Zoya's Marina is a lovely medium-to-deep grayed blue. Unlike the other shade in the Mirrors collection that I've reviewed so far, instead of having glittery flakies in the polish this is glitter free, but with a pretty pearlescent finish that I think really compliments the color well. Also unlike the other shades in the collection, I think this shade'll be much easier to dupe, though I personally don't own a dupe for this. I just get the feeling pearly blue-grays are such an obvious color choice, you know?
Of course, though, obviousness doesn't make the shade any less pretty!
I found the formula very agreeable in terms of dry down time and consistency. I found this neither too thick nor too thin and I found that it dried down well in time for a second coat. Like most of the other shades I've tried, this was opaque in just two coats. It wore all week with only minimal tip wear (while using a top coat, of course).
The thing I like most about Zoya's fall collection is the fact that the colors are greyed or blackened makes them a lot more wearable for those who aren't necessarily allowed to wear brightly colored polish for whatever reason. With this you can have blue polish, but it's not a too in-your-face blue for, say, a moderately conservative workplace.
- I like the way this color is. It's bright enough to feel like a bright color, but greyed down to not be too attention grabbing.
- Non-fussy formula makes for easy application.
- Reasonably quick dry-down.
- Good consistency. Neither too thin nor too thick for me.
- Opaque in just two coats.
- Good wear: a whole week with a top coat.
Nothing on this one!
- I feel like this is very pretty, but also reasonably dupeable.
This is currently $8.00 from Zoya.