So, the Zoya Matte Collection was just released, and I LOVE matte, so I had to have them! Hubs actually agreed to grab them for me while he was out on Sunday, making him the greatest! Armed with a crude map and instructions on how many points I have racked up (but not knowledge as to how I racked them up…), he ventured into Ulta for the first time. They had not put the polishes out, but he convinced an employee to get them out of the back. They claimed not to have received Harlow at all, which was a bummer, but he was able to get the rest for me! So, I figured I’d swatch these beauties:
For all of my swatches, I used one coat on my index and middle fingers and two coats on my ring and index fingers.
I started with Posh, since Red is my favorite:
One important thing to remember about mattes is that they tend to show all imperfections in your nails. This is how I discovered my index finger had peeled at the corner. Otherwise, the color and and formula were very easy to work with.
Next up was Savita
Ignore the fact that the color of my fingers is weird. I had to play with the colors to try and get the polish to a true color. It photographed very blue, but is actually a gorgeous violet. I really cannot wait to use this color in a full mani.
Then I swatched Veruschka:
It is such a pretty emerald color. I think it will be gorgeous for Christmas manis. Or maybe zombies. Both!
This one definitely needs two coats, as you can see. Plus, even though it is matte, it has a bit of shimmer to it. Matte shimmer. Is that a thing? Either way, the color is beautiful.
And, finally, Dovima:
It is a soft black. I can think of a million things to do with this color. It is about as delicate as black can be.
Zoya’s website indicates that these polishes were intended to be used without a base or top coat, which is how I used them here. I think all of the colors look their best with two coats, although some can get by with one. The biggest issue I found is that it takes FOREVER to dry. Since I could not top it with a quick dry, I had to wait for it to dry naturally. If I am anything, I am impatient, so that was a huge draw back. But not nearly enough of a draw back to keep me from using these beauties!
I ordered Harlow, so will swatch it soon. If you want to see a gorgeous use of Harlow, check out @thepolishedperspective — she just posted the most drop dead gorgeous mani using Harlow.
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