Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvets-Matte is Back!!


Zoya has brought back the Matte Velvets for Fall 2014 and I can't be more excited about this. I missed out on them last year and before that for various reasons and I am so excited that I finally got my hands on these. While I love a nice shine on my tips I do love having a matte finish as well. I love my matte topcoats so that I can achieve a matte finish with almost any polish I own, I am excited to not have to do the extra step, the matte finish is built right into these!

These have Zoya’s exclusive shine-free formula. You can choose from their six best-selling matte nail polish shades that have a luxurious crushed velvet finish and subtle shimmer.

Zoya suggests that for the best results, "it is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear." 

Let's get on to the colors now!!!

Here is Posh. It can be best described as a medium cool-toned wine red with metallic red shimmer and a velvety matte velvet finish. My thoughts, this is a very gorgeous bright red that reminds me of Christmas!

Here is Harlow. It can be best described as a rich, saturated rose plum packed with sparkling metallic shimmer in a velvety matte velvet finish. I think this one is a very pretty rose shade that leans purple, I love how you can see the metallic shimmer in this one. So pretty!!

This is Savita. It can be best described as a bold, vibrant medium purple with strong red and gold shimmer with a velvet matte velvet finish. This is such a beautiful shade of purple that reminds me of grapes.

This one is Veruschka. It can be best described as a deep evergreen garnished with strong metallic shimmer in a velvety matte velvet finish. This green is such a deep green that it reminds me of a green Christmas tree. Truly in my opinion a beautiful evergreen shade.

Next is Loredana. It can be best described as a medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer and a velvety matte velvet finish. This gunmetal color with the matte velvet finish and shimmer reminds me of a stone. I have been looking for a grey like this and I'm so happy I finally have it! I can't wait to see how this looks with a topcoat, I bet it's beautiful!!

Last, but not least is Dovima. It can be best described as a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety matte velvet finish. I love me a good black, make it a matte black and I'm won over. I think that if I were to add a topcoat to this that shimmer would really stand out and give it some sass!

I found that the formula on all of these were consistant. They all went on smoothly and did not clump or get gloopy. I know some I've heard some people say that they experienced staining and I want to remind you that these are rich colors and Zoya says that for best results to not use a base coat, with that being said you are going to experience some staining. If you don't want to deal with any staining you can just use a base coat but I don't know how well you are going to get the matte velvet finish or how long or well they are going to wear. I have not tried these with a base coat so I can't say how they are with it.

I also want to note that to get even more wear out of these you can always add a topcoat to them and get this insane sparkle and shine from them. The shimmer that is built into these really comes out when they are shiny, it's so pretty to look at! :)

These in my opinion dry a little bit faster than the regular polishes and once they are dry they have a nice soft feel to them when you touch them. It really is almost like velvet! I can't really decide which one is my favorite but I know Posh, Harlow, and Dovima are at the top of my list! What are your favorites??

I hope you enjoyed these and I hope to be showing you some nail art looks with these real soon!!

Zoya polishes can be purchased at Ulta stores, select salons, and Zoya's site. They retail for $9 each.

**all color descriptions were taken from Zoya's site**

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