Zoya Reverie Spring 2010 Swatches and Review

Hallo mates!

As you may or may not have heard, Zoya has released their spring collection, hurrah! It’s called Reverie and it’s six really cool colors.

I must admit, when I saw promo pics I wasn’t all that excited about most of these. However after seeing them in person and swatching them, I have totally changed my mind. These aren’t just plain old cremes or colors we have seen before. They are shimmery, metallic, gorgeous iridescent/duo-chromes!

You may be asking, what exactly is a duo-chrome or iridescent? I looked online a ton and in dictionaries in my house, and couldn’t find any true definition for the word “duo-chrome”. In fact almost all instances of it on Google were people describing makeup, so I don’t think its “technically” a word. However, iridescent is the same thing as a duo-chrome and that is a word. Iridescent colors “flash” showing other colors when you move them around in different lighting and angles. They produce a display of rainbow-like colors or can be seen as having an “oil-slick” effect. Hope that makes sense!

I think this probably goes without saying at this point but I will anyway. The formula was fabulous on all of these, and they were all two coats.


Laney

Laney is a silver iridescent metallic that flashes yellow/green, very subtly. This picture doesn’t show the yellow/green, but it is there. There was a tiny bit of streakiness with this color, but nothing to really complain about!


Adina

Adina is a purple iridescent that heavily flashes green/yellow/pink/gold/silver. This is definitely the star of this collection. It’s named after Adina from the Krasey Beauty blog, and it’s an amazing color! This of course was my favorite one


Reece

Reece is a medium pink iridescent that flashes gold/yellow and green. This is a really great pink, I love that it’s not just a plain old pink creme.


Happi

Happi is a cotton candy colored pink with yellow/gold iridescence. This one also is really gorgeous and I think my second favorite of this collection.


Gwin

Gwin is a bright coral orange with gold/yellow/green iridescence. This is yet another beautiful unique color and a coral/orange that looks good one me no less!


Lana

Lana is a orange/red with gold/yellow/green iridescence. This is also very pretty and unique.

Overall I am very pleased with this collection, much more so than I thought I would be. The stand-out, must-have colors in my opinion are Adina, Happi and Gwin.

These are for sale now on Zoya’s website here and they retail for $7.00 each.

-VV

26 comments

  • January 20, 2010
    Kelly

    I love them and want them so badly but alas I am poor.

  • January 20, 2010
    JennXOXO

    Very pretty! Thanks for the swatches & review. I think I want to get Happi & Adina :D

  • January 20, 2010
    Patricia

    any Chance that Happi is close to Strawberry fields from cg?

    • January 20, 2010

      Hi Patricia,

      Nope not even close! Those are glass fleck glitter anyway and these are iridescents.

  • January 20, 2010
    Joanne

    I have this collection and I love each one of them!

  • January 20, 2010

    I really like Laney, but wow is Adina ever unique! I’ll definitely be checking this collection out.
    .-= SoVeryFabulous´s last blog ..NOTD: China Glaze VII =-.

  • January 20, 2010
    Marilou

    Sweet lord, ADINA is amazing! I need this one! Thank you for the review VV

  • January 20, 2010
    Elysia

    Gwin, Happi and Adin…wowza….you know? I love orangey colors but I never ever buy them. Hmmmm Gwin, es vocación me nombre!

  • January 20, 2010

    Good god, you’re a swatching machine – I don’t know how you manage it all but I’m not complaining!

  • January 20, 2010
    Patricia

    aww…I tried to think I didn’t need them ’cause of that oh well they are soo pretty! must go get!

  • January 20, 2010

    I have looked at a few swatches for these same colors over and over and I can honestly say none of them convince me; they’re pretty and all but just not me. :(

  • January 20, 2010
    MissDeeCanada

    I reallly love all of them except for Adina, that is not my colour combo at all lol… They are just so pretty and warm colours! Different then what other brands are promoting this spring/summer!

    Love it!

  • January 20, 2010
    DanaCerise

    Beautiful swatches! I really like Happi. It’s unique for a pink, and I don’t have many pinks. Good luck with Chase. xoxo

  • January 20, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    Meh…not feeling these…

  • January 20, 2010

    Adina and Happi just killed my no-buy :(

  • January 20, 2010
    Jen

    They’re OK. For some reason I’m not that into duochromes – dunno why. These aren’t on my wishlist. I’m into Barielle and BB Couture at the moment….

  • January 20, 2010

    They look fabulous on you!
    I like Adina, Reece and Happi best. They are gorgeous!

  • January 20, 2010

    I think I’m gonna pass on these. They are very pretty but you can’t have everything!

  • January 20, 2010

    I didn’t think I’d want any, but Adina caught my eye!

  • January 20, 2010

    Adina is so nice. And hey, when did you start using a watermark? I noticed it when I saw the swatch for Lana.

    • January 20, 2010

      Hi marisol,

      Yeah I started on Monday. I hate using it, but my pictures were getting taken so much I was having to email people weekly to remove them and got tired of it. I am bummed about it though!

  • January 20, 2010

    If it makes you feel any better, i really didn’t notice it at first. Lame those people who steal pics.

  • January 20, 2010
    Arrianne

    I’m already used to your watermark, its not as noticable as some. I love Happi and Adina!

  • January 21, 2010
    Reyyan

    I actually think the water mark adds a touch of class, it certainly beats people using your pictures. I don’t mean to bum you out by the way by a few sellers on amazon *cough* nailetc *cough* and also that seller I was telling you about on ebay; http://health-beauty.shop.ebay.com/Nail-Care-Polish-/11871/i.html?_catref=1&_fln=1&_ipg=&_ssn=cleopatrastyle&_trksid=p3911.c0.m282 just go on to the next pages.

    • January 21, 2010

      Hi Reyyan,

      No worries, you didn’t bum me out. It’s been going on for like 6 months almost every week with new people stealing them on various websites. That was just yet another one, le sigh. The cool thing is that China Glaze reps emailed them and asked them to remove them and they did! :)

  • January 21, 2010
    kristina

    Adina is very scrangie-esque. Not a twin but cousins.