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Friday, November 6th, 2009

Winter Collection: Zoya MatteVelvet Swatches

Zoya Winter 09 Mattene Collection

Collection: Zoya MatteVelvet Winter Collection, Matte Nail Lacquer 0.5 oz
Price: $7.00/ea
Steph's Rating: Steph's 4.5 Kisses Rating
Buy it: Art of Beauty, Professional Salons

It's another matte edition Divas and before you roll your eyes or shrug your shoulders, Zoya's new shimmering MatteVelvet collection is worth paying attention to!

Unlike the Fall release, these applied perfectly! So flawlessly that I thought the formula had been recalculated, but they haven't; every pigment is different. And the drying time isn't lightening speed either; you have plenty of time to swipe 3, 4, or even 5 strokes with no visible streak lines. Go Zoya!

Are you ready for some swatches?

Zoya Veruschka Nail Polish

Zoya Veruschka Nail Polish Glossy

Don't ask me how to pronounce Veruschka, but the color is absolutely to die for. A forest green with intense shimmer that looks almost holographic with a glossy top coat. Gorg and my favorite by far! 

Zoya Harlow Matte Nail Polish

Zoya Harlow Nail Polish Glossy

Harlow is a magenta pink matte.

Zoya Savita Nail Polish

Zoya Savita Matte Nail Polish Glossy

Savita is a purple with blue undertones; not your traditional blurple, but there's definitely blue in there. And with a glossy top coat, the shimmering mattes really come to life! 

Overall, Super Hotness! Quite honestly, if the staying power was there, five star rating in my book. Good application, formula and Big 3 Free. Versatile - you can wear them matte or glossy.

What do you think of the Winter Mattes? Love them, Hate them? Have a wonderful weekend! 

(12) Comments

Stephanie said on Nov 6th, 2009 12:02 pm
I think I need that green.

Tami said on Nov 6th, 2009 12:55 pm
These are so gorgeous. I am truly on the fence because I wish they didn\'t chip so fast.

Alannah said on Nov 6th, 2009 6:59 pm
This may be a stupid question, but how do you apply a top coat to these types of matte polishes? Does it go on easily? I never know how long to let my nails dry before applying top coats and these seem like they'd be particularly tricky! I just ordered all 3--so pretty!

Karina said on Nov 6th, 2009 8:17 pm
So, I ABSOLUTELY love Savita!

Jeff B. said on Nov 6th, 2009 8:20 pm
The color appears more saturated with the topcoat, and I prefer them that way. All 3 are nice choices for holiday nails! Thanks Steph !!!

Lisa said on Nov 7th, 2009 12:35 am
veh-ROOSH-kuh She was a model, very big during the 60s.

Toni said on Nov 7th, 2009 1:23 pm
I really like the green and will probably buy it. The others are so, so and I don't feel they are worth my money.

Kellie said on Nov 7th, 2009 7:37 pm
OMG, that Green is to die for! Thanks so much Steph, your swatches are always so great! Oh and you Photo Gallery is da bomb! xoxo

Bella said on Nov 8th, 2009 11:50 am
Wow, these are awesome! So much better than the other ones! Great Swatches Steph!

Styrch said on Nov 9th, 2009 12:49 pm
Ok, ok... I'll get them! I know, I've been lagging on these. Wow those are hot. Girl, you convince me every time. :)

Lucy said on Nov 10th, 2009 7:46 am
I already have these and the green is my favorite. I haven't worn them yet. At least I can put a topcoat over it if I want some staying power.

rhea said on Dec 9th, 2009 5:57 am
these r absolutely fabulous! i love the purple & the green!!!

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