Zoya Dillon Swatches & Review

Zoya Dillon Swatches & ReviewI don’t know about you, but when I saw “Dillon”, I thought of Dylan McKay (James-Dean wannabe) from the original series, Beverley Hills 90210. (It was very popular when I was in elementary school.)

Of course, he would never be caught wearing this shade. Too bad for him because Zoya Dillon from the Awaken Collection is all kinds of awesome!

This seafoam green is soft and has a seaside feel that makes me think of mermaids and sea glass.

It’s a very pretty addition to any nail-polish collection, and the finish is very pretty – it has a subtle sheen that I find to be very calming, like the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Zoya Dillon Pictures

Zoya Dillon Awaken Collection 2014

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Zoya Dillon Awaken Collection

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Zoya Dillon Awaken Collection 2014 Review


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Zoya Dillon Swatches

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Zoya Dillon Swatches & Review

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Zoya Dillon Review & Swatches

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Dillon by Zoya Swatches

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Zoya Dillon Swatch Awaken Collection Swatches

Dillon by Zoya


  • Green mint metallic (Yes)
  • Silver shimmer (Yes, but I can also see some gold)

Key Notes

Zoya Dillon Review


Although the lighting makes Dillon by Zoya look a little blue, it’s actually a seafoam green in person. It’s very soft, and it really reminds me of the warmer months, but especially when the sun’s beating down. (I think it’s because of the delicate golden shimmer that creates an almost sun-kissed look.)


This is a shimmery polish, and it has a gorgeous silvery/golden sheen to it that looks a little metallic-like from a distance. When you look at your nails up close, you can see each piece of shimmer, which I think is neat!

Application & Formula

As with many of Zoya’s nail polish, Dillon by Zoya applies evenly and easily for a beautiful finish.

I found that with just 2 coats, I got a uniform look. Two coats is typically what I paint, and it’s only if the coverage isn’t enough that I continue to paint additional layers.


  • Soft, calm seafoam green
  • Pretty silvery/golden fine shimmer that creates a magical sheen
  • Smooth formula & easy to paint with


  • Not sure what to put here for a Con without really reaching! (I love this colour!)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Zoya has done it again with another awesome nail polish! I just love how they put out such a wide variety of colours instead of sticking to ‘safe’ shades. That’s why I’m always excited to hear about new Zoya nail-polish releases. You just never know what they’ll put out, which is only half the fun!

Are you a fan of seafoam green? Do you prefer to wear full-on metallic shades or softer ones like this that have a subtle metallic sheen? Do you have an all-time favourite Zoya nail polish?


11 thoughts on “Zoya Dillon Swatches & Review

  1. pema grey

    such a beautiful review and swatches! 🙂 this color looks so nice with your skintone! I am a big sucker for minty greens. Shimmer is always a big fat bonus in my book :-} still kicking myself up and down for not grabbing this entire collection when i saw it in Davenport at Younkers. I kinda live in ‘small town’ Iowa.. So Zoya is not available. that’s ok.. Now i know! Next time i hit the cities, i’m on the lookout for Zoya! Thanks again for the awesome review!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Pema Grey!

      Thank you very much, and it’s my pleasure! It’s such a great feeling being able to share one of my passions with others. Readers like you help keep me motivated with your sweet comments. I love reading what readers have to say, and it opens a dialogue that makes blogging more interesting than just listening to myself. 🙂

      I know you’ll love the Zoya Awaken Collection! With all the gloomy weather, at least we can get a pick-me-up from happy colours!

  2. KnitMaster

    When I saw the swatch of this, I took a screenshot and raced to the nearest store! Love it on you Mary!


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