Zoya Professional Lacquer in Talia

Zoya — Talia (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya 2015 Summer, Island Fun

I recently picked up six Zoyas during their Color Cube sale last month, and here’s another swatch from that batch of colors.

Today’s polish is from Zoya’s 2015 Summer collection, Island Fun (the cream finish half of Zoya’s usual dual-releases). I’ve previously reviewed Cecilia from this collection, and have Nana and Serenity yet to come.

Talia (ZP798) is described by Zoya as a “true turquoise” in a cream finish. I personally envision turquoise as a lighter, evenly balanced blue-green:

turquoise stones
Image: boumcreative.com

So, I find Talia a bit bluer, deeper, and slightly more muted than a “true turquoise”. It’s an intense, plumage-evoking turquoise blue cream, and I find it quite stunning in person.

Application is lovely, as is typical for Zoya, and the polish is fully opaque in two coats. Pigmentation is excellent. The formula is thick, like a gel, and is a pleasure to apply. After using the newer paddle-shaped brushes by Dior and Yves Rocher, though, I can’t help but think how much nicer the application would be if Zoya had such a brush shape!

The polish dries to a glossy shine.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Talia, swatch

Zoya Professional Lacquer retails for US$9 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. Zoya nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor, and are made in the USA.

Zoya is part of Art of Beauty, a privately held company based in Cleveland, OH, USA.


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