Zoya Matte Velvet review — Part 2

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Disclosure:  Identical polishes were provided by Zoya for review.

Hope you enjoyed Part 1 yesterday with swatches of Posh and Dovima.   Please see that post for the background info on the re-release of Zoya’s Matte Velvet Collection.



Today I have the green Veruschka and the purple Savita Matte Velvets to show you.

Again, the formula of the polishes was excellent with two coats giving very good coverage.  It seemed to me that Veruschka was a little thicker than the other three polishes.  Thin coats that dry more quickly definitely work better with mattes.

All photos are under indirect outdoor light with no flash.  Veruschka and then Savita:


Savita - Copy

Veruschka is a dark emerald or hunter green, and Savita is a blue-toned purple with the slightest hink of pink sparkle.  Both colors, unfortunately, seemed to make my skin look redder than usual.

With a  clear shiny top coat:

Veruschka w tc

Savita w tc - Copy

I don’t feel the clear top coat changes the colors at all.  I like both these polishes but am not crazy about them on my skin tone.  My favorite of the looks shown today is Veruschka with the shiny top coat.

Thanks to the generosity of Zoya, I will be receiving media samples of all six Matte Velvet polishes.  Since I already own four of them, I will be holding a giveaway for the new bottles of those colors, perhaps two prizes of two bottles each.  Stay tuned next week for that!


Don’t forget the current promotion from Zoya.


Be sure to read ALL the details and fine print on Zoya’s page.  With any purchase of $30 or more now through 10/12/14 you get a full-sized bottle of Posh plus a matte velvet red lipstick (while supplies last, exclusions apply, promotions and codes cannot be combined).

Disclosure:  Identical polishes were provided by Zoya for review.


5 responses »

  1. Catherine Neville

    I hope Verushka suits my skin tone, I find it hard to get greens & blues to look good against my pale skin, which is probably why they are the color I own the least of, but I’m getting a little braver! Thanks for the swatches. Just loving this collection.

    • Hey Catherine,
      I’m very pale too and find greens can be a little tricky. Blues, however, almost always work really well for me. I find that dark, navy and midnight blues work best against my very fair skin. Same for greens — the darker, the better. So I ordered Veruschka and am hoping it will look nice since it’s emerald.

      Oh and a giveaway — yay! 🙂

      • Catherine Neville

        Hi Mary, my Veruschka came today, I haven’t tried it yet, got distracted by Autumn (just Gorgeous), but looking at it in the bottle it’s a beautiful shade of green, almost a winter green, it could even work well for Halloween, I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I second the yay for the giveaway 🙂

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  3. Currently kicking myself for not picking up more than just Savita while I was in the States last week. Ugh!


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