Zoya Professional Lacquer in Mae

Zoya — Mae (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya 2015 Summer, Paradise Sun

Back in July, I picked up six Zoyas during their Color Cube sale, and here’s another swatch from that batch of colors.

Today’s polish is from Zoya’s 2015 Summer collection, Paradise Sun (the metallic finish half of Zoya’s usual dual-releases). I’ve previously reviewed Aphrodite and Isa from this collection.

Mae (ZP794) is described by Zoya as a “warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers”.

I’m generally not a pink person, but when I do wear it, I like it to be really punchy, and Mae is a perfect pink for my taste. I’d ideally wear it on my toes, as it’s a little distracting on the fingers. It is, as Zoya claims, a warm-toned, medium pink. It’s a vibrant shade, and the metallic shimmer is closer to China Glaze’s amazing glass fleck finish than it is to a regular metallic finish. The shimmer itself is mostly magenta pink, but it does have a hint of silvery sparkle to it, as well.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Mae, swatch

The formula is excellent and applies very evenly. Two coats gives you full opacity, though I did three for the swatch for a little extra, sparkly depth.

This is a gorgeous summertime shade, and I think I might wear it on my toes for the next couple of weeks, for one last hot weather hurrah!

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Mae, label


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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