|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this polish, despite that I wouldn't repurchase. Mostly because it is so unusual that I don't think I'll use it up! LOL Anyway, I bought this color with a few other Zoya polishes, and when I saw the bottle, I thought I'd made a mistake! It looked weird and ugly and not something I was going to be happy with--too weird. But this evening I decided to try it--figured I could remove it immediately as I had time to reapply a different color. Wow I'm so pleased that I put it on! It is less purple on me and more golden/copper than what you see in the MUA review picture. It seems to have just a hint of purple but not red and then the gold hits you. Lovely! I love violet and coral together, and this feels like that. I'm thinking a good polish for toes later this summer! Try it--you might be very well surprised!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Faye is a beautiful duochrome warm rose/mauve-pink duochrome packed full of gold shimmer. GREAT formula, perfect 2 coat coverage, fast drying, and it uses micro shimmer so its MUCH easier to remove and doesn't scratch the nail bed unlike glitter polishes! Similar to OPI Rally Pretty Pink. An elegant choice for nude/soft pink/beige/chocolate colored clothing. I like it because it looks summery, modern and romantic and suits my very pale warm skin.
EDIT: If you are experiencing problems with Zoya excessively bubbling, shrinking, peeling off, chipping, or failing to dry properly, check the top or base coat you're using!! Reason: Most of the original top/base nail polishes contain the ingredient "C.A.B.", or Cellulose Acetate Butyrate and are not Big-3 compatible. CAB chemically destroys the new Big-3 polishes like Zoya, breaking them apart. Here are some of the ones to avoid list. Notice most of them state "super fast". CAB must help with drying time.
Contains CAB - DO NOT use with Big-3 Polishes like Zoya, Essie:
x Orly Tough Cookie Strengthening Basecoat for Sensitive Nails
x Orly Tough Cookie Nail Strengthener
x Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
x Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
x Dazzle Dry Quick Dry Top Coat
x China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat
x Out the Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat
x CND Air Dry Top Coat
x Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
CAB FREE - Safe for use with Big-3 Polishes like Zoya, Essie:
* Zoya Armor
* CND Super Shiney High-Gloss Top Coat
* Essie Good to Go! Fastest Drying Top Coat
There may be others. If you need to speed up drying, some people have reported that quick dry drops do not affect Zoya - as long as the Top/Base coat is compatible then it doesn't seem to affect it.
I'm not downing either type of T & B coats. Neither is worse or better than each other as long as they're compatible with what you're using. The nail industry is evolving with new improvements to offer customers a new "natural" point of difference. Its a shame it clashes with the old technology. Basically one is marketed as "more natural" than the old type but you will have to choose the appropriate top coat to suit.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
What a beautiful and unusual polish! Faye in my eyes is a warm rose gold color with a foiled quality. You could get away with 2 coats but I think that 3 is perfect. I am really digging Zoya polishes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This polish is like a red purpe bases shimmer glitter polish with gold, copper, and mauve. This needs at least 3 coats. This in a unique polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My most favorite nail polish color. I totally love the duochrome finish. It's light purple at the bottom and sprinkled with tons of microfine gold glitter on top. What a unique and stunning combination!!! I had to get 2 (one for backup) and I never usually buy 2 of the same color.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This color is really interesting. Indoors, it is a rosegold shade, heavy on the gold. It looks bronze for the most part, actually. But once sunlight hits it, you can see the purple undertones pop through. MAGIC!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
This is my first ZOYA nail polish, as it's pretty hard to find here where I live in Canada and any retailer/salon that does carry it only have a very limited selection. I've seen the swatches online and snatched this one up right away when I saw the display. In the States I know they sell from zoya.com for $8. The local salon I purchased this from (Chatters) charged me $9.03 pre-tax, which I figured was reasonable.
The formula from ZOYA surprised me. Having been only buying varieties of OPI (I'd rather invest in better quality and buying less), I had really high expectations of another brand in the same price range. ZOYA did not disappoint! It was thick enough that it didn't slide around, and was runny enough that was easy to handle. It went on smooth and evenly without being streaky or patchy. The brush was easy to use and had pretty good control. I also quite like the packaging's overall appearance.
Now the colour... I love it! I normally don't like golds very much, but I love purples. I actually like the combination of lavenders with golds when it comes to make up. Golds look good against my warm skin tone, and the mauve-violet compliments it well. The foil is super bright and shiny, and I prefer it much better over frosts, metallics, and glitters. It just looks better (no streaks!) and is relatively easy to remove. In dimmer lighting, such as my house where we mostly use incandescent lamps, the nail polish looks mostly copper. You don't notice the duochrome and if you dislike copper this might be a real bummer for you.
However, outside in daylight and in other situations where there's cooler/whiter light sources (maybe in an office with fluorescents), the purple really comes out to play! I would say it is more of a warm violet with peachy-pink undertones. The gold duochrome will be much more noticeable and stand out against the lavender. It is surprisingly flattering and wearable. The polish itself isn't entirely opaque, so 1-2 layers would most likely be appropriate for work. I use 3 layers for full opacity and the colour is unique enough without being too loud.
Overall, I love this polish and I think it's very wearable, with a great formula and is easy to apply. It wears well and doesn't chip. With a good base/top coat, it should last a full week. I've had it on my toes for more than 2 weeks without a problem. I would definitely try other ZOYA nail polishes after this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm sort of on the fence about this one. It's a pretty, neutralish bronze I would say. I see absolutely NO purple or mauve at all, as it seems the actual "color" is drowned in a sea of gold sparkle. The formula and brush are great. I prefer Zoya's formula over OPI and Essie, as I find it seems pretty consistent as far as not glooping up or being too watery. Faye took a lot longer to dry than Apple but perhaps thats just my imagination. While I think Faye is pretty, I don't think I will reach for this one that often. The gold in it is borderline tacky and looks a little too warm on me. I haven't worn Rica yet (that'll be next), but I fear that one is going to be all goldish too. Not what I had expected. =(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Really cool, unique color. Faye is a medium rose color with gold shimmer. The effect is a kind of pinky-bronze color. Very pretty and striking, but light enough to be work-appropriate. Would definitely buy again.