It is a beautiful, richly hued purple – the kind I love. Sadly, it is not being released with this Fall’s collection. I thought it would be. How can you not include something this beauteous?!
I guess Zoya Imperial Russia will be released as a surprise elsewhere down the line. In the meantime, I thought it might be another color in the Zoya line, but it seems it’s not. I’m sure if I had the time to research it, I’d be able to find that out. However, I didn’t. Sorry. Even googling now doesn’t seem to pull up anything except the closest that comes to this is Zoya Suri, but even then it’s lighter and more on the lavender side and not purple.
It’s hard to find fault with Zoya. Very rarely have I ever had a bad Zoya polish, and Zoya Imperial Russia is no exception. This is a rich, beautiful hue that has strong undertones of blue – so much so that my camera picked up on it and really played it strong. However, you can see the original purple in the bottle that is held in my hand in the shots below.
Formula was formidable! I actually was extremely heavy-handed in application – two coats. However, each coat dried well within five minutes. WOO HOO!
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This is the purple it is…and it is gorgeous!
Though it’s showing more blue-purple, this really is a very nice purple with some shimmer in it.
In this shot you can see small flecks of blue and red shimmer.
Pretty purpleness in all its sunshine glory!
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