Welcome to Dupe or No Dupe, the series where I pull out colors from my collection that look the same in the bottle and we find out if they’re the same….or just similar? Up today: every time a new collection comes out from Zoya, you guys ask me how they compare to older shades. So, today I’m showing you how the new creams from the Zoya Focus collection stacked up against other Zoyas in my collection.
First up is Zoya Sia vs Zoya Ling. Photo shows two coats of each polish & Out The Door top coat. Ling is on the pinkie & middle finger and Sia is on the ring and index.
Verdict: Ling is definitely lighter and brighter than Sia. Not even closer to being dupes.
Next up is Zoya Lidia vs Zoya Lael vs Zoya Pinta. Photo shows two coats of each polish & Out The Door top coat. Lidia is on the ring and middle finger, Pinta is on the pinkie and Lael is on the index finger.
Verdict: Purples are notoriously difficult to get color-accurate in photos, so you’re just going to have to trust me on this one because the photo isn’t really close. Pinta is darker and more cool toned than the other two. Lael is slightly more warm toned than Lidia if you’re really straining your eyes but I’d call them 99.6% dupes.
Next up is Zoya Janel vs Zoya Hannah vs Zoya Sooki vs Zoya Pepper. Photo shows two coats of each polish & Out The Door top coat. Pepper is on the pinkie finger, Janel is on the ring finger, Hannah is on the middle finger and Sooki is on the index.
Verdict: Pepper is definitely darker than Janel, no dupes there. Hannah and Sooki on the other hand…….again, 99.6% dupes. Hannah is maybe the tiniest touch brighter but that’s straining.
Last is Zoya Desiree vs Zoya Nyssa vs Zoya Emilia vs Zoya Louise. Photo shows two coats of each polish & Out The Door top coat. Louise is on the pinkie finger, Desiree is on the ring finger, Emilia is on the middle finger and Nyssa is on the index.
Verdict: Desiree and Emilia are pretty dang close if not total dupes. Emilia is maybe a touch dustier in person but I’m straining to see that- frankly, they look a lot more different in the photo than in person. Louise is warmer and Nyssa is much lighter and a different shade entirely.
What do you think about this comparison? Let me know in the comments!