Zoya’s Stella (Peter Som) review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 306 views

  • Manufacturer: Zoya/Art of Beauty
  • Availability: originally released as part of Zoya's Peter Som NYFW 2014 collection
  • Color Range: soft coral-orange creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: China Glaze's Sunset Sail
Zoya’s Stella (Peter Som)

Pretty color…problematic formula. The polish is a bit watery, and applied unevenly. Two coats still had thin spots. Zoya had a similar problem with yellow creme polishes until they released Kerry and Darcy, and I observed some of the same problems with Sharon (another lighter orange creme, also created for Peter Som). More careful application might avoid this problem, but…it's still highly annoying. This is a pretty shade, it's fairly unique, and I'd like it if it applied well.

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 Stella (Peter Som) Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Zoya's Stella (Peter Som)

China Glaze's Sunset Sail, released in the 2010 Anchors Away collection, had the same problems with spreadability and watery consistency. I don't know if this is endemic to softer orange shades, or if companies just think that there won't be much demand for these coral-peach colors…so they don't concentrate on making the formulas thicker.

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