Zoya Suri Swatches & Review

Zoya Suri Swatches & ReviewGuess what I found while going through some old folders on my computer? Zoya Suri from the NYFW 2012 Collection!

Although I forgot to review it on here earlier, what I do remember is really loving this manicure.

You really can’t go wrong with a saturated purple.

This is the case for me, and that’s probably why when I first got into nail polish more seriously, purple was the shade I turned to. It was like an old friend who never lets you down.

Do you feel the same way about a certain colour? And what general hue made you take polish more seriously?

Zoya Suri Pictures

Zoya Suri



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Zoya Suri Ingredients

Zoya Suri Ingredients

Zoya Suri Swatches

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Zoya Suri Swatches & Review

Zoya Suri Review & Swatches

Zoya Suri Review & Swatch

Zoya Suri Swatch

Zoya Suri Swatch & Review

Zoya Suri Swatch & Pictures

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Zoya Suri Swatch & Review






√ Royal purple metallic

Key Notes

Zoya Suri Review


This is a robust purple…the kind that reminds me of a magician. Purples like this make me really happy because, yes, there’s something magical about them. They’re strong, and they really define your nails.

Plus, since I think of a magician when I see this shade, it brings to mind happy childhood memories of me trying to learn new magic tricks. Haha, even though I was only ever able to successfully pull off a few (card tricks!), I had a lot of fun trying.

I’m glad that I wasn’t able to recreate all the magic tricks I loved. In a way, not being able to do it made the trick actually seem more like real magic…and I admire people who can do things waaay better than I can. It’s inspiring.

Back to the polish!


It has a metallic finish, but it’s not a full-on chrome. I could see fine shimmer up close, but from farther away, the metallic finish shines through. It’s amazing how this polish emphasizes the shape of your nails.

Even though this has a metallic-like finish, it isn’t laden with brush strokes. I saw one or two, but nothing major.

Application & Formula

Somebody hand Zoya Suri the crown because the formula and application were easy and breezy! I remember how quickly this glided on, and it was very pigmented. I used two coats out of habit, and I didn’t feel the need to add any additional coats.

Due to the brilliant colour and the painting ease, I know I’ll wear this shade again and again. It’s fuss-free…even if it IS part of the Diva Collection (the subsection of the NYFW 2012 Collection)! 😉


  • Strong, royal purple
  • Great pigmentation
  • Excellent formula (not many visible brush strokes)

  • Not a wildly original purple (however, not every polish has to be unique – it’s still wonderful to find a polish like this that’s a joy to paint with)

Final Verdict: 9/10

If you’re just starting your collection, and you’re looking for a punchy purple to add, I recommend this. Zoya’s formula is fuss-free, and the colour pay-off is amazing!

Now that the Zoya NYFW 2012 Collection has been out for a long time, have you tried any yet? What’s the best Zoya shade you ever wore?


8 thoughts on “Zoya Suri Swatches & Review

  1. Lizzy

    Suri is such a fabulous polish! For some reason I’m always thinking I have too many purples (which I really don’t), but as soon as I saw Suri I had to have her. Green is definitely my go-to color, though. Always makes me feel better. My first ever China Glaze was Cha Cha Cha and it changed my whole world. That was less than a year ago and my collection exploded from 80-something polishes to over 500. O_o I’m a bit scared for next year…. LOL
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Haha, you can never have too many purples, right? 😉 And…we sound like two green-loving peas in a pod about our favourite go-to colour!

      WOW! You went from 80-something to 500 in less than a year? *Bows down* RESPECT!

  2. Monica L

    @ Lizzy, I know what you mean. Two years ago I started with about 15 nail polishes and now I have close to 400 polishes. It’s amazing how fast it grows. @swatchandlearn my favorite Zoya shade is Robyn. It’s such a bright, saturated blue and I love it! I’ve worn FeiFei and Song from the Zoya fall collection and they’re both gorgeous.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Monica L!

      Impressive collection you have as well! 🙂 I started collecting since 2008, and I’ve stopped keeping count, but it’s probably somewhere at the 700 mark.

      Yes, it grows so quickly because polish companies keep bringing out new stuff. Don’t know how they always find a way to put a new spin on something. 🙂

  3. Angela

    Oh my, that is beautiful! The darker purples I’ve ended up with turn more blackish than purple. This is so lovely on you 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Angela!

      Definitely this one looks purple and not black. Blackened polishes sometimes are a pet peeve of mine because if I want black, I just wear black. Also, maybe it’s my eyes, but a lot of times, I can only tell if something is ‘near black’ when I put it up against something that IS black. That being said, there are some times when I crave those really dark shades that have a super-glossy formula!


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