ZOYA NAIL POLISH Naturel 3 collection: Swatches and Review

Hi there, my darlings! It is unseasonably hot here in the City of Joy (Kolkata) and from what I hear, it's been unseasonably hot across the US too. Global warming much? And it's only May! Which means most of us still have at least a month before Summer truly arrives and we can escape to those beach vacations or, in my case, cooler mountain climes. That leaves an entire month or more of work for most of us! While I'm itching for the bright, bold colors of Summer, work often demands more neutral kinda shades. But neutrals don't have to be boring as Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment shows us with the beautifully chic Naturel 3 collection!

This collection consists of 6 cremes in unique neutral shades that are anything but boring! Across the board, I found the formula to be smooth and easy, which is pretty much standard for Zoya's cremes. I did find one or two of the lighter shades to be a bit streaky with the first coat, they even out quite nicely by the second coat. Unless specifically mentioned, all the swatches below show just 2 easy coats of each polish by itself on the first and pinky fingers and with 1 coat of topcoat on the middle and ring fingers, for the sake of comparison. Do you tend to paint in thicker coats? Then I bet you could get away with just one coat for most of these! In fact, read on to find out which one I used just 1 coat and was done!

Cathy is described as "a light pinky nude cream in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". This one was a little tricky for me at first, application-wise, but I'm going to blame it on the heat because application got much easier once I had the air-conditioning going! So, here's a little tip; store your polishes in a cool, dry place if possible!

Debbie is described as "a plum brown cream in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". This beauty is my favorite from this collection--I absolutely love the plummy purple tones with my skin tone!

Gina is described as "a medium brown neutral cream in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". This one needed just ONE COAT for full coverage! Who knew brown could look this good?!

Jill is described as "a lighter mauve cream nude in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". Another instant fave, I love the delicate take on mauve!

Mary is described as "a medium raisin cream in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". This one seems to be just made for deeper skin tones and is seriously flattering!

Tatum is described as "a medium light nude cream with a warm base in the classic 2-coat coverage formula". A classic neutral that would flatter most skin tones!

Along with the 6-polish set, Zoya recommends 3 of their fabulous Perfect Lipsticks: Cameron, Paisley and Maxwell. You can find swatches of these three, along with all the original shades of Perfect Lipsticks HERE.

So there you have it, my darlings! The Zoya Naturel 3 collection is available now on Zoya's website HERE for the price of $10 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle or $60 for the set of 6.

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Are you a fan of neutral shades? Which of these unique shades are YOUR faves? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I've been meaning to pick up Jill! I love all the Naturels collection. This one looks perfect on you!

  2. I think these are pretty but I like more zing in my polish. I'm a very conservative dresser so I like my nails to have the color that my clothes don't. That said I do like Jill a lot.

  3. I am quite surprised by how much I love these shades. I definitely have to get Mary and Jill (at least...)

  4. Debbie and Jill are absolute perfection!

  5. These shades are SO nice for work! I was a paralegal, so hot pink nails weren't really an option. All of these are so easy to wear though!


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