Ooooh new Zoya Matte Velvets! I really like this finish - it's kind of waxy looking to me. What I love most about polishes like this is their quick drying time and great coverage - even the lighter colors in this collection were great in two coats. My only complaint is that I wish some of the shades varied a little more from the original set of matte velvets. They are super similar in hue! One day I dream of a teal and an orange :)
I've taken a lot of pictures of this collection. You'll notice four photos for each color - sunlight, shade, indoors with natural light and indoors with flash (in that order, as if you are reading a book). I've done this for several reasons. I want to provide a wide variety of lighting options for you to see how the polish looks.
The classic red of Amal is probably my favorite of this collection. Such a pretty red! There is a ruby pearly finish running through the polish, and that gives it a little shine!
Yves, while entirely gorgeous is entirely a stainer. It stained not only my nails and cuticles, but also my skin. And I doubled up on base coat. So just be aware! The name on this one reminds me of a comedian I watched a long time ago - he was a teacher, and his bit was about one of his students thinking Yves Saint Laurent was the night before Saint Laurent. Makes me laugh every time!
Honor falls in the jewel time category! It definitely looks like a shiny emerald. The pearly fleck in this one looks so great to me. Now, I think Amal and Honor would be great in a Christmas mani :)
Iris, to me, looks a lot like Savita. The most noteable exception in the vs. debate is that Iris has a fuchsia shimmer running through it as opposed to Savita's shimmer having gold in it.
Sue is a champagne-esque shade, and it is very neutral. The fleck running through this one is called "oyster shell," on the Zoya site, and to me in had a goldish tinge to it. I have honestly thought about using this shade as the "sand" in a beach mani :)
Finally, we have the pure white of Aspen. I assumed I would have to go 3 coats with Aspen, but 2 covered quite nicely. As with Yves, the name of this one reminds me of a quote - this one from Dumb & Dumber. "I'm talking about a little place called.... Aspen." haha I don't even really care for that movie, but I've found certain lines coming out of my mouth more than once.
Will you be picking any of them up? Might I suggest Amal? I really like that one. I think Honor and Aspen are definitely worth it, as well. You can order these as a set of 6 for $60 on the Zoya website or individually priced at $10.
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