Zoya Professional Lacquer in Temperance (mini), swatch

Zoya — Temperance (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya 2015 Summer, Mystery Trio

Zoya occasionally releases Mystery Trio nail polish sets, and I don’t often get a chance to pick them up since the Canadian shipping cost can be a bit high for my liking. However, back in April, Zoya ran one of their Earth Day Exchange and I was able to get some of their “fun size” mini lacquers at 3 for $10. Temperance, from their 2015 Summer Mystery Trio,  was one of the options and I snapped it up.

I actually swatched this last week, but accidentally deleted the photos in my coffee-deprived stupor. This morning, I got fully drenched in the downpour here in Toronto and was inspired to pick up a rainy day shade for today’s blog post.

Temperance (ZP8102R) is described by Zoya as a “cool medium gray with a pink shimmer”. This is pretty spot-on, except I find that the pink has a magenta tint to it, possibly because of the cool tone of the surrounding gray.

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Temperance (mini)

The formula is easy to apply, though I did find that I preferred three coats to get it perfectly even and opaque. Zoya’s mini bottles come with normal sized brushes, so at least application is still a cinch!

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Temperance (mini), swatch

The magenta shimmer is quite subtle, but you can definitely see flashes of the iridescence in bright light. This shade is reminiscent of a rock with sparkly bits of mica in the cross-section, except all the sparkles are pink!

Unfortunately, Temperance seems to be discontinued as it is no longer on Zoya’s website. I really hope they’ll bring it back one day, because it’s so pretty!

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Temperance (mini), label


Zoya Professional Lacquer retails for US$10 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. This “fun size” mini is 7.5 mL and retailed for $6. 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. In 1986, Zoya and Michael Reyzis (a pianist and a chemist, respectively) founded the company as a nail salon that eventually evolved into a family of nail and skincare brands.

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