Zoya’s Julieanne review

Posted on Friday, at bought • 553 views

  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: part of Zoya's Wicked collection
  • Description: metallic blackened purple shimmer with microglitter
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7USD$8.009.0010.0012.00 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Zoya’s Julieanne

I hemmed and hawed about this one for a while after the Wicked promo pics came out - I like purples, but they're not my 100% absolute favorite polish to color unless they're a duochrome or holographic, and I already have several (both from Zoya and from China Glaze). Still, once I saw what Zoya's microglitters looked like, I went ahead and got Julieanne during one of their holiday promos.

One coat isn't opaque, but it's nicely dark. The polish is a tiny bit streaky with one coat, and you can see the blackened undertones - especially if your first coat is very thin. Two coats gives you full opacity and the foiled finish.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Zoya's Julieanne

The purple is as dark as <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/zoyas_ki/”>Ki</a>‘s purple-phase, but Julieanne is not a duochrome. No green gold, or even silver flashes in this, just the blackened purple and the purple microglitter. Looking at the color plates I received of the Flame collection, Julieanne is a darker, cooler purple than Valerie (from the <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/zoyas_wicked_collection/”>Wicked</a> collection). If you want a slightly warmer purple, check out Valerie instead. Valerie is still a dark purple, not a deep mauve or a “wine purple”...but it's just a tiny fraction warmer than Julieanne. I haven't compared this to Yasmeen, so I can't tell you how those two stack up. I'm going to guess that Julieanne is a tiny bit darker than Yasmeen, and has the foil finish where Yasmeen will look more like a pearl (I've noticed that a lot of the colors that Zoya calls “metallic” actually match up with what other companies call a “pearl” finish…or it's something right in between the two. A metallic pearl?)

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