7.21.2009

Perfectly Polished Tips 146 - Zoya Matte Velvet

Matte polish is making a come back. Many, many years ago Maybelline was among the first companies to produce a matte polish. Matte means with out shine, not to be confused with creme. For this fall Zoya has created three matte colors, each with gorgeous shimmer. Personally I have not jumped on the matte train, it's just not me. I've been meaning to wear one of them for a few days to see if I could get used to it but I always end up putting on a top coat. These polishes are meant to be applied to dry, clean, naked nails. No base coat and no top coat. Unfortunately this means that your matte manicure may not last as long as you would like. If matte is your thing though these three make it worth it. Those of you saying, "Oh no, how can I function without my quick dry topcoat?" don't worry. These dried to the touch in minutes. If you look closely you can see that Zoya also gave the bottles a matte look just for this collection.


Loredana - gun metal with shimmer


Dovima - black with shimmer


Posh - wine with shimmer

I think Loredana is my favorite as I am just getting comfortable with black on my tips and I don't do red shimmers on my tips. I wore my first black manicure recently and I was surprised at how much I loved it.

Matte Velvet is currently available at ArtofBeauty.com. I believe this collection is limited edition however I am not 100% on that.

OPI and Nubar have released matte colletions, I also believe SpaRitual will be releasing one as well. Essie has made a Matte topcoat, I will have a review of it up soon!

On one other note, how are the photos now? I tried my best to get them as true to life as possible but I think sunlight might be the only way to go.

4 comments:

Selina said...

I'm having a hard time getting on board with the matt trend too. I think I just like my nails shiny and glossy, it's prettier! However of the matt swatches I've seen so far the Zoyas have appealed to me the most. I absolutely love the way they've done the bottles too, very classy.

Solveig said...

I love the Posh. So classy and elegant. :)

I didn't like mattes at first, but the rich jewel tones look really good with that finish. I'd rather have a matte top coat than buying a lot of matte polishes, though.

Helen (Nice Things) said...

I'm wearing Loredana right now and I am so surprised as I didn't think I'd be able to get on board with the mattes, but I love it.

Lucy said...

I bought these three. There the only ones I bought that are matte. I've only worn Posh. I love that shade. Unfortunately it chipped overnight while I was asleep!