Sunday, November 2, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet Re-Release: See Swatches Here!

To the utmost happiness of many a polish lover, blogger, and collector, Zoya has re-released it's 6 piece Matte Velvet collection!

Group shot:

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I have seen a few reviews already and it's pretty clear that the polishes look just as gorgeous, if not even better, with a shiny topcoat. What I haven't seen is a side-by-side of the matte vs. glossy finish, so that's what I am going to show you.

Let's get started!

First up, this is Dovima, a basic black matte.  The formula is quite, aptly named, velvety! This is two coats, no topcoat:

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This is with an added matte topcoat. My matte TC of choice is A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict. You may wonder why I added more matte to matte polishes, but not all of them as really that flat on their own.  This one is, so the matte TC doesn't add much.

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Lastly, this is matte v. glossy. My glossy TC of choice for these swatches is NYC Grand Central Station, my favorite base and topper for swatching. How stunnnning is this shiny!

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Next, this Verushka.  Oh, my gooooodness! I adore this polish! I do not own anything like this. The formula is flawless, so buttery. This is two coats, no topcoat:

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This is with a coat of AGO Matte-ict.  Again, not much of a difference since it dries very matte on it's own.

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And, hope you're sitting down, look at this with a glossy topcoat:


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Next, this is a purple polish lovers dream in matte or when glossy.  Savita is a rich jewel toned purple that dries fairly matte by itself. The formula is lovely! This is two coats:

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And with AGO Matte-ict:

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And then glossy! Holy moly, does this shine!

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Next up, this is the other purple of the collection, Harlow, is a much redder, more of a berry like color.

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I added AGO Matte-ict for this shot:

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Shown here with a glossy topcoat:

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The other gray/silver of the group is Loredana. This is my least favorite because it dries too shiny for me. This is two coats alone:

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Added a coat of Matte-tic doesn't really help, I am sorry to say.

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And, even with glossy topcoat, it's hard to tell the difference between the two. In case you really can't tell, it's my index finger that does not have glossy topcoat:

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Last but not least, this is Posh, a cheerful cranberry red. This is two coats, no topcoat for the first set of pics. It doesn't dry as matte as I'd like on it's own.

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It does dull a bit with a coat of Matte-tic:

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But this one, like a couple others, looks best with a coat of the glossy:

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You already know you can find Zoya on Zoya.com or at your local Ulta.  Which is your favorite? I think mine is Verushka, simply because it's matte by itself and oh, so stunning when glossy. I know I'll pick this up, especially over the holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
Lacey

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1 comment:

  1. I only have Harlow in this collection, but it's so beautiful!

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