Zoya Rekha comes from the NYFW 2012 Collection, and it’s a custom runway shade created especially for Bibhu Mohapatra, a fashion designer.
Red isn’t my favourite colour for nail polish, but sometimes I’m in the mood for it. Normally it’s when I’m wearing a lot of black and want my nails to be dramatic or it’s when I want to wear a classic hue.
Zoya Rekha, although not an earth-shattering red, is still really nice. This is what I consider a staple colour – if you’re collecting nail polish, this is a shade that you probably own or eventually will own. (Reds have a way of infiltrating our collections, don’t they?) 😉
Zoya Rekha Pictures
Zoya Rekha Ingredients
Zoya Rekha Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of Zoya Rekha
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Bold medium blood red with a glossy cream finish
- Name: Zoya Rekha
- Collection: Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection (Broken up into 3 Parts):
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Zoya.)
- Where to Buy: Zoya website, NailPolishCanada & Trade Secrets
Zoya Rekha Review
Rekha by Zoya is a lovely medium red, which I like because it never looks too dark even in dim light. It’s classic, simple, and traditionally feminine.
I can’t say that this red blows my mind, though. Chances are that if you own shades like China Glaze Adventure Red-y, you probably won’t be tempted to purchase this one. I’m not calling it a dupe, but it’s close enough.
Zoya Rekha is a creme polish, but because it’s so shiny, I actually think there’s a little bit of a jellyish quality to it. It looks a little squishy…y’know…that ‘wet look’. Also, with 2 coats, you can see a little bit of nail line, but it’s not as obvious as nail line from a full-on jelly polish.
Application & Formula
It applied easily and self-levelled, which is always nice. The formula was really smooth and relatively opaque. You need to use at least 2 coats. If you wear 3 coats, you probably won’t have the slight visible nail line that I had at 2 coats.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
This is a beautiful red, even if there are other polishes that are similar. If you don’t have a solid, dependable red polish, this is a nice one to include in your stash. But, chances are that if you’re a nailphile like me and many of my lovely readers, hehe, you probably aren’t crazy about seeing yet another red creme.
When it comes to red nail polish, what finish do you prefer? Do you exclusively wear polishes that don’t contain DBP, Formaldehyde & Toluene?