Zoya was full of surprises for me this summer. The first of which is a mini collection of matte polishes. I thought these were a thing of the past, but Zoya’s giving it another go.
All of these swatches required three coats. I didn’t use a base coat, but put a top coat on my ring finger.
As it is Pink Wednesday, let’s begin with Lolly.
Unfortunately, this collection is a total streak fest. I tried Lolly with a base coat to see if it helped, and it only made it worse. It’s too bad, because this pink would be so cute and toy-like if it finished smoothly.
The formula on Mitzi was just as bad. And since these are mini bottles, I don’t think the brush helped the application situation. The grayed out electric lime color is an interesting color though.
Last but definitely not least, Phoebe. While she’s definitely not perfect, she is the redeeming polish of the collection. With tiny blue sparkles packed into a sheer blue base, Phoebe has the same lit from within look as Zoya’s original Matte Velvets. It’s still streaky, but acceptable when finished with a top coat.
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Sorry to say, this collection is a flop. And while Phoebe pulls through, it’s not ideal. If anyone can recommend a base coat that makes these work, please share!
Zoya polishes are vegan, big 4-free, and do not contain Camphor.
Zoya retails at $8 for .50 oz.
The three piece collection of Mod Matte minis (.25 oz) retails for $15.