Yesterday I showed you the Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Metallic Holos Collection, and tonight I have the Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge One Coat Creams Collection!
Before we really dig into this, I have to say that I was slightly disappointed in this collection. While I love some of the colors – I didn’t find any of them to truly be one coat creams. It also feels like they sacrificed a good consistency for the sake of trying to achieve one coat creams. Of the 6 shades, I only was really happy with how 2 performed and that’s disappointing since I usually find the majority of Zoya’s polishes to have amazing application. I would prefer their normal formula, requiring 2 coats to thicker 1 coat formulas. However, if you like a thicker consistency, then maybe these are more for you.
Let’s jump in and look at the second half of the Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge collection!
Zoya Mallory is a vibrant, medium blue creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Before I even started on these swatches, I had a couple bloggers whisper me to say it stained their nails. While I escaped without staining (thank you double base coat) the potential is definitely there, so be careful!
Zoya August is a medium dove grey creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This is one of the main shades that I feel like the consistency was sacrificed in order to try to make it a one coater. It didn’t self level well and was thicker than I prefer.
Zoya Wyatt is a slightly dusty medium green. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Consistency was decent with Wyatt, still a tad thicker than I like, but it self leveled and overall was easy to work with.
Zoya Courtney is one of my top picks for this collection. This is a deep beet red with a more crelly like consistency. I only needed 2 coats but it went on nicely.
Tara is the second one I found to have a nice consistency and easy to work with. Tara is a deep plum creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Noah was probably the shade that gave me the most trouble in application. I found it to be incredibly thick, didn’t self level and was just a pain to apply. It’s a shame too since it would have been a great neutral with my skin tone. Color wise – love it. Application wise – not so much.
Noah is a medium, cool toned beige creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge One Coat Creams Collection Overview
Overall, I liked the Metallic Holos half of the Urban Grunge collection a ton more than the One Coat Creams. I get it, people get SO EXCITED when they apply a polish and it’s one coat – but these weren’t one coaters for me. One top of that, 2 were thicker and didn’t self level properly (August & Noah) and 4 of the 6 were thicker than I prefer. The only 2 I would recommend grabbing are Courtney and Tara, they had nice pigmentation, were easy to apply – but still needed 2 coats instead of just 1.
If you wanted my honest recommendations – save your money for the Metallic Holos half of this collection unless you really love thicker polishes. That almost pains me to type out because I do honestly adore Zoya in general, but they have better creams that released in previous collections – so you’d be better off dropping some money on those or the new Metallic Holos if you want brand new shades.
Price: $10.00 Each
Where To Buy: Zoya Nail Polish Website
What did you think of the Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge One Coat Creams? Will you be picking any up?