Zoya Phoebe is one of the polishes I bought in Zoya's recent Buy 3, Get 3 Free sale. I am really getting into matte polishes. I don't know why I like them so much, especially since I love things shiny and glittery - but this matte kick I'm on is still going strong!
I tried Zoya Phoebe on a nail wheel to check it out and it went on great, but when it went on my nail ....
What the ....
I did use a different basecoat - I used OPI Nail Envy Matte because, well, it's a matte polish. Maybe these two don't play well together? I want to try it again and compare how it goes on with this basecoat versus a different one - does it change the color? finish? application? I was just disappointed with this go round.
I do know you're not supposed to use base coat with matte polishes, but I didn't trust this not to stain my nails. Maybe that was it. But my other nails weren't so streaky. I dunno.
I did three coats to even things out, but likely could have gotten away with two if things weren't so streaky in the beginning. It does show everything, if you wiggled the brush on the stroke down the nail or ridges, etc. It's not very forgiving.
Wear time was, well, average for a matte. It sucks. I put it on at night and went to sleep, and it chipped by the next morning. I may be a hard sleeper, but really... Anyway, I fixed it. And it chipped again within 8 hours. Whatev. It was pretty while it lasted.
Aside from the streaky mess, three coats did the trick. It did stain a bit, you can see on my thumb where I had to clean up I have little slivers of blue ghosts! And when I took it off, I had some seriously blue fingers. Sigh. Little scrubbing and some whitening toothpaste did the trick. No big.
Has anyone else had a strange application with Zoya Phoebe? Or polishes that don't work well together?
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