Friday, April 8, 2011

Zoya Mod Mattes Collection

I don't care for mattes. I don't. But the Zoya Mod Mattes press release promised wacky, bright colors, so I was pretty intrigued. The formula was kind of tricky in my opinion; with any mattes you have to work fast, but  with these it was hard to build them up evenly. Maybe it's just me, though, so check out the pictures and see how you feel about these babies!

Lolly is a punchy pink with no shimmer. Kind of like OPI Mattes La Paz-itively Hot.
Of course I had to see what it looked like with a topcoat. Very fun, very summer-y. And the name reminds me of that Schoolhouse Rock song. You know, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here! No? Okay.

Mitzi is way brighter in real life than it is in this picture. I love lime green, although the formula kind of chunked up on some nails. Haha, look at my squished pinkie.
With a topcoat, it's like a brighter, less-chartreuse OPI Who The Shrek Are You? Again, it's way brighter in person.

Phoebe had the best formula of all, probably because it's a shimmer. It's my favorite of the collection, and it's a slightly deeper cyan in real life.
I LOVE it with a topcoat! It's kind of like a slightly lighter China Glaze Shower Together, with shimmer.
This picture is blurry but it gives a better indication of the true color.

Thoughts on this collection? For me, the best way to paint with this formula was to use thick coats. For most nails I didn't even swipe the brush against the lip of the bottle to get rid of excess polish, and that method worked best for getting even, full coverage. I love that Zoya did mattes in fun colors, and I really prefer the shimmer formula of Phoebe to the flat colors.

What are your opinions? Did you pick any of these up? How did you like them?

Oh, yeah, and:

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  1. phoebe is just gorgeous! can't wait to wear this one!

  2. I'm wearing Lolly right now and I had the same formula issues. But I must say that my sister makes fun of me because I'm so slow at painting my nails.

    the color is great though. I think I'll use all of these on my toes this summer.

  3. i love schoolhouse rock!!
    conjunction junction, whats your function?

    also i love phoebe with topcoat!

  4. Pheobe would be my win from these because I love a matte that has shimmer

  5. Something about matte polishes bother me on a psychological level haha. I think it's because shiny nails are indicative of good health, and so seeing matte nails makes me think of sickness? Maybe? The colors are gorgeous, I just preferred them all with a top coat!


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