Monday, April 11, 2011

Zoya: Reva (Sunshine Collection)

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday - I HATE MONDAYS! I hope you all had a nice weekend though. My husband and I went to a show at Mohegan Sun Casino and of course lost money gambling. There's seriously no way to win. I am convinced. I would have been better off taking all that money and going to the mall and spending it on actual things! I did go into the Lush store when I was there though and I got a Ma Bar Bubble bar. I always am too cheap to get Lush but I figured I blew so much on the slots I might as well have an $8 bubble bath too, haha! 

On Friday I got a package from Zoya containing their summer collection.  I am really loving the cremes in that collection but I wanted to share one of the shimmers from the Sunshine package today.

This is Reva. Zoya describes Reva  as  "a cool toned strawberry red with glowing golden metallic sparkle.  A very rich and luxurious looking gilded red." That sounds about right to me.  It's rich looking and really loaded with the golden metallic sparkle.  It's not glitter but shimmer really. When out in the sun it shimmers!  I think this color is a nice twist to the classic red, and absolutely safe for work. I am not sure this color necessarily screams "summer!" to me but it's pretty.

Formula wise this was great. It went on smoothly and was opaque in just 2 coats. Sometimes this sort of formula needs 3 coats for opacity (like Apple from the same collection) but this one was good with two. I think it's because the color itself is sort of dark.  

I think the photos are accurate but I'd say the color is slightly darker (more maroonish) in real life. Just a heads up.  

So what do you think of Reva? Will you be picking this one up? 

Prim and Polished

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