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Zoya Matte Velvet & Truth or Dare Collection Teaser

By on June 12, 2009
in Creme, Fall 2009, Matte, Shimmer, Zoya
Happy Friday Fanatics!! I have a little treat for you to start your weekend. A peek at the Zoya Matte Velvet and Truth or Dare polishes. To wet my overly curious appetite and yours, Zoya sent out sample palettes of the colors as a teaser of what’s to come. Check ‘em out!

Sample nails aren’t the easiest to photograph accurately because of all the different colors but I did the best my little point and shoot could manage.

First up, the Truth or Dare collection for Fall.
Truth‘s Penny, Kalmia, Salma, Isla, Anaka and Drew are all metallic shimmers and based on the samples, Anaka just jumps off the palette. The sparkle is electrifying. I can’t wait to see it on the nail.
Dare‘s Ibiza is the lone shimmer accompanying cremes Envy, Pinta, Demi, Clara and Vanessa. The burple-y Pinta, mossy green Envy and sapphire Ibiza are the standouts in this crowd.

Next up, Matte Velvet, Zoya’s entry in the incresingly popular matte trend.
I can already tell I’m going to love these more than the OPI Mattes because they have that same great shimmer quality that I loved about La Paz-itively Hot Matte. Loredana, Dovima and Posh all have a finely dispersed shimmer that makes them a bit satiny rather than flat matte.

I’m hoping to have my hands on the real deal very soon so stay tuned for real live swatches!! In the meantime, does this change your opinion on mattes? Are you loving Truth or Dare so far? Sound off!

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  1. Jaime M. says:

    I'm very excited about Ibiza. That sample nail looks like a gemstone. I want to put it in a necklace and wear it!

  2. Nosaby says:

    I agree. Ibiza is beautiful. I also like Posh.

  3. Taffy says:

    Now those are some beautiful matte polishes. Definately a class above the OPI mattes. I think I'll buy 2 bottles of each.

  4. Grace Waste says:

    I thought I could skip the grey and the black matte but the texture looks lovely!

  5. bargainbeautyblog says:

    Envy looks too blackened :( But I'm excited for the collection anyway!

  6. Beaut says:

    The Truth shades are to die for!

  7. Beauté Noire says:

    The Truth shades are to die for!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Most point and shoots support selecting a white balance.

    Shooting palettes like this will make your camera struggle to set the correct WB if you leave it in auto.

    If you put your camera in manual and the appropriate white balance (I'm assuming incandescent) you should have less frustration.

  9. All Lacquered Up says:

    Jaime M- It is very jemstone-eque. Wait til you see it in person

    Nosaby – I'm with ya. Posh is calling to me too.

    Taffy – Wow, you're gonna be fully matte-stocked!

    Grace Waste – It really does. I hope they apply as nice as they look

    bargainbeautyblog – It's not as blackened in person.

    Beaute Noire – See I'm a Dare girl so I can't wait to see those.

    Anon – I appreciate the advice but I already use the manual features on my camera, including white balance, and there are still limitations to what it can do.

  10. Miss Yaya says:

    i can't stop looking at the mattes!

  11. dicey1 says:

    I'm totally surprised by the mattes. Normally I think "meh, why bother". These have seriously grabbed my attention! Must haves!!! Truth collection looks amazing too.

  12. queen frostine says:

    After seeing swatches from Zoya's, Nubar's and OPI's matte offerings, Zoya's are definitely the ones I'm most excited for even though it has fewer color choices. I thought I'd be able to pass on the black, but after seeing it I'm excited for it too!

    And wow, those samples of the Truth collection! I was expecting to pass on the collection wholesale in favor of Dare, whose shades are more my taste, but the finishes on them are AMAZING. They look like jewels!

  13. Rachel says:

    I wonder if Envy is similar to OPI's Aragon (Espana collection). They both have that dull, blackened look.

  14. Xuan-An says:

    I have to find a way to get my hands on Posh when it comes out!! Too bad they don't ship to Canada :(
    I wonder if the black and grey mattes are similar to Manglaze's…

  15. Anonymous says:

    Oooh! When do those Zoya mattes come out? Those are the first colors in over a year that have made me sit up and say "DO WANT!" :)

  16. I think this is my biggest haul of the year! Luckily for my wallet I’m not planning on getting much for the other limited edition collections due out within the next couple of months. I’m really curious to observe them. Josefine Schwenk