Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection Swatches & Review

**These products were provided for an honest review.**

Hi guys! Today I have the Zoya Matte Velvet collection to show you. I really love the look of matte polishes but keep in mind that they usually don’t give the same wear time as regular polishes. I’ve found the best way to get a few more days out of a matte polish mani is to start with one coat of polish (they don’t recommend using a base coat), then topping with your favorite top coat, and then applying another coat of polish. I’ve been able to get at least 4+ days from using this method.

I used two coats with all of the swatches below. Matte polishes dry extra fast and can sometimes be a little thicker than regular polish, so make sure you’re applying each coat carefully.

Dovima- “A smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish”. I would definitely say Dovima leans more charcoal than black, but this is a fun bold color for winter.

Harlow- “A rich, saturated rose plum packed with sparkling metallic shimmer in a velvety MATTEVELVET finish”. I’m so in love with this polish, I’ve worn it twice since it arrived. I think next time I’m going to top it with a shiny top coat so make those metallic shimmers pop.

Loredana- A medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish”. In the bottles, I didn’t think Loredana and Dovima were going to be that different but you can see how much lighter and more silver Loredana is.

Posh- A medium cool-toned wine red with metallic red shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish”. The perfect matte red. I got a ton of compliments on this color. Reds can be tricky with clean-up, and Posh is no exception. Be extra careful with your application so you don’t end up staining your cuticles!

Savita- A bold, vibrant medium purple with strong red and gold shimmer with a velvet MATTEVELVET finish”. I bought Savita the first time Zoya released it a few years ago. Still one of my favorites!

VaruschkaA deep evergreen garnished with strong metallic shimmer in a velvety MATTEVELVET finish”. I love this green so much! Varuschka and Posh would make an awesome holiday mani together.

So what do you think??

My favorite? Ooh it's hard to pick. I'll say Harlow because I see myself wearing it a million more times and I should probably buy another bottle!

My least favorite? I really love this whole collection so it's hard to pick one. Probably Dovima because I have quite a few charcoal grays in my collection and with a topcoat added, it's not too different from them.


**These products were provided for an honest review.**


  1. Verushcka and Posh would be perfect for Christmas- can't believe I didn't think of this before! Thanks for the suggestion. I own Verushcka but had been wanting to add Harlow to my collection (which I still will) but I'm thinking now I may have to add Posh to my cart as well. Great post!

  2. Wow these look awesome, there is just something sexy yet sophisticated about a matte nail...

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    1. It's true! I always get complimented when I wear a matte polish.