I know I am a little late to the MatteVelvet Winter party but I thought quite a long time about purchasing this collection. The matte hype was huge but I don’t want to buy nail polishes just because they are matte. For me (and my wallet) it made more sense to buy a matte top coat to add a matte finish to the nail polishes I already own.
What made me buy them eventually was how they look with a shiny top coat. I couldn’t get the pictures how these three nail polishes look with a shiny top coat out of my head.. and so I cracked and purchased them. 😀
For all three nail polishes I used two coats.
Harlow is a magenta/mauve with a hint of purple and the most shimmer or the largest shimmer of the three nail polishes. It is my favorite without a shiny top coat from this collection.
Blue toned purple with pink shimmer. I love purple.. I adore purple! This was actually the one I was lemming the most from the Winter mattes but.. the finish is too flat for me to like it with without a shiny top coat. I wouldn’t wear this on its own. The color is stunning though and I don’t have any purple in my collection that is even close to this one.
A green between forest green and emerald green with lighter green shimmer. It was number two on my lemming list but even though the color is gorgeous I wouldn’t wear it on its own.
But now.. on to the fun and exciting part.. the swatches with a high shine top coat! I added one coat of Seche Vite on all of them and the result was mind-blowing! I can’t compare the shimmer from these nail polishes with a top coat to any other of my nail polishes. They are breathtaking.
I am glad that I caved and finally bought this collection. If you don’t like mattes or are tired of the matte hype don’t just ignore these nail polishes because they are matte. Their unique shimmer and especially the unique color of Savita are worth a try.