Negative Space Nail Art with Zoya Matte Velvet Nail Polish

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Negative Space Nail Art with Zoya Matte Velvet Nail Polish



If you like the look of matte nails then check out the new collection released by Zoya called Matte Velvet!

6 deep matte shades for fall.  For the first time I decided to try out the matte polish using some nail tape and was pretty surprised with my results.

Leaving my nails bare and taping off the areas that I wanted to stay nail polish free, gave me a cool negative space nail art design to each nail!

nail art tape

  • Colors used: Harlow: Matte Fuchsia Plum
    Dovima: Smokey Matte Charcoal Black
    Loredana: Medium Gun Metal Matte Gray
  • First I started with a clear base coat and then applied one coat of OPI matte top coat creating a matte finish to my bare nails.
  • Next i taped off each nail using nail art tape.
  • On my pinky and index finger I painted two coats of  Harlow/Matte #ZP505 and quickly pealed off the tape while the polish was still wet.  (It’s important to peel off the polish before it dries in order to get clean, crisp lines.
  • I continued with the same method… but color blocked the other nails using the fuchsia pink Harlow/Matte #ZP505, darkest gray Dovima /Matte #ZP499 & lighter gray Loredana /Matte #ZP498

color blocking nail art

I left out using the matte top coat to finish off the look but, if you want to protect your design I would definitely recommend adding a matte top coat to your nails.
Each of the matte velvet colors retail for $9/each and Zoya also offers a Matte Top Coat for $10

The matte velvet collection can be purchased online at , at Ulta Beauty Stores or on


All and all i’m pretty excited to try the rest of the collection.  I like the matte finish and the polish dries very quickly.  You only need 1 – 2 coats for a perfect finish.  Zoya states that the matte polish is not as long lasting as their regular polish colors.  I did notice a bit of chipping on the second day of wear on my thumb.  Overall I would have to say I’m very pleased with the colors and my favorite so far is the crimson red (not shown) called Posh!  I absolutely adore this matte red… especially for the holidays!

Stay tuned for a more detailed review and swatches of the entire matte velvet collection!

I’d love to hear from you… leave a comment in the message box below and let me know what you think of the new matte nail polish and negative space nail art?



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Comments: 1

  1. i love your colors combos.. very much attractive and shiny.. its very much unique design.. i like this design.. and thanks for sharing how to create this .. like it very much..

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