“Zoya Nail Polish in Purity can be best described as: Bright, stark, perfectly clean pure white with a glossy creme finish. A bold and versatile white is a must for any polish collection.” – From Zoya’s site
First up from the Zoya Gilty Pleasures Trio is Purity. This was one of the other two colors that were included with Gilty, along with Raven in this set. It was originally released as part of the Autumn 2006 Extreme collection, which came out in September of that year, along with Raven and Trixie. Since I bought the Gilty Pleasures Set, I now have the complete Extreme collection.
The only thing I hate about white polishes, is that it’s really hard to pull off on it’s own at all since it looks like you put on some white out on your nails. Purity is no exception to that. In fact, it’s about as white as you can get in color, which makes it great for being used as a base or for nail art. When it’s being used as a base for sheers/neons, it helps to minimize the number of coats for those colors to be opaque.
I do have another white in my collection, Sally Hansen White Out, but it’s extremely streaky and because it’s thin, it tends to run over my cuticles during application. It also wears terribly, so I’ve been trying to find a better white. I’ve read good reviews about Purity, so I was hoping that it’d be a good replacement.
At first, I thought that they were dupes of each other as they’re both white. However, when I compared the swatchicles of the two colors, White Tip is actually a shade or two darker than Purity. Below are pictures of the swatchicles and bottles that compare the two whites. Just like in Purity’s description on Zoya’s site, it’s indeed a pure white.
I had absolutely no problem with application and the formula’s quite pigmented. Because it has such a pigmented formula, I think it could also work well with stamping. I haven’t tested that out yet, but I’m hoping to in the near future to see how well that works. Below are pictures of my swatch.
My favorite aspect of Purity is that it’s a one coater. 🙂 Unlike White Tip, which takes 3 coats to get rid of streaks, Purity only takes 1-2 coats (depending how it’s applied) to become opaque and free of streaks. For my swatch, I 2 coats. I could have done one, but guess I didn’t apply it that well this time, so the first coat was a little streaky. That wasn’t the case with my swatchicle since it only took a single coat to be opaque.
- It’s a one coater (2 depending on how it’s applied)
- Great formula, that’s quite pigmented
- Any streaks level out as it dries
- Great base for nail art or sheer colors
- It’s one of those colors that’s EXTREMELY hard to wear on it’s own, since whites in general look like white out on the nails
Overall Score: 5/5
- After thought: A true, pure white that’s a only takes up to 1-2 coats to be opaque. Unlike other whites, it has a great formula and pigmentation. It’s a very versatile color and is a MUST for any nail polish collection.