Zoya Lux Swatches & Review

Zoya Lux Swatches & ReviewOkay, now I’m convinced that my stomach blogs for Swatch And Learn because when I first tried to typeย Zoya Lux,ย I accidentally typed Zoya Lox! (Haha, lox is brined salmon that I sometimes have with a bagel and cream cheese.)

But no, Zoya has not put out a polish based on my breakfast. (Pity because I eat a lot of delicious things.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Instead, they have gone the bedazzled route, and created this masterpiece that twinkles like the expensive jewels that I can only admire in store windows.

All 3 shades in the Zoya Magical PixieDust Collection, which Lux comes from are blingtastic.

This gorgeous polish really is like wearing jewelry on your nails because it sparkles a lot and it looks really glamorous!

In the bottle, I thought it was nice. But, it wasn’t until I wore it that I was really impressed by it. In fact, it’s the type of polish that looks better in person, and photos just cannot do it any justice!

P.S.ย Remember, you still have until May 9 at 11:59 pm EDT to enter my Canada/US giveaway for your chance to win the entire CND Vinylux Open Road Collection!

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Zoya Lux Magical PixieDust Swatch

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Zoya Lux Zoya Magical PixieDust Collection

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Zoya Lux Magical PixieDust


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Zoya Lux Swatches

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Zoya Lux Swatch, Review & Pictures

Zoya Lux Swatches, Review & Pictures

Zoya Lux Magical PixieDust Collection Swatches & Review


  • Rose quartz (Yes)
  • Sparkly (Yes)
  • Textured (Yes)
  • Iridescent hexagonal glitter (Yes)

Key Notes

Zoya Lux Review


The base of Lux by Zoya is a pale, pretty pink. Sometimes these types of pinks can get ‘lost’ against my skin tone, but I was happy to see that it didn’t (although I think it was because of the massive amount of glitter that helped it to stand out).

Although it’s predominantly pink, there’s so much glitter, and the holographic nature reflects the entire rainbow – green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and red. It’s really fun to walk around with a rainbow and to see how the light changes which colours appear, depending on the angle!


Lux by Zoya has their PixieDust finish, which is a textured finish. That means it’s gritty, and the texture is highly noticeable when you run the pad of your finger along a nail. However, I didn’t feel like it was very sharp or uncomfortable to wear.

This was also chunkier than the fine PixieDust finishes you may have tried before. That’s because this has larger hexagonal glitter.

The bonus about painting with a textured polish like this is that they dry lightning fast. Almost by the time you finish painting the last nail on your second hand, the first finger on your other hand is nearly dry! I love using polishes like this when I’m in a pinch. (And, if you want to be even quicker, use a peelable base coat like I did, so the removal process is a snap!)

If you’re not a fan of textured polishes, you can add a couple of layers of top coat to smooth out the grittiness. However, the first coat should be a regular top coat. The second coat can be a quick-dry top coat. Just don’t use two layers of quick-dry top coat because it may cause your polish to fall off in sheets (like chunky glitters like this are more prone to do so).

Application & Formula

Considering how much chunky glitter was in Zoya Lux, I was surprised by how smooth the application was. I didn’t have to dab my brush to fill any bald spots. It went on easily, and I used the brush like I normally would when painting with any other nail polish.

With just two coats, it covered very well, and I didn’t feel the need to add another coat.

My only concern is that over time, this formula will become drier, and therefore, it will become glue-like and hard to work with. But that’s why I also have nail-polish thinner. It’ll revive even a completely dried-up nail polish from the grave and make it look spankin’ new again.

(I’ve been meaning to do a blog post on it one of these days because I hear how some people use nail-polish remover instead of thinner, but that’s wrong! Remover takes away from the polish. Thinner adds the ingredients that were evaporated. You’ll get very different results.)


  • Sparkly
  • Dries quickly
  • Cool textured finish (Can be a Con for some)
  • Smooth formula, despite chunky texture


  • Textured finish (Can be a Pro for some. If you don’t like it, you can add two layers of top coat to smooth it out.)

Final Verdict: 8.5/10

The decadence of Zoya Lux certainly lives up to its name, and the bling factor is off the charts! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed wearing this because it’s like bejewelling your nails!

Have you tried any of the Zoya Magical PixieDust polishes? Do you like eating lox, the brined salmon, or does the soft texture turn you off? How would you wear Zoya Lux?


10 thoughts on “Zoya Lux Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      It twinkles like a magical star. Polishes like these really make you feel fancy, even if you’re just wearing casual clothes. Amazing how nail polish can do that!

  1. Jill

    I โ™ฅ the Magical Pixies! When the Awaken collection first came out, they offered a mini set of Lux, Cosmo, and Vega if you bought so many other polishes. I really hope they do the same thing with the new set that’s coming out with the Summer lines.

    I love wearing them as accent nails, and they look fabulous on my toenails too.

  2. karen

    That really does look luxurious! Worth a try even if it has to be smoothed out with topcoat to keep it from driving me bonkers. Thanks for the tip about the topcoats–never thought of that before, but it might be why mine sometimes comes off the way that it does.

    You have lox, cream cheese, and bagels? Count me in, especially if they are onion bagels. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Mmm, onion bagels are so good! I also love getting the ones that are called the “Everything Bagels”. Literally, they have all the different types in a single bagel, so it’s super delicious!

      Come on over – it’s bagel time! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Anni

    Really like this polish, I don’t have any Zoya polish from Pixie dust yet. I prefer this kind of polish especially during winter,

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Anni!

      You may want to stick around. Hint hint! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m planning to have a special giveaway. Not sure when, but it’ll be within 3 months.


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