I feel like Cynthia might be a polish from the Smoke and Mirrors collection that a lot of people might pass up assuming that it will just look black. I didn’t really assume that, but kind of wish I had. It’s definitely not as blue or navy as I had hoped.
Cynthia is a deep, inky, navy blue. It’s very saturated and dark. Indoors and in the shade it’s hard to tell that it isn’t black. In the direct sun, you can tell that it’s less harsh against the skin that black is. But looks basically black expect for around the edges. I think on cooler and lighter skin tones it would be prettier and easier to tell it’s navy.
The formula and application on this polish was up to the standard we expect from Zoya. It went on smoothly and covered in two even coats. The drying time was good. Also as I mentioned with Dree, this polish has been wearing very well. I’ve had minimal tipwear, which for me is saying a ton.
Where to Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8
Are you feeling Cynthia? Do you like that it’s an almost black? I like that it’s an almost black that isn’t purple, since those are so popular. But I wish it was more of a gem tone, yet still dark. I’d like a good, rich, but not black looking navy. What’s your favorite one? Suggestions please!