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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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?


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  • July 5, 2011

    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

    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

    I <3 these too! All unique colors!

  • July 5, 2011

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

  • July 5, 2011

    Wow, that Cynthia looks wonderful!

  • July 5, 2011

    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

    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

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

  • July 5, 2011

    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

    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

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

  • July 5, 2011

    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

    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

    They look lovely! Cynthia looks great!

  • July 5, 2011

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

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  • 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

    I’m ordering both sets. Those gorgeous greens!

  • July 16, 2011

    Love Petra and Jana! Not so much Mirrors Collection…

  • July 24, 2011

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