautyJudy

      I would recommend anyone pick up a couple when they order new nail polish, lol!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Thanks for the great swatches!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for checking them out!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I like the lighter colors!

    • BeautyJudy

      They’re gorgeous!

  • http://www.katstayspolished.com/ Kat D

    I loved seeing your daily pics! I had some sort of allergic reaction to something so I had to heal my lips before I could try any of these. I do love how smooth they are!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh my goodness Kat I hope you’re healed now!!!

  • marciaf

    These are all very pretty and it seems like they have a shade for everyone. I like seeing them on your lips and on your arm.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Marcia, yes, I was really happy with the formula and wear!