ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Noot

Zoya Noot ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Noot

Today I present to you the nail lacquer that broke my years-long no-dark-polish streak. It began when a co-worker wore Essie Power Clutch. I instantly knew I wanted this color, but a cruelty-free version. So I turned to Zoya, the brand that has a greater array of shades than any I know. And they have what appears to be nearly an exact dupe: Zoya Noot ($8).

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What I love about this shade is how it blends so many different tones. You can ask three different people what color it is and get three different answers. The khaki, olive, and charcoal give it the versatility of a goes-with-everything neutral. The depth of the shade gives it an edge of drama and interest that perhaps lighter neutrals lack (intentionally so, often).

Uploaded in the Color Palette Generator, it identified these colors:

Noot Color Palette ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Noot

As with most Zoya polishes, I found application easy and the formula smooth. Dark polishes always feel a little more difficult to apply to me, because they’re so noticeable if they go outside the nail at all, but I just went around the edges of my nails with a q-tip and nail polish remover after applying. I got a good four days of wear before I noticed chipping, which I’d say is about average (maybe just slightly less than average) on my nails.
Zoya Nail Lacquer Noot On Nails ZOYA Nail Lacquer in Noot

What do you think? Do you have a favorite super dark but not-quite-black polish?

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Noot is a gorgeous shade! I probably will never wear a true black, but I do love vampy shades and this is a great one!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Sunny! I’ve never liked true blacks either, even when they were super popular, I’m not sure why. Vampy shades aren’t my usual choice for my nails, they seem to look a bit harsh on me, but for whatever reason this one is an exception ♥

  • tianna

    love this color!!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Tianna! It’s a great shade ♥

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    oh, yes! i’m a big fan :)
    beautiful color on you!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Lena! Just such a cool shade ♥

  • Martha

    I believe I have this…Zoya does some really lovely dark polishes that aren’t boring or too black!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Martha! You describe it perfectly – not boring or too black. Do you have any other dark shades from Zoya? ♥

      • Martha

        Nothing that dark yet…I’m still building my collection :D I’ve had my eye on Sam for a while, looks so perfect for fall!

  • Christine

    I think I have this too, but haven’t worn it. It looks so pretty on you! Perfect for a deep neutral this time of year! :)