|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Irene is a metallic olive green with a bit of gold shimmer. It is really a pretty green. I love the formula is applys like a dream and just looks so gorgeous. This becomes opaque after 2 coats. This is one of my favorite zoyas.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a deeper olive green. It is a beautiful color and one of my favorite Zoyas. I did 2 coats and was happy. This is a Zoya must have!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
definately an "earthy" type of green with shimmer. It's got yellowish brown undertones, which almost makes it a neutral green. I like it. Not as bright or yellow as "Midori" (which, I'm none too fond of).
I this color and "Suvi" are my two favorite greens of theirs so far (two of the greens I ordered are on back order...)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow. I've been loving Zoyas for a while now, and whenever I do an order, I place Irene in the cart, then take it out again, because I'm afraid that it won't look good on me, as most greens look strange with my Asian skin. However, this color is GORGEOUS. It is definitely more towards the yellow than blue side of green, but instead of yellow it utilizes gold shimmer to achieve the olive green color. It is beautiful, and I feel like it's one of those colors that will look good on really pale and really dark skinned people. My only problem with this color is how sheer it is - I used three coats, and I could have used a fourth to achieve bottle color. I like it at 3 though, as it's a little lighter and looks really unique!
As always, really awesome, easy to hold bottles, wonderful brush, easy flowing formula that the made 3 coat application fine and not a nightmare!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
wonderful green! I won this from Earth Day contest Zoya had this year, although I'd been lemming this one and hoping to acquire it. Out of all my Zoya's, this is the only bottle that isn't described (re: opacity) accurately on artofbeauty/zoya site. I'd rate this a 3 (instead of it's listing of a 5 for opaque).
3 coats to opaque, as I apply thin coats.
I'll take pics of a 3coat mani and load them up here for reference. My skintone is ppp,NW10 so I wasn't sure how it would work if it leaned more yellow/warm. The color is unique in my collex. Looks flattering, and as w/ my other Zoyas, lasts and stays looking good for the week.
I've found w/my body chemistry, I get the best results from their formula w/ Zoya's bc/tc/hurry up drops. I've also used the ridgefiller on occasion -good results there.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I love green polishes, and Irene is a great color. My only issue is how sheer this color is. It really needs 4 coats to be truly opaque, and honestly that's too many for me. I think Sinful's "Show me the way" is very similar to this shade, but it is also sheer, so no help there - maybe olive green is just hard to get opaque? It's still a gorgeous color either way, just be aware of the sheerness!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
A very unique grass green. I appreciate that a shade like this would not be everyone's cup of tea (a lot of my friends think its a bit "too much") but I like it for its one of a kind colour. It has a very thin consistency so I have to apply 3 coats to get it as opaque as I like it. But this is a minor issue for me and I would repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I picked up Irene on a whim after hearing my (much paler) friend rave about it. It's a shimmery moss green that for me (NC43) looks best with two coats on. After three days it has some slight chipping but overall a lovely colour for the Autumn. It reminds me of the moss found on a wooded floor.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
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All Zoya polishes I've tried are horrifyingly sheer (one lippie off for that). Irene takes three coats to achieve a decent color, but that decent shade is only okay if not held towards a light source, which you can see in the second photo. #&%¤! polish! I'm swearing at an almost cult-declared shade here, but oh well. Irene is not grumpy all the way, I have to give it that; the shade is very nice in its toned-down light spring moss green hue. You can also see Irene over Gussied up Green from China Glaze (the third picture), a blue-green dark shade which made a really good base for Irene as it intensified the hue and brought depth to the color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a metallic leaf green with a touch of gold in it...so pretty! I've been looking for a color like this. Another way to describe this would be peridot but a touch more muted than the stone. It has enough color saturation to really come off as a pretty green, but is also soft enough that it doesn't scream green. In fact, my cousin thought I was wearing grey nail polish until she looked more closely. Make no mistake, though, it's definitely green. I am a freak for the color family and all my other green polishes are either olive, emerald, apple or chartreuse...this is unique. Lovely polish and one I'd repurchase for sure...