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Friday, June 19th, 2009

Limited Edition: Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Zoya Matte Nail Polish

This Fall, Zoya introduces a limited edition collection of three fabulous matte nail polishes.

Before I get to all the goodies, let's take a minute go over the formula. First off, Matte nail polishes generally require no topcoat or basecoat for best results. One main reason being, matte and glossy textures are two different apples. So, when you mix both together the outcome may be a collision of formula's.

With all the Matte polishes being released this Fall, hopefully we'll see more topcoats and basecoat's becoming readily available.

The Application: Smooth, opaque and dries super fast. All you'll need is two coats to achieve bottle color. No application problems, perfect!

Overall, I'm really impressesd with Zoya's Matte's. I know many of us aren't too keen on a flatte looking polish, but the shimmer in these gives a little boost, which may be a little more practical for some.

Check out the swatches.

Zoya Lorendana nail polish swatch

Zoya Matte Velvet nail polish collection

Loredana, a steel gray with shimmer. 

Zoya Posh matte nail polish swatch

Zoya Matte Velvet nail polish collection

Posh couldn't be named better. Classy, elegant and super hot for Fall! Described as a red wine matte with shimmer. 

Zoya Domiva matte nail polish swatch

Zoya Matte Velvet nail polish collection

Domiva, a rich black matte with rainbow shimmer.

Zoya's Matte Velvet collection is a limited edition release and is only available at Art of Beauty.

(4) Comments

S. Vanessa Hailey said on Jun 19th, 2009 3:34 am
Common UPS!! Loving these colors. I am happy to see more matte colors. Glossy is so hard to keep up over a long time.
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Tami said on Jun 19th, 2009 6:30 am
These certainly make up for OPI's matte collection. Too bad they didn't make more than 3 colors.
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Jeff B. said on Jun 20th, 2009 10:17 am
I really love the Posh color... I havent worn Matte polish before, but I really like this color...maybe it's the sparkle that sells me... Where can I pick up this color... I am ready for Matte!
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Steph said on Jun 26th, 2009 10:54 am
Hi Vanessa, I seriously love Matte's! Hope you get yours soon sweetie! Hi Tami, I know! They are certainly better than OPI's, Hopefully we'll see more from Zoya. Hi Jeff, Posh rocks, it's an excellent color! You can find these at www.artofbeauty.com! :)
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