Zoya Smoke Collection for Fall 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

Zoya’s Smoke & Mirrors collection for fall 2011 features six metallic/shimmery colors and six cremes.

The creme collection is called Smoke and has a very definite fall feel to it.

  • Jana – Smoky mauve quartz creme
  • Petra – Smoky eggplant mauve creme
  • Codie - Smoky brown taupe creme
  • Anja – Smoky palatinate purple creme
  • Cynthia – Smoky Prussian blue creme
  • Dree – Smoky camouflage green creme

The formula with this collection was really nice, but a few did require three coats, as opposed to the Mirrors collection which were all two coats.


Zoya Smoke


Zoya Smoke


Zoya Smoke


Zoya Smoke


Zoya Smoke

Zoya Jana
Jana

Jana is a light taupe-y/muave creme color. This looked a lot more sheer in the bottle than it wound up being, which is good. It’s a good solid kind of off-beat color. This was two coats.

Zoya Petra
Petra

Petra is a dark purple/grey/mauve creme. This is an interesting one because in the bottle it looks more mauve than it looks on my nails. I love this one because it’s such a hybrid of colors and really interesting looking. And before you ask, no, it’s not a dupe for Kelly. :) This was two coats.

Zoya Dree
Dree

Dree is a great muted olive green (army green) color. I love it. I love this kind of green. Yum. This was two coats.

Zoya Cynthia
Cynthia

Cynthia is described as a “Prussian blue” which I love. It’s very dark, deep and sultry. But wait, it’s not completely a creme because I see tiny shimmery bits in there! This is a pretty blackened blue, so expect that it will pretty much look black in low lighting. This was two coats.

Zoya Codie
Codie

Codie is a very, very dark chocolate brown color. So incredibly dark it almost looks black, but not quite. This one took three coats to fully, evenly cover my nails.

Zoya Anja
Anja

Anja is a dark reddish/purple color. This one won’t look black indoors, it’s definitely a “color”. It did take three coats to get it completely even though.

Overall:

This is another really nice collection and great for those who prefer creme finishes. For me the stand-out colors here are Dree, Petra and Cynthia. I feel like Jana, Codie and Anja aren’t quite as interesting.

Availability: Mid-July

Pricing: $8.00 each

How do you feel about Zoya Smoke collection? Which ones caught your eye the most?

-Kelly

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30 comments

  • July 5, 2011
    Apriltini

    Great pics, thanks! How does Jana compare to ChG BelowDeck? From the pics, it looks like they’d be similar in color, with Jana a bit lighter and less red toned. Thoughts? :)

  • July 5, 2011

    Jana and Petra are really pretty colors. It will def look good against my skin tone.

  • July 5, 2011

    I like Petra a lot.. but none of the others really appeal to me :(

  • July 5, 2011

    I like Jana and Dree,and Cynthia maybe.

  • July 5, 2011
    Graceless

    WOW! I saw the ad and wanted the whole smoke and mirrors collection, so I googled swatches and a popular blogger came up. Unfortunatley when I saw the pictures I didn’t want any of them…. they were so unlike the pictures on the ad and i really hated the colors. Then I saw you had them up and I loved them all over again! I guess what I am trying to say is thank you for taking awesome pictures and giving really good reviews that I trust. Me and my friend Juliana love your blog.

  • July 5, 2011
    Carey

    I <3 these too! All unique colors!

  • July 5, 2011
    lciaravi

    Wow..the cremes are gorgeous! My favorites are Jana, Petra and Dree.

  • July 5, 2011

    Wow, that Cynthia looks wonderful!

  • July 5, 2011
    Christina

    Very pretty collection, but I feel like it’s all been done before…? I think Cynthia is my only must-have in this one, maybe Petra as well.

  • July 5, 2011
    Jen

    These aren’t doing it for me. :(

  • July 5, 2011

    Dree, Petra, and Jana are my favorites! Need to save up for these too, lol.

  • July 5, 2011
    CupK8

    Cynthia is on my list. That tiny, subtle shimmer did me in. :)

  • July 5, 2011
    Zesylene

    Absolutely love all of these, some of the colors look familiar… maybe just a slight shade difference though… I’d have to compare and see… as far as a favorite… wow.. um um… today I’m rolling with Codie… tomorrow it’s quite possible it could be another one… they’re all very beautiful.

  • July 5, 2011

    Dree and Cynthia are my favorites from your swatches. This Zoya collection looks so awesome all around. I’ll have to check these out.

  • July 5, 2011

    Love Dree & Cynthia. I am seriously impressed with both collections. Zoya is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  • July 5, 2011

    Cynthia is far and away my favorite. I love the subtle shimmer.

  • July 5, 2011
    Sass

    Jana (I have a habit of buying colors like these all the time – can’t get enough), Dree and Petra are the ones I really like!

  • July 5, 2011
    Ariana

    Jana is a loveeee I might mix that with some pink and blue sparkles and make that pop!

  • July 5, 2011
    Diana

    I’m loving the fall collections, even if some of colors look “familiar”. Petra looks similar to Essie Smokin’ Hot/Nina Pro Never Glum Plum, maybe a bit more grey.

  • July 5, 2011
    jpscraps

    I love them all except, maybe, the green

  • July 5, 2011

    Regardless, I’m getting them all. :) But my stand out color is Cynthia.

  • July 5, 2011
    Susy

    They look lovely! Cynthia looks great!

  • July 5, 2011
    Melina

    Cynthia looks pretty and Petra is quite intersting!
    p.s. You’re making me crave strawberries!

    • July 5, 2011
      Melina

      *Interesting

  • July 6, 2011

    Beautiful swatches, I think my fav here is Petra. Some other colors made me wonder “where I already saw it?” but they are great Fall shades anyway!

  • July 6, 2011

    It looks like Petra has blue hidden shimmer, does it!?

  • July 8, 2011

    I’m excited for Anja just because it has my name on it :)

  • July 9, 2011
    Lucy

    I’m ordering both sets. Those gorgeous greens!

  • July 16, 2011
    Diand

    Love Petra and Jana! Not so much Mirrors Collection…

  • July 24, 2011

    hi! is petra close to essie smokin hot??? they look similar :)