I think my favorite thing about spring in the makeup world is the return of pastels, what’s yours? Of all the color trends I love to wear, I honestly don’t think there’s a better look on the nails than a romantic, pale shade of polish. It looks so crisp and clean, especially when it’s a shade close to your own skin tone. Refinery 29 calls this trend “foundation nails“, and I love it! The new True Collection from Zoya has a little bit of both; several sophisticated muted tones, and two that will make great “foundation nails” shades. Let’s take a look!
Comprised of six new colors, the shades in the True Collection deliver opacity in two coats. It may appear that after the first coat that there’s not a ton of coverage, but in two coats—I found the result to be nearly perfect. In typical Zoya style, there’s a great flow to the formula, but you may notice a little bit of skipping with Cho and Farah due to their barely-there shades. It’s nothing the second coat and top coat can’t fix however, so it all works out perfectly!
Here’s the shade breakdown, photos, and swatches…
Cho is a slightly buttery vanilla shade with subtle silver shimmer.
Farah is a khaki-beige with a cream finish. This definitely has more of a “putty” color to it than Cho, and while the two may look similar in the bottle, when they’re on the nails—I really don’t think they’re close.
Bevin is a cool-toned sage green cream.
Skylar is a cool, almost periwinkle blue, but leans more on the blue than purple side. There’s also a silvery shimmer finish.
Lotus is a gorgeous muted amethyst with a fiery shimmer. My fave shade of the bunch!
Tru is a bold, cool grape with fiery shimmer.
Bottom Line: Grab Cho or Farah if you’re in need of a new shade to jump on spring’s foundation-inspired nails trend, and purple lovers will rejoice with Lotus or Tru!
Price & Availability: $8 each, professional salons and zoya.com