Monday 17 January 2022

A Zoya A Day - Echo and Mateo

Hey Friends

Today on the blog we meet Echo and Mateo.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Z Wide
Does it stamp - No
Name - Echo
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1089
Coats - 3
Finish - Neon Jelly
Collection - Easy Neons
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No/Yes

Echo can best be described as a deep lagoon blue neon.

Available on USA website - Yes
Available on the UK website - Yes
Brush used - Original
Does it stamp - Yes
Name - Mateo
Year - 2021
Number - ZP1096
Coats - 2
Finish - Cream
Collection - Dreamin
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - No

Mateo can best be described as a cool-toned pacific blue cream.

Both of these blues are stunning.

Echo is so bright, I changed out the cap on my polish to the standard black, I didnt like the white caps on the wall, they stuck out like sore thumbs, the formula on these wasnt great the first time I used them, they are a jelly/crelly formula, I then let my collection sit with their caps unscrewed to allow air in for a good few hours, which I think? has helped them a little, the formula is ok, no running or pooling but sheer, I did three coats for my mani. Echo is blue but she has a turquoise/green undertone to her. I also show her with topcoat on.

Mateo is stunning, it gives me Sally Hansen Pacific Blue vibes, I dont own the original Sally Hansen but I do have the Barry M Damson dupe,  and Damson is a more saturated blue, Mateo has a wee bit too much white to be a dupe, my two middle nails in the pics after the stamp test have Barry M Damson on the middle nails. Mateo has a fabulous formula, no running or pooling and opaque in two coats, I could have gotten away with one on my shorties, Mateo also stamps. One thing to note with Mateo, the smell, its got that funky blue smell, you dont smell it on your nails but as you are painting them you can.


  1. They are both lovely :-D

    What is about blues and the smell? I have a few blues that I could describe as smelling like a cross between stale farts and TCP!

    Interesting about the lids. I never open mine unless painting. Haha the white lid wouldn't bother me!

    1. I think the smell must be some element they use to get the colour, I only notice a few with that smell to be honest, lol yeah I'm picky about my Zoya wall I like it to look uniform lol