Zoya ‘Splash’ Summer 2020 Collection – Swatches & Review

Continuing with our Summer Collection Review Post Catch Up! These shades are all still available, so I still wanted to put up the review post on them all! (I just can’t NOT cross it off my list, that’s a blasphemous idea). And I think quite a few shades could transition into fall and the winter as well!

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We’re looking at Zoya’s Summer 2020 release with the ‘Splash’ collection! This is their traditional release of 12 shades, with 7 creams, 4 shimmers and 1 topper. I snagged this off their website when they were running a 50% off sale (we always love the deals). We have a nice range of colors to look at, so let’s get right into the swatches! (Is this the shortest intro to swatches I’ve ever given? Who could have thought it possible).

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Up first we have ‘Corinna’. This is a light baby pink base with golden shimmer all throughout. It had a more sheer 1st coat, but it was smooth so it would be great for a 1 coat “your nails but better” look. I built this up to opaque in 3 thinner coats.

Zoya – Corinna

In some angles in my bright lighting it can look like there are still some patches, but in day to day life it’s fully opaque. It’s a lovely palate cleanser that can easily transition to fall as well!

Zoya – Corinna

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‘Jodi’ is a bright bubblegum pink that has a touch of purple to it, so it leans cooler than other pinks I have like it. It had a streaky 1st coat, which I always expect with more white-based shades like this. But it builds up well with a 2nd thicker coat. I had a few ridges on my nails peeking through so I did add a 3rd, but most people will be fine with 2.

Zoya – Jodi

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‘Kristie’ is a bright fuchsia pink cream shade. It has a smooth 1st coat. I did have some nail line still showing through so I added a 2nd and it was easily opaque. This was a lovely cream formula that I’ve come to expect from Zoya!

Zoya – Kristie

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Our next shimmer is ‘Leilani’. It’s basically ‘Kristie’ above with a ton of golden-orange shimmer added to it. It had a smooth 1st coat, though a little more sheer with nail line showing through. It builds up well with a 2nd, though I did add a 3rd coat to make it fully opaque.

Zoya – Leilani

I think the thinner formula helps to really show all of that shimmer, so I didn’t mind 3 coats too much! I absolutely loved the look of this polish and the way it almost glows on the nails.

Zoya – Leilani

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‘Greta’ is our traditional cherry red cream shade. It has a smooth 1st coat, with some nail line still peeking. But a 2nd coat easily covers and makes it fully opaque. It’s a super smooth and juicy formula, so if you need a classic red to add to your collection, this is a great option!

Zoya – Greta

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And of course we have the shimmery version of it as well! This is ‘Celi’ and it’s a bright red base with more of that golden-orange shimmer we saw above. This had a great formula and was easily opaque in just 1 coat! Super smooth, and I could see bringing this into the holidays as well!

Zoya – Celi

The shimmer in this one is almost more “scattered” and a little more subtle than ‘Leilani’ above, but of course it’s still stunning!

Zoya – Celi

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‘Emma’ is a bright peachy-orange cream shade. It had a sheer, streaky 1st coat – again, expected with a lighter shade like this. It built up well with a 2nd, and then I added a 3rd to cover any last streaks and ridges.

Zoya – Emma

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‘Harbor’ seemed to be the fan favorite of the collection, and for good reason! It’s a stunning bright teal cream shade. It had a good 1st coat, with just a few streaks, and a 2nd coat easily covered and made it fully opaque.

This seemed to have a thicker formula than the other creams in the collection, so it was super easy to control on the nails, even when applying thicker coats.

Zoya – Harbor

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When you have a nail break halfway through swatching a collection. You’ll notice that these swatches can bounce back and forth between longer and shorter nails on me, I swatch these larger collections over multiple days so it can happen 😂

ANYWAYS, this is ‘Fisher’. It’s a light blue base with golden shimmer throughout. This had a smooth 1st coat, and starts to build up well with 2 coats. I added a 3rd to fully even it out and make it opaque!

Zoya – Fisher

You can get this opaque in 2 thicker coats, or 3 thinner ones. However I did notice that it would be more uneven with thicker coats, so I do recommend a little thinner application to help it out.

Zoya – Fisher

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‘Maren’ is a bright, saturated cobalt blue. This has a touch of purple to it, so it leans a little more cool-toned than other cobalt blues I have in my collection.

This had a super pigmented formula and was easily opaque in just 1 coat! I do recommend wiping off the brush as you go as the polish can run down and flood the cuticles a touch.

Zoya – Maren

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Our last cream shade is ‘Jessica’ (I’m currently reading Dune and Jessica is one of my current fav characters, any other fans out there?). This is a rich deep purple cream shade. This had another super pigmented formula, though it was a touch more uneven on the 1st coat. But fully opaque with an easy 2 coats!

Zoya – Jessica

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Last but certainly not least we have ‘Eclipse’. This is a shimmery, silvery base with larger silver glitters and iridescent flakies all throughout.

This will probably be a topper shade for most, but I ended up loving the look of it built up on its own! This is 3 coats, and though you will still have nail line, I loved the more ethereal look it gives the nails.

Zoya – Eclipse
Zoya – Eclipse

I also showed it in 1 coat over ‘Maren’ and ‘Jessica’, and it adds a touch of sparkle and shimmer while still showing the base color underneath!

Zoya – Eclipse over Maren
Zoya – Eclipse over Maren

Depending on your application, you can make the effect more sheer, or more prominent as well! Here my coats were a little thicker over ‘Jessica’ so there’s more shimmer and flakes!

Zoya – Eclipse over Jessica
Zoya – Eclipse over Jessica

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And we made it, that’s the collection! We had a lovely range of colors, and some different finishes, as well as formulas here. It can definitely vary polish to polish, which is the whole reason I swatch and post these reviews! But overall, I would say there’s no completely unworkable polishes, or even any with difficult formulas. Everything’s opaque in 3 coats or less, and all are smooth to paint on!

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