Swatches | Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday Winter 2015 Collection

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Zoya's Matte Velvet 2015 Collection
Zoya’s Matte Velvet 2015 Collection

Hey guys! Today I have some really quick swatches of the Zoya Matte Velvet Winter Holiday 2015 collection! If you loved the mattes from last year like I did I think you are really going to enjoy these as well! I will have a comparison post with some of the similar colors from last year’s Matte Velvet collection up A.S.A.P. This post will be quite photo heavy.

From L to R: Aspen, Sue, Amal, Iris Yves, and Honor
From L to R: Aspen, Sue, Amal, Iris Yves, and Honor

I’m going to begin with Aspen today, Aspen is the white of the collection. This one is a bit sheer and I did 3 thin coats. I think thin coats work best with most of the polishes in this collection as they have a hard time self-leveling. Every color dried extremely fast but still gave enough time to manipulate the polish (I tend to be an overworker and they all went on just fine for me!) I do recommend letting each coat dry thoroughly before moving on to the next to prevent dragging. Aspen is a beautiful crisp white with a ton of shimmer, it reminds me of the little bags of glittery fake snow!

Zoya Aspen matte at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen matte at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen matte at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen matte at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen matte macro at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen matte macro at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor macro at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen topcoated with Armor macro at 3 coats
Zoya Aspen Matte vs Glossy
Zoya Aspen Matte vs Glossy

Next up is Sue, Sue is more of a beige gold tone with a very soft glowy shimmer! I feel like this is the sheerest of all the formulas in this collection but it went on very smooth and built up nicely. The shimmer in this one look like teeny tiny flakies and I am all about it! This one was opaque right at 3 coats.

Zoya Sue matte at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte macro at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue topcoated with Armor at 3 coats
Zoya Sue matte vs glossy
Zoya Sue matte vs glossy

Next up is Amal and this is everything in the world I wanted Posh to be last year! It is a bright, fiery orange toned red with a ton of sparkle and looks beautiful both matte and glossy! Very pigmented and easy formula though it did want to run down my brush a bit. Completely opaque at 2 coats.

Zoya Amal matte at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte macro at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte macro at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor macro at 2 coats
Zoya Amal topcoated with Armor macro at 2 coats
Zoya Amal matte vs glossy
Zoya Amal matte vs glossy

Next up is Iris, the purple of the collection. This polish falls somewhere in between Savita and Harlow from last years collection, I’ll have a comparison up as soon as I can. This dries to a bit of a darker jewel tone purple and this is one of the few polishes I prefer matte. Really easy, 2 coat formula.

Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Iris matte vs glossy
Zoya Iris matte vs glossy

Next up is Honor, the green from the 2015 collection. Very easy 2 coat formula, very shimmery and beautiful both matte and glossy! If you have Veruschka from the 2014 collection this is just a touch brighter so you may not need both, look for my comparison post up soon!

Zoya Honor matte at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte macro at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Honor matte vs glossy
Zoya Honor matte vs glossy

The last of the collection is Yves, this is a deep, beautiful, shimmery, true navy blue! Very pigmented easy formula though it wanted to run down my brush a bit as well. I feel like you could almost get away with 1 thicker coat of this blue, I wore this for a full day with basecoat and had no staining but others have reported staining so beware. This reminds me of a Dallas Cowboy type blue.

Zoya Yves matte at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte macro at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte macro at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves topcoated with Armor at 2 coats
Zoya Yves matte vs glossy
Zoya Yves matte vs glossy

So all in all I think this is a great winter collection, I loved every shade although I wish they had gave us something different than the purple and green. Where is our true black matte velvet, Zoya? If you are planning on picking up this collection soon, Zoya is offering free shipping on them now with coupon code MATTES. Which shade is your favorite?

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23 comments on “Swatches | Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday Winter 2015 Collection”

  1. Wowzers! such a stunning collection of colours. Love the matte finish. I’m so excited as I’m waiting on my very first Zoya polish to review here in the UK 🙂

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