So much for succinct titles.
These recently arrived on my
They are the Zoya MatteVelvets which have just been re-issued! (There is also a MatteVelvet Top Coat, which I was recently made aware of. I'm not sure if this is the top coat's debut, or if it's been out for a while. Anyway, it wasn't included with the press samples...probably because these polishes are already matte...lol.)
I haven't had time to do much nail art lately, but this collection really screams out for it, I think. I was tempted to do a matte/ glossy taping manicure, because these polishes are so perfect for that, but I'm also (like pretty much everyone else) nursing an obsession for negative space nails. So I thought I'd try it again.
The only other negative space design I've attempted was this heart/ galaxy manicure, but it just exposed the base polish color, and not the bare nail bed.
I do have on Nail Tek- Foundation II underneath, which is a ridge-filling base coat- something to consider using with mattes, since a matte finish tends to expose any tiny, existing unevenness. Foundation II also mattifies the natural nail, so it was very appropriate to use with these polishes!
I'm currently working on photographing swatches of these babies! Two that I'm particularly enjoying are new to me prior to Zoya re-issuing them. I'll let you guess which those are!
*Disclosure: polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.