Click Read More after the collage for my review!
|Zoya Matte Velvets|
Ok so here we go! To avoid repeating myself, I used 2 coats on all these except Loredana, more on that later. These are meant to be worn with no base or topcoat. BUT I wanted to try it out anyway. So on the first swatch (Posh) I did use my standard ridge-filling basecoat and noticed no difference in application. I also have included pictures of each polish with a quick topcoat of Seche Vite, because many people just don't like the matte look. Although, I hope this post may change some of those minds! When I first started getting into all this, I didn't like matte either! I tried it once, and was like, ew, no, and shelved it for a year. Then I revisited it again and fell in love!
I also had ZERO issues with the typical problems matte polishes bring....like drying too fast to go over spots more than once, pulling the polish off when doing so, et cetera. I mean, these do dry FAST, which is completely awesome, but not so much that any of those problems occur. The formula is pretty much flawless. That is completely my own opinion! I also think these are the only matte polishes I own now! I used to have a couple but I think I gave them away. Mostly I just use a matte topcoat!
First up is the red, "Posh". This one is completely gorgeous. I'm not really a red girl, I pretty much never wear red nails. But this one I would totally wear. Its also hard not to fall in love with a polish when the formula just completely flawless. These all have a slight shimmer in them (more visible with topcoat) that really gives you a luxurious velvet feel and look.
|indirect sunlight, with topcoat|
This is the purple, Savita. Just GORGEOUS. If you are a purple person, you pretty much need this. ;)
|direct sun! with topcoat|
Loredana, a charcoal gray. Or gunmetal gray. Or just awesome. This color of polish is super edgy to me, because I'm just a nerdy girl!
This is the only one I felt like 2 coats wasn't enough. On my ring finger I added a third coat and probably should have on the rest. If you have super short nails, then 2 is probably enough.
Veruschka, a gorgeous emerald green. Completely perfect for the holidays. For the green girls out there...yep you need this.
Veruschka with topcoat. Screams CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saved the best for last :) This is Harlow. Let's just have a moment of silence.
I mean. Could this polish BE anymore perfect? No, it could not. This is one I've heard lots about and boy does it live up to the hype. This type of raspberry pink is my absolute favorite shade of pinks! I purposely swatched this one last because I wanted to wear it for a few days. I mean.
Haha, just kidding! The colors are beautiful, and they dry super fast. So fast, in fact, I was playing around last night with taping/vinyls over them and I'm so impressed there will be a whole nother post on that SOON. I have just one complaint, Zoya....why isn't there a blue? How gorgeous would a navy blue been in this collection? It would be so amazing I probably couldn't handle it.
The did have a few lighter colored mattes in the past, a turquoise, light pink, and yellow I think? I don't remember the names. I have no idea if those will be re released also. Maybe if these Mattes are super popular they will release more next fall and it will include a navy. One can only hope!
I am also planning a wear test next week to see if these hold up better than traditional matte polishes so stay tuned for that!
These are available in most Ulta stores now and on Zoya.com for $9 each!