Zoya Naturel Collection Swatch and Review

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So the original mission of workplaypolish.com was to present work-appropriate looks along with more envelope-pushing swatches and nail art. But I soon realized that showing you the same swatch of Zoya Addison and Farah (literally the two shades I’ll apply for work each morning) didn’t make an interesting blog. Can I tell you that I literally screamed out loud when I saw the new Zoya Naturel Collection (original press release here)!! The simplicity of these soft, creme shades speak to me. And in many ways this collection is more exciting than the rainbowiest holos or blingiest glitters. I LOVE it! And as I’ve come to expect, the formula was flawless for each and every swatch! Let’s go through the swatches from light to dark.

Chantal is your basic nude creme. Zoya calls it “French Vanilla” which is a perfect description. This is the only one where I used a third coat.

Zoya Chantal from the Naturel Collection

Taylor is a touch browner than Chantal…but it has the same intensity. I know it’s hard to tell much of a difference in my pics. In my opinion, if you look better in warmer tones, go with Chantal. If cooler colors are better with your skin tone, then go with Taylor. Both are gorgeous.

20140105-zoya-taylorRue adds a touch of pink blush. Oh how I love this one! My absolute fave of the bunch and PERFECT for work.

Zoya Rue from the Naturel Collection

Brigitte adds some creamy mauve to the mix. But not too much. The effect is still very soft and subtle.

Zoya Brigitte from the Naturel Collection

Odette has a little more spunk. The added pink gives it a more purple finish.

Zoya Odette from the Naturel Collection

And finally, Normani adds brown to Odette to create a more sable shade. I’m swooning over this one too.

Zoya Normani from the Naturel Collection

Each swatch is over one coat of Zoya Get Even ridge filling base coat (one of my resolutions is to use a base more consistently!) I used two coats of color (except for Chantal) followed by one coat of Zoya Armor top coat. The formula is perfect creaminess. I can’t say enough how much I love this collection. It’s the right colors at the right time. These polishes have even made their way to the coveted downstairs cabinet. This is where the “good” polishes go that I can brush on before work in the morning. Thank you, Zoya, for adding some variety to my pathetic office cabinet!

The Zoya Naturel Collection retails for $9.00 each (US). They’re available at Zoya.com, select stores and spas and in ULTA beauty stores (not online). Zoya offers frequent promotions, so be sure to follow their Facebook to get the scoop!

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by Zoya for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy. 

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  1. Kat Dinges says:

    This was definitely one of my favorite polish collections in general. I needed more neutral shades and these definitely delivered. Your swatches are flawless, as always! =)

  2. Incredible swatches! Thanks for the posting.

  3. Danny says:

    They look all good on your nails, but my personal faves are Odette and Brigitte! Lovely colors for every situation.

  4. Ashley R says:

    I am super-impressed that you can paint your nails every morning before work. I am lucky to even get it done once a week in the middle of the day! You swatches are perfect, as always!

  5. Lisa N. says:

    Great swatches and review on this collection!

  6. These are gorgeous and perfect for Spring! Great swatches!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I thought of you when these came out… So lovely! I have ordered all of these polishes!

  8. You paint your nails before work!? Lol I could never get up early enough! These swatches are gorgeous, I just picked up three more subtle colors with the discount code…I did get Rue, but I also picked up Kristen and Kendal. I have really been feeling some more muted shades this winter! :)

  9. Jess Scull says:

    These look INSANELY AMAZING on you. OMG!

  10. Kelly R says:

    Stunning swatches. I love this collection.

  11. XO, Noelle says:

    These all look stunning on you!

  12. I LOVE this collection so much, and it looks gorgeous on you!!

  13. Jessica says:

    These are so beautiful. Very demure!

  14. Deborah says:

    Rue, Brigitte and Odette are my favorites on you. I might add Rue to my collection some day!

  15. Toxic Vanity says:

    Rue is my favourite too, looks so great on you xx

  16. Stunning swatches as usual! Loving these!

  17. Amanda says:

    Does anyone know how Brigitte compares to Sephora OPI casting call?

  18. Shipra says:


  19. Words cannot express how much I love this collection.

  20. these are great swatches and i love Chantal

  21. Lisa says:

    Wow, this collection is gorgeous! I want them ALL!

  22. These are all gorgeous, and beautifully work-appropriate shades! Chantal looks especially nice. Your swatches are amazing, you have beautiful nails!

  23. Katrina says:

    I’m happy for you that you have more work shades. I love this collection; it looks so ladylike. I bought Brigitte and Odette. I will probably buy Rue at some point in the future. I would have bought Normani, but I have Jana already and it is very similar.

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