This collection consists of 6 gorgeous polishes in Zoya's signature MatteVelvet finish. Across the board, except for one notable exception, I found the formula and application to be fantastic-Zoya sure knows how to do mattes! All the swatches below show just 2 easy coats of each polish by itself, no basecoat, no topcoat. Now this did prove not to be a very good idea in a couple of cases but more on that later. Let's get right to swatches first!
Amal is described as "a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck". I'm a sucker for reds and I adore this, not just for the Holidays, but year-round!
Aspen is described as "a sparkling arctic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck". The trickiest to apply, I struggled with streaking and bald patches with this one but it's such a perfect, shimmery white! I think I'm going to try again with a matte basecoat for easier application.
Honor is described as "a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck". A super-pigmented shade, this does have a tendency to stain. Just double up on the basecoat because this green is too gorgeous not to have!
Iris is described as "a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck". This one was a tad bit thinner than her sisters and I used 3 coats for the coverage that satisfied me but hands down, this is my favorite of the six. This shade of purple is stunning!
Sue is described as "a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck". Such a gorgeous shade for any complexion and perfect even for the office or more formal occasions!
Yves is described as "a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck". Another super-pigmented shade, this one has a tendency to stain too--again, use a good basecoat before applying, because c'mon, what a fabulous shade of blue, right?!
So there you have it, my darlings! The Zoya Matte Velvet for Winter 2015 collection is available now on Zoya's website HERE for the price of $10 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle. Don't forget to follow Zoya through the social media outlets below :
Which of these is YOUR favorite? I'm all about the mattes this year--how do you feel about matte finish polishes? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!
Until next time,
****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****