Monday, November 17, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvets for 2014

Press Sample 

Today I have the Zoya Matte Velvets! They originally came out in 2009 and have been re-released much to the delight of polishaholics everywhere. I've had these waiting to be swatched but I've just felt that my nails have not been in the best of shape to show these off. I've officially nubbed and rounded out my corners for the winter though and I'm done being a baby about it.

So the 2014 Matte Velvets are still freakin' gorgeous. All of the formulas of these polishes are amazing, and I really expect no less from Zoya at this point. I did swatch all of these using Zoya's Get Even basecoat for a smooth canvas, because these babies will show every imperfection on your nails. I know I'm not supposed to use basecoat but I can't help it! It makes them slightly less matte but are still velvety. I also think these would matte up more when they have been drying for a few hours. All of them apply like butter. I used thicker coats since thinner ones start to dry pretty quick and cause an uneven finish.

My only problem child was Zoya Posh--she was a stainer with clean-up. I've shown all of these matte and then with topcoat and flash in the upper right hand picture. I have the color description in the photo caption noting the color and also the shimmer colors I saw in each polish.

Zoya Loredana
Gunmetal Gray Matte Velvet
Silver metallic shimmer

Zoya Dovima
Smoky Black Matte Velvet
Silver metallic shimmer

Zoya Veruschka
Evergreen Matte Velvet
Green and blue metallic shimmer

Zoya Savita
Purple Matte Velvet
Red and gold shimmer

Zoya Posh
Bright Red Matte Velvet
Red metallic shimmer
Zoya Harlow
Red-Violet Matte Velvet
Silver and pink shimmer

Fun side-note: Zoya also re-released four of these colors in 2013 and of course I bought them all and posted a few then, too. (Click here and here to see the two posts, yikes that lighting!) So what do you think, are you a fan of matte or do you like them with topcoat better? I love them all both ways, and surprisingly I think Harlow is my favorite because of the prominent shimmer! Now if OPI would take a hint and re-release their suede line from 2009 I think my life would be complete.


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