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Sep 13 2017

Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017 – Swatches and Review

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Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

The Zoya Sophisticates collection for Fall 2017 couldn’t have a better name.

When you look at the pile of 12 polishes, the colors range from trendy to classic, and it looks like a nail wardrobe for a sophisticated woman.

Let’s take a look at each one; I’ll write more about these pretties after swatches!

McKenna

Zoya McKenna Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya McKenna is described as a soft almond “refined pearl.” Shown here in two coats, you can see some streaks but I would caution a light touch to avoid them. I’m drawn to this shade for fall, it’s a nice palette cleanser for your nails when fall colors can lean dark and cozy.

Hera

Zoya Hera Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Hera is described as a muted, red mauve creme polish. Spot on description. Zoya cremes apply like butter and the small, thin brushes allow me to paint without much cleanup near the cuticle. This is shown in two coats.

Joni

Zoya Joni Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Joni is described as a deep, dusty plum creme. Another description I like. This was the second polish I reached for out of this collection. I am just really feeling the dusty vibe of this polish. Shown in two coats, here it is in the wild, at my keyboard at work:

Zoya Joni Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Padma

Zoya Padma Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Padma is described as a deep, vermillion red creme. I think it’s a bit dusty. But that’s OK, that’s what I’m feeling this fall. Deep, vampy shades, dusty shades and jewel tones. That’s my thing right now. This is shown in two coats.

Gal

Zoya Gal Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Gal is described as a smoky, iridescent peridot gold metallic polish. I found this one a little tougher than the others in the collection to get even and opaque after two coats. When I wear it, I will do three. You can see it’s a bit patchy and still a little transparent in places on the nail in two coats.

Elaine

Zoya Elaine Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Elaine is described as a dark, umber brown creme. It’s simply gorgeous. So many of Zoya’s cremes appear opaque after one coat. The formula is so top notch. Shown here in two coats. This is one of my favorites.

Presley

Zoya Presley Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Presley is described as a smokey, mauve taupe creme. This is another gorgeous mauve take on the nude polish. Shown here in two coats, it’s perfection.

Beth

Zoya Beth Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Beth is described as a soft, sandy, rose gold metallic. I sense more of the sandy, with a hint of rose. The golden shimmer is strong. Like Gal, this is a unique and pretty color. I didn’t have the issues in application that I had with Gal. Shown here in two coats.

And here’s Beth in the wild. I brought her to my Manhattan hotel room and did my nails the night before something I had to do for work. She looks good in the city:

Zoya Beth Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Hadley

Zoya Hadley Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Hadley is described as a smokey, midnight blue creme. This is another of my favorites from this collection. It’s so stunning, vampy and bold. I love it. I especially love colors like this on short nails and as you can see, after swatching some of these pretties, I had a bad nail break and had to chop my nails down to nubs. She’s shown in two coats.

Tabitha

Zoya Tabitha Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Tabitha is described as a refined pearl in a deep hunter green. It’s a gorgeous fall and winter color – perfect for holiday nail art or a night by the fire. Shown in two coats. Some minor streaks but not as noticeable as McKenna.

Yvonne

Zoya Yvonne Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Yvonne  is described as a rich, bordeaux red creme. Man, I miss wine (says the pregnant lady!). This beautiful, classic fall red is shown here in two coats.

Mona

Zoya Mona Zoya Sophisticates nail polish collection fall 2017 swatches review beautyjudy

Zoya Mona is described as a deep, burgundy plum creme. Another classic for fall, vampy…bring on the cable knit sweaters. Shown here in two coats.

Overall, I like the Zoya Sophisticates collection. I experienced great application with all but Gal, but a third coat could take care of her.

I honestly felt like the collection has just a touch too much of the red/mauve color. What about an unexpected deep, fall mustard type of color or an orangey creme? It would have stood out among these picks but it would have been gorgeous.

This collection is available on the Zoya website now, for $10 a piece. Check them out here.

What do you think of the Sophisticates? Got a favorite? Are they sophisticated?! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Disclaimer: I received the Zoya polishes for honest consideration by the brands. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • FairyTales Nails

    Some really beautiful polishes, I think Tabitha is my favourite x

    • BeautyJudy

      She’s a beauty!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    I have this thing for mauvey nudes. They go amazingly well with my skintone and I can wear these polishes through the week. Love Presley!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes! I can see all of these looking amazing on you, too!

  • http://www.modelcitypolish.com/ Nina at Model City

    I wish this collection had more various shades too but that being said….overall a nice round up! I am so ready for fall!!

    • BeautyJudy

      AGreed, Nina!

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    I adore the shimmer shades this time!

    • BeautyJudy

      They are unique!

  • http://www.FromMyVanity.com/ Katie // From My Vanity

    Joni and Presley were on my radar already….and now I just added Hera to it, too! 😛

    • BeautyJudy

      All gorgeous picks!!!

  • Ehmkay Nails

    I love love love hera!

    • BeautyJudy

      She’s gorgeous!

  • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

    I like Tabitha on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I think these colors are pretty and you just couldn’t go wrong with any of them

    • BeautyJudy

      So true!!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Hadley and Tabitha are my picks

    • BeautyJudy

      Beautiful picks!!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Stunning collection! Gal and Beth are my personal favorites.

    • BeautyJudy

      They are gorgeous!

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Joni and Padma are my faves! I do love all the pinky/plums they have in this collection.

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s funny I wish there was diversity in how many of this type of color there is but I’ve been reaching for these colors so maybe they are what I really want!

  • marciaf

    Presley is definitely my favorite but I think that both Beth and Tabitha would be great to wear too.

    • BeautyJudy

      Presley is gorgeous!!! Beth is unique, she was the first one I reached for!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    This is a very fall appropriate collection.

    • BeautyJudy

      It really is!! Agreed 🙂

  • http://polishedlifting.com Courtney B

    The Sophistocates collection is such a good release for fall!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed!

  • Naked Without Polish

    I love this collection so much! Beth makes me super happy, but there are some rich colors I’ll be using a lot this fall.

    • BeautyJudy

      So many rich colors, agreed!