Last week when I posed swatches of the new Zoya Beach & Surf collections for summer, some of you asked in the comments how certain ones compared to other colors. So I decided to do a few comparisons for ya!

I’ve got Zoya Arizona pitted against Zoya Jancyn.

Zoya Carly against Zoya Valerie. I tried to also find Jem to compare, but for the life of me I cannot find my bottle of it!

Zoya Wednesday against Essie Turks & Caicos, Sephora by OPI Read My Palm and Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion.


Zoya Jancyn pinky & middle, Arizona ring & pointer


Zoya Jancyn pinky & middle, Arizona ring & pointer


Jancyn middle, Arizona pointer

In the bottle and on the finger at first glance these almost look the same. But actually Jancyn is a shade darker of orange than Arizona. Arizona seems to have more yellow in it. For my skin tone, Jancyn works better. Both are 2-3 coats depending on how thick.


Essie Turks & Caicos pinky, Zoya Wednesday ring, Sephora by OPI Read My Palm middle, Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion pointer


Essie Turks & Caicos pinky, Zoya Wednesday ring, Sephora by OPI Read My Palm middle, Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion pointer

Whilst swatching these I created a near perfect gradient without even knowing it! If only Sephora by OPI Read My Palm was more blue and less green it would be perfect. But back to the subject at hand, as it were.

The closest match to Wednesday here is obviously Essie Turks & Caicos, but it’s still not an exact match. Wednesday is a darker shade and more dusty. Also more opaque at just two coats rather than three for Turks & Caicos.

Sephora by OPI Read My Palm is pretty but definitely more of a mint green, and Ocean Love Potion isn’t even in the same realm really because it’s much darker and more blue.


Zoya Carly on pinky & middle, Valerie on ring & pointer


Zoya Carly on pinky & middle, Valerie on ring & pointer


Carly on middle, Valerie on pointer

So you can probably see these are pretty different.

Valerie is a much darker shade, and more of a royal purple. The shimmer is set further back into the polish, and it appears blackened around the edges. Carly is brighter and lighter, and has a lot of red and pink in it. It a little matte when it dries without a top coat. The shimmer is more up front and it appears more metallic to me.

So what’s the verdict? Well there aren’t any dupes here but some are close-ish depending on how exact you want it to look.  Arizona and Jancyn are fairly close so you might not want both. Essie Turks & Caicos is sorta similar to Wednesday, but I like Wednesday more because the shade is dusty, and the formula is more opaque.

What do we think?

-Kelly

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Written by Kelly
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