Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Matte Velvet collection

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You knew it was coming, didn’t you? Another collection of matte polishes has surfaced and I have the review here for you. I have been playing around with matte polishes for a few months or so and Zoya’s are different from all of the other matte polishes I have dabbled around in. But different good or diffferent bad? Peep the review!

First, let’s see what Zoya says about their matte polishes,
“MATTE VELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.”

Meet the trio of this collection:

(left to right)


Zoya describes Posh as matte wine with shimmer. Okay this is random but how cool would this color be as a holographic? Wowseeers! I absolutely ADORE it as a matte. I had serious application issues that I chose not to clean up just to show you how rough Posh can be. LOL! Posh is thicker than the other 2 colors. Application has to be swift and I find that applying one coat and then immediately applying another coat is the trick. Posh really does look velvety on the nails. It’s gorg!
How cool is it that the polish residue has a matte finish?


How does Loredana measure up to Man Glaze’s Fuggen Ugly? Simply put….it doesn’t. Loredana is described as a matte gunmetal with shimmer. It is relatively darker than Fuggen Ugly and I prefer Loredana. How gorgeous does she look with flash? Without flash, eh…but with flash, oh la laaaa!!


Another black matte, gotta love that!! Don’t laugh at my rhyme. You know it’s dope. Look out for my album titled “Another Black Matte”. HA!! Dovima is pretty. I like her quite a bit. She is a little on the streaky side though. And it takes a little maintenance to get her under control. You have to apply a second coat immediately or you will run into a hot streaky mess.

Overall: Can I just say how much I love the frosted bottles and rubberized brush handles?
To the right is a regular Zoya bottle and to the left is a Zoya matte bottle. Loves iiiit!!
Well, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again-you either like matte polishes or you don’t. I am a HUGE fan of them. I love all kinds of finishes with creams, mattes and holo’s being my favorites. Mattes take some work. They aren’t the “polish and go” kind of polishes. Each coat must be applied evenly and quickly. These matte polishes dry with the quickness.
When comparing them to other matte polishes, let’s just say Zoya calling this the “Velvet collection” is dead on. They really do feel velvety on the nails. Posh is strikingly unique. I got so many compliments on it! Do they chip? They do. I can only wear these polishes up to 2 days before chipping starts. I also endured some staining with Posh and call me crazy, but it’s worth it.
You can snag this limited edition here for only $6 a bottle. But hurry hurry, these babies will be gone before you know it.

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • Valerie

    I love matte nail polishes, I'm definitely going to be trying those out.

    Just a question, but do you know if anyone has tried one of these matte polishes with a matte top coat, like Orly's Matte Finish for Men? It seems like all of these new matte polishes are made for use without a top coat (which makes sense since that would defeat the purpose) but they are also not so long lasting because of this. Maybe a matte top coat would help with staying power. Just figured I'd ask. 😀

  • Askmewhats

    I have always loved shiny finish for polishes, now you made me interested with the matte ones :) they look gorgeous!

  • T.R.

    Valerie – I'm new to this whole matte polish but I saw on either All Lacquered Up or Scrangie, that one of the nail companies either has come out or it's coming out with a matte base coat and top coat. Now I can't remember who and I think it's for the companies matte fall collection but I'm sure you could try it with other mattes.

    I just ordered all three. :O)

  • *LilBiuty*

    I'm definitely a posh girl!!! Love it!

  • SchalaKid

    Speaking of which…. girl, you better head over to and get your three FREE polishes by tomorrow! the code is TW5000. yippeee!

  • Baby G

    Oh B! Gorge-uss-ness!
    Love it so much, especially Posh.
    Where do you get Zoya in stores? I hate buying over the internets..
    No salons carry it :(

  • Milan Angel

    Thanks for the review. They all look gorgeous on you! These will be in heavy rotation this fall and winter.

  • Pumps and Gloss

    Very hot!! Thanks for the wonderful post, Brits!

  • Anonymous

    I just ordered all three of these and only paid the $6.95 shipping fee. I went to and entered the code when indicated and sure enough I only had to pay the shipping fee.

  • vivabrownbeauty

    Thats very pretty where can you get that nail polish?!

  • B

    VivaBrownBeauty—> Happy shopping, mama!