Zoya’s Shivon review

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  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: originally released in October 2008 as part of Zoya's Flourish collection
  • Color Range: metallic wine-fuchsia shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6USD$7USD$8USD$9 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Zoya’s Shivon

Cycling through the colors rather quickly - I got impatient when applying Richelle, didn't let the layers cure properly, and so had some smudging/peeling. My fault. At any rate, on to the next color.

Shivon is a wine-fuchsia with a slight gold duochrome. In my case, the duochrome was **VERY** slight. Most of it seemed to be on the inside of the bottle. Don't know if that indicates an older bottle, but I've owned it for four months - so while I haven't been using it daily, it hasn't sat for a year or four. I'm not sure if this is normal or not.

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 Shivon

Like Adina, Shivon is a slight shimmer and the duochrome effect is more enhanced with multiple coats. One coat got me a sheer wine-purple color with no duochrome whatsoever. The second coat gave me some duochrome. I noticed some brush streaks in this color and in Adina, but not so much in Richelle. I don't know if that's because Richelle is a metallic color and Zoya's metallics don't show brushstrokes as readily, or because of some other factor.

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