Sunday, December 30, 2012

Zoya Jacqueline

For once, even though I am behind with my swatches-- I'm also sort of ahead! Tonight I have Zoya Jacqueline to share with you. Jacqueline was originally released back in September during Fashion Week as part of a trio for Peter Som, which I bought when it was released (and did actually swatched in September too!). It is being re-released as a part of Zoya's Spring 2012 Lovely Collection. So I can actually show this to you early (sort of)!

Jacqueline is a described as a "perfectly balanced opaque nude cream with cool and warm undertones" and a "perfect magnolia nude cream". This color reminds me of a frosting and has a subtle silver shimmer to it. On my skin, this takes on a sort of peachy-yellow tone, though in the bottle it definitely seems more like a creamy tan nude. The formula on this wasn't great, which seems to be commonplace with Zoya's nude cremes. I mean, the polish itself is decently pigmented and doesn't seem too thick or too thin, but it's super streaky. SUPER streaky. I used three coats here and I think it's still a little patchy in places. I used a very light touch when applying it, and made sure to wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one to avoid bubbling if I used thicker coats.

Artificial light:

Artificial light with flash:

Natural light - shade:

I really do like how this looks, and the subtle shimmer is really pretty. I think nude could be flattering on a variety of skin tones. I just wish the formula was better.

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas (or just enjoyed some time off)-- I was incredibly spoiled this year, thanks to my wonderful family. My husband and I (and our puppy) had a great time celebrating the holiday. It was going great until I got a terrible head cold-- I woke up Friday feeling like my sinuses were filled with cement. Luckily I have a great husband and he got me a Neti pot, Kleenex, and throat drops and now I'm feeling much better. It's just no fun being sick!


  1. I'm so intrigued by this one! It seems like this is one where skintone makes or breaks it-- it looks lovely on you. I can't wait to see it in real life.

    1. This is lovely, but definitely has a yellow tone to it which might make it or break it for some people!