Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue sugary sparkle” witha Pixie Dust finish. It’s a medium, lightly brightened blue with sugary sparkle and a textured, matte finish. I don’t have anything like this in my stash that I can think of, due to the textured finish. The color reminded me a bit of Zoya Phoebe, which has a matte finish, but it isn’t raised or “sugary.” China Glaze Blue Iguana has a similar blue coloring and also has larger shimmer, but it’s not as sparkly or as textured as Liberty (they are not dupes, but they’re more alike when you apply a top coat over Liberty).
Liberty was mostly opaque after two coats, and it honestly looked fully opaque to my eyes when I was photographing it, but lo and behold, it wasn’t quite. There is some visible nail line at certain angles and when held further away. I learned after taking my initial set of swatches that Zoya recommends three thin coats for full opacity with the Pixie Dust polishes, which I think would get you to full opaque color here. Compared to the other shades I reviewed recently, the consistency of Liberty seemed thinner, almost watery, but it didn’t pool or slide around the nail. It did seem to take a bit longer to dry, though. The Pixie Dust formula wears really well; a nice seven-days of wear without chipping and very minor tip wear (whichlooks more like the sugary granules were sanded down on the edges).