Wasn’t that the name of an old rock song? Or was it a band? Whatever. Today it’s a polish.
Hopefully I’m not overdosing everyone on Zoya polish. I enhanced my stash a few weeks ago and am gradually trying the new colors. On a whim, I added Zoya’s “Poppy” to my cart even though I’ve never worn an orange polish.
I keep reading how orange — specifically tangerine — is such a hot color this spring, and while I’m certainly no slave to fashion (actually I’m so contrary I’ll often do the opposite of what “fashion” says) I wanted to give it a try. I’ve got this mindset that I look bad in orange in clothing, makeup, or polish…. true or not?
I’m happy to say that Poppy is a pleasant surprise. Zoya’s site describes it as “Soft, light coral-orange with subtle peach and red undertones and fine, frosty gold and silver shimmer. A subtle coral for a more natural look on both pale and deep skin tones.” I’d call it more tangerine than coral, because I think of coral as being redder.
It’s got a great shimmer but like most shimmers, the brush strokes are visible. Not the worst I’ve ever seen, though. The formula seemed a little thick and it dried very quickly. Two coats were almost enough but not quite. This is three coats, no top coat, in indirect sunlight:
It reminds me a little bit of creamsicles. Yum.
In direct sunlight:
Yikes, the streaks look much worse on my little finger. It’s more my lack of application skill than the polish itself. With the flash:
Overall I really like it, although I still think pink is more flattering for me than orange. If you have warmer skin tones I think you’d love this shade and on dark skin I think it would be truly stunning. I’m looking forward to using this a lot more in the summer. Maybe while eating a creamsicle.