Zoya Yasmeen Swatches & Review

Zoya Yasmeen Swatches & ReviewAfter wearing the neon skittle manicure, a contrast was needed. Zoya Yasmeen fit the bill with a seductive rich purple full of intoxicating shimmer.

I’ve had this beauty in my stash for years, and it’s fine time that I showed it off. This is a pretty hue that’s a staple for any purple polish lover!

Zoya Yasmeen is vampy, which may make you think more of the fall and winter. But I tend to wear whatever colour I want regardless of the season, and this certainly filled the void for a dark hue that I was craving so badly. :)

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Zoya Yasmeen Review & Swatch

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Zoya Yasmeen Swatch & Review

Claims: TRUSTED

Dark blue-toned purple base
Strong red-toned medium purple shimmer & hints of gold

Key Notes

  • Name: Zoya Yasmeen
  • Collection: Zoya Provocateur Collection
  • Colours Available in the Zoya Provocateur Collection: Yasmeen, Sofia, Bianca, Racquel, Valentina & Dominique
  • Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $6.49 USD
  • Where to Buy: Zoya website & NailPolishCanada.com

Zoya Yasmeen Review

Colour

Yasmeen by Zoya is mainly a deep plum purple that looks dark, yet never black (even in dim light). It’s very luxurious and dramatic. This is a shade that walks the tightrope between edgy and sophisticated in the carnival of colour. I really dig it!

Finish

The shimmer is what gives Yasmeen an air of mystery and seduction. Its magenta-gold shimmer twinkles like pixie dust and even reminds me a touch of Clarins 230 (Unicorn Pee). It’s in no way a dupe (it’s not a multichrome), but the tiny shimmer has that magical appearance.

Mainly when you see the shimmer, you see the magenta (or reddish purple). But in some artificial lighting, you can pick up the golden shimmer.

Application & Formula

The formula was smooth and easy to apply. Wow, and talk about a polish that’s highly pigmented! :) With just a single coat, most of my nail was covered, but I used two to even everything out.

Pros

  • Luxurious purple with magenta-gold shimmer
  • Highly pigmented
  • Great formula
Cons

  • Can be tricky to track down for Canadians who don’t like shopping online

Final Verdict: 8/10

Yasmeen by Zoya is one of my favourite Zoya polishes in my stash. It applies effortlessly and has that special shimmer to keep it from looking flat. If you’re into eggplant and plum polishes, I think you’ll love this one.

Do you still wear vampy shades even in the spring and summer? What Zoya polish do you reach for the most?

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24 thoughts on “Zoya Yasmeen Swatches & Review

  1. Robbie

    Love love love Purple. Looks great!! I would wear this year round also. I just have a thing for purple. lol Looks beautiful on ya. Gotta get it!

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  2. MC

    Wow that is seriously gorge. If Zoya were easier to find in Canada I would be bankrupt. How do you find this compares to Jem?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MC!

      Same here – Zoya makes so many fierce shades, and if we had better access to them, well, let’s just say that I’d need to expand my nail-polish storage! ;)

      I don’t own Zoya Jem, but based on photos I’ve seen of it online, Jem is redder and Yasmeen is purpler. I found bottle-shot comparisons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hongatar/6652076613/ The same person also conveniently swatched them side-by-side: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hongatar/6652077269/ Hope they help! :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MariJo!

      Thanks! :D I really need to bust out more Zoya polishes. Not sure why I haven’t blogged about them much. They really have awesome colours!

      Reply
        1. Mary Post author

          What’s that about? They’re patiently waiting for you to fall in love with them, of course! (How romantic!) :P Haha!

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  3. Jessica

    This is gorgeous!! Since you compared the shimmer with the shimmer in Unicorn Pee, would you ever consider layering Unicorn Pee over this? It’s still very beautiful on its own. :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      It’s funny that you mention it because I almost did layer Unicorn Pee over it. (Clarins 230 really looks amazing over deep purples, so this would be an ideal base.) But at the last second, I reached for a different polish that I was curious about. I hope to blog about it soon. :)

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  4. suzanne

    how I adore the color of this polish! just took it off after wearing for 4 days. I’m with you, I’ll wear whatever polish that suits my mood, and they are usually dark. my only problem with zoya is the drying time.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey suzanne!

      *High five* I’m always happy to hear people choosing polishes based on their mood. It’s nail polish – the fewer rules and the greater creativity, the better, in my opinion. :D

      I’ve never noticed the slow drying time of Zoyas just because I always use my Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Have you tried the Zoya top coat and quick-drying drops?

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  5. another Cristina

    I actually have only gotten Zoyas fairly recently, although availability is certainly not my issue. I think it’s because they do a lot of very classic colors that are beautiful once you wear them, but not quite as eye catching in the bottle. Anyhow, I only own about 5 of them, but I’ve been eyeing Apple and Trixie as well as the green and purples in the True collection. We’ll see how long my willpower prevails.
    another Cristina recently posted: 3/26/12 Weekly Blog Roundup-OPI does a Peridot dupe?

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  6. karen

    There are no Zoya polishes in my collection, but this one certainly makes me want some. What a beautiful color!

    Vampy colors are great in summer. I love taking my darker colors and tossing a glitter or holo over them because the spring/summer sun really makes them pop.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      None? *Gasp* If you’re getting your first Zoya polish, I’d suggest the flakies. Those are the ones I really want because they’re so gorgeous and versatile!

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  7. Marta

    Wow! This looks so sophisticated and luxurious on you! (if nails can be luxurious)
    I actually do the same thing… alternate colour palates on my nails so I totally understand why you’d go a bit darker after that incredible skittles manicure.

    I don’t own this shade but it resembles CultNails Enigmatic a little no?
    I don’t own all that many Zoyas… but Sooki is my go to red :D
    Marta recently posted: Cinderella wears Polka Dots

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Oh, nails can most definitely be luxurious. You should know…because you rock the luxe nails all the time! :D

      I never thought to compare the two, but I just took a look, and you’re right – they look a little similar. Zoya doesn’t have the little silver micro-glitter that Cult Nails does. Interesting!

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  8. Carmela

    Oh my goodness! How has this flown under my radar all this time?? This is absolutely gorgeous! And it’s my bestie’s name to boot, so this is a must have for me. :) But out of curiosity, how does it compare to the other purple vampies in your stash?

    Lately, I’ve been wearing the heck out of Zara; I’ve been on such a pale purple/lavender kick!
    Carmela recently posted: The Hunger Games and China Glaze Capitol Colors: The Savagery featuring Luxe and Lush, Stone Cold, and Fast Track

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      All signs point to Carmela should get this. ;)

      In the bottle, Yasmeen looks a bit like Cult Nails Enigmatic like Marta suggested, although Yasmeen doesn’t have the little silver micro glitter. Off the top of my head, I’m trying to think of other purple polishes I have like it, but I can’t think of any that are dupes just yet.

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