No matter not often you might wear it, or not, everyone needs a perfect red nail polish. When I bought this, my first thought was “I’m never going to wear this on my nails!! But it’s so pretty!! I need one!!”. Ofcourse, that notion didn’t last long. I wear red on my nails now and it’s safe to say that I’m out of the nude nail closet. And this one is my first red nail polish.
Zoya’s Kristin is a gorgeous red and you can’t quite place the kind of red it falls under. When you see the bottle, it appears as a deeper red. When you put it on, it has a pink undertone to it. But it certainly is a blue based red. So, in a gist, I’d describe it as a cool toned medium deep red. It does appear brighter on the nail than it looks in the polish.It isn’t vampy, it just looks like a classic bright and fun red.
The formula of this really great. This was one of first Zoya’s I tried out before I became a Zoya loyalist. It’s thin but not runny, it isn’t so creamy to the point where it’s thick and hard to move around either. For an opaque finish you need about 2 coats and you have a perfect red nail.
It applies very evenly and there’s no patchiness in distributing colour on the nail. It didn’t form bubbles or streaks. The brush is a medium width one, similar to China Glaze. You get a good opaque with shine finish. I recommend a topcoat as it’ll last longer but for shine it really isn’t needed. This stayed on well without chipping for 4-5 days. There is some minor tip wear depending on what you do.
There are dozens of reds out there, so it might be hard to decide which one to get. I feel a cool toned red goes better with my skintone than a yellow based one. So, if you like Ruby Woo, this might the be the one you should get.
The nail polish is a bit pricey at Rs. 420-450 but the quality is great and it’s certainly cheaper than China Glaze or OPI if you’re looking for a good quality polish.
Photos and swatches below!