Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday 2015

Press samples/Affiliate links.  Zoya brought back the MatteVelvet's for 2015.  This is a beautiful line of shades with Zoya's signature MatteVelvet fleck finish.  I loved the 2014 MatteVelvet's so much, I have backups of my favorites, and they are my most used polishes in my collection.  Let's take a look at the 2015 line.
Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday 2015
Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday 2015

Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.  This is gorgeous and I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would.  Three coats, no top coat.
Zoya Aspen

Aspen macro
Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.  This is my favorite.  The color is so gorgeous!  Three coats, no top coat.
Zoya Sue

Sue macro
Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.  Last year, the red was Posh.  Every time I used it, I thought to myself, "I wish this was a tad brighter."  This is definitely a brighter red than we saw last year.  Three coats, no top coat.
Zoya Amal

Amal macro
Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.   The fleck effect gets lost in this one. This formula is a tad trickier than the others.  Two coats, no top coat.  In hindsight, I should've used three coats. 
Zoya Iris

Iris macro
Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.  The fleck also gets lost in this one.  The formula on this one was thinner than the others and also tricky.  This requires a careful application and a good base coat because this is a stainer.  Three coats, no top coat.
Zoya Yves

Yves macro

Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.  This is also a stainer.  Three coats, no top coat.
Zoya Honor

Honor macro

I love the Zoya MatteVelvet line so I'm excited it was brought back this year.  Aspen, Sue and Amal are my favorites.  And, I can't stress this enough, I LOVE SUE!  Love it.  I found Iris and Yves kind of hard to work with.  Maybe I was going to fast?  It's possible. 

A few of these shades seem fairly close to some from last year and I'm working on a separate comparison post.

Tips: don't overwork the polish, use as little brush strokes as possible, let each layer completely dry before applying the next.

These shades can be purchased directly from Zoya or at ULTA Beauty.


  1. Beautiful swatches!! I agree, Sue is an awesome shade and it looks amazing on you!!

  2. Loving these for the colours and the matte finish

  3. Great swatches! These polishes are perfect.

  4. Aspen is super delicate, that's my favorite :)

  5. Super pretty! I love Zoya's mattes!

  6. Sue reminds me of tomoko in color. She looks gorgeous on you!


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