Saturday, November 8, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection - Swatches + Review


I managed to distract myself this evening rearranging part of my makeup stash and then the Smurf movie almost sucked me in when I was done organizing.  Oops.  The organizing needed done...not the movie watching (at least I left the room before too long had elapsed).  Anyway...I thought today I'd share my swatches of the Zoya Matte Velvet collection, which is actually not a new release.  It's been out apparently 2 times before, once before I was into polish, and last year.  Last year's re-release was a partial release, and that was when I purchased 4 of these.  I got the remaining 2 this year from Ulta and decided to redeem some of my points so I ended up spending less than $1.
Everybody reunited at home (lol...don't mind, I've been in an odd mood today):
Dovima, Veruschka, Posh, Savita, Loredana, Harlow

Swatch time! Same order as above.  All but Loredana are 2 coats; Loredana is 3.
 Loredana and Harlow are the 2 "new" polishes for this re-release.
On my nails, it's 2 coats of each.  On the bottom middle finger, I did a free-hand chevron tip using a top coat for half.  The bottom picture was what I wore out running around today.
Dovima, Veruschka, Savita, Harlow
Posh, (NYC Rule the City), Loredana with Posh over, Loredana

Since I've had most of these for about a year, I can review them a bit as I've used a couple in the past. Application is nice and easy.  I love the Zoya brush since I normally have little to no clean-up needed, unless I'm just being rushed/messy.  Dry time was pretty good, essentially fully set up after less than 10 minutes, although I haven't tried to do anything other than type since I put a set of swatches on.  Based on the last time I wore one as a full manicure, I did not have the best wear-time which is unfortunate.  But since I'm normally changing polish every day or 2, it's no big deal to me.  I didn't have on today's nail combo, which was the bottom picture, long enough for any kind of comparison wear test - I literally took it off when I got home to swatch the rest of the collection.  Side note for packaging - love the look of the frosted bottles and rubbery lids BUT I noticed that the bottom labels that have the name are printed much finer than they used to be, and also not as dark.

Do you have any of the Zoya Matte Velvet polishes in your stash?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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